Keep a Business Running After an Emergency

Key Points

  • An emergency situation, such as a natural disaster, could be devastating for an employer. In fact, some workplaces may not be able to ever recover. Taking proactive steps can help an employer withstand an emergency situation.
  • Having a business continuity plan helps ensure that business operations will continue running during and after an emergency situation. The plan may include making sure payroll operations do not shut down or that products and services are still being delivered to clients.
  • A disaster recovery plan helps businesses get back up and running after the emergency is over. For example, such a plan addresses how an employer will communicate with employees during and after an emergency. Also, the plan may address how to continue operations during periods without utilities, i.e., water, electricity.

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