Protect Your Organization by Preparing Your Employees

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Ninety-four percent of small business owners believe a disaster could seriously disrupt their business within the next two years*, and 15-40 percent of small- to mid-size employers predict they would fail after a natural or manmade disaster** – yet only 35 percent have a comprehensive disaster recovery plan in place***.

United Benefit Advisors, the nation’s leading independent employee advisory organization, and Agility Recovery, an industry leader in disaster preparedness, are hosting a webinar on Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 2p.m. ET that outlines the importance of having an emergency plan in place and lays out a strategy for helping employees prepare themselves and their families for a crisis. Register Here

“Disasters happen. Sometimes they’re small like a phone outage; sometimes they’re big like a tornado. But one thing is for certain: If you don’t have a plan, your business will be forever altered,” says Bob Boyd, President and CEO of Agility Recovery.

Join Agility Recovery and UBA as we dive into the strategies and best practices for helping your employees prepare themselves and their families for a crisis.

Detailed discussions will focus on the following areas:

  1. The importance of employee preparedness: Statistical support for workplace vulnerability and employee integration into the 10 areas of business preparedness.
  2. Ways to directly assist employees: Integrating employees into the business continuity plan; The limitations of a “Work from Home” strategy; Cross Training Employees; Family Preparedness; Transportation planning.
  3. Tools to help any organization prepare: Getting employees involved in the overall strategy and planning process; Keeping employees informed and in communication with one another; Creating your crisis plan with employees and their families in mind; Building disaster recovery kits for employees.


Agility Recovery Solutions is a former division of GE with 23 years disaster recovery and business continuity experience. We are dedicated to creating and delivering innovative business continuity solutions that challenge the traditional industry barriers of scale, cost and complexity. As such, we provide comprehensive, packaged recovery solutions, consulting services and testing options to businesses across the United States and Canada.


United Benefit Advisors is the nation’s leading independent employee benefits organization with more than 200 offices throughout the U.S., Canada and the U.K. Visit

*American Red Cross and FedEx Small Business Survey, 2007,
**Insurance Information Institute,



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