Telework and Business Continuity

Preparing for the Unexpected – What is your business continuity plan?

What goes into planning for a pandemic?

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has created a special Web site to address business pandemic influenza planning.

Here are some questions every employer should consider now to determine how their company could continue operating in the event of a disaster:

  • How would your organization conduct its business if employees were not able to physically report to the office?
  • If you had to ask employees to stay at home, how would this affect productivity?
  • If an employee has a child that couldn't go to school, would work still get done?

Telework programs provide flexibility to keep an organization running.

Past experience has shown that companies with successful telework programs can continue to operate and even thrive when the workforce is suddenly forced to stay away from the office. Contingency planning is just one reason a growing number of employers are integrating telework and other alternative work arrangements into their operations.

If you do not have a formal plan, now is the time to consider your needs.

Find out what your business continuity plan should include.

Contact us to learn more.