Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Employee Issues

There are a huge number of employee issues that can impact the continuity of any organization. They can be legal issues, financial issues, bad hiring practices, failure to deal with problem employees, and record handling to name a few. Then, of course, there is the concern about how to handle employees in a disaster and after it is over. This issue discusses many ways you can handle these situations and avoid employee problems.

The human resource part of business recovery is a vital link between the employees that produce the recovery and the plan that guides it. (Item #1) IBHS offers guidance about how to fully integrate the human factor into disaster preparedness. (Item #2) Here are practical tips for managers at all levels of the corporate hierarchy to help ensure effective employee communication during a crisis. (Item #3)

A business disaster is not just about dollars and cents or profit and loss; it is also about the human capital invested in the company. (Item #4) Deal with a problem employee sooner rather than later – before the problem affects your company's performance or reputation. (Item #5) To keep or not to keep (employee records), that is the question. (Item #6)

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Reputation Management

In todays social media world, online reputation can be difficult to track and even harder to protect, or change. And how does your online reputation affect your brand? Whether you are selling products, soliciting memberships or charitable contributions, your success may well depend on your reputation, online and off. This issue discusses why reputation is important and what you can do to protect your organizations reputation.

What is reputation and why is it important? (Item #1) There is no way to put a price tag on corporate reputation management. (Item #2) Good online reputation management is not only about reacting well to what people say about you, your brand, or your products and services, but also about whether to react at all and, if so, when. (Item #3)

Do not wait until something goes wrong to see what turns up in a Google search; here is how to stay one step ahead of a reputation crisis. (Item #4) What people are saying online about your brand; the good, the bad and the oftentimes inaccurate; makes all the difference when it comes to winning or losing customers. (Item #5) Here are 10 online reputation management tips to help your business protect its brand. (Item #6)