Thinking Beyond the Simple Text Blaster

By | Emergency Management, Safety and Security

How often do any of us pick up a phone to make a call anymore when we can just send a quick text instead? It’s no surprise that 292 million Americans—roughly 80 percent of the population—use text messages to communicate. In the age of instant communication, text messages are the norm. They’re fast, convenient, and easy.

To communicate with employees, software that allows you to send bulk text messages may seem like a great solution. After all, many businesses successfully use text messaging software to market to and stay connected with their customers. But when you need to communicate critical, time-sensitive information to employees, one-way text blasts just aren’t the way to go.
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Using a Wildfire Map to Protect Your Business

By | Emergency Management, Safety and Security

Wildfires are one of the most unpredictable natural disasters out there.

Unlike hurricanes or winter storms, they are impossible to forecast ahead of time. They can start up in an instant—after a lightning strike, unattended campfire, or a gender reveal party gone wrong. Researchers estimate that 85% of wildfires are human-caused.

To top it off, wildfires spread extremely quickly—up to and exceeding 10 miles per hour. In just a few hours, a fire that starts off very small can engulf wide swaths of land. Read More

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

How to Scale Back Reopening When Cases Surge

By | Safety and Security

If the first stage of the pandemic was primarily proactive, we are now safely in the reactive stage.

For the first few months of the pandemic, unknowns were everywhere. We did not know how to test for the disease at scale, how it spread, or how deadly it really was. Because of all these unknowns, we made it our mission to flatten the curve—hoping to limit the initial surge and give us time to learn about the disease and prepare accordingly. 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