In the first installment of this two-part series, we introduced the critical point in emergency response – people. The question is: if there aren’t enough employees on hand to fulfill an organization’s mission during a crisis, how can you respond? In this portion, we outline how best to help your employees prepare for disaster, which, in turn, prepares them to return to work faster and help your organization in return.
There are five key areas of personal resilience or preparedness that will improve employee recovery time: Personal, Financial, Emergency, Household and Legal. Once these categories are fully acknowledged, accommodated and planned for, an integrated plan is in place which both fundamentally empowers the individual and dovetails synergistically with the employer’s existing overall emergency response planning.