Contingency Planning

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Contingency Planning

Huffmaster has been Keeping Business in Business™ for more than 50 years. By applying our experience gained from labor disputes across nearly every industry sector, we can help plan for almost every issue that can arise during a hospital strike action. Our onsite contingency planning process provides a strike staffing matrix, a pro forma estimate of costs, and a detailed plan for orienting and training replacement staff prior to a strike.

Our experienced labor dispute consultants will assist in the development of every aspect of your contingency plan. We will provide a structure, detailed strategies and tactics, and provide best practice recommendations based on managing numerous strikes each year. Our pro forma cost estimate will provide daily estimates for all operational costs including personnel, travel, housing, logistics and security. This detailed cost estimate is specific to your facility and allows you to weigh the cost of a strike against contract concessions over the course of your labor agreements.

Just as important as the plan itself is preparation of the management team that must take on additional responsibilities during a strike. Our Strike Contingency Table Top presentations involve senior management team discussions and work groups around real-world scenarios that can occur during strike actions. In addition, we will often meet with every manager in your facilities, as well as the HR and security teams, to answer questions or address specific strike-related concerns. If needed, we can even engage the local police department, in coordination with the facility, to discuss security concerns.

If you need an objective assessment of your completed or nearly complete strike contingency plan, our experts can perform a gap analysis to identify areas that have not been fully addressed. We can often recommend other alternatives that can be more easily executed or are more cost-effective, based on our experience.

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