The MacNair Travel Leadership Blog

Key Components of Travel Risk Management and Duty of Care

Posted by Mike MacNair on May 31, 2016 12:00:00 PM

In a study conducted by Travelport, 57% of executives reported that non-compliance with their corporate travel policy was one of their top three concerns.

Business Dictionary defines duty of care as: an individual or organization is obliged to “avoid acts or omissions(which can be reasonably foreseen) to be likely to cause harm to others.”

In other words, the company is responsible for ensuring business travelers are forewarned about any potential dangers of travel conducted on their behalf.

We typically discuss matters of non-compliance to travel policy in the context of expense management but when it comes to duty of care, compliance can also play an important role in traveler safety.

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Topics: duty of care, risk management

Attract and Retain Top Talent by Effectively Managing Duty of Care

Posted by Mike MacNair on May 10, 2016 12:00:00 PM

Business travel continues to be an integral part of managing a successful business. Establishing a robust, results-oriented corporate travel management program involves many components. The establishment of a concise travel policy, appropriately managing travel expenses and ensuring that both travelling employees and your business are satisfied with travel management results will demonstrate a positive return on investment (ROI) from your corporate travel program.

One important area of your corporate travel management program that isn’t discussed frequently, is your business’ commitment to duty of care while your employees are traveling. Duty of care by definition is your company’s moral and legal responsibility for the safety and well-being of its employees within your organization, with special attention given to travelling employees. It’s essential for a well-run business, and a successful travel management program.

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Topics: travel policy, duty of care