Advisory Alert: Israel-Gaza Conflict, Mobility & Travel Update 10.10.2023 | Jennifer Connell

Israel and Hamas, the militant group that controls Gaza, are at war. Currently, the situation is volatile and creates cause for concern for companies with assignees in the region. Weichert continues to work with our suppliers and destination service providers to assess resources and access to transportation.

As this situation evolves, we continue to update this dedicated landing page with the latest imposed security measures and alerts for those with at-risk employees in this region.

While every situation will vary, here are the key components of a comprehensive emergency preparation plan, as compiled by our Weichert Advisory experts.

Be Prepared

The purpose of briefings is to inform and empower all stakeholders, not to frighten them – panic can ruin the best of plans. That is why you need to be ready before an emergency happens and test your plan before you use it. By working closely with Corporate Travel and Security, you can activate your plan when needed. To make sure your plan works, periodically test your notification system and response methods.

Stay Connected

Communication systems may be affected by an emergency. Therefore, it’s recommended to develop a backup plan for communication, and have multiple ways to communicate and test these systems. Organize alternative communication strategies and keep your employees updated once they are safe.

Act Quickly

When you have an emergency plan, be ready to use it. The most important thing is to know where your employees are and how to reach them. Do a thorough situation assessment (learn how many employees are involved, where are they, and whether they are they all safe). Alert your employees about possible service delays. Finally, ensure you have a way to provide cash, supplies and/or services to your employees.

We will monitor this situation closely as it changes and provide updates to protect our clients, colleagues and global assignees. We appreciate our supplier partners for their hard work and constant communication as the situation evolves.

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to your Weichert Client Services Director.

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Written by Jennifer Connell


Jennifer Connell, SCRP, SGMS-T, is Vice President of Weichert’s Advisory Services group. She has over 25 years of experience in the workforce mobility and employee benefits industries and is a recipient of Worldwide ERC’s Distinguished Service Award. She has spoken on workforce mobility topics at industry conferences throughout North America and written for mobility- and HR-themed blogs and magazines worldwide.

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