A special Consulting Corner letter from Sarah DeHayes, Vice President of Global Consulting Services.
Sometimes when writing policies, I wonder how extensively to consider the ‘what if’ scenarios captured in evacuation guidelines. With the effects of climate change, the severity of natural disasters continues to elevate and what might have been a brief displacement from a location or region, now can be prolonged devastation. Targeted terrorist events again showcase the need to pivot quickly to support a workforce – likely a rather small and geographically contained population.
And then the Ukraine invasion arrived, reminding us all of the relevance and intense urgency of evacuation guidelines and the deeply human side of duty of care that can define an organization. There is no looking away. No way to deny the historic diaspora we bear witness to. This work that we all do is vital.
Empathy can get us there. Practical daily needs must be bridged so we’ve put together an evacuation checklist (not necessarily in order of priority) to assist clients in dealing with emergency situations:
Altair Global has been honored to help clients in the region relocate their evacuated populations. One such client noted their top priorities:
Truly sage and practical observations from an on-the-ground perspective. This is another example of how global mobility professionals can help lead the way for an organization. Seeking refuge from danger is not a choice. We can help those in need manage the unimaginable with dignity.