“Organisations recognising vital need for emergency communications planning” finds Business Continuity Institute’s new report
In today’s globally connected world, most organisations have members of staff that travel overseas, making it more important than ever for those companies to have an effective Emergency Communications Plan in place in order to contact geographically dispersed employees during a crisis. This is especially important given that the latest Emergency Communication Report, published by the Business Continuity Institute (BCI), reveals that one-in-three organisations (32%) will have employees travelling to ‘high risk’ destinations.
The Emergency Communications Report, supported by Everbridge, does deliver the encouraging news that most organisations (84%) do have some form of plan in place, although it highlights that for those that don’t, two thirds (64%) feel only a business-affecting event would incentivise them to develop one. Most individuals would consider this to be too late.
With increasing physical security challenges experienced by organisations due to rising levels of concern surrounding workplace violence and acts of terrorism, as identified in the BCI’s latest Horizon Scan Report, being able to communicate effectively with members of staff may have the added advantage of increasing safety.