Keeping a Globally Mobile Workforce Safe in an Unsafe World - What's Your Duty of Care?

SHRM 2012 Annual Conference
After attending this session you will have an understanding of where your organization stands when it comes to Duty of Care and recognize how to eliminate gaps.
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In today's global environment, organizations have many employees working abroad as international assignees or business travelers. Employer Duty of Care is the obligation of companies to assume responsibility for protecting the health, safety and security of employees from risks when working in different locations around the world. Research findings from a recently published global benchmarking survey will be discussed in this hands-on session, including how Global HR is called upon to take a leadership role.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - 11:30am to 12:45pm

Suzanne Garber


Suzanne Garber is the Chief Networking Officer for International SOS, charged with connecting and organizing the hundreds of thousands of resources within the global network of medical, security, and travel related providers, employees and clients.

In Garber’s previous role as Chief Operating Officer--Americas, Garber had day-to-day responsibility of operations, sales, and finance and was accountable for the delivery of P&L for the entire region.

Prior to joining International SOS, Garber enjoyed a successful career with various operating companies of FedEx, culminating in her role as Managing Director, South America.

Garber, a dual US/Italian citizen, is an honors graduate from Rutgers University with a degree in foreign languages and a Master’s degree recipient with honors from the University of Pennsylvania. Reared in Spain, Mexico, Algeria, Egypt, the Dominican Republic and various US states, she is fluent in English, Spanish, and Portuguese and is recognized as an international expert in the area of Duty of Care, international assignments, and risk mitigation within globalization. Her travels have taken her to every continent and over 70 countries.

Amount of Credit: 
Credit Type: 
Global Credit
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
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