Head to the top of our Trending Topics page and use the search function for terms like safety, security, VUCA, duty of care and you will find a number of posts and articles highlighting things like:
- How at risk are your globally mobile employees? Maybe more than you know!
- What countries are more dangerous to send employees to?
- Who are your vulnerable travelers?
- What employee safety precautions does your mobility program have in place?
- If there was an emergency, what would happen to your expat?
As many of our clients expect increasing numbers of employees moving about the world through their global mobility programs, they need to help travelers understand the potential risks they face and work to help keep them safe along the way.
The experts at Drum Cussac offer up some tips:
- Apply for travel documents in advance and have the appropriate travel insurance.
- Learn some basic phrases, respect local customs and be wary where you photograph.
- Maintain a low profile and always carry a mobile phone, pre-programmed with important numbers.
- Plan journeys in advance and register in every city within 24 hours.
- Select hotels with good reviews and ask the concierge for areas to avoid.
- Only use licensed and regulated mini-cab companies.
- Know where you are, avoiding confrontations and demonstrations.
- Only drink at respected establishments, limit alcohol consumption and never accept drinks from strangers.
- Be alert to possible threats, especially in tourist areas, and have access to security alerts.
- Be alert to the cyber-threat and enable basic IT security on phones, tablets and laptops.
For one of our recent white papers on the topic, try How to Keep Relocating Employees Safe.
International business travel is a vital part of expanding your company's presence around the world. To help travellers understand the potential risks they face and how to stay safe, we've asked our experts to share their top 10 essential international business travel tips.