Posted on December 2, 2022
Workplace health and safety is not a topic to be overlooked within a company. To allow employees to work in a healthy and safe environment, standards must be set, applied, and especially communicated to all internal staff and external partners of the company.
Internal communication is a vital element in promoting your company's strategy. It influences team performance, hence your financial gains, and also the quality of life of your employees. It's essential to use the right tools for your communication and derive the best benefits from them.
The company culture is the identity reference that brings together the collaborators of the same company. Everything starts with them: the way they experience their daily professional life, the consideration they receive from the company, and the values the company imparts to them. The goal is to create a sense of belonging and a shared story, allowing the company to stand out against the competition.
Effective internal communication should convey the company's values, its goals, and provide meaning to the teams' work. Every action taken by an employee has a purpose within a specific project and goal. This will make the teams proud once those goals are achieved, and they will be even more determined and motivated.
Stress and other issues affect many employees. Ensuring a healthy and safe working environment is essential not only for their well-being but also for their productivity. Offering them a safety workshop can reassure them about the measures taken within the company and involve them in implementing and adhering to standards, especially safety and health ones.
Just as an employee can decide to leave an organization, they can choose to stay. The overall work atmosphere within the company heavily influences such decisions: the tasks assigned to them, their monthly salary and benefits, their relationship with colleagues, etc. Internal communication also plays a significant role in employee decisions: if done correctly, it will involve them more in the company's life and rally them around shared values.
As mentioned earlier, internal communication allows employee retention. Naturally, there will be fewer departures, leading to less change in teams. Decreased personnel turnover ensures consistent project tracking and consistent productivity.
A company where employees remain engaged projects a positive external image. Through its projects and external collaborations, it suggests a work-life, well-organized collective projects, and strong team cohesion, thanks to effective internal communication.
Sharing recruitment expectations and goals through internal communication multiplies its efficiency. Employees become ambassadors for this recruitment. In some companies, they might even receive a bonus for successful referrals.
Good internal communication is a positive feedback loop in which collaborators are engaged and involved. Good relationships between colleagues and departments strengthen the organization: they will not want to leave and will continue to invest themselves.
A good workplace health and safety strategy provides significant benefits to both the company and its teams:
It is essential to discuss these and ensure everyone has the same level of information. Corporate internal communication is crucial for implementing and applying these standards. Workplace health and safety concerns everyone in the establishment: be it employees, external collaborators, or visitors. Involving employees in setting rules and, more importantly, adhering to them is vital as they will feel more concerned and be more vigilant. Sanctions can be implemented if they are not adhered to.
For the topic not to remain just an instruction and become tangible for employees, the employer should, among other things:
Internal communication is vital to help teams understand the importance of workplace health and safety. This is as much an obligation of the employee as of the employer. Merely talking about sanitary and safety culture is not always enough; practical implementation can be more effective. Here are some points that can help emphasize the importance of workplace health and safety:
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