How to Protect Jetsetting Employees

A recent study found that in the past year, more than 3.5 million employees took international trips. A quarter of those trips were to high or extreme risk destinations. A New White Paper from International SOS outlines Duty of Care, Integrated Risk Management Solutions for Organizations Seeking to Safeguard Travelling Employees and International Assignees.

A press release issued Tuesday says, “In today's global economy, companies don't hesitate to cross borders, span time zones or operate in remote locations to achieve their objectives - and neither do their employees… With this increased mobility comes inevitable risks – everything from illness (H1N1 pandemic), to outbreaks of civil unrest (recent strife in Guinea), to natural disaster (recent tragic events in Southeast Asia and the South Pacific).”

The SOS International White Paper is authored by Lisbeth Claus, Ph.D., SPHR, GPHR, professor of global HR at Willamette University. It is described as a “roadmap” that provides business leaders with the information and tools they need to protect their most important asset - their employees - which allows them to also effectively manage business, financial and reputational risks. With a focus on safeguarding employees who travel or live abroad on assignment, the paper breaks down the duty of care puzzle and provides an integrated risk management approach to solving it.

To read the press release and access further information about the White Paper, please click here:
http://www.reuters.com/article/pressRelease/idUS152028+27-Oct-2009+PRN20091027