Contingency Planning Strategies for Businesses

In the unprecedented time of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s important to prepare your company for any disruptions.

In an ideal world, a contingency plan would never need to be used. However, in today’s uncertain, turbulent labor market, no business can afford not to have a well-developed manufacturing staffing plan in place and ready to implement.

1. Review Your Resources

Before disaster strikes, it’s important to take stock of your current resources so you can make a plan.

First, identify what your business can’t do without, this includes things like:

  • Key employees/positions
  • Computer systems and/or software
  • Physical space
  • Tools (manufacturing, packaging, assembly, technology, etc.)

Take the time to make a list of everything that’s critical to the daily operation of your business. From here, you can create plans of what to do if any of these elements are suddenly removed.

2. Have Plans in Place

We recommend partnering with a staffing agency to create comprehensive plans, so you’ll immediately have a resource for filling staffing positions as you need to.

Preparation is critical for mitigating disaster. Planning for crises such as pandemics, natural disasters, labor disruptions, or other emergencies out of your control is one of Strom’s unique capabilities, and our expertise in business continuity plan development and execution comes from our years of developing plans and playbooks for multiple organizations in nearly every industry.

Proven Services for Project Success

Our extensive time in the industry provides clients with an unparalleled depth of experience. Strom’s overriding goal is to provide employers with powerful negotiating leverage at the bargaining table through proper labor continuity planning.

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Strom Engineering is a national staffing and recruitment agency, with a particular focus on manufacturing, engineering, assembly, and other trade positions. We match skilled candidates to temporary or project staffing positions. Learn more about how it works and check out our case studies for more information.