Supporting Employees During Times of Extreme Circumstance

Supporting Employees During Times of Extreme Circumstance

 

From hurricanes in the Gulf Coast to active shooter incidents, and wildfires in the west, the United States had its share of extreme circumstances in 2017. This report serves to provide insights into how public and private sector organizations are supporting their employees during times of extreme circumstance. The anonymous responses from participants, included in each section, hopefully inspire ideas within your own organization. The survey was designed to capture free-form responses from a variety of organizations in the public and private sectors. This allowed participants to elaborate on the formal and informal methods their organizations have in place to support employees.

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Resource Details

Authors:
California Resiliency Alliance;
Association of Continuity Professionals (CA Chapters);
Business Recovery Managers Association

Published:
March 2018

Length:
26 pages

Tags:
Employee Support
Human Element
Recovery

Table of Contents

1. Accounting for Employees: the various processes and channels used to account for impacted employees

2. Policies, Procedures, & Practices: formal policies and procedures and/or informal practices used by organizations in regards to:

  • Information Sharing
  • Mental Health & Counseling, Assistance Centers, and Memorial Service Support
  • Time Off / Paid Leave
  • Financial Support

3. Supporting Employee Volunteers: how organizations support their employees volunteering in the response efforts

4. Case Study: 2017 California Wildfires: how organizations implemented their formal policies and procedures and/or informal practices in response to an actual incident

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