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Traveling Employees: Your Duty Of Care And The Major Mistakes To Avoid While Workers Are Traveling Or Working Abroad

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About This Course:
Bombings, mass shootings, natural disasters, disease outbreaks, road accidents, and simply getting sick, these are just a few of the important reasons organizations need to address how they’re managing the duty of care of their traveling workers.

International business travelers may be particularly vulnerable to harm given unfamiliar and potentially unpredictable surroundings, and many companies overlook the essential need to develop a comprehensive travel management program.

You owe your workers a duty of care, and if you fail to properly assess and mitigate the risk of harm to your workers abroad, or fail to provide them with adequate resources, you could face legal and reputation liabilities.

Join us for an in-depth webinar led by global HR expert Professor Lisbeth Claus. She will provide critical insights on making sure your travel management program is designed to mitigate risks, effectively train employees on duty of care practices, and apprise company leadership of your legal obligations in this area.

You’ll learn:
  • The need for employers to assess and mitigate employees’ travel risks
  • How a strategic and operational duty-of-care plan can help bolster your company’s overall risk-management program
  • The most common mistakes employers make when it comes to duty-of-care obligations
  • The importance of customizing your duty-of-care plan to your organization’s travel patterns and risk tolerance levels
  • The sustainable, loyalty-boosting benefits of an effective travel-management program
About Your Presenter:

Lisbeth Claus, Ph.D., MBA, SPHR, GPHR, SHRM-SCP
Professor of Management and Global HR
Willamette University MBA

Lisbeth Claus has been widely published in academic and professional journals on subject matters related to global HR. She specializes in the implications for global organizations when their employees cross borders. She was co-author (with Dennis Briscoe and Randall Schuler) of the 3rd edition of International Human Resource Management (Routledge, 2008) and is Editor-in-Chief of the Global HR Practitioner Handbook (volumes 1, 2013; volume 2, 2014; and volume 3, 2015, Global Immersion Press).

Considered a global expert on employer duty of care, Ms. Claus has traveled to four continents to inform employers of their obligation to protect their business travelers, international assignees and dependents. She is the author of the 2009 Duty of Care White Paper—viewed today as a major impetus for putting duty of care on the map for global organizations.

Ms. Claus authored the 2012 Duty of Care and Travel Risk Management Global Benchmarking Study – the first empirical study on duty of care for which she earned the EMMA award for research of the year. Her other research interests include performance management, HR analytics and developing a culture of health and wellness in global organizations.

In March 2016, at its inaugural annual global HR conference, the HR Roundtable and Global HR Consortium announced the creation of the annual Lisbeth Claus Trail Blazer Award in honor of the lifelong dedication of Ms. Claus to the development of the global HR profession around the world.
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