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
A recent Security Magazine article entitled “Business Travel is Tough on Mental Health” shared some survey results about business travel and burnout. One surprise statistic from the survey? More than twenty percent of respondents would consider switching jobs if another company offered “bleisure” travel. Yes, corporations need to consider the importance of employee travel security. Companies would do well to build a culture that encourages mental and physical well-being for their associates.
A growing number of employees each year is adding leisure travel to business trips in an effort to reduce stress and burnout. It’s pretty clear that happy employees are more productive ones. As the Security Magazine article points out, a significant number of the surveyed employees struggled with varying aspects of business travel. It seems like a fairly benign solution to allow employees the freedom to add some self-care and entertainment into their business travel if it helps keep them happier…right?
According to Relocation Magazine, “bleisure” travel makes a great recruitment tool. It’s a benefit that can help companies attract and retain talent. Along with that, though, comes a duty of care, as in who owns the liability? What happens if your employee heads off to foreign lands, for example, and takes off some (permissible-bleisure) time for a tour? If the employee chooses a mountaintop hike and gets injured, is your company liable for the injury? Let’s say your employee prefers a tour that includes stops at a half-dozen wineries. If your employee gets drunk and harms someone else, could your company be held responsible?
Supporting the safety of your business travelers matters when it comes to duty of care. Business travel can be risky enough, but when you throw leisure travel into the mix? Any company that offers “bleisure” as a perk should be prepared for just about any emergency. That means clearly defined travel policies that address expectations surrounding the inclusion of leisure activities. It’s also a good idea to understand potential financial liability for injuries or accidents related to those activities. By far the most important element of “bleisure” preparedness should be employee travel security and safety. A robust travel security program and supportive technology can help employees have safer, more enjoyable travels while mixing pleasure into their business. It’s already considered a perk, so why not add safer “bleisure” travels as a greater benefit to your employees?
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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. [Read more…] about Tracking Your Employees for Better Employee and Executive Travel Security
For international business travelers, checking in with the home office can feel like another chore to check off of the list. A VIP may appreciate a company’s duty to be concerned about their welfare when flying abroad, but the constant demands to check in and confirm their safety can be bothersome. [Read more…] about Are You There Yet? IMG GlobalSecur’s Employee Itinerary Monitoring Answers ASAP
There’s an old saying about Mexico that says, “So far from God and so close to the United States.” Like many of these old sayings, there’s a lot that goes into that that can spark an interesting conversation between a citizen of Mexico and a citizen of the United States, or especially for anyone who lives close to the border or anyone who has friends and family of either Mexican or American dissent. Needless to say, the relationship between Mexico and the United States has not always been easy but it has always been close. [Read more…] about Employee Monitoring Service for Cross-Border Travel to/from Mexico & USA