Like Atlas from Greek mythology, you may feel like you carry “the weight of the skies” each day especially if you are in charge of international travel for employees. Running a business isn’t easy…you’re constantly juggling between multiple project deadlines, client communications, invoicing / billing tasks and employee relations. And, as an employer, you’re probably handling phone calls with employees to clarify project specifications and manage business-to-business and / or business-to-consumer relationships. When you’re a busy executive, it makes a huge difference if you have a team you can trust…especially for important matters like employee travel security. [Read more…] about Customizing Employee Travel Security Solutions for International Employee Travel
Earlier this year, I got very sick towards the end of an exciting international vacation. We had gone to Alaska for a whirlwind trip with my family, including a cruise through the Inside Passage and a few days in Vancouver, British Columbia. My Dad was sick during a good part of the trip and suffered the difficulties of sleepless nights and tired daytime hours. It wasn’t easy for him…I know, because when we were heading home on an all-night flight / layover combination from Vancouver, I succumbed to the cold as well and dealt with a nasty fever and sleepless night. Would overseas medical assistance have helped my Dad and I recover more quickly? I think it definitely could have! [Read more…] about Overseas Medical Insurance: It’s Worth the Expense!
Overseas travel for your employees can be fraught with challenges that include navigating through foreign airports and cities as well as jet lag that often accompanies time zone changes. Business travelers often have added stressors, many with days of back-to-back meetings to fit a large volume of work into a limited number of days. Arranging for local transportation or other routine needs may be difficult for some travelers where there are language or cultural barriers to overcome. [Read more…] about Business Travel Security for Employees: A Key Benefit for VIPS, Managers, and Other Executives
Weather is one of those factors in business that people may (or may not) be cognizant of. Surely farmers and those in the agricultural sector are keenly aware of how the weather can impact their business. Weather is a “known risk factor” to agricultural businesses. But severe weather and natural disasters can have a long-reaching impact on businesses. Indeed, this post argues that part of your business continuity planning and business risk management planning should include a focus on the weather. [Read more…] about Business Continuity Planning: Planning for Bad Weather as an International Risk Factor
In a recent meeting about travel security for employees, VIPs, and executives, a business executive asked a question. “How can we, as a company, determine what is a credible threat?” It was a great opening to a larger conversation about risks and security vulnerabilities, and the discussion that ensued had less to do with threats and more to do with expertise. [Read more…] about Employee Travel Security and Credible Threats