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
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
Being able to pinpoint the location of travelers when an emergency strikes is extremely important. That was especially true for the University of Pennsylvania during the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan. The task of tracking travelers was made easier by our “Global Activities Registry,” a web-based tool that is part of Penn’s plan when it comes to travel assistance.
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The Arab Spring along with the Japan crisis, and most recently, the floods in Thailand, have brought the topic of tracking travelers to the forefront for many security professionals but, even more importantly, so have the challenges in doing so. Here are three main challenges that continue to exist with tracking travelers globally today. Read full blog post
As I travel to London today, I face one of the top five risks that respondents from the Duty of Care Benchmark Survey viewed as dangerous for their travelers and expats: “Travel Delays.” Is your organization ready to manage this type of risk among the many other, more serious ones that inevitably organizations will face in 2012? To help you prepare for the year ahead, International SOS is hosting roundtables in Washington, D.C. (Dec. 7) and Philadelphia (Dec. 8).
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Imagine this: there are tanks outside the office. Police and military personnel are clashing with protesters. Fires are burning. Would your business be ready to handle this crisis, or any other scenario, for that matter? Read full blog post