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.

Rail fares should better serve needs of part-time workers

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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Zika virus and business travel : six duty of care actions for employers

1 Dec 2016

As evidence of the effect of the Zika virus grows, employers must address their responsibilities. Dr Jonathan O’Keeffe explains.
The...

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Tech to tackle temptation to tinker travel expenses

7 Oct 2016

Although no one truly knows the full extent of fraud, it is estimated that it costs the country as much...

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How to avoid the risks associated with business travel

1 Sep 2016

What preparations should companies make to cut down on the risks associated with business travel? Rob Walker, of International SOS...

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Green business travel at risk in the recession

19 Feb 2009

Companies’ commitment to improved Corporate Social Responsibility is no passing fad, according to the latest annual opinion poll by the Association of...

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‘Laptop shoulder’ warning for business travellers

22 Jan 2009

Workers who travel frequently on business are being warned to watch out for ‘laptop shoulder’, caused by carrying or working...

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Mileage allowance tops travel-related benefits list: yardstick

1 Jul 2008

Mileage allowance is the most common travel-related benefit offered by employers, according to research by Personnel Today’s sister publication Employment...

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Three-quarters of FTSE companies move towards ‘green’ travel policies

20 May 2008

A leading environmental charity has welcomed moves by many of the UK’s biggest companies to reduce business flights.Backed by the...

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Reduced business travel helps Nationwide to cut carbon footprint by 80%

20 Nov 2007

Nationwide has reduced its carbon emissions by more than 80% in the past five years, according to the company’s annual...

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Need to travel first class is based on whether you need to work on the move

20 Nov 2007

I feel I need to respond to the recent letters regarding central government travel – not because I want to...

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Civil servants spend millions of pounds of taxpayers’ money on first class travel

8 Oct 2007

Civil servants are spending millions of pounds of tax-payers’ money a year on first-class rail travel, flights and taxi fares,...

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Business travellers lack confidence in employer’s ability to help in an emergency

25 Jul 2007

Six in 10 business travellers have little confidence that their firm would be able to help them in an emergency,...

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Health advice for overseas travel

12 Jun 2007

HR should ensure health risks are flagged up before employees take a trip abroad, argues Sally O'Reilly.

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