Ensuring the safety of your expatriate workforce and traveling employees involves both workplace and domestic management. The traditional HR and corporate security functions extend far beyond the workplace in order to identify and analyze the foreseeable risks which an expat assignee or business traveler may be exposed to while on assignment. As workforces become more mobile, fulfilling duty of care can seem like a daunting task for employers which is made more challenging by the inconsistent standards across the globe. The balance between having reasonable processes in place to protect staff overseas and conducting business in an efficient and profitable manner can sometimes be difficult.

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Depending on the host country, an expat assignee or business traveler may face considerably more serious health and safety risks than they would at home…and the variety and severity of threats facing them is escalating. It is not just in those parts of the world with weak security, governance and civil order where our employees could be at risk. As terrorist groups compete for notoriety, launching terror attacks around the world, in areas once perceived as safe havens, the security of our traveling workforces and overseas assignees is brought into sharp focus – as is the employer’s legal obligations to have in place measures to safeguard them. Criminals will attempt to capitalize on an expat’s lack of experience in a new country and if their employer has failed to adequately risk assess their employee’s new environment, they could be open to heavy fines. Additionally, a company’s image overseas or an employee’s nationality or perceived wealth could increase risks significantly. Click read more for agenda and who should attend Read more