Recent world events show that the unexpected can present challenges in fulfilling our Duty of Care to our international travelers, expatriates and their dependents. Over the past year there was continued unrest in the Middle East and North Africa. We saw tensions between Gaza and Israel, rioting in the Maldives and deteriorating security conditions in the Central African Republic.
Add to these the usual threats of criminal activity, terrorism, medical emergencies and numerous other day-to-day pitfalls we face, and there can be no doubt as to the need for us to better understand the risks our people face when outside their home country. As managers and leaders in our fields, our first and most sacred responsibility is to provide for the safety of the people who fall within our areas of trust.
But how do we best evaluate and rate these risks? How do we communicate risk concerns to our colleagues in other departments who share in our Duty of Care responsibilities? An understanding helps us calibrate our response to risk for our travelers and expatriates.
I recently took a look for Security Magazine at risk and how it can be rated and evaluated. You can read the full piece here.