Looking after your mobile workforce in a globalising economy
Internationalization is a must. A company seeking to optimize its development and growth must look beyond borders and consider the global dimension of doing business. This growing need for globalisation has an impact on global mobility of staff.
Mobility is crucial in order to meet strategic business goals and attracting and retaining the best talent.
Travel to and residing in other countries is not without risk. Natural disasters, epidemics (Zika, SARS or more recently coronavirus COVID-19), traffic accidents, a sudden health problem and even a commonplace incident suddenly get another dimension when they occur outside the home country. Therefore it is a challenge for most international organisations to focus both on their business and on the wellbeing of their mobile workforce.
This leads to the question: How, as an employer, do you take care of your mobile workforce? This document is intended to guide companies with international ambitions. Experts outline some of the concepts of Duty of Care and the legal environment.
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