Iraq: An Update on the Security Situation

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As the travel security environment in the Northern Provinces of Federal Iraq continues to deteriorate, experts are closely monitoring the situation on the ground and working proactively to track and support organisations with operations in the region. Read full blog post »

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Mexico: Are Companies Changing their Risk Approach?

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In 2010, as violence in Mexico was reaching a crescendo, we asked decision makers from more than 300 international firms conducting business there about their concerns. At that time, more than half (52 percent) said concerns over violence led their firms to scale back operations. Read full blog post »

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Countdown to World Cup – Less than One Month

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With the World Cup set to kick off in Brazil on June 12, many organizations are setting plans into motion to be sure their travelers (and VIPS) remain healthy, safe and secure. For many of those organizations, planning for medical and security incidents started many months ago. Now, it’s time to be sure that travelers headed to the games are prepared for what they may face there. Read full blog post »

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Understanding and Responding to Global Health Risks

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There are numerous challenges when it comes to understanding global health risks, including underestimating risks by the employer and employee, a distorted perspective of risks and fragmentation of responsibility. In that vein, employers must develop an integrated Duty of Care risk management strategy that takes into account numerous components, including risk assessment, developing policies and procedures and training and education. Read full blog post »

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When it Comes to Malaria, Prevention is Key

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As organizations send travelers and expatriates overseas, many are heading to areas with higher medical risks, including Africa, where malaria is a challenge. World Malaria Day on April 25 reinforces the need for prevention and gives you an opportunity to further educate and remind your employees that it’s preventable. Read full blog post »

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When Unique is a Unifier: The Scholastic Sector and Duty of Care

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Universities are unique. And so too are its travelers, who run the gamut from undergraduate students heading abroad for the first time to faculty and grad students spending months away on remote research projects. They are setting up satellite campuses in other regions, as well as bringing international students to study in the US. Read full blog post »

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Identifying Gaps and Opportunities for HR: Keeping Travelers Safe

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When it comes to Duty of Care, organizations have unique risk profiles – like “Who is going and where do their employees go?” – that must be understood in order to make decisions. While the concept of Duty of Care applies broadly to all employers in all industries and sectors, the application is unique to each organization and must be tailored to the company. Read full blog post »

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