When employees are unhappy with their jobs, disappointed with management, and hostile towards their employer can open the door for collective bargaining. Sometimes investing in things like new employee lockers is all it takes to show your workers you care about their well-being.
Space for Lockers
You may have had large lockers in high school that went all the way down to the ground. But these lockers probably wouldn’t be practical for most workplaces because they take up too much space.
For example, if you have 100 employees working every shift, that would be 100 lockers. And that would take up considerable space. High schools have plenty of space because they have lots of classrooms. But your workplace probably doesn’t.
A good way to determine which size lockers you will need is to consider how many workers you have and how much space you have to accommodate lockers. Using the above example, if you need 100 lockers and have a dressing area that is relatively small, you may need to consider lockers that are stacked two, three, or even four lockers tall.
Then there is the question of whether each employee needs their own permanent locker or if they can share lockers with workers on other shifts. If you run three shifts, the same locker can be used by three different employees.
Lockers for Everybody or Nobody
If you are going to provide lockers for your employees, make sure you have enough locker space for everybody. It’s also a good idea to build in a little extra for when your company grows larger.
Lockers are ideal for storing coats, hats, and other cold weather gear. But you also may want to require your employees to store their smartphones or other mobile devices in their lockers when they are on the job.
Some lockers come with padlocks built in. But it’s generally easier to require employees to provide their own padlocks. That way you don’t have to worry about storing combination numbers or changing combinations when the locker changes hands to a new employee.
Invest in Lockers for Your Company’s Future
If your business is growing and you find yourself hiring new employees frequently, providing lockers is a great way to show your staff how much you appreciate them.
Lockers are a small investment that can pay huge dividends in terms of job satisfaction and reduced turnover.