Tips for a Busy Holiday Season

International holiday travel this year is expected to be busier and more challenging than in 2012. There’s a lot happening out there, with events in Ukraine and Bangladesh, smog in China, MERS CoV in the middleeast and even several early snowfalls in the Northeastern United States. To help you minimize the risks that come with travel disruptions, we’ve come up with some common-sense guidelines you can use to have an enjoyable experience—and avoid headaches. As always, advance preparation can make the difference between a satisfying trip and one filled with inconveniences or worse. I’d encourage you to also share these tips with your employees who are traveling for business and leisure.
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When Trouble Strikes in the Middle of the Night, “Who you ‘Gonna’ Call?”

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Do you advise employees what to do in case of changing risk/threat or when an incident happens? Do you have the capability to respond to a medical or a security emergency for your travelers, expatriates, and others? How do you keep everyone on same page – avoid internal conflict and drama – so a medical or security incident can be effectively managed? Read full blog post »

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Duty of Care and Evacuation Planning

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The possibility of an evacuation of personnel and their families from a manmade or natural disaster keeps many security directors up at night. Evacuations are true team efforts where all moving parts must be practiced and happen in just the right order to be successful.
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Room for Improvement: Communicate More Frequently

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When it comes to Duty of Care and your traveling employees, communicating how your company has resources and programs to keep them healthy, safe and secure is crucial. It gives them the knowledge and power to make important and sometimes life saving decisions. And from a poll conducted during a recent webinar on the topic, many professionals are only communicating to travelers, expatriates and others once a year. Read full blog post »

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How to Communicate, Educate, and Train Your Global Workforce

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It’s challenging today to get the attention of busy international business travelers, expatriates (and their dependents) and other globally mobile employees as they hop on planes or relocate their lives to a new country. Even more difficult can be educating and training them so they can “think on their feet” and make wise choices as they cross borders regarding their health and security. Yet, some global organizations do this better than others. Here’s four secrets to follow. Read full blog post »

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Are Your Travelers and Expatriates In Danger Now In Egypt?

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A little over a year ago, I was on the ground in Cairo helping our members evacuate from Egypt. Today, my colleagues are on the ground in Egypt and many of you are finding yourselves behind closed doors in the position of looking at the situation again there and strategizing next steps.
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Breaking Down the Communication Barriers

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Breaking down barriers is a challenge in nearly every organization, but there are ways to open lines of communication. In my position with Thomson Reuters, part of my role is to communicate the importance of security to our 55,000 employees operating in more than 100 countries around the world.
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