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Best Practices in Accounting for People during Crisis Events

What would you do if disaster struck your organization, suddenly and without warning? How would you manage the potential disappearance of family, friends, or co-workers? Would you have a plan in place that would help you minimize the negative impact?

The devastation that occurred as a result of the tornados in Oklahoma in May once again demonstrates that a crisis can happen at any time. Within the stressful and chaotic environment of a disaster, it is essential that an organization accounts for their most valuable asset: their people. Unfortunately, providing information and assistance to people affected by a crisis can cause an enormous drain on an organization’s resources, and this task becomes even more challenging if the company also has visitors and contractors on site during an incident.