As an employer you have a duty of care to your employees if you send them abroad on business, and that counts for both their working hours and their off-duty hours. Continue reading

It is a fact of life that from time to time employees get sick, which is why you need to have a sick leave policy for your company, whether you are an executive, or in charge of HR. Continue reading

Work and life balance sounds like a great goal doesn’t it? Easier said than done. We understand no matter how well organized a person is, families are full of the unexpected. Continue reading

You’ve heard the term “Break a Leg” referring to wishing a person good luck. It’s a theatrical term based on the superstition that actually wishing anyone bad luck will bring them good luck. In America, when wishing someone farewell, most people go with the standard “have a safe trip.” Continue reading

As one of the premier providers of employee travel security services, GlobalSecur is privy to the problems that may (or may not occur) when employee dine out, especially alone.  Continue reading

If there’s almost nothing worse than getting sick, something worse is getting sick in a foreign country. As Dorothy says in the Wizard of Oz, there’s no place like home, and all of us really feel that longing for a familiar place, a loving face, and the comforts of the known when were sick. Let’s face it. Many of us are just little kids inside, and we have, hopefully, many fond memories of moms and dads who helped us out when we were sick. As we grow older, our experience of getting sick treated may involve our own health system: that is, a familiar doctor, a familiar insurance program, a familiar hospital. Continue reading

Despite the news about the importance of manufacturing in both the US and the UK, the reality is advanced economies rely on services. Today, it is easy for people to get what they need on their own schedule and without much effort. Continue reading

Small and medium businesses are booming right now and many are “going global.” Over half plan to grow their international customer base by 2017. Almost any small start-up today is confident about conducting business abroad. 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

The term “international security” can conjure the image of mysteriously silent men in black suits and dark glasses standing by to act when a VIP is in danger. That is a great scene for movies, but normally, security personnel are less obvious and their job can require a lot of waiting around. Continue reading