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Incident Response: Communication Template And A Plan

Caroline Duncan - Apr 7, 2021 5:04:29 PM

Major incidents are events that occur in an organization that are generally critical in nature and require urgent attention in order to remediate the problem. Each business will have its idea of what constitutes a major incident, but in general, they can be things like IT outages, power cuts, systems failures, inclement weather, and anything else that can harm your business operations.  By effectively communicating with your employees during a major incident, you can help to minimize the impact it will have.

Topics: Emergency Alert System- IT Outage

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How To Keep Employees Informed During Civil Unrest

Caroline Duncan - Jan 28, 2021 6:22:00 PM

As we’ve seen in the United States throughout 2020 and now into 2021, civil unrest can occur in just about any city, with the potential to impact on business operations. From protests to riots to insurrection, the USA has seen it all recently.

Topics: Emergency Alert System- Internal Communications

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Alternative Communications Systems During A Disaster For Businesses

Caroline Duncan - Jan 21, 2021 6:30:00 PM

A disaster can happen at any time, in any place, without any warning.  Whether it be a hurricane, flood, earthquake, fire, terrorist attack, civil unrest, cyber-attacks, or mass casualty accident, people and businesses can get caught up in the unforeseen.

Topics: Emergency Alert System

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Emergency Communication System: What Is It And How To Choose One

Caroline Duncan - Oct 16, 2020 7:49:27 PM

Legally and morally, employers have a duty of care to the people who work for them to provide a safe workplace. When an emergency situation affects your workplace, do you have an effective system in place to quickly inform your employees so they can take the appropriate steps to be safe?

Topics: Emergency Alert System

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How To Choose A Mass Notification System: Comparison

Caroline Hamilton - Oct 9, 2020 12:15:00 AM

If you’ve decided to improve internal communication within your organization, by now you’ve probably realized that it can be quite challenging. Ensuring that people get the right information in a timely manner not only helps them to do their jobs well, but helps build your company culture, boost engagement, increase productivity and gives you a strategic advantage over your competitors.

Topics: Emergency Alert System- Mass notification

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Wildfire Communications With Employees: 6 Tips For Employers

Caroline Duncan - Oct 8, 2020 7:52:53 PM

Parts of the world have experienced particularly savage wildfire seasons this year. Most recently, dozens of fires burned their way through large parts of California and Oregon. At the beginning of 2020, Australia experienced its worst-ever bushfire season with blazes in several states.

Topics: Emergency Alert System

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Incident Communication: 8 Practical Recommendations For Companies

Caroline Duncan - Sep 4, 2020 7:39:46 PM

Companies need to be prepared for a range of scenarios that can eventuate where their business is disrupted in some way. These are known as “incidents” and can vary from IT outages through to emergencies like fires or gas leaks - and everything in between.

Topics: Emergency Alert System- IT Outage

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Inclement Weather Messages To Employees: How To Write Plus Samples

Caroline Duncan - Aug 20, 2020 6:47:29 PM

Bad weather isn’t just inconvenient, it can be dangerous too. Floods, hurricanes, blizzards, tornados, extreme heat - just to name a few - can disrupt your business. When an inclement weather event happens, it is important you communicate quickly with your employees so they know what they are expected to do.

Topics: Emergency Alert System

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How the DeskAlerts Emergency App Helps You Keep Your Employees Safe

Caroline Duncan - Aug 4, 2020 4:43:00 PM

Emergencies and disasters can strike at any time, often when you least expect them. In most circumstances you will have no warning at all that an emergency situation is about to unfold.

Topics: Emergency Alert System

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Corporate Inclement Weather Policy: Basics And Examples

Caroline Duncan - Jul 30, 2020 5:43:47 PM

Challenging weather conditions are part of life all over the world - and when there is a major weather event it can be disruptive to your business. Inclement weather can include cyclones, hurricanes, major storms, snowstorms and blizzards, floods, tornadoes and even extreme heat or extreme cold.

Topics: Emergency Alert System- HR Communications

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