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
In Singapore, the government recognizes the importance of a safe and healthy workplace for everyone.
This is reflected in the vision spelled out by Workplace Safety and Health Council (WSHC) and the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) for Singapore to be a role model in health and safety at work by 2018. This includes, among others, a goal of bringing down the national fatality rate to less than 1.8 per 100,000 workers by 2018. Read full blog post
In the recent webinar – the first in a series “Start to Finish: 8 Essential Steps for Duty of Care” – an expert panel took a look at analyzing risks and threats to organizations’ global workforces. Read full blog post
In a webinar last week, we took a look at how threats are analyzed, reported and categorized. Threats can come in many different forms, including man-made and natural. And it’s important to look at numerous factors when analyzing threats and make reasonable assessments based on credible information. Read full blog post