CDC Travel Advisories

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has not posted any recommendations on restricting travel as of this date. How do we continue business as normal in a business as unusual situation? One model  companies have incorporated over the  last few years is to reduce travel costs via conference calling, web conferencing, and videoconferencing; all  inexpensive means of communicating between company branches, with clients and prospective clients. These services allow continued discussion, planning and decisionmaking remotely whether people are at the office or at home or on the road. So many businesses actually have the remote communications infrastructure in place to continue almost seamless operation. The British website  PersonnelToday.com has 10 suggestions for HR professionals to consider in planning for a pandemic and its effect on company operations. These seem well worth going over as we plan for an event that we all hope goes the way of the wind in short order.