Traditional blessings for safe travel can be found all over the globe. The Irish like to say “Slan Agus Beannacht Leat” or “Goodbye and Blessing.” How many times have family members parted with a simple safe travel blessing being their last words? Whether it’s your kids taking off for college or waving goodbye to the grandparents after the holidays, wishing for a safe trip is a tradition in many languages. The thing is, there is very little well-wishers can do to ensure their family and friends arrive to a destination safely. Praying for good weather and safe roads can be about as far as most go. Continue reading

Whether travelling overseas on business or for pleasure, no one expects to have their beach time interrupted by a natural disaster. Yet, on a perfectly sunny day by the sparking ocean, an off-shore earthquake can strike, triggering a life-threatening tsunami. Many vacationers may initially not believe that the large wave is on its way. That’s because a tidal wave from a Tsunami starts off slow and gains strength as it makes it way to the shoreline. Continue reading

Fall is the time U.S. companies offer open enrollment for their employees. Corporate staff looking to change their existing medical care, or sign up for a new plan are finally able to make it happen. Continue reading

If you turn on the news in the winter, there’s usually a story about a hiker who get lost in the woods during a snowstorm. It may be because they weren’t checking the weather reports and get caught by surprise. Other times they may have decided to take a detour and didn’t prepare for trouble in advance. When someone is lost in the woods, especially in freezing temperatures, loved ones hold tight to each other hoping to hear good news. While friends and family wait, search and rescue teams are out looking high and low for any sign of the lost traveler. Continue reading

New York, NY – NOvember 29, 2016. Following the announcement of the FoneTrac® patent, IMG GlobalSecur has issued a short explanatory blog post on the importance of monitoring employee travel to protect security yet preserve privacy. GlobalSecur monitoring provides the ‘back end’ support that gives FoneTrac® a robust system of not only monitoring employee travel but communicating with employees during any type of security crisis, big or small. Continue reading

Employee travel security often creates special safety considerations ranging from the extreme (such as an employee being kidnapped or subject to crime) to the mundane (an employee falling sick to the flu, and needing medical attention). Continue reading

Every company has a time off policy for employees. When an employee falls ill, taking time off for illness is a normal part of the package. Busy executives hate taking sick days off, so by the time they do, they might be really sick. What happens when your VIP has fallen ill overseas? Continue reading

People have to do very little for themselves these days. A variety of services have made getting help easy, yet some people prefer the DIY route. It could be due to thrifty habits that have helped them get ahead. For instance, instead of picking up a $5 Pumpkin Spiced Latte every Friday on the way to work, one could technically make it at home for a fraction of the cost. Yet leaders can be the opposite: they like to do-it-themselves, they like to be in charge, and they don’t like to ask for help. Continue reading

Company VIP’s are used to getting what they need when they need it. Until then, they are in charge and calling the shots. HR managers are happy to accommodate the requests of a top VIP because great leaders require great support. Yet, it is always a balance between managing the location of VIP’s abroad, and allowing them to lead the way. Continue reading

When interviewing an individual who has accomplished greatness in their field, people frequently ask what it took to get there. The answer may include perseverance, patience and taking a few risks. Continue reading