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Companies poor at keeping travelling employees safe.human resources.9 sep 2010

  1. 1. breaking news | Human Resources Online 9/9/10 5:38 PM The smart HR professional's blueprint for workforce strategy All Markets Human Resources Events Senior HR Jobs Advertise With Us Contact Us Search Events Companies Poor At Keeping Travelling Employees Safe Wednesday, 20 Oct 2010 Psychometric Assessment At By: Lee Xieli, Singapore Work Course / BPS Level A & B Published: 1 hour 36 min ago Monday, 4 Oct 2010 CORPORATE TRAVEL Interpersonal Communication Skills Asia-Pacific - Companies in Asia-Pacific are more concerned with keeping corporate travel budget low than Monday, 4 Oct 2010 safeguarding their employees' safety during work-related trips. Train-The-Trainer: Essential Skills According to a survey by global healthcare, medical assistance and security services provider International SOS, a third of 165 respondents said their companies only spent between one and 10% on employees' travel safety and Wednesday, 29 Sep 2010 Singapore Human Capital security. But respondents think that insurance coverage is adequate to mitigate travelling risks, with 82.7% Summit 2010 providing employees with travel insurance. Only 9.4% said their company conducts travel safety training for employees. Even 75% of companies that send executives to high risk countries admitted they do not see the need Wednesday, 29 Sep 2010 DBM Professional Development to conduct travel safety training for these employees. Briefings For Human Resources / OD Practitioners Tony Ridley, director of security services for International SOS in Asia-Pacific, said many organisations with operations across the region do not fully understand the "duty of care obligations" to their corporate travellers. Tuesday, 28 Sep 2010 Unveil The Secret To Disney's Ridley said their approach to travel health and security appears to be "more reactive than proactive". Service Excellence Instead of basing travel policies or budgets on historical data, Ridley suggested using future events as a guideline. Or else, when a major event such as a volcanic eruption or an earthquake occurs, Ridley said companies would be Thursday, 9 September 2010, 04:43 PM unable to adapt. "Companies need to take a close look at how many people are actually involved in the travel aspect and who is responsible when an incident occurs." Click For Full Gallery Close to a quarter of companies also dismissed the need for additional security risk planning when employees attend international tradeshows or conferences outside their home country. The survey said such high-profile events are typically "the focal point of protests and unrest by local and travelling demonstrators, irrespective of location". Flash Ridley said frequent corporate travellers face greater risks than any other employee because they often visit locations different from the norm. "Training that can help them better prepare to cope with car accidents, delayed air travel, natural disasters will save companies significant time and money in the future." ________________________________________________________ --> More quality Lighthouse titles Insurance Get your marketing department up to speed with Asia's most read marketing site Fast, Easy, Online Travel Insurance as it should be. Sign Up Now! Want to get on the right side of the procurement department? Direct them to Procurement Asia International Health Ins Affordable Insurance For US Companies featured: Expats. Contact Us Now For A Free Quote! International SOS Human Resource Management International SOS Related Stories: Be empowered by the insights of CEOs and Risky business practitioners in HR. Movers and Shakers Disaster planning company gets hit by a disaster AIA Health Protecting employees from chikungunya fever Simplifying Health Insurance Employees as CPR lifesavers Find The Right Plan For Your What happened to the welcome committee? Needs When it comes to swine flu, play it safe White paper: July 09 Ready for takeoff Human Resource Courses? Singapore companies lacking in crisis management Advance Your Career At Curtin Be A Highly Employable Graduate! Coach Training Programme? Singapore Applications are open now Enjoy a free pre- workshop ! Copyright 2004 - 2008 Human Resources Online. Website Design & Development by Ad.WRIGHT! Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Terms & Conditions Page 1 of 1