Fortify Your Crisis Management Plan: A Focus on HR

Corporate Counsel


In this article, Miller & Chevalier Member Preston Pugh, twice-appointed compliance monitor and former GE Senior Counsel, discusses the vital role of crisis management plans for businesses and large organizations, crisis plan components that are specific to human capital, and the important roles that Chief Human Resource Officers play in crisis management. "While it is nearly impossible to script out exactly how a crisis will take place before it happens, companies can plan for when certain critical HR processes are compromised," Pugh wrote. "The benefit of a crisis management plan is not that it eliminates the costs that a crisis may bring. Rather, a plan gives companies a better chance to survive, successfully manage through the crisis, and more quickly stabilize operations."