As you may already be aware if you’ve browsed through wwspi.com recently, all staffing agencies carry a number of diverse risks or liabilities. Though certain risks may be a byproduct of the industry, that doesn’t mean your agency is powerless. Here are some strategies for mitigating common staffing liabilities.
Conduct Thorough Staff Training on a Regular Basis
One of the best ways you can prevent damaging situations is to train your staff on some of the risks they may encounter and to equip them with the information they need to appropriately report events when they do occur. For instance, you may want to include information on what to do in the event of an injury or harassment on site.
Prepare for the Most Likely Scenarios With Adequate Insurance
For many scenarios that are more common than you might think, one of the best preparations could simply be to ensure that you have adequate insurance in place. Some likely risks to watch out for could include:
- Having to cover medical bills for injured staff
- Replacing damaged inventory or equipment
- Paying for legal fees in suits
Dealing with the diverse range of liabilities and risks that typically come with all staffing agencies can seem complex, but there are a number of strategies that may allow your company to mitigate the risks. By taking action early, you can help prevent potential claims later on.