engagement

Op Ed: Claire Langford On How Expanded Risk Offers Opportunities To Improve Duty Of Care

One of the pandemic’s silver linings has been greater awareness of and attention to corporate duty of care. According to Claire Langford, a veteran travel buyer and former TMC program manager now with CoreTrust Purchasing Group, organizations taking a broader view of employee wellbeing can not only mitigate risk, but also improve recruiting and retention….

Op Ed: Legaroo’s Alex Thompson On Considerations For The Corporate Digital Nomad

Alex Thompson, founder and CEO of legal support provider Legaroo, thinks the digital nomad lifestyle is “wonderful.” He’s also got some words of caution. _________ The growing, geographically free lifestyle of digital nomads challenges companies to update their recruiting, legal and risk procedures. The trend is part of  business travel’s evolution since these employees work…

Op Ed: Tony D’Astolfo On Getting Business Travelers Resigned To The Great Resignation

Serko’s Tony D’Astolfo is always ready to serve his two cents with a smile. There’s been a lot of talk about the Great Resignation. And while we could debate why it’s happening, something not up for debate is how hard the travel industry has been hit by it. Hospitality executives lament the difficulty of replacing…

Marriott Sees Progress, Seeks ‘Time And Patience’ To Get Back To Expected Service Levels

Corporate travel buyers and travelers have lost some confidence in the services and quality to expect at hotels, but Marriott International doesn’t see that making its way into contractual relationships with corporate accounts.  “It’s only come up a couple times, and we have actually tried our best not to engage in those conversations,” said Julius…

Companies Scramble To Work Out Policies Related To Employee Abortions

Some companies will cover travel and other expenses for employees seeking abortions out of state, but as Emma Goldberg writes, ensuring safety and confidentiality is no small task. There is no clear blueprint for corporate engagement on abortion. After numerous companies came forward to announce that they would cover travel expenses for their employees to…

Op Ed: Brad Seitz On The Travel Implosion Right Before Our Eyes

Everyone is swamped and emotions are running high in travel. Industry veteran Brad Seitz, now head of travel, facilities and sustainability for workforce management firm Pro Unlimited, is not alone in accusing travel suppliers, particularly travel management companies, of playing a blame game in laying responsibility for some service woes at the feet of their…

Is Your Hiring Process Costing You Talent?

The travel and hospitality sectors have been as hard-hit by the labor crunch as any. Across all industries, job seekers are looking for better wages, better benefits and better remote work options. They’re also losing patience with cumbersome hiring processes. Brad Chambers, global head of talent acquisition solutions at BTS, presents four questions hiring managers…

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