Travel Flexibility Options for the Business Traveller
COVID19 has highlighted the need for us all to think differently about how we approach our travel options, individuals as well as companies are feeling the effect on international business travel. We cannot take the ability to travel to places of business for granted. In these unprecedented times, even top-tier passports have failed to protect our travel freedoms. The restrictions placed upon borders have had far reaching impacts for all businesses.
In this age of ‘new normal’ we all need to reassess our global mobility strategy. When global mobility and international business travel will return to normalcy remains in question. The existing measures around skills and team composition still exist but we now need to add in a flexibility measure.
Companies need to assess how they ensure that key staff continue to be able to reach the areas of the world that are mission critical. Much of your ability to travel is based upon the power of your passport. However, this isn’t a simple case of being stuck with what you were born with. There are several ways to increase your options dramatically. Some creative management can allow you to create a global mobility insurance policy for your employees and yourself – Mitigation of risk is essential; we have all become blatantly aware of what happens when boarders close. Risk management has always been critical in mining but COVID19 have highlighted a risk that few businesses were focused on.
There are three areas that all businesses should now look at to create the flexibility they need:
- Permanent Residency
Find out what your options are and how to mitigate them via our webinar on 29th July.