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The Importance of Fair Employment and Treatment of Workers

The Importance of Fair Employment and Treatment of Workers

How you treat your employees can significantly influence the success of your business, besides being a critical aspect of corporate social responsibility. Employers have a legal obligation to ensure prospective employees are hired based on their skills and qualifications, per California’s employment laws.

Discrimination should never have a place during the recruitment of employees. Besides a non-discriminative recruitment process, employers should always treat their employees fairly and equally. Employee laws in California highlight the importance of fair employment and treatment of workers, as we’ll expound in this article.

Benefits of Fair Employment and Treatment of Workers

The benefits of fair employment and treatment of employees go beyond the moral duty of implementing reasonable labor practices. We’ve outlined the reasons why businesses should prioritize honest engagement.

1. Fair Employment and Treatment Boosts Brand Image

Business stakeholders, such as customers, clients, investors, and workers, must make critical decisions about their support businesses. Failing to treat your employees equally and failing to implement fair employment practices means that the image of your brand will likely be dented or damaged. A negative brand image can result in:

  • Reduced sales;
  • Reduced leads;
  • Reduced business contracts;
  • Lack of willing investors; and
  • Difficulty in recruiting business partners.

Implementing fair employment practices and treating your workers fairly can boost your brand’s image and position your business strategically for support.

2. Employee Satisfaction and Reduced Employee Turnover

Your employees will always feel dissatisfied if your recruitment process is unfair or if you treat employees unfairly and unequally. Employee dissatisfaction can negatively impact productivity, cause reduced profitability, and increase turnover.

Treating your workers fairly and considerately translates to hiring job candidates based on their skills, qualifications, and abilities, ultimately improving employee satisfaction and retention. In simple terms, your business benefits if your workforce is satisfied and this will reduce employee migration and save training costs.

3. Zero Tolerance for Corruption

Implementing fair employment and treatment shows that your organization does not tolerate corruption. Employees should be hired on merit and not because of personal relationships or other unfair practices, such as bribery.

Job applicants shouldn’t be awarded low wages or subjected to unfavorable working conditions. Having a strict recruitment policy and ensuring your workers are fairly treated deters corrupt practices, such as bribery, within an organization.

4. Legislation Compliance

The law requires employers to treat their workers fairly. Implementing fair practices in your organization shows that your business is legally compliant with anti-bribery laws and fair employment laws. Fair employment laws ensure the hiring process is without bias, facilitating the hiring of skilled, qualified, and experienced employees. Hiring top talent increases productivity and profitability as new skills and ideas come on board.

It’s important to treat your employees equally and fairly. An organization where workers are treated fairly enjoys increased productivity and profitability.