BusinessTravel2Maintaining a tactical and effective business continuity/crisis preparedness plan presents a certain level of difficulty and dedication when communicating with in-house employees. But what about when an employee works remotely? Communicating important timely information becomes exponentially more difficult for a dispersed workforce. Effective emergency communications with remote employees can be a vital resource in maintaining business continuity and productivity when a disaster or crisis strikes.

Challenges in managing the emergency communications plan for a remote workforce include:

  • Developing a crisis communication plan that takes other countries’ network infrastructures into account
  • Communicating in an increasingly mobile world
  • How do you communicate with employees who are?
    • Working in the field
    • At home
    • Traveling

Solutions

  • Utilize location?based services
  • BB PIN and SMS have proved to be the most reliable when contacting foreign employees during a crisis
  • Test and review how your communication network measures up when sending communications to other countries
  • Utilize multiple modalities
  • Identify a solution that fits your needs
  • Use Native Mobile Applications
  • 24/7 Customer Support

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