Organisations and their employees invest significant time and money in corporate travel. As global markets expand and companies look to international shores for new business revenues, the UK workforce has become increasingly mobile. But what are the considerations?
As a result today’s business travellers are required to explore new and emerging markets, often taking them beyond more established locations. Indeed the largest increase in UK business travel for H1 2015 versus H1 2014 was in Tunisia – which saw a 362% increase in business travel visits, compared with the prior year, according to data from the Office of National Statistics.
Corporate travel policies must therefore reflect a broad range of risks across an even broader range of geographies. Regardless of where employers are sending their staff, from Norway to Nepal, implementing robust Duty of Care practices has become more important than ever before.
As demand for business travel evolves, financial pressures have forced employers to restrict the travel benefits available to their workforce and this has raised a critical question: how do those charged with protecting employees and ensuring their health and wellbeing continue to do so in the face of greater risks but less resource?