An old saying about computer users says there are two types: those who backup…and those who are about to. The same can be said about organizations and emergency planning.
Snow is a funny thing. Everyone knows it’s coming, and yet it still catches people by surprise. Then you have storm-related losses, followed by Monday morning lists of things business leaders wish they’d done. What are some of the big lessons of winter’s past that you should heed?
The importance of being prepared has renewed urgency in the wake of the post-Maria heartache in Puerto Rico.
Planning for snow days in summer may seem depressing. But a good business continuity plan can protect bottom lines from more than just snow. And the time to plan is long before you need it.
One of the greatest obstacles to an employee’s workday (and so things like business continuity and productivity) is a child with sniffles. The CDC says about 22 million school days are lost annually to such occasions. So workplaces have good incentive to ask the question: what should parents do?
Benefits are often chosen based on their projected macro returns. But the actual value is often felt on a micro level – as in the real ability of a real employee to do an important job on a specific day.
Research says employees who take time off work and think better. Yet American workforces refuse to take a break. Get the facts about employee vacation and what role your managers play in ensuring your people avoid employee burnout.
When talking about working parents, the data is just one part of the narrative. What’s equally important is the stories behind the numbers.
In business, if you wait for a challenge to pass versus preparing for it ahead of time, you risk falling so far behind, you might not be able to catch up. These are the top HR challenges and threats employers need to be preparing for right now.
What’s the secret to saving business continuity during a weather emergency? It comes down to rules about critical elements such as where people will work, who’ll provide information, and what happens when school is cancelled.