Business travel has always carried inherent risk like medical emergencies, natural disasters, political unrest, unfamiliar cultures and health epidemics. These risks not only threaten employee safety, but can also result in duty of care challenges that, if not dealt with, could negatively impact a company's reputation and bottom line.
What can you do to maintain control over the safety and standards employees practice on the road?
Employers have a legal and moral duty of care to protect the health, safety and security of their employees wherever work takes them. Unfortunately, many companies are finding it difficult to execute travel procedures when employees fail to comply with policies. In particular, the rise in "rogue travelers" who choose to make their own travel arrangements compromises a travel manager's ability to help employees in times of crisis.