Florence, Kentucky (April 27, 2018)- Vulnerability within a company is usually very unpleasant, especially when it deals with unionization. Employers do not want their employees thinking about unionization because they are unhappy or feel like it is the only option they have left. Catching this issue before it happens is what is crucial for management to stay on top. Something to look for to make sure that employees don’t seek outside help would be unhappy employees who are gathering and whispering. If they seem to be secretive and unsatisfied in their workplace, this is a major sign that they will take action.
Some tips on how to prevent this from happening would be to make sure there is open communication between management and employees. Be open with employees about problems that may arise or if anything that could affect them or the workflow happens. This will help everyone to feel involved and will help preserve trust. If people have strong faith in the company, it will make the environment an overall positive place, and employees will share that excitement with one another. Also, teaching managers and supervisors how to best deal with any issues or concerns that arise in the appropriate way can make employees feel like they are valued.
If you feel as if there is a chance your company could be at risk for unionization, take the Vulnerability Quiz on the Adams, Nash, Haskell & Sheridan website to receive a number evaluation as well as a written assessment on why you received that number. ANHS has tons of tools and union avoidance training to help employers deal with the risk of unionization.