Growing Corporate Care in China

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China’s dramatic growth is not news to anyone. An impoverished nation just a few decades ago, the transformation has been unprecedented in scale. Around 500 million people have been lifted out of poverty over this 30 year period, and this is a trend set to continue. By 2030 it is predicted that the middle class in China will number 1 billion people. Read full blog post »

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Duty of Care on the Radar at SHRM

Journalist and author Fareed Zakaria opened up the 2013 Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) conference held earlier this week in Chicago with a case for optimism. While much of the world is still recovering from an economic slump, there are still more than 90 countries whose economies are growing. In fact, most of those countries are in developing or less-than-developed nations, predominantly in Africa, Southeast Asia, and Latin America. And it is in and to these remote locations where many international expats and travelers are finding themselves.
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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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Ensuring Traveler Safety, No Matter the Destination

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As we recently discussed, it is our core responsibility as managers and leaders in the security field to ensure the safety of the people to whom we are accountable, be they international travelers, expatriates, or their dependents. No matter what unexpected challenges are presented – from political unrest, to natural disasters, to concerns of international cyber security risks threatening our global infrastructure – we maintain our goal to fulfill this Duty of Care responsibility in an overarching effort to make the world less dangerous, no matter the destination. Read full blog post »

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Managing the Risks of a Mobile Workforce

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In today’s global environment, employees are increasingly working abroad as international assignees or business travellers. Organizations must provide adequate duty of care to their employees by demonstrating that steps have been taken to identify, assess and mitigate all foreseeable risks through a comprehensive risk management strategy. View this video
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