Appreciate being union-free
Far the best time to work on avoidance programs, the calendar is unconstrained and programs can be leisurely adopted and implemented, costs are much lower. Communication is unfettered and employee input is easily and inexpensively obtained.
The broad-spectrum intent during this Stage is to ensure that a union free company remains that way. Using available tools like risk assessments, senior and middle management training, employee education and union threat analysis, we identify items that can be acted upon to inoculate against unionization.
Facilitate communication between employees and management/owners in an effort to create an understanding of employee perception of “what works” and “what doesn’t work” in the workplace. When gathered by someone other than a management team member, this raw and anonymous input is straight off the workplace floor and offers an honest starting place for employee interaction efforts.
Action plans are created that suit operational needs, develop employee satisfaction and maintain a cooperative, non-adversarial union-free environment. This process is sometime called “listening”.