Business Travelers Report Feeling Unsafe, With Female and LGBTQ+ Travelers Regularly Experiencing Harassment According to an SAP® Concur® Survey
BELLEVUE, Wash., Oct. 30, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- SAP SE (SAP) has announced the results of a new SAP® Concur® survey revealing that more than three in four female business travelers have suffered harassment while traveling and more than one in two change their plans because of safety concerns. SAP Concur is the world's leading brand for travel, expense and invoice management solutions. The SAP Concur survey results identified concerns of personal safety while on the road and frustration that some companies seem to put self-interest ahead of employee needs. Notable highlights of the responding 7,850 business travelers in 19 global markets include:
- Travelers often feel unsafe:
- Female travelers report high levels of harassment and sexism on the road:
- LGBTQ+ travelers hide aspects of their identity when traveling for work:
- Business travel isn't getting easier or less stressful:
"Societal issues and employee experiences are increasingly impacting the way we travel. With these shifts come new expectations from traveling employees that shouldn't go unnoticed," said Mike Koetting, Chief Product Strategy Officer, SAP Concur. "While companies continue to try and maximize traveler satisfaction, the reality is that employees are hungry for more empathy, guidance and better technology as they run into both common frustrations and unique individual concerns, leaving room for improvement among organizations of all sizes."
Download the full whitepaper report here: https://www.concur.com/en-us/resource-center/whitepapers/business-traveler-report-2019
The survey was conducted by Wakefield Research (www.wakefieldresearch.com), a leading independent provider of quantitative, qualitative and hybrid market research, among 7,850 business travelers, defined as those who travel for business three or more times annually from the following markets: Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, India, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, Malaysia, Sweden, United Kingdom and the United States. The survey took place July–August 2019.
About SAP Concur
SAP® Concur® is the world's leading brand for integrated travel, expense, and invoice management solutions, driven by a relentless pursuit to simplify and automate these everyday processes. The top-rated SAP Concur mobile app guides employees through every trip, charges are effortlessly populated into expense reports, and invoice approvals are automated. By integrating near real-time data and using AI to audit 100% of transactions, businesses can see exactly what they're spending without worrying about blind spots in the budget. SAP Concur solutions eliminate yesterday's tedious tasks, make today's work easier, and help businesses run at their best every day. Learn more at concur.com or the SAP Concur blog.
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