We have previously covered the issue of Duty of Care and the responsibility of employers with respect to their traveling employees. Providing substantial protection for your employees who travel is a multi-pronged but far from insurmountable task. Key to an effective strategy is information.
This recent article in HR Dive effectively illustrates how “the more information a business traveler has about their destination, the better the odds of them staying out of harm’s way.” This domain awareness can be cultivated from your travel management company, consular information and government resources such as the U.S. State Department’s online Smart Traveler Enrollment Program.
How current is your travel policy? How are your employees informed about their destinations? How can your company or organization best establish a program to protect them? Let us know if we can offer direction.