Old Saybrook, CT (PRWEB) September 14, 2005 -
Â According to the latest poll of at Business & Legal Reports Inc.Âs website for compensation managers, the majority of U.S. companies have already launched relief efforts to aid the victims of hurricane Katrina. According to the poll at Compensation.BLR.com, 59% of the firms have started their own relief efforts. Another 23% urge their employees to support other relief projects.
Asked, ÂHas your company started its own relief program to aid victims of Hurricane Katrina?Â visitors to Compensation.BLR.com answered as follows:
Yes Â 59%
No Â 24%
No, but we are urged to support other relief efforts Â 17%
Kevin Flood, managing Web editor of Compensation.BLR.com said of the results: ÂWe are really pleased at the quick response of companies to aid their fellow citizens. The problems are immense, but with this outpouring of help at least some of the human suffering can be relieved.Â
Meanwhile, human resource managers at BLRÂs sister site for human resource managers indicate that even the devastation of hurricane Katrina hasnÂt provided enough of a kick to prompt them to rethink their companiesÂ emergency policies. Asked, ÂDoes Katrina have you rethinking your company's emergency policies?Â 46% of visitors to HR.BLR.com said no. Another 24% responded, ÂNot yet, but perhaps soonÂ, while 30% said yes, Katrina had prompted them to some action. This poll, conducted Sept. 1-8, drew 448 participants.
ÂThere probably are a number of reasons for the ÂnoÂ votes,Â said Flood. ÂFor instance, we know that most HR managers review their evacuation and emergency-closing plans on a regular basis anyway. In addition, some of the ÂnoÂ voters undoubtedly live in parts of the country where hurricanes and flooding are remote threats. They may be more concerned with threats that are specific to their part of the country.Â
To help companyÂs prepare for emergencies now, HR.BLR.com is offering a free download prepared by BLRÂs safety editors: ÂThe Employer's Guide to Emergency and Crisis Issues.Â Download it here: http://www.blr.com/82008400/PRS50.
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