3.3 Human resource management capacity

When planning for staffing needs to implement the emergency operation, it is essential to ensure there is sufficient human resource management capacity. It is a common mistake in emergencies to overlook the need to increase human resources staff-a mistake that results in delays in meeting the staffing needs of all other functions. At a minimum, all emergencies must have a team member clearly designated with responsibility for human resource management. In large emergencies, it is common for a dedicated and experienced Emergency Human Resources Manager and associated HR support staff to be required.