Harris, Rothenberg International Provides Free Work/Life Services to Those Affected by Hurricane Gustav

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Company Offers Expert Resources on Safety, Emotional Impact and Returning after Evacuation

As people return to their homes over the next couple of days, they will have varying worries to face from structural damage to the flooding of homes to loss of power, in addition to coping with emotional toll the evacuation took. We hope HRI can help them locate the authorities and resources they need to ease the transition back into their day-to-day lives.

In response to Hurricane Gustav, Harris, Rothenberg International (HRI), LLC, is offering free telephonic and online Work/Life support services to clients impacted by Gustav, even if they do not subscribe to HRI’s work/life services. There is no additional cost for these support services, which are available to members from Sept. 1 through Oct. 31, 2008.

Telephone assistance can be obtained by dialing the member-company’s dedicated toll-free number. The member receives one-on-one service, tailored to help him or her with specific questions. Support is available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, and resources include but are not limited to:

  • Assistance with child and adult care needs and finding back-up care.
  • Emergency housing resources and relocation information.
  • Educational materials and expert resources related to disaster preparedness and coping.
  • Support to managers and supervisors assisting impacted employees and family members.

Online resources are also available by visiting the HRI website. Support materials include local Red Cross contacts and shelters, tips for those affected by flooding, advice for coping with traumatic events, and links to Web sites with other relevant local information.

“Though Gustav thankfully was a smaller storm than it could have been, there was still extensive damage, and two million people were evacuated and are now coming back not sure of what they may find,” said Edward Trieber, J.D., Ph.D., managing director of Harris, Rothenberg International. “As people return to their homes over the next couple of days, they will have varying worries to face from structural damage to the flooding of homes to loss of power, in addition to coping with emotional toll the evacuation took. We hope HRI can help them locate the authorities and resources they need to ease the transition back into their day-to-day lives.”

About Harris, Rothenberg International, LLC
Harris, Rothenberg International, LLC (HRI) was founded in 1982 and is an innovative industry leader specializing in organizational development and performance management. HRI works with client organizations to remove the barriers that prevent companies and employees from achieving their best, and provides executive services, employer and employee assistance programs, work/life services, and training. HRI’s goal is to provide organizations and employees with resources for handling the personal and interpersonal challenges of work and life. For more information, visit http://www.harrisrothenberg.com.

This press release was distributed through eMediawire by Human Resources Marketer (HR Marketer: http://www.HRmarketer.com) on behalf of the company listed above.

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