Is your HR department equipped and ready to handle a potential workplace emergency or crisis event?
“Whether an organization survives a crisis with its financial condition, operations, and reputation intact is determined less by the severity of the event than by the timeliness and effectiveness of the response.” H. Fred Garcia – Effective Leadership Response to Crisis
What is a Crisis or Potential Crisis in the Workplace?
- Active shooter with multiple casualties. (This will be discussed later in our upcoming blog series).
- A fully-engulfed structure fire.
- A cyber break impacting customer information.
- Flu bug impacting department or pandemic outbreak shutting down critical business operations. Remember the 2009 flu pandemic in the U.S. of a novel strain of the Influenza A/ H1N1 virus, commonly referred to as “swine flu” that began in the spring of 2009?
- Flash flooding cause severe damage to various company sites.
As an HR Manager, Ask Yourself:
- Are you ready to respond to any crisis, including a workplace violence or active shooter incident?
- Are you confident in your organization’s ability to safely protect of your people?
- Have you done what you can to mitigate or reduce the impacts that a workplace violence incident may have on your people, operations, reputation and future?
Stay tuned for our upcoming articles and get the knowledge you need to be a responsible HR Manager in the event of a crisis!
Leading Practices in Emergency Response
Leading Practices for Workplace Violence and Active Shooter