Guarding Employees’ Health and Safety in a Globalized World

Managing a global workforce comes with its own set of unique risks for both the organization and employees. For example, many employers take corporate travel for granted, often listing it as a perk of employment. While this can be true, … Continue reading

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Overseas Business Travelers May Be Going Bare

Despite video conferencing and social media, nothing seems to replace the face-to-face meeting. Travel schedules are still robust with bookings as of September 2012 the same or better as the same time last year.  While overseas business trips yield many benefits, they … Continue reading

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Managing Crowds at the London Olympic Games

If you are traveling to the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympic Games, be prepared for millions of spectators — estimated at 5.5 million day visitors and an additional 450,000 staying in hotels. As discussed in a previous blog I’d normally … Continue reading

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The Measles and London Games?

The world is gearing up for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games in London this summer. However, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there is a large measles outbreak in Europe. Many unvaccinated Americans, while … Continue reading

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Travelers Beware, You’re A Target

Abduction, extortion, theft, terrorism, and violence are realities that face travelers, especially business travelers. Consider the following scenario:  In 2011, an American business executive was abducted in Mexico from his armored SUV.  The group of heavily armed kidnappers held the … Continue reading

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Turkey’s Quake: A Wake-Up Call to Travelers

Turkey’s deadly 7.2-magnitude earthquake is a sad reminder of Mother Nature’s power. And it is a wake-up call to have complete risk management plans in place for your employees, who are at risk to devastating natural events while traveling. If … Continue reading

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Business Travel: A False Sense of Security?

The recent kidnapping of two Spanish doctors from a refugee camp in Kenya is a serious reminder that traveling abroad whether as a part of a missionary group or for business reasons can be risky. There are 15,000 to 20,000 reported … Continue reading

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Global Hot Spots

 In 2010, rioting in Egypt leaves 646 people dead and thousands more wounded. Drug wars in Mexico reportedly claim the lives of more than 34,000, including innocent citizens, tourists, and U.S. government employees. Seventy-six people fall victim to terrorist bombings … Continue reading

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