Wednesday, February 20, 2019

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.

This article about workplace violence answers these questions for the health and safety of your employees. (Item #1)   For some occupations, violence is the 3rd leading cause of death. (Item #2)   Where there is awareness of workplace violence, there is prevention. (Item #3)

Workplace violence prevention policies must be carefully crafted and legally balanced to offer support for victims and consequences for perpetrators. (Item #4)   With mass shootings on the rise, experts share best practices for training employees how to react in an active shooter situation at work. (Item #5)   You're at work and suddenly you think you hear a gunshot. What do you do? (Item #6)

For the full issue, click here.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

How to Deploy an Emergency Response Plan for Your Meetings & Events

February 14, 2019 - Event-Aware is a mobile application from Attainium Corp that simplifies building and deploying emergency response plans for meetings and events by putting the information literally at your fingertips. The service is the first of its kind, combining hands-on guidance with an easy-to-use consumer-style app that makes meeting and event emergency response plans actionable and visible.

Users of the Event-Aware app can retrieve all relevant plan components through an interface that is simple, powerful and intuitive. Whenever on-site event staff launch the app, it downloads the latest updates to plans, contact lists, schedules, and links to emergency services, venue staff, and local authorities. This ensures that event personnel on the ground have access to the current version of the plan whenever and wherever they need it, especially in a crisis situation.

“Every event organizer knows the importance of having an emergency response plan, but making that plan available to everyone who needs it and keeping it updated has always been an issue,“ said Bob Mellinger, Attainium CEO. “Event-Aware gives all users access to vital information even when their mobile devices are not connected to wireless or cell networks.”

The app, which is available for both Android and iOS devices, is supported by the Event-Aware team, who create tailored and relevant emergency response plans based on industry best practices. The team is available to assist users throughout the development and deployment process, incorporating the unique issues of various events.

If your next meeting/event needs:

- an Emergency Response Plan -
- a more prepared on-site team -
- venue, hotel, and local resources -
- immediate access to response procedures -

then check out Event-Aware.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

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 week's articles may give you some insight in how to strengthen your online reputation.

Every touchpoint that a customer has with your business online is a contributor to its online reputation. (Item #1)   You have significant control over your reputation as long as you are monitoring your Reputation Score and using the data to improve your customers' experiences. (Item #2)   Whether you're just starting to take charge of your online reputation, you want to stay ahead of the pack, or you're a marketing agency offering valuable reputation management to clients, take a look at these trends in online reputation management in 2019. (Item #3)

In this day and age, small business owners can no longer afford to ignore their online reputation. (Item #4)   With a careful marketing strategy and ORM best practices in place, it is possible to shape an online identity that conveys integrity, leadership, and trustworthiness. (Item #5)   Online reputation management can take a considerable amount of effort. Luckily, there is a range of paid and free tools that can make your efforts easier. (Item #6)

For the full issue, click here.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Communication and Business Continuity

January 23, 2019 - Communication -- internal, external, crisis, and just plain every day -- 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. This week we look at some of the components of effective communication and the impact communication has on the continuity of operations.

Communication planning is an intricate part of preparedness and any continuity process. (Item #1)   Given its important role, crisis communication must be part of an effective business continuity plan, and not come as an improvised afterthought. (Item #2)   At the center of a business continuity plan for instances such as last year's Strand gas leak is the challenge of communication. (Item #3)

Communicating during a crisis is one of the most important elements of a workplace disaster. (Item #4)   Effective customer communication during a crisis really comes down to organization and collaboration.  (Item #5)   Despite having more channels, more ways to reach out to each other and more content, communication is breaking down in organizations. (Item #6)

For the full issue, click here.

Friday, January 11, 2019

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. The articles herein focus 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.

Prevue's editors picked their favorite five top meeting industry trends for 2019. (Item #1)   Here's how the meetings industry is changing the events game. (Item #2)   What are some of the trends in event venues that you need to be aware of? (Item #3)

These disasters are a reminder that designing meetings and conferences isn't for the inexperienced. (Item #4)   This article highlights six meetings and events technology trends to try in 2019 and tips to implement each in your future programs. (Item #5)   In this guide, EMB shares how trends all come together for the benefit of the planner and the audience. (Item #6)

For the full issue, click here.

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