Turn Your Safety Program into a Competitive Hiring & Retention Tool
It’s a well known fact that the construction industry is facing a talent shortage. Each new hire is an investment in onboarding and training – if they leave, you have to make a new investment in a new employee.
If you’re seeing turnover in your crews, an investment in your construction safety program can offset new hire investments. Improve employee loyalty by showing that you care about your people.
In addition, a strong safety program can help you recruit new talent and new business. Start seeing the ROI on your safety program with increased business growth and retention.
Market your safety program as a hiring tool
Put your best foot forward with new hires. If you’re recruiting, applicants will search for your company online in order to learn more about your company. If online results show an incident or other safety problems, applicants may be discouraged. People want to work for companies that care about protecting their employees.
Plus, a strong safety record can show a strong commitment to growth. Incidents can be damaging to your company’s reputation and can prevent you from bidding on certain projects. A strong safety record may make your company eligible to bid on more projects.
Retain your crews for the long-term
Companies that work to ensure the safety of their employees, educate their employees about safety, and involve their employees in safety processes are likely to have more loyal employees. By focusing on safety, you’re showing that you know that your most important business asset is your people.
Boost morale and productivity
Near misses and incidents can cost money, but don’t forget about the indirect costs like low morale, loss of productivity, and damage to reputation.
How HCSS Safety can help
HCSS Safety can help you see the big picture of your safety program. By collecting and analyzing safety records before any work starts, you can control things that could cause a near-miss or incident after the work starts. We help you and your crews learn from past jobs, prepare for future jobs, and pivot safety efforts when needed.
With the HCSS Field App, your crews can collect and send real-time safety data directly from the field in seconds. By using the data collected to teach your crews about safety, HCSS Safety can help you move away from rule enforcement and move towards a progressive, people-based safety culture.