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Part IV – Workplace Violence: Making Communication Count During a Crisis

In the first segment of our four-part blog on workplace violence, we detailed the financial cost to Virginia Tech following the campus massacre which killed 32 people and wounded 17 others in 2007. What we didn’t mention? The determination by a state panel following the shooting that had an alert been issued earlier or classes […]

What is Resilience and How Does It Fit With Business Continuity Principles?

Resilience is an important part of continuity and disaster preparedness initiatives, so important that it is the focus on a forthcoming ISO standard, ISO 22316. Learn what resilience is, why is it so important, and what the upcoming ISO 22316 will mean for management. What is Resilience? Resilience helps businesses take continuity principles out of […]

Workplace Violence: Why You Need a Crisis Management Team

In the first part of our “Workplace Violence” blog series, we discussed this troubling and increasingly prevalent issue of workplace violence, along with highlighting the importance of being prepared for a very real yet unpredictable violent scenario taking place in your workplace. Which begs the question: How do you plan for something you can’t anticipate? The fact […]

Workplace Violence: A Look at the Numbers

Earlier this year 38-year-old Cedric Larry Ford killed four and wounded 14 others in a chaotic workplace shooting spree in Kansas. Investigators at the time were unclear of the shooter’s motive—only that there were “some things that triggered this particular individual.” While it’s easy to push aside news of these incidents with the justification, “It […]

Crisis Leadership

In the event of a crisis, do you already have a plan? Have you shared this plan with your staff? Do you periodically execute your plan to ensure familiarity amongst your employees? Think Fast, Work Smart, and Make Informed Decisions Have you ever wondered how first responders are able to calmly and effectively deal with […]

How to Craft an Employee Communications Plan for Inclement Weather

While it may be an extreme example, the October floods in South Carolina show the importance of having an emergency communications plan for inclement weather. And with the winter months quickly approaching, ice and snow in some areas of the country can impact employees’ ability to get to work safely. It’s not just floods and blizzards. All […]

Improving Communication Within Your Business with One Call Now

These days, there’s simply no overstating the importance of sound communication within a business. Communicating effectively with customers and employees alike can help keep a business running smoothly and efficiently. However, as businesses expand, communication is unfortunately one of those things that tend to fall to the wayside. With One Call Now, you can simplify […]

Don’t Get “Iggy” with It…

Ensure a Solid Communication Strategy to a Avoid Getting a Bad Rap. Australian rapper, songwriter and model Iggy Azalea is known for doing some pretty outrageous things. But perhaps Azalea’s most outrageous act of all is her recent, widely publicized penchant for rapping about, well, nothing at all. While “Funny or Die” poked fun at […]