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Steps for Launching a Successful Slip Resistant Shoe Program

Five Steps for Launching a Successful Corporate Shoe Program

If you’re thinking about starting a corporate shoe program for your company, you’re smarter than people think. A corporate shoe program is a great way to keep employees safe and happy.

 These programs allow employees to pick the style and color of their pair of slip-resistant shoes, and they prevent accidents from happening in the workplace. That means a reduction in the volume of workers compensation claims, and fewer lost days from work due to an accident.

That’s a whole lot of winning right there! Now that you understand why these programs are so great, here’s five steps to get a corporate shoe program started for your company:

1. There’s a form to fill out

You’ll need to fill out our (very simple) ‘Start a Program’ form found here. After we receive your form, an SR Max® representative will contact you within two days to complete the account set-up process. If we need any additional information like banking or credit references, we’ll get that from you at this time.

We’ll also set up the process for your associates to order directly or through a coordinator at your office. We want to make this as easy as possible for you. The only stress should be on your feet, and even that will be gone after your new slip-resistant shoes arrive!

2. Give us the ‘deets’

We’ll need to know the specific needs of your shoe program. For example: does your company or industry require slip-resistant shoes? Or are you just doing this because you’re super smart? Do you want only slip-resistant shoes made available to employees? Which of our many colors and styles would you like to make available to your employees?

Now is also the time to tell us about the job duties your employees perform daily. We can recommend the shoes that make the best fit for your company.

3. Configure your payroll deduction

Typically for payroll deduction orders, you’ll need the employees: 

  • First and last name
  • Employee ID
  • Store location or department
  • Style number
  • Size and width of the shoe that they wish to purchase

Orders can come through your management team or directly from your associates. That decision is entirely up to you. Orders may be placed online at www.srmax.com using your SR Max® account number, or they may be called into SR Max® toll-free at (877) 776-2933.

If you do decide that you want all orders to go through your management team, SR Max® can provide order forms for your associates to fill out and submit to management. 

4. This program isn’t just for you

No one creates a corporate shoe program for only one person. That would be weird. So let people know about your new program! Our team at SR Max® can help create break room posters, catalogs, and online ordering options so that you can spread the word.

Here’s a helpful tip: include information about your corporate shoe program in any new hire packet. You alone are not a corporation, so make sure that your corporate shoe program is successful by letting your company know about it.

5. Kick back and wait for the shoes

Unfortunately, we don’t have the technology to beam your shoes to you instantly. However, once your employees’ order has been processed, the shoes will ship out to your facility manager or associate. For online orders, you will receive an automated summary of the order, as well as an e-mailed shipping confirmation from UPS once the shoes are on their way.

Congratulations! You’ve created a successful shoe program. Enjoy the safety and style that your employees will now have while you save the company money with the payroll deduction plan.

Are you ready to start a program with us, or want more information? Check us out at www.srmax.com to learn more!

Encouraging Employee Compliance

Encouraging Employee Compliance

Every employee can appreciate the fact that there are rules and regulations set in place to protect them while they’re working. But getting employees to follow these codes can be a completely different ball of wax.

Communicate, Communicate, Communicate!

In order for your employees to follow the parameters of your company’s shoe program and make sure that they are up-to-date on their slip resistant work shoes, it is important to make sure that they know why the shoe program is being implemented, to begin with. Communicate with them about why it is so crucial that they comply since safety is a top priority. Inform your company about workplace dangers such as slip and fall risks, and discuss how to identify and prevent them to create an environment of caution and an all-important culture of safety. Lastly, educate them on what their shoe program offerings are. This could cover anything from approved styles to special corporate pricing, to whether or not they are approved for payroll deduction or subsidy and other important aspects of their new shoe program.

The Simpler, the Better

To ensure maximum participation and the highest rate of success within your company when it comes to employees following safety shoe guidelines, implement a subsidized corporate shoe program or a payroll deduction program. By implementing a simple program such as these, it is more likely that employees will have a more difficult time finding an excuse to not participate than to participate.

Ensure Maximum Style

Fact: No one wants to wear ugly slip-resistant shoes. Create a sense of unity among your staff by outfitting them in uniforms and allowing them to pick from a range of options when it comes to their slip-resistant footwear. When employees are required to wear uniforms to work, they feel a sense of equality amongst others due to uniforms eliminating competition, and are more apt to feel instilled with a sense of belonging and loyalty to the company. SR Max® offers an exceptional selection of over 200 styles from 14 different name brands that employees are familiar with and actually want to wear. When your associates genuinely like the shoes that they are required to wear, they are far more likely to stay compliant with your corporate shoe program.

Give Positive Reinforcement

By choosing to give positive reinforcement for employees that choose to follow the parameters of the shoe program for your company, you are giving not only your employees a pat on the back, but you are giving yourself as the employer one as well for choosing to implement a safety shoe program. Positive reinforcement can go a long way towards ensuring that your priorities and goals for your shoe program are met. Give your employees who consistently follow the rules some recognition and rewards in response to their high level of compliance. If you incentivize your workforce with a thought-out system of rewards and bonuses, new programs such as a slip resistant shoe program will always prove to integrate themselves smoothly. For employees who choose to disregard the rules and do what they want, a measure of accountability must be created. At some point, progressive discipline has to be enacted and in the long run, if no disciplinary measures are taken, the problem itself will continue.

For more information and questions regarding corporate shoe programs, please visit us at www.srmax.com.

which shoe program is right for my company

Which Shoe Program is Right for My Company?

Enforcing a slip-resistant shoe program isn’t always at the top of a store manager or company owner’s priority list. As the supervisor, you might be putting a shoe program off because you think it would present you and your company with unexpected challenges such as embarking on the quest to find the perfect slip-resistant shoe for everyone, or simply because you just don’t know where to begin planning for a shoe program and which one would best suit your company.

While the thought of adding a shoe program to your company may seem intimidating, we promise it’s not as bad as it seems. Shoe programs are implemented and set in place to make sure that all employees are protected on the job when it comes to slip-resistant footwear.

Let us take the guesswork out of this for you. Here are three outlines of our most common types of slip-resistant shoe programs.

Basic Slip Resistant Shoe Program

This is our simplest shoe program. Employees are responsible for the purchasing and wearing of their own slip-resistant shoes to work to make sure that they are protected when it comes to slip and falls.

As a result, they end up purchasing shoes from retailers with name brands that, unfortunately, have some of the lowest slip resistance results on the market today. While technically they’re still in compliance with the footwear program, these shoes do little toward resisting slip and fall accidents in the workplace.

This type of program, for evident reasons, has the lowest rate of success.

Payroll Deduction Slip Resistant Shoe Program

This type of program is most common for companies with slip-resistant shoe programs. In this program, the company is able to authorize and recommend vendors from which employees are able to purchase their shoes.

Workers are able to order their shoes through a manager or via a custom website. When their shoes arrive, the cost is deducted from the employee’s check over several pay periods. There are many modifications that can be made to this type of program which can lead to a higher rate of success for the companies that use them. Your personal account representative will be able to help you come up with the right modifications for you.

Subsidy Slip Resistant Shoe Program

In this type of program, the company decides on a dollar amount to give each employee an allowance towards their slip-resistant shoes. Subsidy amounts all depend upon the company and what they are trying to accomplish with their slip-resistant shoe program. As a result, this is by far the most successful of all types of slip-resistant shoe programs that we offer. It is also known to be the most suitable for companies that are looking to reduce on-the-job slip and fall accidents as well as workers’ comp claims.

All costs set aside, there are many other benefits to starting up a corporate shoe program. Your employees will not only feel good in their choice of slip-resistant work shoes but will also look good. They’ll feel valued as an individual and sense that their company is serious when it comes to their own personal safety on the job.

Ready to get started? Check us out on our website at www.srmax.com to set up your shoe program today!