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.
SC Enterprises has a storied history. Headquartered in the North Pole with operations worldwide, the privately held firm is known for its manually operated assembly line, patented chimney transport system, and for establishing the optimal algorithm for naughty vs. nice differentiation. But in 1939, its drop date was threatened by a foggy eve.
Organizations understand how severe weather affects business continuity. But employees’ personal challenges can be equally as harmful to productivity. A great business continuity strategy helps employees bounce back from personal challenges, as well as the big events that impact the whole company.