No part of the globe remains free from the threat of natural and manmade disasters. In fact, 2011 was one of the worst years on record — especially in Asia and the Americas. From Earthquakes to tsunamis to tornadoes, people lost their lives, homes and property at a devastating rate. Employers, meanwhile, must deal with the impact of such events on their employees and operations. Through Mercer's Survey on Workforce Readiness: When Disaster Strikes, more than 140 organizations reflected on the past year and their own preparedness.