Travel Policy Affects Hiring and Losing of Top Talent, Says Article
By Harvey Chipkin
Companies need to strike a delicate balance in their travel policies that considers both budgets and traveler satisfaction. If they don’t, they risk their best employees becoming unhappy, according to an article called “Is Your Travel Policy Attracting or Repelling Top Talent?” from ViewFrom36k, a digital content hub created by Travel Leaders Group. Gabe Rizzi, president of Travel Leaders Corporate, a division of TLG, said travel can lead to burnout, especially if an organization has a punitive travel policy. Top performers, he said, will soon tire of this and seek other places that offer more flexible policies that keep the traveler top of mind. The article offered the following advice to travel managers: Rather than looking at travel simply as a budget line item, think of how it builds business and the human cost of a too-strict policy; put the traveler first with flexibility, easy-to-use mobile platforms for booking and expenses and a personal contact for problems; don’t neglect duty of care so traveling employees feel safe; and maintain a detailed, if flexible, policy to provide a framework travelers can follow.