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Chapter 20: Employee Wellbeing in Post-Disaster Settings

Employee Wellbeing in Post-Disaster Settings

Employee wellbeing in post-disaster settings
Sanna Malinen Katharina Näswall Tracy Hatton

Introduction

Workplaces are increasingly seen as important contributors to employee health and wellbeing (Deloitte, 2017; Inceoglu et al., 2018; Kossek et al., 2012). Past research in the post-disaster space suggests that workplaces can also represent a significant stabilizing force in individuals’ lives following a disaster, and therefore aid the recovery of employees, and ultimately, their communities (Mooney et al., 2011; Hobfoll et al., 2007). However, despite the prevalence of disasters and their vast impact on people and societies, little is known about individual needs, attitudes, and wellbeing in a workplace context, and what role workplaces can play in ...

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