As we emerge from this challenging time, travel and travel security risk and the means to counter that risk will once again factor in ensuring that overseas travel will be safe and secure. IMG GlobalSecur is committed to assisting corporations and organizations with risk assessment, employee travel security measures and more. [Read more…] about Reduce travel risk by enabling effective employee travel security measures
We’ve been watching the work-from-home landscape carefully this year and observing the impact of operational shifts on businesses and workers alike. Three colleagues recently shared updates about the future of work-from-home at their companies. Some of them were advised by their employers that remote work, where possible, will continue until the middle of 2021. For some members of the workforce this was welcome news whereas for others it caused some dismay. The very disparity of employees’ reactions underscores a need to look deeper at risk. Our employee travel security experts take a look. [Read more…] about The Future of Work at Home: Employee Travel Security Experts on Risk
As we head into the fall of 2020, what’s changed about the way you travel? If you’re like the majority of travelers whose normal routines have been disrupted this year, one likely area of change will be new health and safety measures as well as the addition of security tools such as employee itinerary monitoring. This recent article from Travel Daily News offered a bit of insight for travelers who plan to hit the road this fall and want to do it safely. [Read more…] about Travel Safety: Learn to Plan Ahead & Use Employee Itinerary Monitoring
When you hear the term “business traveler,” what comes to mind? Those words often evoke images of a crisply-suited executive in an airport, or perhaps a salesperson in business-casual attire in the lobby of a hotel. This year’s pandemic had a sudden, significant impact on business travel overall. With lingering concerns about employee travel security and, as more remote work seems to have taken root, some elements of business travel may remain elective for a time. An area of business travel that has, however, remained essential throughout the pandemic is travel related to supply chain management and the movement of essential goods. [Read more…] about Supply Chain Safety: Ensure Employee Travel Security for your Team on the Road
Borders are re-opening and travel is resuming. How prepared is your organization? The last few months have proven challenging for companies where employee travel was a routine part of business operations. COVID-19 has forced many organizations to re-evaluate and re-define what is “essential.” Business travel (as well as overall employee travel security) is one area that has required additional scrutiny.
This recent article from Business Travel News offers insight into business travel policy, which can help organizations better protect themselves as well as their employees.
Perhaps most noteworthy in this article is its reference to “duty of care.” If your company is resuming business travel at any level, any travel deemed “essential” should be accompanied by travel policy that focuses on your duty of care. How that is defined will likely differ between organizations, just as the definition of essential travel will vary. Policymakers should consider evaluating organizational travel needs and asking what, if any, additional COVID-specific measures may be necessary to meet their duty of care.
Just as the definition of “essential” may need periodic adjustment, what constitutes “duty of care” may also change. The fluid nature of COVID has required careful monitoring of rising and declining case numbers in various countries, states and territories. As the author points out, there is more at stake presently than simply whether or not a destination is open for travel. Allowing a spectrum of options for employees can help substantially bolster their safety upon resuming business travel. Changes such as allowing direct flights, which may be more costly, to providing an extra layer of travel safety options can all help satisfy a changing duty of care.
Consider how your travel security policies can best support duty of care obligations in the context of current events. Open discussion about additional policy may ultimately lead to no changes, but those discussions may open to the door to general employee travel security enhancements.
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IMG GlobalSecur has decades of experience in the security industry. Our team of safety experts stands ready to help you alleviate travel fears with our corporate travel security services including executive travel security expertise and more. In addition, our FoneTrac safety app backed with 24/7 on-call security professionals can assist you in staying safe while away from home or office. Contact us today!