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The Threat of Absenteeism

Written by  JIM LaRUE

When Disgruntled Key Employees Don’t Show UpOne threat often overlooked is that of key employees unwilling to respond after a disastrous event. Once unthinkable, changes in corporate culture and society have caused this to be a real threat to your recovery time objectives and the continuation of business. Many senior leaders and auditors believe the long-term strategies for responding to disasters, in place for decades, are still viable. These strategies are based on the willingness of key individuals and leaders interrupting their lives for an immediate relocation to distant alternate business sites or IT processing centers for an undetermined time. It may also involve working a much longer or different shift. This activation may be at night, on a weekend, or over a holiday. The reality is there are employees who have silently decided that if called upon to respond they will not, or potentially cannot, support this effort for their