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.

Encourage business travellers to declare medical history, advises insurer

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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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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