The pandemic has highlighted the potential duty of care gaps that out of policy bookings can cause. Having a clear picture of where your employees are, what potential risks they may face, and being able to easily coordinate their safe return proved challenging in cases where travel bookings were not centralized.
"Leakage" from your travel management program negatively impacts your company’s control over travel costs, savings and supplier discounts, as well as your ability to ensure traveler safety and security. We dive into why this is such a common occurrence and what you can do about it.
Duty of care is likely to play a significant role in how your company drafts and enforces its travel policy, however lenient or strict that policy is. Grasping the reasoning behind these policy decisions can help you understand company requirements regarding business travel and work with your employers for your own benefit.
For corporate managers, understanding the notion of duty of care in the context of corporate travel is essential for ensuring compliance and establishing a sufficient business travel safety policy for company employees. So, before sending them off to their next corporate adventure with a carry-on bag in hand, set aside the time necessary to comprehend the big picture around duty of care and what it means for employers.
We know—there’s more to business travel than just packing luggage and planning a trip to a set destination. There’s a sense of excitement, efficient execution of company policies, and also a lingering fear of flying. So, how safe is flying? Shep researched and compiled flight safety stats for the 2018 business traveler that may help settle the concerns of that fearful traveler.
If there’s one niche group that has paved the way to a new type of corporate culture, it is the Millennial generation. Whether they are traveling overseas or trekking through sought-after destinations, Millennials born between the years 1980 and 2000 have become today’s movers-and-shakers in the business world. For employers, understanding the needs, expectations, and habits of this unique generation is essential to establishing a sufficient company travel policy.