The survey garnered 23 responses while an average survey through the RES Forum typically gets more than 70 responses. This indicates how organizations should be more mindful of duty of care in the wake of incidents such as terrorism or natural disasters. As David Enser of The RES Forum points out, one of the main issues facing companies in the wake of something such as the Zika outbreak, is lack of responsibility when facing international incidents to pass on crucial information and educate those affected parties. The survey suggest that companies should implement an incident response plan for relaying imperative information on pandemics such as Zika, or any situation affecting an area, as well as clearly identifying what departments within their organizations are responsible for passing on that information to ensure that it reaches the right people.
Read the complete article here: http://www.hrmagazine.co.uk/article-details/work-across-functions-to-form-zika-response
Also see, “Pandemics: Are You and Your Assignees Prepared?” by Chris Kline, Bristol Executive Vice President for additional information and insight.
For up-to-date information on international travel and health: http://www.who.int/csr/outbreaknetwork/en/