A Helping Hand

Human resources personnel have vital roles to play during a natural disaster. According to an article published on Fast Company by Robin Schooling, vice president for human resources with Hollywood Casino in Louisiana, HR can help employees deal with disaster. Some of her tips, and those of her colleagues, are below:

  • Make sure plans are shared with employees.
  • Ensure contact information is current and plan for lack of cell service.
  • Communicate with vendors and stakeholders about adjusting deadlines in affected areas.
  • Consider advancing payroll ahead of disasters for employees who may need access to funding, and distribute supplies.
  • Provide counselling and support services after the natural disaster has passed for those affected.