Vol. 1, Issue 2 (2015)
Role of Human resources for natural disaster preparedness: Is your workplace prepared?
Abstract: Accomplishing the goal of a holistic approach for disaster management needs a framework of a proficient institutional setup with trained Human Resource team and field practitioners in different facets of the disaster management, starting from prevention and mitigation, preparedness, early warning, relief and recovery to be planned and their deliveries organized in a systematic manner. It also requires to have the capacities to ensure the disaster mitigation and management actions. It is, therefore, necessary to identify the existing shortcomings in the organization, based on previous disasters as well as the emerging needs of changing disaster risk scenarios, for example, creating an awareness in organizations. This paper suggests the role of HR in preparation and preparedness for disaster management.