AUDIO: Tips for that next business trip
August 7, 2017
• Be like a Boy Scout, expert advises
• “You also want to have all of your work data protected”
How often do you send employees on the road? According to a new study from Robert Half, business travel is still happening, despite technological advancements that allow for more virtual meetings.
But to lower to hassle level a bit, business travelers might take a cue from the Boy Scouts.
“Be prepared. You want to make sure you look at your itinerary. You want to arrive early -- you don’t know what kinds of obstacles you’ll incur at the airlines,” says Brenda Arnold, regional vice president for the staffing firm Robert Half International (NYSE: RHI) of Menlo Park.
Fourteen percent of human resources managers say there’s been an increase in employee travel in their companies compared to five years ago, while 63 percent say employees maintained the same amount of travel. Only 14 percent cited a decrease in travel.
(Brenda Arnolds offers some travel hacks in today’s exclusive CVBT Audio Interview. Please click on the link below to listen now or to share or download for later listening.)
The top reasons for employee travel, according to Robert Half International, are professional development opportunities, company growth and strengthening business relationships in person.
“You also want to have all of your work data protected, prepared for technical failures, being sure you have all of what’s required to plug in your iPad, your tablet, have your chargers available,” Ms. Arnold says.
And don’t forget the cords, whether to plug into a charger or a projector or something else.