Many organizations struggle when it comes to ensuring compliance and identifying gaps in Duty of Care. It’s tough to make all the pieces fit together – but identifying gaps, using checks and balances, and using data, benchmarking, and audits can all aid the process of ensuring all Duty of Care areas are met. Read full blog post
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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Today, the world appears smaller than ever before. Far-flung locations are more easily accessible than even a generation ago and organizations are now headed to those areas for business. However, many travelers and expatriates flying into emerging markets have little experience in the region where their organizations are expanding. Read full blog post
Tensions have been heightened on the Korean peninsula over the past several months, with North Korea threatening to attack the US and South Korea. This hostile rhetoric ramped up in February, when the international community tightened sanctions against North Korea after it conducted nuclear and long-range missile tests. The tensions reached a peak during joint South Korea-US military exercises on the peninsula in March-April. Read full blog post
Last week, I had the opportunity to participate in a webinar How to Locate Your Workforce Today and Tomorrow, part of a series on Duty of Care and best practices. We took a look at technology that can educate and alert your employees of risks and ways to mitigate so they are prepared when trouble hits; trends in travel tracking; managing “Maverick” travelers who book outside the approved system; and the importance of an “I’m OK” policy. Read full blog post
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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In its most basic sense, Duty of Care is about your organization’s ethos and corporate social responsibility. It’s about taking care of your community within. Read full blog post
In a recent poll by the Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE) and International SOS, most respondents – 90 percent – said that their travelers want to be tracked so that in case of an emergency, they can be contacted immediately. Read full blog post