Sessions

Globalization, global firms & emerging management challenges

This session looks at people management through the context of how firms have globalised, the nature of globalization today, and how firms operate within current environments. It also considers how and why international firms integrate or differentiate operations and how this affects HR strategy and decision making. The session will also look at key employee groups such as global leaders and managers and their roles within contemporary organizations.

Creating inclusive and highly engaged teams to maximize value creation

Within organizations and specifically across international boundaries, people work in diverse teams. The effectiveness of these teams is critical to organizational success. Those that are able to knit together people to work cohesively can gain real competitive advantage in terms of productivity, quality, service and innovation. This session will explore ways that this cohesion can be achieved.

Global HR strategy, metrics, analytics & ROI

The financial impact of strategic HR interventions is only starting to be understood and measured. This workshop looks at how to develop a business focused HR strategy, which uses effective cost/benefit metrics and analytics to diagnose, develop and measure successful HR initiatives. It also considers how HR can focus on value creation in an international context and ensure that HR decision making is central to business operations.

Managing workforce risk within international operations

With business reputation now a strategic imperative and the threat of business failure through the actions and behaviours of staff, this session considers the nature of workforce risk within international operations. From employees assigned to dangerous locations, understanding legal & regulatory obligations, to protecting organizational reputation from inappropriate actions of staff, this workshop identifies the types of risk that international HR professionals should understand, know how to assess, and be able to mitigate.

Reward in an international context

What factors create a global reward strategy that drives performance across international workforces? This workshop will consider the nature of these issues and how firms have sought to resolve challenges and difficult business issues. It will also examine specific trends and challenges around complex reward such as international executive pay, pensions, and equity based incentives.

Leveraging talent within the global organization

Firms need effective global leaders and managers more than ever and this session considers what changes are happening from both an individual’s perspective, and how organizations are changing their ways of managing talent internationally. Looking at talent attraction, career management and global mobility in the international corporation, the session examines the nature of emerging talent management strategies and the key challenges faced by firms in how to attract and deploy critical people resources within international operations.

International mobility: factors for success

This session focuses on the staffing of global corporations and the use of international assignments. It considers how a more strategic view of resourcing is essential in an international context and reviews how the management of global mobility has altered significantly and what success now means. It also reassesses the prospects for the international assignment and analyzes the emergence of alternatives including short-term assignments, commuter assignments, international business travel and virtual teams.