Attainium's Business Continuity NewsBriefs

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Testing and Training

March 6, 2019 - A recent survey indicated that about 2/3 of the businesses that have continuity plans do not test them. Are you one of these businesses? If you don't test the plan, you will never be sure it will work as expected. There don't have to be elaborate scenarios or schemes; even simple tabletop testing will help you determine if things will go as planned. 

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Workplace Violence

February 20, 2019 - Just one year and a day after the anniversary of the Parkland shooting, another workplace active shooter took five lives in Illinois. Such violence has become so commonplace that it's critical we know what to do in the event of an active shooter or other violence -- and also how to recognize potential trouble and what to do about it. This issue can be helpful in determining your policies with regard to workplace violence. 

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Online Reputation Management

February 6, 2019 - Finding negative information or reviews of your company online is definitely troubling, but what are you doing to prevent such information from finding its way to Google searches or social media sites in the first place? It's a fact of life today that online reviews and information are the chief way people are getting information about your company and statistics show that those reviews are considered accurate by the majority of people reading them. Are you actively seeking ways to minimize the impact any negatives on your reputation? This issue may give you some insight in how to strengthen your online reputation.  

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Communication and Business Continuity

January 23, 2019 - Communication -- internal, external, crisis, and just plain everyday -- is a key component of every successful organization. We all have stakeholders with whom we need to communicate on a regular (even daily) basis but we often don't have plans that enable us to implement effective communication when we need it. In this issue we look at some of the components of effective communication and the impact communication has on the continuity of operations.  

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Meetings and Events 2019

January 9, 2019 - It's a new year and you're likely already planning for upcoming meetings, conferences and other events. This issue focuses on some of the trends that are changing the meetings industry and how you might use them. Plus, Item #4 focuses on some events that went badly... some of the changes might help you avoid such chaos. 

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Trends and Threats in 2019

December 19, 2018 - As we head to the end of 2018, it's time to look forward to what 2019 will bring. These articles focus on the trends and challenges to expect in the coming year and what you should be doing to prepare for them. Take a look to see if your plans will cover your business as things change. 

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Holiday Safety at Home and Work

December 12, 2018 - The holiday season is here, and decorating, shopping, cooking, entertaining, eating and other holiday doings are on our to-do lists. We get so busy that we sometimes rush right by some of the important safety concerns of the holidays -- accidents, fires, stress and other things. These articles are aimed at helping you ensure your safety and those of your family, friends and co-workers so everyone can have happy holidays. 

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Winter Weather

December 5, 2018 - With winter on the way (and, in some cases, already hitting hard), we should definitely be reviewing our plans to keep things running if the worst weather strikes. What if employees can't get to work? What if your building has no power or is flooded? Do you know what your winter weather risks are? These articles could help refine your plans for the weather ahead. 

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It's Flu Season - What are you doing about it?

November 28, 2018 - After last year's terrible flu season, many of us are concerned about what the 2018-2019 flu season will bring. Experts pretty much agree that it's impossible to predict what this year's flu season will be like. While flu vaccines have been improved, flu germs are constantly changing so there are no guarantees. For this reason, there are a number of things you can do in the workplace that can help prevent the spread of flu. 

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The Holidays: To Party or Not to Party?

November 14, 2018 - The holidays are creeping up on us, and it's time (or maybe past time) to consider the holiday party. Should you have one? What kind? Are there other options to show your gratitude to your employees than by having a drunken bash? If you have one, how can you keep it under control? These articles address these questions and offer some ideas on how to have a great party or what to do instead. Happy Holidays! 

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After the Disaster... What Now?

November 7, 2018 - We've seen lots of natural disasters recently, and there's no doubt that many businesses have been affected. But do you know what you should be doing in the wake of such a disaster? Some of the things you have to think about include what steps to take to get things up and running, how do you find the right company to clean up the mess, and how should you deal with employees who are dealing with losses at home as well as at work? Perhaps you'll find some answers in these articles. 

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