Papua New Guinea has been a significant focus of our work for the first month of this year. A number of clients have expats moving there and another has Papua New Guineans moving to Australia on assignment.
Locations such as Port Moresby are not high on the list of preferences for expat assignments. The risk of crime is high and the lifestyle changes expats need to adopt to stay safe are significant. Yet expatriates continue to take up assignments when organisations provide the opportunity.
Organisations have a duty of care - a legal obligation embedded in OHS and compensation laws in Australia. Duty of care for business operations and workers that cross international borders involves risk management, health and safety, security and cultural awareness.
Why cultural awareness? The reality is