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Pilot Program May Soon Help Streamline Employment-based Visa Process

On March 3, 2016, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) launched a pilot program called “Known Employer” to streamline the process by which employers who sponsor foreign national workers send documents and information to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). The program utilizes an online platform that allows certain employers who regularly ...
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Employee Traveler Tracking

Employee Traveler Tracking: Where Are Your Travelers Right Now? Corporate employee traveler tracking should be near the top of every global travel managers list. According to statistics, “71 percent track travelers using TMC itinerary data, 30 percent use credit card data, and 12 percent use GPS via tools that tap into travelers’ mobile devices”, and ...
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Everyday Business Travelers Are Easy Targets for Espionage

James Bond might be the world’s best-known spy, but nowadays even an obscure international business traveler could face similar surveillance threats from a hostile foreign intelligence service or even a business competitor. For example, though most American business travelers aren’t aware of the threats of espionage, the dangers are greater and more prevalent than ever before. ...
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Luxury and Loneliness: The Dark Side of Business Travel

With a roster of alluring destinations and five-star hotels, going on a business trip can seem like a whirlwind of high-powered glamor on the surface. But for people constantly traveling for work, the reality is often quite different. Check-in queues, flight delays and lonely dinners make up a large part of the business traveler lifestyle, ...
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Travel Most Often Reports To Finance Or Procurement

More than half of travel managers recently surveyed said they report to finance or procurement. Corporations have long struggled with the ideal reporting structure for the travel management function. Over the past decade, increasing numbers of travel managers saw their titles change to “buyers” as they reported to procurement, or increasingly, finance. In the latest ...
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Duty of Care – An Essential Part of Your Business Travel Program

Business travel expert Adam Knights explains why duty of care and risk management is relevant to all organisations. Looking after your travelers If your employees have to travel for business of any kind, it’s up to you to ensure their safety as far as possible and communicate to them what to do in the event ...
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Business Travelers: In Search of Opportunity, Safely

Abstract To manage and grow their businesses, Americans take over 16 million business trips internationally a year. To grow further, companies will continue to look for opportunities abroad, especially in emerging markets. With this expansion and international travel comes risk. Indeed, a number of cities around the world – including many that offer substantial growth opportunities for businesses – are not particularly ...
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