Youth and the Workplace
Entering the workforce
What sorts of issues are encountered in the workforce ?
Issues and how to deal with them:
Importance Factor: Avoid conflict for the sake of conflict. However if the issue is important enough to create a conflict then it is surely important enough to resolve. If the issue, circumstance, or situation is important enough, and there is enough at stake, people will do what is necessary to open lines of communication and close positional and philosophical gaps.
Conflict: When trying to solve conflict resolution, by using conflict prevention where possible first can help majorly. By seeking out areas of potential conflict and proactively intervening in a just and decisive fashion you will likely prevent certain conflicts from ever arising. If a conflict does flair up, you will likely minimise its severity by dealing with it quickly. Time spent identifying and understanding natural tensions will help to avoid unnecessary conflict.
Arguments, Bad Leadership, Weak Links
Injury Rates in the Workforce
13% of the workforce is represented by youth under the age of 24, mostly inexperienced. This also impacts injury rates as youth typically have higher rates which are in part explained by a high frequency of injury hazards in workplaces where they typically work; hazards in restaurant settings associated with slippery floors and use of knives and cooking equipment. This factor should be considered carefully and fully beforehand. Inexperience and lack of safety training may also increase injury risks for young workers. Biologic and psychosocial contributors to increased injury rates, such as inadequate fit, strength, and cognitive abilities to operate farm equipment such as tractors
imply to this as well.