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Essential checklist before sending employees abroad to work

International relocation and global mobility are back on the business agenda, so it’s important that employers are aware of the many considerations they must make before sending an employee abroad.

Contributor: Sarah Dennis, head of international - Towergate Health & Protection | Published: 13 February 2023

How big is the risk of kidnap and ransom for worldwide staff?

Kidnap and ransom are not necessarily about the worst-case scenario of being taken hostage. It could be the threat of extortion, being forcibly taken to a cash machine to withdraw money, or virtual kidnap, where perpetrators falsely claim they have taken an international traveller hostage to coerce others into paying a ransom.

Contributor: Sarah Dennis, head of international - Towergate Health & Protection | Published: 24 August 2022

Most travel programmes have no provision for the LGBTQ+ community

One week into Pride Month 2022 and new data from a poll of  229 European travel managers conducted by Business Travel Show Europe has revealed that two thirds (66 per cent) of travel programmes do not provide special consideration for LGBTQ+ travellers.

Contributor: Louis Magliaro, Executive VP - BTN Group | Published: 16 June 2022

Biggest concern for returning employees is commute on public transport

According to a nationally-representative survey into 2,000 UK workers, conducted by corporate transport technology specialist Kura, nearly 60% of workers across the UK hold real concerns around the commute post-Covid.

Contributor: Godfrey Ryan, CEO - Kura | Published: 31 August 2021

One fifth of UK workers do not intend to commute again

Almost one in five workers do not intend to return to the office again post pandemic, largely due to ongoing concerns around infection control on public transport

Contributor: Godfrey Ryan - Kura | Published: 9 July 2021

Business trips are back

Today Emburse – a global leader in expense management and accounts payable automation – is announcing the findings from a recent YouGov survey aiming to understand current attitudes towards business travel. The survey of 1202 prospective business travellers found 70% of respondents agree travelling for work and conducting in-person meetings will help strengthen business relationships – which appeared to be the consensus regardless of age or gender across those surveyed.

Contributor: Kenny Eon, GM and SVP EME - Emburse | Published: 12 June 2021

Covid: how to support employees stranded abroad

With Covid restrictions constantly changing and evolving worldwide, many employees taking business trips to other countries, or already working abroad, have found that they are suddenly either banned from returning to their home country or not allowed to leave the country they have visited. Employers must ensure they are able to support employees who are stranded away from home.

Contributor: Sarah Dennis, Head of International - Towergate Health & Protection | Published: 14 April 2021

Transport industry urges leaders to ‘get on board’ with key worker travel plan

An alliance of private British transport operators and trade bodies, including Gett and the Confederation of Passenger Transport UK (CPT), has today written to the country’s political and civic leaders to offer their support in ensuring London’s key workers can travel to work safely amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

Contributor: Mathew Hassell, CEO - Transport2 | Published: 4 April 2020

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How safe are your internationally seconded colleagues? 

The report from Healix International, outlines the potential security risks in 2019 underlines the need for organisations sending workers abroad to employ a wide-ranging scope when it comes to risk assessment and mitigation. The range of risks now present for those working abroad is probably at its broadest for decades.

Contributor: James Pothecary | Published: 3 February 2019