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For many, the HR profession is evolving from domestic to global. As organisations expand into new territories, international HR teams are required to recruit, manage and develop staff in unfamiliar markets, engage with local business cultures and work within international employment law frameworks that differ considerably.
When managing global workforces, it is crucial for global HR functions to be proactive and consider:
Bringing together experienced international HR practitioners and expert consultants, this two-day conference will provide invaluable insights into proven strategies, key tactics and critical activities for HR professionals involved in supporting their organisation’s international growth.
Day one will examine the expansion activities for global HR teams, including recruiting in local markets, preparing high potentials for international assignments, developing a global pay and benefit programme and building your organisation’s global capabilities.
Day two will continue by exploring the core activities that HR practitioners will experience in the day-to-day management of a global workforce. Sessions will examine globalisation of HR policies, managing cross border teams, compliance with local employment regulations and training and development for a global workforce.
Chair's opening remarks
Karen Minto, JSB
Global expansion strategies
Stephen Pierce, HR Director, Hitachi Europe
Resourcing your international operations
Karen Minto, JSB
Global recruitment - case study
Yetunde Hofmann, Human Resources Director, Imperial Tobacco Ltd
Pay and benefits
Steve Walsh, Head Office Reward Manager, Arcadia Group
Developing Global Leadership Capabilities – Case Study
Dave Conder, Global Head of People and Strategy Implementation, KPMG
Chair's closing remarks and close of day one
Registration and Coffee
Communicating organisational values to a cross-border workforce
Deborah Millett, HR Director, Accenture
Globalisation of HR policies
Globalisation of HR policies - workshop session
Workshop session examining participants own organisation's HR policies in greater depth
Rustin Richburg, Senior exectuive, Accenture
Ensuring global policies meet local employment regulations
Juliet Carp, Partner, Speechly Bircham LLP
Training and development
Mandy Clarke, Global and Commercial Director, Serco
Chair's closing remarks
Close of day two
Juliet advises on all aspects of UK employment law. Her clients are typically multinational employers. Juliet is recognised as an expert on the employment law aspects of global mobility and is author of the leading international textbook on this topic “Drafting Employment Documents for Expatriates”.
Juliet is elected Chair of the UK Employment Lawyers Association’s international committee. She is a member of the European Employment Lawyers Association and an associate member of the American Bar Association.
Juliet is a frequent speaker, particularly on employment law aspects of global mobility, including for ECA, FEM, ELA, LexisNexis.
She has written/been quoted in publications including the Times, Financial Times, Telegraph, Evening Standard, City AM, People Management, Personnel Today, Tax Journal, New Law Journal.
Mandy Clarke is a commercial HR & OD professional with over 20 years international & multi-sector experience. She has significant expertise in strategy and the delivery of change, business improvement & robust HR solutions to transform organisational performance. Mandy has extensive experience of leading large, multi-disciplinary teams and projects.
Mandy’s achievements include:
Dave is an Associate Partner within KPMG’s Global People function based in London. He has responsibility for developing KPMG’s approach across the globe to performance and reward. He has held a number of human resources roles in the UK and Europe and his role prior to joining the global team was UK Head of People.
Dave is an Economics graduate with an MBA in International Business and has 20 years' experience of HR in the professional services, insurance, banking and retail sectors.
Karen Minto has many years’ experience across a range of HR and L&D functions and activities. Her current work is in both the strategic and practical areas of people management and leadership, and aligning these to business performance. Karen delivers tailored client programmes, open courses and conducts one-to-one coaching sessions.
Working with BI Worldwide Ltd, Karen has seen the company through a significant period of change. She has previously worked with BT in a number of roles, the last being in Global Services, supporting an international community.
Karen is a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), and has gained a variety of additional HR qualifications and psychometric accreditations.
Key areas of expertise:
Stephen is HR Director of Hitachi Europe, part of a Japanese company with a vision of creating ‘a better society through technology’. Hitachi is a diverse business with a strategic focus in Europe on Information & Telecommunications, Power Systems, Rail Systems and Construction Machinery. Hitachi has 360,000 staff globally of which 9,000 are in Europe with regional revenues of around €9 billion.
Stephen’s corporate team support the development of Hitachi businesses in Europe including M&A activity and change management. They work closely with HR in Tokyo to introduce globally consistent best practices and provide HR shared services to 30 Hitachi companies across the region. As well as being a Director of Hitachi Europe, Stephen is a member of the executive team of Hitachi Rail Europe which has recently been awarded a £4.5 billion, 27 year contract to provide and maintain trains for the UK rail network, and Horizon Nuclear Power which was acquired by Hitachi in November 2012 to build the next generation of nuclear power plants in the UK. He is also a member of Hitachi’s global HR Advisory Committee.
Before joining Hitachi in 2008, Stephen was European HR Director of two US businesses and prior to that he spent 14 years in various HR roles with the international food group United Biscuits.
Named 2009 MCA HR Consultant of the Year, Rustin is a Senior Executive in Accenture’s HR Transformation and Talent Management service line and is the global lead for Consumer Goods Industry Talent offering. Rustin’s core skills are in developing and delivery HR strategy, specifically within the HR service delivery area – including all aspects of HR: resourcing, workforce planning, learning and development, reward and recognition, HR admin and payroll.
Over the past 15+ years Rustin has worked within consulting but also as an HR operations manager for a global professional services firm. Rustin’s consulting projects have focused around large scale transformation initiatives to help a spectrum of cross-industry clients with their human resources service delivery.
Rustin also has strong boardroom stakeholder management, project management, journey management, and interpersonal skills.
Steve is a career HR Professional. His formative years were spent in the food manufacturing industry; he developed the international context of his career with Philip Morris Ltd., the world’s biggest tobacco company. While at P.M. led a comprehensive HR proposition for a number of small Philip Morris entities in London. It was here that Steve's interest in reward developed, becoming one the leading players in Philip Morris in Europe. Steve spent a year in Ukraine, establishing a transitional HR function at a newly acquired business this large post Soviet market. Following that assignment Steve’s role representing the UK business in the international HR network developed.
Steve led the HR aspects when the U.K. Businesses were rationalised, resulting in the closure of the largest part of the business and relocation of the new entity. Taking this opportunity to move away from tobacco, Steve managed the end-to-end project of introducing the new NHS job evaluation and salary management system into Moorfields Eye Hospital, one of the original foundation Trusts, and a world leader is eye care.
Maintaining the link to health care Steve Joined Bupa International in 2008. His brief was to develop and implement a Reward and Performance Management approach across a global organisation with three main sites, being Miami, Brighton and Copenhagen. Starting with an almost blank piece of paper, Steve implemented a performance linked salary management system, unified bonus structures, and delivered seamless implementation of the annual salary review and bonus round.
Steve's new role at Arcadia will embed the new Reward Philosophy at Arcadia, developing a Reward Policy and aligning benefit and bonus practice across the group. The role will be pivotal in delivering the new grading structure and in designed pay scales, salary progression and employee communications around reward
HR professionals with global responsibilities will find this expert-led conference of particular benefit, as will those anticipating initial international expansion in the near future.
If you have, or are likely to be involved with policy development, pay and benefits, recruitment, talent management, leadership development or people strategy on a global scale, this international HR conference is for you.
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