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Volume 32, Issue 3

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Monday, 12 August 2019 21:32

On the Road Again

Written by  AL MARCELLA

Raising Employee Awareness, Mitigating Risks While Travelling Corporate risk managers take note. According to research conducted by Carlson Wagonlit Travel, a global business travel management organization, 47 percent – nearly half – of business travelers from the U.S. said they would choose points over personal safety. “The challenge for travel managers is to ensure people don’t go off-program in search of points,” said David Falter, president of RoomIt by CWT. “The safety of travelers should be the top priority in any travel program.” Risk management and maintaining employee workplace safety is not limited to the company’s premises. Management must consider the risks, which their employees may be exposed to, when traveling away from the office. Proactively and effectively assessing risks and educating employees on the means to mitigate these risks is essential to good corporate policy and overall employee well-being and safety. Educating employees on basic travel safety and security procedures can transfer to