As an employer, you want to ensure you are providing for the needs of your employees, and offering a designated space fitted with commercial lockers for their personal belongings is a great option. Here are a few things about commercial lockers and your employees to consider to help ensure you’re meeting everyone’s needs.
- Employee Turnover Rates: A business may experience high turnover for many other reasons, especially if the work is seasonal, so you may not have the same employees return year after year. Having commercial lockers for your employees is a great way to ensure they have their own spaces to store personal items for the duration of their employment. There are many different options, some requiring the employee to bring their own padlock and others with a combination or key lock built in. This means you can choose the right style to fit your workplace and meet your employees’ needs.
- Employee Morale: Not having a secure place to put your items while you work can cause unnecessary stress on your employees. Commercial lockers are a great option to offer so that they can avoid leaving personal items in their car, which is more vulnerable to break-ins or theft.
- Number of Employees: If you’re going to provide lockers, you’ll need to consider how many you will need to account for all of your employees. You should consider the current number of employees and your predicted maximum number, especially if you are a growing company. Fighting over locker space is never enjoyable, so you’ll need to ensure everyone has a designated space.
- Employee-designated spaces. In order for your employees to effectively utilize commercial lockers, they will need to be placed somewhere convenient to the employees, but where customers won’t be able to access them. Consider if the current break room space or other employees-only spaces are large enough to accommodate commercial lockers or if you will need to place them elsewhere in the facilities.