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CHICAGO--Human resources plays a fundamental part in ensuring company continuity in the wake of a catastrophic event, attorney Jay Kirschbaum, practice leader for Willis Human Capital Practice, said June 17.
Speaking to attendees of the Society for Human Resource Management's Annual Conference & Exhibition, Kirschbaum emphasized that a detailed disaster plan is the key to the employer surviving a natural disaster, terrorist event, influenza pandemic, or other emergency.
Kirschbaum recommended that general planning considerations should include:
An effective plan will also evolve with the company depending on employer size, location, and employee turnover, Kirschbaum added.
Additionally, the plan should be developed by a disaster recovery team that is made up of key members of senior management, the HR manager, the facilities manager, and other pertinent individuals, he said.
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