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Communication Challenges During Wildfire Season

By | Communications, Emergency Management

One of the biggest challenges a business faces during a wildfire is communication. Wildfires can grow from a small brush fire into an inferno that engulfs thousands of acres in only a matter of hours.

As a result, officials must be on their toes and have the right technology, processes, and training in place to ensure those in harm’s way are given the information they need to protect themselves and their loved ones at a moment’s notice. Read More

HR’s Role in Employee Safety [Webinar Recap]

By | Communications, Emergency Management

In mid-August, AlertMedia hosted a webinar on HR’s role in keeping employees safe. The conversation was held between John Muller, Director of Talent at Gehring Group, Sandra Stolte, VP of HR Benefits and Operations at Healthgrades, and Peter Steinfeld, AlertMedia’s SVP of Sales.

John and Sandra provided valuable insight on the ways that HR helps keep employees safe in their organizations. If you missed the webinar, you can access the recording here. Read More

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How to Ease Employee Anxiety During A Pandemic

By | Communications

The daily barrage of COVID-19 statistics is all too familiar at this point in the pandemic. Every day, we hear about surging cases, increasing test capacity, and emerging hotspots.

Some statistics that are not as widely discussed, however, might be some of the most important. A recently conducted joint study by the CDC and the Census Bureau found that levels of anxiety and depression have spiked alongside case counts. Read More

What HR Should Look for in an Emergency Communication System

By | Communications

Faced with an increasingly remote workforce due to COVID-19, today’s HR teams have their work cut out for them. HR needs to communicate with employees at a moment’s notice when critical events happen. But keeping a dispersed workforce informed and connected is a Herculean task. So, how can HR leaders successfully navigate this challenge?

Enter modern emergency communication software. Read More

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An HR Leader’s Guide to Emergency Communication Software

By | Communications

Research reveals that companies with effective communication strategies have a 47 percent greater return to shareholders and are 50 percent more likely to report below average turnover levels. Modern emergency communication systems enable HR leaders to keep employees safe, informed, and connected when it matters most. But at a time when budgets are tight and every investment must be justified, HR departments simply can’t afford to invest in one-trick pony platforms. Any technology solution must be versatile, flexible, and adaptable in order for organizations to get the most use and the greatest benefit out of their investment. Read More

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HR’s Role in Safety: How HR Wins With Effective Emergency Communication

By | Communications, Safety and Security

The COVID-19 crisis has fundamentally transformed the HR function and amplified the impact it can have on the business. As organizations around the world adapt to a new way of working and an evolving business landscape, the role of HR has never been more challenging—or more important.

One of HR’s core responsibilities is to implement human capital strategies that enable the organization to meet its current and future talent needs. But for any HR initiative or program to achieve its full potential—especially given our current circumstances—employee health and safety has to be at the top of HR’s agenda. Read More

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By the Hour: How to Brace Your Business Throughout a Hurricane

By | Communications, Emergency Management

At the dawn of the 20th century, Galveston was arguably slated to become the largest city in Texas. A 27-mile long island rising a mere five feet above sea level, the bustling town had grown into the state’s central port. Numerous millionaires called it home, and downtown’s Strand District was dubbed the “Wall Street of the South.”

All of that changed on September 8, 1900.

With little warning and a lack of the communication technology we now have, a Category 4 hurricane slammed into the coast. Winds in excess of 140 mph battered homes and businesses. A storm surge over 15 feet high swallowed the island. By the following morning, the entire city was leveled. Read More

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Using Surveys to Reopen Your Business

By | Communications

As businesses across the country move to reopen, one thing is becoming clear. This is a difficult and complicated process—and communication is critical.

One of the most useful types of communication that organizations are using to facilitate this process is surveys. Getting feedback from employees is absolutely necessary to plan and execute an effective reopening. Surveys—sent out using your organization’s mass communication system over SMS, email, voice, or push notification—help you gather this feedback quickly and efficiently in mass. Read More