|was Dec 11+12
|2009 GEO-POLITICAL MEGATRENDS and NEXT PRACTICES GLOBAL HR™
Forum on Employee Communications and the New Risk Management
How and Why International Assignments will be more Strategic
Join us for a stimulating day
|to be held at...
|Hotel Concorde La Fayette
• 3, Place du Général Kœnig, Porte Maillot, 75017 Paris
|AUTEUIL meeting room
Conference Delegates will discuss:
Doing something about today's economic changes and the "Megatrends" of the globally-integrated economy ...to better align '09 Corporate Strategy, Human Capital policy, Talent Engagement, Global Mobility, with a program of continuous Innovation.
... Understanding and working with the new Compliances: Tax, Legal, and Financial;
... Communicating CHANGE Effectively with Your Assignees and your Global Teams;
... M&A and Making Integration Work;
... In this new and challenging economy, competing for the Best Talent and Retention of Assets...the role of Leadership Development and Global Workforce Mobility;
... Social Responsibility in this new economy;
... Asset Growth & Retention: Employee Wellness, Health & Safety;
... Technology Applications and Privacy Issues;
... Emerging Markets in the new economy;
MEMOS FROM THE CONFERENCE PRODUCER
Bonjour mon ami et merci pour votre attention.
Welcome to our 3rd Paris conference: #1 was in Nov'99; #2 in Nov'05. Thank you for your kind interest.
Your FULL-CONFERENCE REGISTRATION TICKET provides you access to education/learning from an excellent faculty, trade show resources, conference food/beverage, speaker materials and presentations, plus a guaranteed seat at the Conference Opening Event on Thursday night Dec 11th...the gala networking business social. Please REGISTER fast; save money.
La Seine Social-Networking Dinner-Cruise,
Thursday evening, Dec 11th Attire: Smart / Cocktail Party.
You are most cordially invited to a beautiful and memorable evening with good people, good cheer with good talk ...and good food and beverage, away from the highly structured conference environment.
At 1945 hrs we go aboard at the foot of La Tour Eiffel and when underway, you will see the beautiful, illuminated historic bridges and monuments including Notre Dame, Louvre, La Tour Eiffel, and more.
Le chanteuse and Parisien music will help us Toast to Life! and Better Understanding and Peace in a wonderful collegial, learning atmosphere.
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GLOBAL HR NEWS
CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION ...
From 0730 hrs
CHECK-IN DESK OPENS
NETWORKING BREAKFAST in the Sponsor Area
OPENING REMARKS AND INTRODUCTIONS
Mr. Edwin Cohen, Conference Producer and
Publisher, GLOBAL HR NEWS
0830 to 1000 hrs
OPENING KEYNOTE SESSION features 2 presentations:
Mergers & Acquisitions: Global Talent Management; and,
The Importance of Developing A Global Mindset for Competing Globally.
AIR FRANCE / KLM:
HR'S KEY ROLE in MERGERS/ACQUISITIONS...MAKING INTEGRATION WORK
Mr. Marc Raynaud, Partner, ICM (Paris)
IMPORTANT TO THIS SESSION
Critical to the success of a merger or an acquisition, the integration phase is necessarily full of unforeseen events. However, the risk of failure may be significantly reduced if a genuine integration scheme is prepared, taking cultural as well as human aspects into consideration. If the new top management team succeeds in showing firm leadership from the start, focuses on the most important integration projects and makes a priority of the cultural dimension, they will be holding all the cards to fully exploit the potential announced to the market.
Marc’s presentation will focus on why Culture may turn out to be the main obstacle to the implementation of a merger or acquisition. Key Findings will include the following: Integration, a high risk experiment for all leadership; Cultural integration, a particularly complex operation of change; and, The classical mistakes to avoid and pitfalls to anticipate
You learn about and "take-away" lessons drawn for the successful Air France KLM Combination that has made them a worldwide leader in the airline industry...and... Recipes for effective cooperation across boarders.
Marc Raynaud, French and Canadian, has degrees in international marketing and management from three French, Swiss and Canadian business schools. His interest in corporate culture and internal communications first brought him to ICM as a client, and in 1987 he joined as one of the managing directors. With an MBA from the University of Sherbrooke (Canada), Marc held executive positions in marketing in several international companies before joining Aluminium Alcan of France in 1979 as their marketing and planning officer. In 1981 he took up responsibilities as sales manager in the Benelux countries, then profit centre manager in 1982, and finally as managing director of an Alcan subsidiary in France. For the past sixteen years Marc has been helping international companies face change in turbulent times. He runs teambuilding sessions with top managers, helping them to define a shared mission, clarify their goals and determine roles and action steps. He develops communication tools for a better understanding of international strategy and organizational structure change. He also conducts Culture Bridging audits across borders and large employee communication surveys. He has worked in depth with companies in such countries as China, France, Sweden, Poland, Finland, Greece, England , the United States , Canada and Japan. Clients include Air France KLM, Airbus China, Arcelor, TCL Thomson Electronics (TTE) Alcatel, Delta airline, Danone, L’Oréal, Bourjois-Chanel, Generali, Sky Team, EDF (Electricité de France), Gaz de France, BSN, AT&T, Hewlett Packard, Norsk Hydro, Valeo, JVC, Thomson, Volvo Trucks, Carrefour.
ALLIGNING HR WITH COMPANY STRATEGY: DEVELOP AN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS CULTURE TO BUILD A TRULY GLOBAL COMPANY
Mr. Eric Bachellereau, THOMSON's Executive Vice President
Human Resources, Diversity & Internal Communications
IMPORTANT TO THIS SESSION
Thanks to the collective effort of the past several years, Thomson HR processes are now in line with Company strategy. Thomson now has a truly international and multicultural employee base at the forefront of tomorrow's technology. You will learn about the value of having different views in a fast changing environment; about the need to have a very international team at the top with healthy governance; and about rules. The session will discuss how Diversity is promoted in a way that it becomes a key business advantage. You will understand how Corporate values, ethics charter and common management principles serve the common culture.
You will learn about innovative practices that are helping transform Thomson's traditional French business culture into a more open, international, and healthy corporate culture.
At Thomson we have learned to...Internationalize Top Management; Manage international talent;
Implement worldwide Comp & Ben initiatives; Manage the well-being of all employees taking into account cultural priorities.
In terms of "outreach", the Thomson Women’s Forum increases community awareness of the Company.
In July 2006, Eric Bachellereau was appointed as Executive Vice President, Human Resources & Internal Communications. Prior to this position he was Executive Vice President, Human Resources. Prior to joining Thomson, Eric Bachellereau was Senior Vice-President, Management Development, and HR Director, Stainless Steel Sector, Paris and Luxembourg from 2004. From 1999 to 2004, he was Vice President for Thomson’s Human Resources, in charge of Thomson TVAA and corporate functions worldwide. Prior to that, Eric Bachellereau was Vice-President, Human Resources with Alstom: from 1995 to 1997, he was in charge of Human Resources Europe for GEC-Alsthom Heavy-Duty Gas Turbines; and from 1997 to 1999, he was Vice President, Human Resources worldwide, in charge of Alstom Steam Turbines activities. Previously, Eric Bachellereau was successively Human Resources manager in FNAC Paris (83-89) and Director of Human Resources at Alcatel Business Systems in Illkirch-Graffenstaden (89-95).
1000 to 1030 hrs
NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK in the Sponsor Area
1030 to 1115 hrs
Conference Theme Keynote
Global Talent Management
HOW TODAY'S GLOBAL MEGATRENDS ARE NOW SHAPING GLOBAL TALENT DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES
Mr. Philip Berry, Managing Principal, Berry Block & Bernstein, LLC (B3-LLC)
IMPORTANT TO THIS SESSION
The world is changing before our very eyes. Increasingly we see that the dynamics in the global marketplace are not the same now as they were 20 years ago. The rate of change is astronomical and 10 years from now, we will be in a completely different world. The issue is whether organizations will watch change pass them by or will they get on board and ahead of the changes so they will be profitable in the near future. In the global economy, companies need to focus on recognizing and developing talent internationally if they want to succeed in todayʼs diverse marketplace and meet those challenges. So what are some of those megatrends that are impacting organizations and how do companies develop a talent management strategy to meet these challenges?
This is what we will explore in this session.
Philip Berry is the Managing Principal of B3-LLC which is a global management consulting, executive coaching and training practice. They will specialize in the areas of leadership training, global talent management, global diversity, innovation, team building, corporate social responsibility, employee relations effectiveness and affirmative actions compliance.
Philip Berry was previously Vice President, Global Workplace Initiatives for Colgate-Palmolive. In this role, Philip focused on enhancing Colgate’s efforts to attract and retain the best people from a diverse and broad base of global talent, and to create an inclusive work environment that furthers Colgate’s commitment to Becoming the Best Place to Work. Philip joined Colgate in 1990 as Associate Director of Human Resources in the U.S. Company. He has subsequently held senior Human Resources positions serving the Central Europe/Russia, Africa/Middle East, Latin America and European Divisions. In each of these areas Philip has made outstanding contributions in focusing the Human Resources function on key business issues, particularly goal alignment, training, plant site rationalization, and acquisition integration.
In 2001, Philip became Vice President, Global Employee Relations - Best Place to Work. and was elected a Corporate Officer in 2003. Prior to joining Colgate, Philip acquired broad Human Resources expertise at Procter & Gamble, where he worked for eight years in labor relations, organizational development and compensation. He also worked at Digital Equipment as Personnel Manager and the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority as VP, Human Resources. Philip holds a BA degree from Queens College in New York, a Master’s in Science from Columbia University School of Social Work, and an MBA from Xavier University. Philip was appointed to the Business Leadership Council of CUNY (City University of New York), and is on the Panel for Education Policy appointed by the Mayor of New York. Further, he is the Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees for City University, which has responsibility for the 23 colleges within the New York City area. He is also on the Advisory Board of New York City Center, an arts and cultural institution. In addition, he is Co-Chair of the Corporate Diversity Council for the Asia Society. Philip has received numerous awards, most recently the Crossing Borders awards from Feminist Press; and other awards from National Hispanic Corporate Achievers, the National Association of Asian American Professionals; the Quality of Work Life award from Work Life Matters magazine; the 100 Most Powerful Blacks in New York award from Crain Magazine, the Governor’s award for Distinction in Community Service, and Philip Berry has won the GLOBAL HR NEWS COMMUNICATOR AWARD.
MEETING ROOM A ... 1120 to 1205 hrs
Global Workforce Mobility
INTERNATIONAL MOBILITY TRENDS
IMPORTANT TO THIS SESSION
The ever-expanding internationalization of companies has led to and continues to lead to the emergence of new managerial practices and new forms of mobility. In a context that is constantly changing and progressing, companies must confront head-on new challenges and different realities. Today, as new trends surface, companies are realizing that international human resources management must go hand in hand with diligence.
What are the realities faced by these companies?
What are these new trends?
What are their concerns ?
What are their issues ?
What are their new policies ?
Laurent Doucet, Executive Director of the International Comp & Ben Club at the Magellan Network
In addition, Laurent Doucet is the Head of Studies of a Specialized MBA in International Human Resources and Compensation & Benefits Management, at Arts et Métiers Paristech. Prior to this role, Laurent Doucet was International Human Resources manager at SCOR, where he was also in charge of group international mobility.
Laurent Doucet graduated from l'Ecole des Psychologues Praticiens from the Catholic University of Paris (1998), and over the years has acquired a broad range of skills in International HR Management, including International recruitment, mobility and compensation & benefits, in IT and financial services companies.
Ms. Anne-Laure Budin, International and Communication Director, Magellan Network
A French graduate in business, Anne-Laure Budin spent 9 years as an expatriate. In Sweden, she was a Trademark Advisor in a leading Scandinavian patent office. Between 1996 and 1999, she co-founded and managed the first foreign relocation company in Russia. Back in France, she joined a major relocation company as a Development Manager and received specialized training in International Mobility Management at the Magellan Institute. Since 2006, Anne-Laure has been working for the Magellan Network, an International Networking Group bringing together for international HR and Comp & Ben managers. She is in charge of International Communication.
Contact Anne-Laure Budin, Tel: +33 (0)1 42 34 75 78; firstname.lastname@example.org;
Ms. Martine Tardivel, Director of ORC Worldwide France
Martine Tardivel has been Executive manager of the French branch of ORC Worldwide since March 1993 and since participating in its creation in 1984 she has played a considerable role in the growth of ORC’s international activities and works closely with user companies such as ORC international data banks. Martine has developed the necessary contacts with a large number of companies - mainly French, but also Belgian and Swiss – in every industry and of every size, offering them her consulting experience in international mobility and compensation in particular. She is often called upon by companies to provide assistance and expertise in choosing, adapting and implementing expatriation and international mobility policies. Martine speaks regularly at conferences and meetings, works with higher education institutions and writes articles on international compensation, a subject that was introduced nearly 25 years ago. For a number of years, she has also been moderating “Managing Expatriate and Assignee Compensation” training seminars, which have been attended by over a thousand participants. Before joining ORC, Martine Tardivel spent five years with the consulting firm, Institut Technique des Salaires (ITS). Contact her at email@example.com
...and, Testimonials from session participants
ABOUT THE MAGELLAN NETWORK
The Magellan Network is an international professional network of human resources directors offering meetings, exchanges and information for professionals ...International Human Resources, International Mobility, Compensation & Benefits. Created on 17 June 1998 in response to the needs of international human resource managers to exchange on common problems and share solutions with other professionals. The human resource professional requires techniques, methods, specific practices and rules adaptable to specific situations and countries. In the fast-paced environment of international HR, being a member of a world-wide network has its advantages. Through Magellan’s E-Network membership, International Human Resources professionals throughout the world can participate in an exchange and information network. MAGELLAN’s two regional delegations hold meetings for local members in: Asia/Pacific and Europe. In 2007, Magellan counted over 150 multinationals as members of the MAGELLAN network. The HR & Mobility Club counts over 40 000 expatriates on five continents.
MEETING ROOM B ... 1120 to 1205 hrs
Global Talent Management
GLOBAL BUSINESS & EMPLOYEE WELLNESS:
A KEY TO INCREASING THE COMPANY'S ROI?
Mr. Konstantin von Vietinghoff-Scheel, MD Corporate Counselling Services
The relentless drive for improved performance has led businesses to explore how to add value to one of the cornerstones of their success, the human capital, the people driving the business. Recent findings have shown that the pace of business development comes at a cost on the people side. More and more people experience conditions of ill-health related to growing pressures and uncertainties in their companies drive for success. The current financial crisis and the resulting economic downturn will act as accelerators in this process. Companies need to consider their options and opportunities to counteract this growing phenomenon.
Konstantin Von Vietinghoff-Scheel is Managing Director of Corporate Counselling Services (CCS) Sarl, (www.ccsint.com) a Luxembourg-based consultancy group and a member of Duke Corporate Education's Global Learning Resource Network. He is a clinical psychologist and manager of workplace health promotion activities as well as an expert in leadership training. Konstantin has been an associate with the Centre for Creative Leadership(CCL) (European Office) since 1991 and has 15 years of experience in the field of management development and training, primarily in his role of Managing Director of CCS. He is a member of the Belgian Association of Occupational Psychology (BPA); the European Association of Behaviour Therapy (EABT); American Association of Workplace Health Promotion Professionals (EAPA); Partner European Network of Workplace Health Promotion (ENWHP) and was an Associate at the Centre for Creative Leadership (European office) responsible for special assignment trainings, coaching network and quality review. Konstantin has a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology (cum laude), Brussels University; Certificate in Human Resource Management (EHSAL) and is a Certified Employee Assistance Professional (CEAP). He speaks fluent German, English, French and Dutch. His major client accounts include Exxon Chemical Europe, Cigna Insurance Company, Amoco Chemicals Europe, Lyondell (former ARCO), Levi Strauss & Co., Mobistar S.A. and J.P. Morgan. Other training projects include leadership development programs (in collaboration with CCL) for General Motors Europe; Pepsi-Co (Frito-Lay) Europe; Unilever HBP; Trane Corporation Europe; Norsk Hydro Aluminium Belgium, Senior management team; Michelin European Headquarters; Mazda Belgium Senior management team; and Alcatel Belgium. Konstantin has also had coaching assignments with senior executives of Solvay and Freshfields law firm, European offices.
Corporate Counselling Services provides a variety of services in the emerging field of health management in the workplace, addressing the needs of employers and employees to develop the HR potential of people. CCS offers comprehensive Employee Assistance Programs, critical incident management, debriefing, training in managing stress and change, issüs of harassment and other issüs at work. Through its own methods CCS provides climate surveys, Health Risk Appraisal and helps to achieve better Work/Life balance. In the area of executive coaching CCS offers leadership development and ‘one on one’ coaching opportunities in several languages.
MEETING ROOM A ... 1210 to 1255 hrs
Compliance" Compensation and International Taxation
EQUITY PLANS AND GLOBALLY MOBILE EMPLOYEES
Mr. Didier Hoff, Partner, FIDAL
IMPORTANT TO THIS SESSION...
France and the new rules on inpatriates: Where do we stand?
After many twists and turns, the changes to the rules relating to inbound assignees (announced in Flash Alert 2008-086) were finally voted and published in the Official Journal of the French Republic on 5 August 2008. The rules are said to be very loosely inspired from the UK non-domiciled regime are intended to reinforce France’s appeal as an international financial center.
The Law on the Modernization of the Economy introduces a single Article 81C to deal with a number of different situations. The new rules will apply to individuals who arrive to work in France and become French tax residents between 1 January 2008 and 31 December 2011.
Following intense lobbying by French based multinational groups, the old rules codified in the French Tax Code under Article 81 B and the new regime as proposed in the draft legislation will co-exist within the new Article 81 C.
As previously, beneficial tax treatment is available if the individual has not at any time been a French tax resident in the previous five calendar years prior to arrival and will apply until the end of the 5th year following arrival.
The beneficial rules have been extended to employees hired directly from abroad to work in France and to qualifying self-employed individuals (subject to the approval of the French tax authorities).
Didier Hoff is the Partner-in-charge of the Human Capital Practice within FIDAL’s “Direction Internationale”. FIDAL’s Human Capital activities are currently organized into three areas of expertise: Compensation & Benefits, Employment Law, and International Executive Services. In addition to leading the overall Human Capital practice, Didier is responsible for the Compensation & Benefits department. Didier is considered by his peers as a leading compensation expert in France and testified before the French National Assembly on executive compensation in 2003. His testimony led to the new French regime on FREE SHARES, applicable as of January 1, 2005.
FIDAL is the leading French business law firm and for the past 85 years, FIDAL has won the confidence of and assisted in the growth of companies in all lines of business. The firm draws from a unique network encompassing 95 national offices and correspondents in 150 countries. The “Direction Internationale” is the division of FIDAL dedicated to international issues, located in the financial district of La Défense. The “Direction Internationale” comprises 250 lawyers and consultants who treat a wide range of cross-border legal and tax matters on a daily basis. FIDAL’s Direction Internationale is recognized as the "Best Friend" in France of the KPMG Tax network. This agreement confirms FIDAL's independence under the current regulations.
MEETING ROOM B ... 1210 to 1255 hrs
Global Workforce Mobility
CREATING "FULL CYCLE" SUPPORT FOR 20,000 INTERNATIONAL ASSIGNNEES
Ms. Susan Musich, Global HR & Mobility Consultant to ACCENTURE (US)
IMPORTANT TO THIS SESSION.
With a strong focus on recruitment and retention of cross-border assignees, Accenture has recently revised its global mobility policies and support for cross-border assignees and their families to address the myriad issues afflicting more than 20,000 assignees in nearly 50 countries. Managing the compliance and financial risk while ensuring the assignee's needs are addressed has resulted in various stakeholders working harmoniously to ensure a best-in-class global mobility program. These two divisions have revamped policy and programming to address critical issues--from managing the immigration, tax, legal and labor law issues for staff leaving on assignment in less than a week to supporting the assignees with regard to destination services, family matters, spouse career, education issues, cultural savvy, and repatriation. Accenture has maximized technology to create a one-stop web site for access to this support and information as well as to create a network of support among the assignees and families themselves to encourage knowledge sharing and cross-border support.
Susan Musich is a Global HR & Mobility Consultant who, for 18 years, has worked with international organizations on strategic approaches to global mobility programs and policy, with an emphasis on developing countries and emerging markets. She developed the World Bank’s first online Country Briefing Center and co-developed their first Global Mobility program to support staff and families moving to 120+ destinations. She specializes in dual career strategies, and is a frequent speaker at international conferences speaking about global career transitions for all skill levels—ranging from Gen Y to executives. She advises global organizations on these issues, and has worked with The World Bank, the United Nations, the U.S. State Dept, the Peace Corps, Accenture, and other international organizations. Susan has written 13 books, including co-authoring Your Career Planner—a college text book used by 30+ universities. Her most recent book is Africa Job Search (2007). She is also the managing director of a soon-to-be-launched international job search support system (www.PassportCareer.com) designed for organizations to support spouses’ and partners’ career transitions. Susan received the Global HR News Woman Communicator of the Year Award (2007).
Luncheon Keynote Address
Family Issues/Dual Careers
SOLUTIONS: KEY TO REDUCING "REFUSALS" AND INCREASING COMPANY RETURN-ON-INVESTED CAPITAL
Ms. Lauren Herring, CRP, GMS, President, IMPACT Group
IMPORTANT TO THIS SESSION
More than 78% of global assignment REFUSALS occur due to personal/family concerns. The DUAL-CAREER related issues are #1 - 60% of relocating employees are accompanied by a "dual career spouse". In order to reduce the risk of a FAILED ASSIGNMENT and therefore enable the valued employee remain focused and very productive, organizations must proactively address the dual career and the ACCLIMATION issues affecting most, if not all, global assignments.
This keynote will address the personal factors affecting the assignment and help companies understand BOTH the HARD and the SOFT-costs associated.
ABOUT THE KEYNOTER
Lauren is responsible for overseeing all domestic and international operations for the global career management firm. Within the past three years, Lauren hired personnel and launched 26 international locations in The Americas, Europe and Asia. Lauren holds a Master in Business Administration from Washington University in St. Louis and a bachelor’s degree in Marketing from the University of Notre Dame. She is fluent in Spanish and, prior to joining IMPACT Group, Lauren worked in economic development in Puerto Rico. Lauren was recently nominated the prestigious “30 Under 30 Award” presented by University of Missouri and the St. Louis Business Journal. And, Lauren Herring is a recipient of the Global HR News COMMUNICATOR AWARD.
CONCURRENT SESSIONS in 2 rooms from 1420 to 1615 hrs
MEETING ROOM A ...1420 to 1510 hrs
International Employment Law
LEGAL UPDATE: INTERNATIONAL EMPLOYMENT LAW,
NEW TECHNOLOGIES v. GLOBAL EMPLOYEE PRIVACY
QUESTION: What are you, those who deal with international assignees and personnel, to do when you find yourself in this unmapped territory?
This session delves into the nascent areas of advancing technology and their impending conflict with laws protecting employee’s privacy worldwide. Technology is insidiously invading this area and the laws have not yet caught up.
Mr. Gary Freer, Partner, McGRIGORS LLP
Mr. Michael Cadden, MBA, Managing Director – International Operations, Living Abroad, LLC
IMPORTANT FOR THIS SESSION
This topic delves into the nascent areas of advancing technology and their impending conflict with laws protecting employee’s privacy worldwide. Technology is insidiously invading this area and the laws have not yet caught up.
QUESTION: What are you, those who deal with international assignees and personnel, to do when you find yourself in this unmapped territory?
Learning Objectives (for those who relocate int’l assignees):
- Learn what ‘harmless’ technologies can get companies in trouble today.
- Caution employees on transmitting or carrying confidential data.
- Learn what new laws are being planned by the EU and key countries.
- Learn Best Practices to reduce exposure in these areas.
- Educate Management/staff how advancing technologies are putting employers at risk of violating privacy laws.
- Educate Assignees about how to protect company data when crossing borders.
- Update Policies to spotlight technologies that can put firms in non-compliance.
How we got to this place - from 1981 to 2008
Real and speculative stories demonstrate the risk companies could find themselves in when they may (inadvertently) track employees’ whereabouts, monitor email and web-use. Blackberries and other mobile devices, laptop border searches, and borderless servers are explored. Plus destroying electronic information, as may be mandated, is much harder than you think.
Evolution of Laws
Though data privacy is established in Europe and growing in other areas of the world, new technologies require a new look at the laws, as the EU is now doing. But as countries are very uneven in their application, it is hard to determine how to proceed. Laws that appear to be coming in 2009/10 should help clear some of this up, but not all. Vigilance is your only major tool to keep you and your firm safe in this area. Steps must be taken to address this widening gulf.
1. Employee Monitoring
2. Employee Surveillance and Searches
3. Employee Tracking
4. Employee Searches at Border Crossings
5. Company Actions to Reduce Risk
Gary Freer is a Partner of McGrigors LLP, a UK law firm, and is based in its London office. Gary is a graduate of Cambridge University and has practised Labour and Employment law in London for over 24 years. Increasingly his work has an international element and he works closely with specialist lawyers in many different countries. He is Secretary of the Employment Committee of the City of London Law Society and is highly rated in Legal Directories, including the 2008 Edition of the Legal 500.
Michael Cadden began in the Global Mobility profession with Craighead Publications in 1995. Soon after joining he became the driving force behind converting 1000s of pages of country-specific information from paper to online. With that success he later became a principle and Managing Director of Living Abroad LLC in 2002 and is behind its highly successful transformation. In July 2008 Living Abroad acquired MOVE's IRC (formerly Craighead) and is now the world's largest company providing online destinations for assignees. Michael has created several breakthrough presentations and delivered them dozens of times in the USA, Latin America and Europe including being featured during GLOBAL HR NEWS CONFERENCES. Popular winning topics have included “10 Year Trends in Global Mobility” (2005), “The Dark Side of Short-term Assignments” (2006) and “Relocating Generation Y” (2006/7). In 2008 he launched "Emerging Technologies Impacting Global Business and Mobility" and “Xtreme Relocations”. Additionally, he has moderated a number of NFTC Global Mobility panels. Michael is also the creator of the industry’s cartoon icon, “X Pat” Moose. Michael graduated from Boston College with a BA in Economics and with a MBA from Boston University. And, Michael Cadden has received the Global HR News Communicator Award.
MEETING ROOM B...1420 to 1510 hrs
Global Talent Management
LINKING LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT WITH MOBILITY POLICY: THE MAGIC FORMULA FOR MEASURING R-O-I
Mr. Dale A. Welcome, HR Global Workforce Mobility Manager,
Dale Welcome is based in the United States and he manages Intel’s global employee workforce mobility services, including all aspects of relocation, travel, immigration, and business and travel expenses. His career with Intel began in 1997, and over the years he has acquired a broad range of skills having served the firm as US Payroll & Employee Expense Controller, IT Business Account Manager responsible for Intel’s internal HR systems and applications; and HR and IT Enterprise Application Program Manager. Prior to joining Intel, Dale was employed by Kaiser-Permanente as Financial Controller and began his career with Deloitte & Touche. Dale obtained an accounting degree from the University of Washington located in Seattle, Washington.
1510 ... COFFEE BREAK
MEETING ROOM A...1520 to 1600 hrs
Global Talent Management
EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE AND SOCIAL INTELLIGENCE IN A GLOBAL CONTEXT
Ms. Maureen Rabotin, CEO and founder of EFFECTIVE GLOBAL LEADERSHIP (Paris)
IMPORTANT TO THIS SESSION
Companies are no longer local, regional or national — they are global. As the world gets
increasingly integrated economically, newly emerging economies, political structures and the pursuit of cultural identities are some of the many challenges globalization has brought to the
forefront. The key to success in this ever-evolving environment is mastering intercultural competencies — developing cultural intelligence, emotional intelligence and social intelligence in a global context. Companies need to be aware of and measure not only ROI, but also ROE — return on expectations.
Maureen Rabotin is a global executive coach, a cross-cultural training consultant and the founder of Effective Global Leadership (www.effectivegloballeadership.com) — a company specializing in coaching and training high-level executives in navigating
globalization and multicultural business environments. Since 1996, Ms. Rabotin has designed and facilitated training programs for corporate clients involved in cross-cultural management, negotiations and global team building. A graduate of Advantara® Global Executive Coach Training Programme, Ms. Rabotin has trained more than 450 executives from over 125 Fortune 500 companies. She accompanies her clients through the phases of integration, change management and intercultural adaptation. Her practical experiences, extensive knowledge of current training and coaching theories, and familiarity with cultural frameworks have enabled her to coach and facilitate workshops for a multitude of industries including luxury (LVMH and Chanel), pharmaceutical (BMS and Sanofi-Aventis), financial (UBS and Axa), manufacturing and energy.
Ms. Rabotin graduated from Northeastern University (USA), received her coaching
certifications from Advantara Institute in the United Kingdom, MOZAIK International in France
(ICF accredited), and The Institute of Intercultural Communication both in Oregon (USA) and Winterthur, Switzerland. Prior to founding Effective Global Leadership, she spent five years as European Product Leader for a U.S.-based multinational, and four years as Export Director for a French electronics company. She has travelled and worked extensively throughout Europe, the Middle East and Asia; currently, she operates out of France and the U.S.
A mentor with the European Professional Women’s Network, Ms. Rabotin is often invited to be
a guest speaker at events organized by the American Chamber of Commerce in France, the
Franco-British Chamber of Commerce, Le Conseil Générale du Val d’Oise, UFE and ENSEA.
She is an active member of the International Consortium of Coaching Organizations (ICCO);
the Society for Intercultural Education, Training and Research (SIETAR); the International
Coaching Federation (ICF); and the American Society of Training Development (ASTD). For more information please contact Ms. Rabotin at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit
MEETING ROOM B...1520 to 1600 hrs
INTERNATIONAL LABOUR LAW ISSUES IN THE GLOBAL SLOWDOWN
Mr. Gary Freer, Partner, McGrigors LLP (UK)
Gary Freer is a partner in the employment & pensions team of McGrigors LLP and is based in the firm’s London office. Gary has 20 years experience of advising and representing clients in all aspects of employment law, including in particular Executive Severance, team moves (including drafting and enforcement of garden leave clauses and restrictive covenants), unfair and wrongful dismissal, and all kinds of Tribunal claims. He also advises on transfer of undertakings (TUPE), particularly in relation to corporate and outsourcing transactions. Much of his work has an international element. He is highly rated in the 2008 Edition of the Legal 500. Gary is the Secretary of the Employment Committee of the City of London Law Society. He is a regular speaker and writer on employment law issues.
1615 to 1800 hrs
Closing "keynote" Session
Followed by a festive WINE RECEPTION
GLOBAL HR NEWS
TALK SHOW ...NEXT PRACTICES 360°™
Moderator & Host:
Ed Cohen, Publisher/Editor, GLOBAL HR NEWS
Host asks the Commentator-Discussion Leaders for response and commentary to specific questions based on their business experience.
Host engages the Commentator-Leader with follow-up comment/question; then asks other Commentator-Discussion Leaders for a comment or question. Host then asks same from the Audience. Please note: most of the time nobody asks anything further, but I do give the option.
Seating Plan: For convenience and comfort and to further the spirit of "collaboration" within the room, Commentator-Discussion Leaders will remain seated in the audience as opposed to being seated on a platform behind a table. When asked questions a microphone will be brought to each person to better enable all to hear and therefore participate effectively. Additional microphones will be positioned in the audience for additional clear, concise commentary and Q&A.
Host will ensure speaking opportunity for interested delegates.
Host will watch-the-clock to ensure adequate timing, information flow.
Host will maintain a professional atmosphere and encourage a lively, informative idea exchange with the delegates.
Commentator-Discussion Leaders will represent a cross-section of industry and varying levels of global experience.
Delegates will take-away practical information, insight, and new contacts helpful to their business and professional development.
Discussion Leaders/Panelists will include:
Mr. FRANCK ANDREUTTI, Director Global Mobility Services/Human Resources-Rewards, MOTOROLA (Germany)
Franck is based out of Wiesbaden, Germany. He has been the first non-US employee to lead a global HR function from outside the US within Motorola. Within this role, his main objectives have been to conduct a complete remapping of policies and procedures while trying to strike a balance between market practices and affordability. Use of technology, application of common standards worldwide have been instrumental in this undertaking. In his previous roles, Franck has been working as an international HR Manager, a Comp&Ben Consultant and as a Commercial Attaché in several countries. Franck is a graduate from EAP-ESCP (Paris-Oxford-Berlin) and speaks English, French and German.
Motorola is known around the world for innovation in communications. The company develops technologies, products and services that make mobile experiences possible. Our portfolio includes communications infrastructure, enterprise mobility solutions, digital set-tops, cable modems, mobile devices and Bluetooth accessories. Motorola is committed to delivering next generation communication solutions to people, businesses and governments. A Fortune 100 company with global presence and impact, Motorola had sales of US $36.6 billion and had over 800 international relocations in 2007.
Ms. CAROLINE MANSUR, Manager, International Mobility, ALCATEL-LUCENT (France)
Caroline has been working for Alcatel-Lucent since 1991. For the last 9 years, she has been responsible for the International mobility within Headquarters (approx 50 inbounds and 20 outbounds) and since the merger between Alcatel & Lucent in Dec 2006 she is part of the International Mobility Corporate Team. Having spent ten years in London prior to my current experience with Alcatel- Lucent, she fully understands the issues (different culture and language, cultural shock upon return in your home country, etc) that assignees (and their family) do encounter going on an international assignment. Direct contact with the assignees and in some cases with their families make her role most enjoyable as well as varied with problems solving.
Alcatel-Lucent provides solutions that enable service providers, enterprises and Governments worldwide, to deliver voice, data and video communication services to end-users. As a leader in fixed, mobile and converged broadband networking, IP technologies, applications, and services, Alcatel-Lucent offers the end-to-end
solutions that enable compelling communications services for people at home, at work and on the move. With operations in more than 130 countries, Alcatel- Lucent is a local partner with global reach. Today, there are 767 cases of mobility worldwide for 77 000 employees.
Alcatel-Lucent has 3 different types of assignment policies when sending employees (and their families) working abroad: long-term, short-term or commuter. Statistically, we observe that the first three categories of domains where employees are assigned are in the sales, customer operations and engineering.
Mr. ANDREAS ZINK, HR Business Partner Europe, BioProcess Division; MILLIPORE S.A.S. (Alsace, France)
Andreas Zink has been the HR Business Partner for Millipore’s BioProcess Division in Europe since November 2007 and is based in Alsace (France). He partners with two global VPs and is part of the division’s European Leadership team. In his role he is responsible for the alignment of business and HR strategy, organizational and individual development, talent management, change implementation, performance management, and leadership coaching. Prior to that he has held different international HR roles at one of the world’s biggest IT and Services company in the UK, France, Portugal and Bulgaria working on HR process reengineering, e-HR and global HR projects. He is fluent in German, English and Italian.
Mr. SIVA NADARAJAH, Compensation & Benefits Manager,
SCHLUMBERGER Limited (France)
Siva is a Malaysian who graduated from University Malaya in 1979. He joined Schlumberger (www.slb.com) straight after graduation as a Field Engineer in Latin America and have since worked in over 9 countries all over the world. The first part of his career was in operations and sales and since 1994 hhe has held various senior positions in HR in most of the different business groups within Schlumberger. Siva is currently the Compensation & Benefits Director of Schlumberger Limited based in Paris.
Schlumberger is the leading oilfield services provider, trusted to deliver superior results and improved E&P performance for oil and gas companies around the world. Through well-site operations and in the research and engineering facilities, Schlumberger is working to develop products, services and solutions that optimize customer performance in a safe and environmentally sound manner.
Mr. JEAN-LUC HADDAD, President, Grospiron International Movers (France)
Jean-Luc Haddad was born in a French African colony, raised in France, and is married with 3 children, and living in Paris. Regarding his Education, he has a master of Economy and Management at Paris Sorbonne and Master of Transportation. After 10 years in a famous French moving company he bought in 1990 Grospiron International, an old established Paris moving company, which is now after 15 years a leader in moving storage, relocation and move management with 5 branches in France (Paris, Lyon, Marseille, Nice and Toulouse). It is the exclusive member in France of One-group, an alliance of independent moving companies in Europe with offices and London, Zurich, Frankfurt.
Ms. CARINE TROIA, Individual Tax & International Mobility (RMS) Lead, Global Tax Group, ACCENTURE Paris
Carine Troia is the France Individual Tax & International Mobility Lead for the Global Tax Group at Accenture Paris. WIth her management and accounting background, Carine has worked in a variety of positions, including three years as the tax consultant at Landwell in their Human Capital department. In 2001, Carine joined Accenture as a tax specialist in the People Mobility Management Group. She then worked on all legal, tax and social issues of international mobility. Carine took the lead of the People Mobility Management team for France in 2005. In 2007, she also was assigned the responsibility of International Mobility matters and equity issues for Morocco and Tunisia. That same year, she also took the lead of individual tax matters and equities for French Senior Executives at Accenture.
Ms. CHARLENE FIDELER, Managing Director, Integreat S.A. (Luxembourg)
Charlene Fideler is a former expat turned local resident of Luxembourg. She has enjoyed integrating into the Luxembourgish community through her family and her business over the past 18 years. Originally from Southern California, she crossed the United States to obtain her BA degree in Anthropology from BC at Columbia University in New York City. After graduation she ventured overseas and signed on as a basketball player in the Luxembourg national league, as well as continuing her education towards her MBA. Today her personal career background includes Human Resources, International Personnel Administration, Event Co-ordination, Training Development and Cultural Consulting, Co-Author of "Living in Luxembourg" Publication, International HR Mobility Coordinator, Training Facilitator, FAWCO Scholarship Award Winner, AWCL Volunteer of the YEAR, Elected Board Member of the European Relocation Association and Silver Award of Excellence for Global Relocation Service not to mention numerous sports accolades. Now, with years of experience in Europe, she has developed the INTEGREAT Relocation network to support others in making their transition. Integreat is the longest standing relocation specialist company in Luxembourg and has been globally and locally acknowledged for their excellence and innovativeness in our industry. EARP and GMS Certified. ERC and EURA members and Luxembourg, English and American Chamber of Commerce Affiliated.
Mr. ROBERT HORSLEY, HR Business Partner for Middle East & South Asia, HILTI CORPORATION
Robert Horsley developed strategic skills in areas of Human resources including Industrial Relations, psychometric assessments, talent acquisition and deployment. He worked for several companies before joining Hilti and continues to be instrumental in positioning Hilti as employer of choice within the region. His education includes: post-graduate studies in Psychology. Liechtenstein based Hilti Corporation provides leading-edge technology to the global construction industry. Founded in 1941, the Hilti Group now employs 20,000 in more than 120 countries around the world. The corporate culture is founded on integrity, courage, teamwork and commitment.
Mr. PATRICK OMAN, CMILT, CERP 2, Managing Partner, IRISH RELOCATION SERVICES (Ireland)
Irish Relocation Services
Patrick Oman is Managing Director of Irish Relocation Services. He is a veteran of the relocation industry of over 30 years experience having founded the moving group which bears his name, Oman in 1972. In the mid 90’s Patrick was involved in the opening of Irish Relocation Services Ltd which answered the needs of U.S. multinationals setting up in Ireland. Patrick has been a thought-leader and innovator in the relocation industry throughout his long career. He initiated mandatory FAIM qualification for OMNI, the leading moving companies of the world, and was President of Overseas Moving Network International in 2000-2002. In 1996 Patrick was the first Irish relocation professional to be elected to the Employee Relocation Council, in Washington and he served on the editorial advisory committee of ERC Mobility, the news magazine of the relocation industry association. In 2002 Patrick was a sponsor of the inaugural conference of EURA, the European Relocation Association which regulates the profession in Europe and Irish Relo is the first member to implement the EARP training program in house and was one of the first industry professionals to earn the CERP qualification. Currently he is a council member of EURA sharing responsibility for their upcoming Global Symposium in Vienna in April in April 2009. Patrick Oman has been at the forefront of the relocation profession since the its inception in Ireland and might well be described as a father of the industry in Ireland.
Mr. BRUNO NAVARRE, Executive Partner in GR since 2002, and he is the Director of the Managed Services branch of Groupe GR which includes Cosmopolitan Services Unlimited since 2005.
Bruno Navarre has a graduate degree from the “Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Bordeaux, France” as well as a MBA from Thunderbird, Phoenix, Arizona (USA). He was an executive in the commercial and marketing divisions of international paper manufacturing companies (ArjoWiggins, Canson, and Montgolfier), and then in fashion (Commercial Director of Gerbe) before joining Euristt as Marketing & Key accounts Director.
Cosmopolitan Services Unlimited - CSU, was created in 1978 by an American living in Paris who understood that home-finding and settling-in services in France would be sought after by multi-national corporations as this would allow for a smooth, successful and rapid transition of their transferees. The key to CSU's success resides in the fact that these services are insured within strict timing, quality, and budget constraints outlined to us by the company client ahead of time. Hence, since 1978, Cosmopolitan Services Unlimited - CSU holds the number 1 position in regards to assistance programs for workforce mobility in France. Each year, CSU assists several hundred families to settle in all regions of France and Monaco.
The most prominent industrial and service-based companies in the world have chosen CSU as a privileged partner to handle the realities of the relocation and immigration-related challenges in France. CSU is also a partner to hundreds of smaller French or international companies as they appreciate CSU's personalized sense of service with 1 objective: the successful move-in of their transferees while respecting a work ethic, a timetable, and agreed-upon costs. CSU is also the primary partner for France of Relocation Management Companies for both relocation & immigration formalities.
This accreditation to high service quality model networks with high expectations of service provides CSU with a privileged access to the other accredited members throughout the world.
Ms. CLAIRE LYELL, Director, Strategic Partnerships and Alliances, TMA WORLD (France)
Claire is a cross-culturist by birth, upbringing, predilection and professional experience. She was born into a trilingual family who lived in several countries while she was a child, and she has since brought her totals up to eight languages, and life or work in seventeen different countries across four continents! She has held general management and consulting positions, with a focus on strategic change, marketing and communication, in multi-national/cross-border environments. Claire’s practical experience of the human challenges of globalisation brought her to the field of cross-cultural consulting and training a couple of years back, when she joined TMA World. She has since been working on developing strategic alliances for the company, with a very broad brief – from airlines and hotel groups, to law firms, coaching and consulting firms. She now lives in Toulouse, with her four children, and has been in Southern France for longer than anywhere else ever in her life!
Mr. TERRY BACCHUS, Head of Sales and Business Development for Europe with Wells Fargo, International Personal Banking.
Terry's role is to prepare clients who are moving to the USA to live, study or work with Financial solutions and US based Bank Accounts, prior to their arrival in the USA. Before joining Wells Fargo in June 2007,Terry enjoyed a 20 year career with Barclays Bank PLC, specialising in Retail Banking, Mortgages, Risk and International Services. His most recent role was as a Relationship Manager with Barclays Premier Banking, with responsibility for a portfolio of high net worth clients, providing Banking and Financial Solutions. Terry holds a professional qualification with the Institute of Financial Services of CEMAP (Certificate of Mortgage advice and Practice).
Mr. JEFFREY D. HAWK, Managing Director, AIRINC Europe S.A. (Associates for International Research) (Belgium)
Since joining AIRINC in 1992, Mr. Hawk has worked as a Client Service Manager for clients in the consumer goods, energy, financial services and management consulting industries. He has over fourteen years experience in the field of expatriate compensation administration and consulting, and has traveled to more than 30 countries in connection with this work. Currently, he leads a U.S. and European based Client Services group specializing in European headquartered companies. Mr. Hawk has appeared as a speaker before various seminars and conferences presenting in English and French. He is currently Managing Director of AIRINC Europe S.A. based in Brussels, Belgium. Mr. Hawk received his B.S. in Accounting and B.A. in French from the University of Utah in 1991, and his M.B.A. from Bentley College in 1992.
Mr. LUC MOULIN, Sales and Marketing Director EMEA, Pricoa Relocation (France)
Luc is now the Sales and Marketing Director EMEA. Luc graduated in Business Studies from the ESA Business School in Paris and has a BA in Business Administration from Humberside University in the United Kingdom. After obtaining his degree in the UK, he worked in the automobile industry for 5 years in a subsidiary of the Jardines and Matheson Group in Paris. While occupying various positions in the company, his focus was always on sales and marketing, notably the sale of various IT projects dedicated to the car industry. In 2000 he created is own company, Verifdiploma.com. This Internet start-up company provides HR managers with educational background checks for recruiting. Luc enjoyed the challenge to educate a new market and particularly enjoyed the client relationships in the HR environment. Luc joined Prudential Relocation in 2004 as Business Development Director of our French entity Pricoa Relocation France. He participated in the creation and implementation of a new sales approach and is actively developing the number of clients and the range of services provided throughout Europe.
As a full-service relocation company conducting business worldwide,PricoaSM Relocation has provided innovative, cost-effective, quality-driven relocation solutions for more than 38 years. As part of Prudential Financial, PricoaSM Relocation benefits from the rigour in management, systems and process that comes from being part of large, world-class Fortune 500 company. PricoaSM Relocation offers big-company depth with the personal touch of a small-company approach. Our ability to successfully combine big-company performance with small-company care may help explain why our clients range from large corporations requiring hundreds of moves
annually, to small companies offering their first formal relocation programs. With an enviable portfolio of long-standing, loyal clients, our exceptional working relationships have resulted in a strong focus on service delivery – a dedication to excellence and a renowned personal approach remains our ethos. PricoaSM Relocation is proud to be ranked top
relocation provider in 2008 by HRO Today thanks to our 91% assignee satisfaction in 2007.
Mr. PHILIP BERRY, Managing Principal, Berry Block & Bernstein, LLC (US)
Philip Berry is involved with global management consulting, executive coaching and training practices. Specialties include leadership training, global talent management, global diversity, innovation, team building, corporate social responsibility, employee relations effectiveness and affirmative actions compliance.
Philip Berry was previously Vice President, Global Workplace Initiatives for Colgate-Palmolive.
Mr. JAMES MOSS, MRICS, MCIArb, Managing Director and Chartered Surveyor, HSG Mobility(UK)
HSG Mobility was founded in 1995 by James Moss and is ISO 9001/2000 Certified. The firm is a private limited company 100% owned and run by management and is well-known for providing exceptional 5-Star Corporate Relocation services to senior executives, based on their "private client" philosophy derived from experienced professional purchasing services to private & investment clients. HSG has the highest assignee & client satisfaction levels recorded in the relocation sector of consistently over 93% and a client retention rate of 98%.
Mr. DALE A. WELCOME, HR Global Workforce Mobility Manager, INTEL (US)
Based in the US he manages Intel’s global employee workforce mobility services, including all aspects of relocation, travel, immigration, and business and travel expenses.
Mr. HELMUT BERG, Managing Director, RSB Deutscheland (Germany)
Helmut Berg is the
President of EuRA 2008/2009 (European Relocation Association) as well as Geschäftsführer / General Manager, RSB Deutschland Gesellschaft für
Relocation Services und Beratung mbH
Deutschland / Germany.
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