As a not for profit employer of international employees, one of the greatest challenges is protecting their physical wellbeing while they are working in remote or volatile situations.
research has found many employers believe risks associated with travel are increasing, and many businesses change employee itineraries in response to security concerns. But what if your NGO is an aid agency or involved in service provision in dangerous areas? For you, changing an itinerary or leaving an area is a last resort.
Risk to NGO employees comes in the form of civil unrest, disease or natural disaster. As political instability and terrorism is becoming less and less predictable globally, employers have to be more vigilant to protect their frontline employees. Some useful steps that NGOs can take to mitigate the risk to their overseas employees include: