Business travel

Business travel can be seen as a positive and a negative, depending on the employee, the destination and the reason for the journey. HR professionals need to keep in mind the various ways they can support staff who have to travel, whether domestically or internationally.

Coronavirus: employers urged to avoid business travel

Employers should postpone or cancel business travel to the region of China that has been hit by an outbreak of...

Why cultural training is vital for overseas assignments

15 Jan 2020

Overseas projects often fail when employees and their families are not prepared for life abroad. Janette Hiscock looks at why...

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Better coping strategies needed to manage business travel ill-effects

3 Jan 2020

A psychologist has suggested business travellers should develop “coping strategies” after a survey revealed employees' health problems stemming from lengthy periods spent flying or driving.

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EU visitors to UK will need three days’ notice before travelling

2 Dec 2019

Citizens of EU countries will need US-style ESTA pre-approval to enter the UK after Brexit.

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Global mobility and HR summit comes to London

23 Oct 2019

London hosts the Forum for Expatriate Management’s 2019 Global Mobility Summit next month with Brexit and immigration high on the...

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Encourage business travellers to declare medical history, advises insurer

19 Aug 2019

Employers should encourage staff who travel internationally to declare their medical history to avoid the risk of complications while abroad,...

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Business travel: how to protect LGBTQ+ staff

21 Jun 2019

With same-sex relationships considered a criminal offence in 70 countries, employers need to exercise their duty of care towards LGBTQ+ staff who travel abroad.

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Four in 10 staff unaware of paid travel time entitlement

8 May 2019

Four in 10 workers wrongly believe they are not entitled to a minimum wage for the time they spend travelling...

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No-deal Brexit: Five things for business travellers to consider

28 Feb 2019

Businesses whose staff travel to the EU need to be making no-deal Brexit preparations. So what do they need to do to avoid difficulties travelling to Europe after 29 March?

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Businesses ‘hung out to dry’ without no-deal Brexit answers

13 Feb 2019

With 44 days to go until the UK leaves the EU, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has published a...

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Keeping workers moving after a no-deal Brexit

18 Sep 2018

Although the government recently confirmed UK workers’ rights would remain the same in the event of a “no-deal” Brexit, there...

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What Jeremy Hunt’s faux pas tells us about cross-cultural intelligence

2 Aug 2018

It was just a slip, albeit an absurd one, but the new foreign secretary’s gaffe in China this week sheds...

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Rail fares should better serve needs of part-time workers

8 May 2018

The Rail Delivery Group (RDG), a consortium of Britain’s railway companies, has admitted that fares have failed to keep pace...

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Business travel, working abroad and mental health: a wake-up call

31 Mar 2018

More roles now involve business travel with increasing risks and stress for employees. Julian Eyears, medical director of occupational health...

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Business travel in the Trump and Brexit era: How to prepare for policy changes

21 Feb 2018

Fundamental changes in the immigration policy on both sides of the Atlantic mean that globally mobile workers face uncertain times....

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