All too often, we hear employers complaining about the cost of overtime. Whether it's intentional overtime that is caused by understaffing or your employees are running up incidental overtime hours, the fact remains that overtime can cost you a pretty penny if you're not careful. Have you ever wondered, though, what it's costing your employees? Even worse, are your customers paying the price, too? Let's take a look at some of the ways that excessive overtime could be killing your productivity.
An employee injury is a very serious issue, which is why we wrote about preventing them in our previous article. As an employer, you must do everything you can to provide a safe environment for your workers, and when something unexpected does happen, you have to deal with effectively as an employer. You should immediately call for medical help for your employee, and then move on to helping your employee file a worker’s compensation claim.
While managing a company one of your most important goals should be to prevent workplace injuries. This isn’t always as easy to do as it seems, though. Minimizing injury requires you to take a proactive approach that ensures your workers are all properly trained and physically capable to do the job.