Everbridge Inc., a global software company that provides critical event management and enterprise safety applications to help keep people safe and businesses running, recently announced the findings of its research into the safety of mobile, remote and traveling workers. The research focuses on how companies approach informing and protecting employees in the case when threats such as an active shooter, terrorist attack, workplace violence or severe weather put the personal security of mobile employees at risk.
According to IDC Research, 72 percent of the U.S. workforce is expected to be made up of mobile workers by 2020. As a result, companies across industries face new challenges to keep their employees safe and informed. Traditional physical security approaches – typically centered around protecting employees within company facilities – are no longer sufficient when the majority of the workforce has “left the building” and is mobile.