When bad things happen

It pays to be prepared in any location
By Stephen Cryne
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 09/17/2009

The exotic attraction of a foreign assignment often overshadows the need to be prepared for bad things. Whether its political instability, natural disasters, health emergencies, terrorist attacks or even criminal incarceration, it pays for organizations and employees to have an emergency evacuation plan in place to manage through such events.

So where are the hot spots when it comes to security concerns?

“They’re really anywhere. Today you can’t let your guard down and whether you’ve got people in London or Jakarta, the risks are the same,” says Steve Sproule, team lead of health, benefits and retirement at Husky Energy.