This article aims to consider the impact on employees of working in hostile environments.
This paper considers how organisations can best prepare employees for this type of assignment, including pre-assignment training and counselling, as well as on-going post-assignment support and the pivotal role of line managers in trauma management.
The paper utilises the experiences of two organisations, Action Aid International and Concern Worldwide to outline their approach to supporting employees working in hostile environments.
This paper responds to a growing debate around the impact of extensive exposure to violence, tragedy and natural disasters for employees of a range of international organisations.
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