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10 May. 2013 Posted by ameulendyke

Disaster Response Planning In Schools

On any given day, families depend on others to provide safety and support for their family members whether it is at home, school or work. For most days, plans are in place to handle the emergencies that might typically occur such as accidents that may result in minor injuries. However, are there plans in place to handle events that happen less frequently or, those of a disaster magnitude?

3 May. 2013 Posted by ameulendyke

Crisis Communication in the Healthcare Industry: How Boston Hospitals Managed the Bombing

The recent Boston Marathon bombing had a devastating impact on the City of Boston. Fortunately for the victims of that bombing, Boston boasts five level-1 trauma centers and is perhaps better equipped than almost any other city to handle this type of tragedy. It is useful to see how Boston’s exemplary healthcare infrastructure managed this crisis and for other communities and industries to learn from how Boston hospitals communicated to their various audiences.

26 Apr. 2013 Posted by ameulendyke

Human Factors Considerations within an Emergency Plan

Too often, an organization’s emergency planning focuses more on procedures and property rather than on how people may be affected by a natural or man-made disaster. Failing to address human factors can have costly consequences– negative publicity, a tarnished reputation and an adversely affected workforce.

19 Apr. 2013 Posted by ameulendyke

Assistance for Victims of the Boston Tragedy

Dealing with widespread public tragedy, such as the recent events in Boston, can greatly impact the lives and families of your employees, your business, and your community. The full impact of these traumatic events can continue to be felt weeks, months, or even years after the incident in the form of lower productivity, absenteeism, and employee turnover. While these incidents are disruptive by their very nature post-incident response can help ensure workforce resilience, the ability of your personnel to rebound after a crisis and return to full productivity.

12 Apr. 2013 Posted by ameulendyke

Social Media is Vital to Companies’ Media Strategy

The importance of social media in a company’s overall media strategy is becoming more evident as studies are reporting on the impact of social media. Tech-savvy consumers are becoming far more likely to comment, both favorably and critically, via social media rather than directly to the company. Twitter leads the way among social media networks, followed by Facebook.