Offering sufficient benefits also eases the company’s financial status through high-risk coverage at low-costs as well as the premiums being tax deductible as a corporate expense. Organizations also can realize a work environment where the employees are more productive and effective when they are adequately being compensated for their time and effort.
JOB DESCRIPTION: REFLECTIVE PAPER9Employee Safety and HealthAccording to Youssef (2015), an increase in injuries on the job, sickness derived from thework environment, and on the job deaths, organizations must maintain strict adherence to safety and health regulations set forth by the state and federal government. As such, human resource managers play an integral part in establishing safety and health programs to ensure that competitiveness does not become more important than safety. One means human resources can set employees up for success in safety is to place them in positions in the organization that matches with their personalities. Having a safe work environment provides value to organizations that wish to become industry leaders in the right areas. No company wants to be known for a hazardous work environment. Per an article by Leonard (2018), employees expect to be provided a work environment that is free of undue hazards to safety and reduced health concerns. Organizations that maintain a safe work environment develops a positive employee and business culture. By keeping employees safe, the company maintains a commitment to proper training and vow to notcut costs at the expense of the employee’s wellbeing. With fewer injuries in the workplace, the company benefits from an increase in productivity, public perception is increased about the company, especially if similar businesses have issues with employee safety, and keeps the company by aspects of the Occupational Safety and Health Act. According to the Law and Regulations (n.d.) section of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration website, organizations who are unfamiliar with that they need to do to keep employees safe can be provided training, outreach, education, and assistance. Per Brumley (n.d.), organizations can face insurmountable fines, citations, and possible jail time for failing to uphold the standards set forth by the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970. Initially, inspections are conducted randomly by the administration, and if serious violations are found,
JOB DESCRIPTION: REFLECTIVE PAPER10businesses can find themselves faced with fines for up to $7,000 which affects the company’s ability to provide revenue in other departments such as supplemental training and employee development. Employee and Labor RelationsAccording to Craig (2017), companies must value a good relationship with their employees and any labor unions that employees may belong too. By valuing employee and management relationships, the organization is maintaining the company hierarchy but shows the employee that their position and ideals are still valued. Employees that feel their suggestions arevalued tend to be more satisfied in the workplace which fosters effectiveness.