Businesses Look for Guidance as Egypt Unrest Continues

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With the situation in Egypt growing murkier—and potentially more dangerous—each day, international businesses are adjusting their approach with respect to their employees who are (or were) based in the country. Read full blog post »

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Safe and Savvy Summer Traveler: Promoting Security Awareness for Women

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We’ve all seen and cringed at the headlines over the past six months where female travelers have been assaulted. It happened to an American riding a minibus together with her boyfriend in Rio de Janeiro. And it’s been happening in Egypt during the most recent uprisings. Read full blog post »

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When the Dust has Settled – Part 1

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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 »

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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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Confederations Cup Kicks Off in Brazil: Key Considerations for Travelers

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As international travelers begin streaming into Brazil for the start of next week’s 2013 Confederations Cup, it’s a good idea to take a look at the health and safety aspects of what should prove to be an exciting, worthwhile event, that is, for those who prepare in advance. Read full blog post »

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How to Keep Travelers Safe: The “W’s”

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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 »

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Korean Peninsula: Are Organizations Ready if Trouble Strikes?

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 »

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Track and Inform to Keep Travelers Safe

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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 »

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