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Recovering From a Disaster

Written by  Vivian Marinelli

The impact of a crisis or disaster can shake your workforce. Even if your organization has prepared ahead of time, a real-life experience can be traumatic and life-altering. The stress can take a significant toll on employee morale, health, and productivity. It is vital to include a blueprint on how to recover in your disaster plan in order for your organization to return to regular operations. Psychological First-Aid In order to ensure that your employees are granted a smooth transition into post-incident life, you must recognize the responsibility you have for maintaining the psychological health of your workforce. Your human resources department can play a significant role in the context of support in the event of an organizational crisis. Human resources’ main concern in the aftermath of a crisis should be to provide psychological first aid to employees. Start by distributing written materials to employees that contain information about trauma and 24/7 contact