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Your company name as news headline

Your company name as news headline

It's the weekend, just before a bank holiday and the holiday period. One of your employees is caught up in a personal drama. Your company name makes the newspaper headlines and features in news bulletins reporting tension on the work floor as a possible cause.

Although the reality of it is much more complicated and can actually be reduced to a difficult personal situation within the family, your company has ended up in a media storm.

The 3 tips!

Crisis Team

Crisis Team

Managing a crisis is done by a team. In holiday periods, it's just as important to be able to fall back on a small group of people who form a team that can tackle a crisis. This is exactly why you need to have back-ups!

Prepare your internal and external communication

Prepare your internal and external communication

Besides external communication with the press (with the required empathy and attention for your employee) it's absolutely crucial not to forget about your other employees and to inform them of events. Use this moment to remind your people of the guidelines on dealing with the press.

Be prepared for the press’ working methods

Be prepared for the press’ working methods

The press can turn to a lot of means and people to find news. If they don't hear 'enough' from the company involved, they'll do whatever they can to uncover 'the facts' through alternative means.