Top Five Workplace Problems In Friday Harbor

September 28, 2016

15926807_xl-1If you own or manage a business in Friday Harbor, you know how important it is to keep your operation running smoothly. There is nothing worse than an interruption in your business that may cause you to under deliver products or services to your customers. One very important parts of running a company, is ensuring that you have proper business insurance coverage.

Recent surveys by human resource managers have identified a number of workplace issues facing employers and employees. These problems affect the work being done, employee morale, and overall company performance. Take a look at the top five workplace issues and see if your company faces any of these.

  1. Lack of Training- Many workers state that most employers do not offer any “real” job training. Even many new employees are not trained on the firm’s communication systems or account management systems. Most employees get sent to a desk and that’s it.
  2. ..What Emergency? – Today more than ever employers need to develop, communicate and plan for emergencies. Emergencies can include a natural event, security issue, or public health concern. Take the time to develop a plan of action to get people out of the facility and to account for everyone.
  3. Lack of Safety Procedures – Does your firm have written safety procedures for each job function? If not, you may be missing out on a more productive workforce. Studies show that employees, who have a clear understanding of the job including how to do it safely, perform better.
  4. Discrimination in the Workplace – Believe it or not, discrimination is a big issue with many workers. Legal protection against discrimination on the grounds of disability, sex, and race is now well established in the workplace. Age discrimination, however, remains a significant problem at work.   A recent Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) survey revealed that 59% of employees believe they had been disadvantaged because of their age. It is estimated that age discrimination costs the economy between 19 billion and 31 billion a year in lost output.

Safe Harbor Insurance knows business in our communities – you can find our offices in Friday Harbor, and our clients all around WA. As an independent insurance agency, we take pride in reviewing your options with multiple insurance companies and comparing protection and prices to find the best value for your business. We’re proud members of the Friday Harbor marketplace, and we’re committed to being an advocate for you and your business in times of need. Give Safe Harbor Insurance a call at 360-378-2949 to find out how we can help you.