ProGlobal 2015: HR, Expat and Global Mobility Webinars

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ProGlobal 2015 – Symposium’s expatriate management and global mobility forum, provided a unique opportunity for senior in-house HR and global mobility professionals to discuss the challenges, solutions and trends influencing the success of their international assignments.

The event covered all aspects of assignment management – from setting policies and overcoming challenges in emerging markets all the way through to repatriation and retention.

The conference webinars will provide you with the latest strategic thinking and practical examples to develop your knowledge.

A streamed audio file and slide presentations from the conference.

Thirteen sessions recorded live at the event.

Description

Type: Presentation recorded at conference
Format: Clickable slide presentations plus streamed audio file only
Duration: 13 Sessions – Varying lengths

Where to find the presentations

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Overview:

ProGlobal 2015 – Symposium’s expatriate management and global mobility forum, provided a unique opportunity for senior in-house HR and global mobility professionals to discuss the challenges, solutions and trends influencing the success of their international assignments.

The event covered all aspects of assignment management from setting policies and overcoming challenges in emerging markets all the way through to repatriation and retention. The conference webinars will provide viewers with the latest strategic thinking and practical examples to develop your knowledge.

This event has been specially designed to assist in-house HR professionals responsible for the management and administration of expatriate’s and international employees.

You will learn to:

  • Develop the right approaches ad solutions when sending employees to challenging locations
  • Ensure your policy framework is ready for business growth
  • Align talent and mobility functions for greater success
  • Embed a more robust focus on governance and assurance
  • Innovate with international reward
  • Use technology to drive mobility and develop a flexible platform
  • Successfully manage short term assignments

 


The Event Programme

Sessions from this conference available in the webinar include:

Session 01: Introduction and opening by conference chair

David Remedios, Head of Consultancy, ECA International

Session 02: Ensuring your business is ready for growth

  • Gaining a clear understanding of your business
  • Getting the policy framework ready for future growth
  • Developing a cost effective business model
  • Ensuring mobility supports the talent agenda
  • Transitioning to local policies

Sharon Quinn, Global Mobility and Reward Manager, Whitbread

Session 03: Approaches and solutions when sending expatriates to challenging locations

  • Overview of recent trends within global mobility
  • What makes a location challenging? It is not always obvious
  • As the world changes previously safe locations are become more and more challenging. What are the implications for organisation and assignees?

Michael Joyce, Client Solutions EMEA, AIRINC

Session 04: Questions and discussion with speakers
Session 05: Knowledge share networking session
Session 06: Panel discussion: Short term mobility; Are you ready?

  • Short term, business and commuter assignments
  • Compliance on immigration and tax

Taryn Whitfield, ‎International HR & Global Mobility Executive, K2 Corporate Mobility

Session 07: Mobility and diversity: Underused recourses to mitigate talent shortages

Michael Grover, Global Mobility Consultant, Mercer

Session 08: Questions and discussion with speakers

 Session 09: Using technology to drive global mobility

  • Creating a diverse and flexible platform
  • Developing a cost effective approach
  • Challenges in managing an international workforce
  • Key learnings

Catherine Birchall, Global Mobility and Reward, British American Tobacco

Session 10: How does the economic policy impact immigration?

  • Immigration and the preservation of local employment opportunities occupy a regular position in the headlines of many countries
  • Examining how economic policy impacts movement between countries
  • The ability of companies to put the right person in the right place
  • Liaising with governmental agencies to influence policy and to ensure that business interests are considered alongside public concerns.

Jurga McCluskey, Partner Head of UK Immigration, Deloitte LLP

Session 11: Helping international employees plan their financial future

  • Mobility, demographic changes and the shifting pensions landscape are creating interconnected risks for employers.
  • Can an outcomes orientated approach to retirement savings help address these challenges?

Stewart Allanson, International Corporate Distribution Manager, Zurich Corporate Savings

Session 12: Aligning global mobility and talent management

  • Moving from admin to a strategic function
  • Putting the right tools in place
  • Attracting talent to international careers

Wendy Maynard, Director, International Mobility, InterContinental Hotels Group

Session 13: King: The centralising relocation saga

  • Establishing policies from scratch

Julia Clement, Director, Compensation & Benefits, King Digital Entertainment

 

Selected speakers biographies

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David Remedios, Head of Consultancy, ECA International

David Remedios has been Head of Consultancy at ECA International since 2007. Having worked in the field of international assignment management for over 20 years he has extensive experience of working with major multinational organisations developing, implementing and evaluating global mobility policies and procedures in and out of developed and emerging markets. David also gained three years’ consultancy experience with some of Europe’s leading companies in his role as Expatriate Compensation and Benefits Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

As well as reviewing and developing international compensation and benefits strategies for client companies, David also advises on the administration and delivery of international pay, and helps HR to initiate process improvements and prepare international assignment cost estimate analysis.

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Sharon Quinn, ‎Global Mobility and Reward Manager, Whitbread

Sharon currently works as Global Mobility and Reward Manager for Whitbread Group Plc.  She has worked within Whitbread for thirteen years in a variety of HR roles and brands, including David Lloyd Leisure, specialising in Reward and Employment Policy.  Her current role involves aligning Global Mobility policies to the needs of the Whitbread brands, in particular Premier Inn and Costa, supporting the timely resourcing of their new and existing International markets.

Sharon has a background in various industries including manufacturing, social housing and the Civil Service.  She started her HR career in Training and Development, moving into generalist roles and now Global Mobility and International Executive compensation.  Sharon qualified as MSc in HRM in 2001 and is MCIPD.  She is married with a daughter at University.

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Michael Joyce, Client Solutions EMEA, AIRINC

Michael is Director, Client Solutions EMEA in AIRINC’s London office. Michael consults on all areas of global mobility, providing solutions to clients regarding strategic program design, policy and data across all industries.

Prior to joining AIRINC, Michael spent six years in expatriate consultancy environments and ten years in various compensation and benefit related corporate roles.

He has extensive experience designing and developing international assignment policies and process for multinational companies. He also lead a number of human capital projects in Europe, Middle East and Africa, relating to such areas as performance management and compensation design. In addition he spent time managing a global compensation data survey for the Life Sciences Industry.

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Michael Grover, Global Mobility Consultant, Mercer

Michael Grover is a consultant in Mercer’s Talent business with 7 years’ experience in global mobility operations and consultancy. Based in London, Michael joined Mercer from EY, where he supported and advised on clients’ mobility programmes across a range of industry sectors and markets.

Michael’s experience includes assignment programme design and policy benchmarking, expatriate compensation modelling, stakeholder surveys and delivery of GM training. Michael also has in-house experience working in the mobility teams at Electrolux and Lloyds Banking Group.

Michael plays an active role in the firm’s diversity agenda. He is a member of the Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Advisory Group which guides Mercer’s UK Market leadership team on D&I matters and is also the Co-Chair of the UK chapter of Mercer’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and allies (LGBTA) business resource group.

Michael holds a Bachelor’s degree in Politics and Spanish from Cardiff University. He has lived and worked in the UK, Austria, Germany, Sweden and Spain. In addition, Michael speaks Spanish, French and German and is currently learning Portuguese.

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Taryn has 18 years experience spanning all aspects of global mobility, gained in-house managing global assignment programs and delivering independent consulting projects with a focus on cost effective and business driven solutions.  Areas of expertise include international assignment policy and process, new office build-outs, mobility technology solutions, vendor management, governance/ risk review, and many other complex issues involved in running a successful global mobility program. Taryn frequently presents at mobility events, founded an Africa FMCG global mobility round table group and sits on judging panels for industry awards.

Taryn has worked for top tier organisations including Arthur Andersen, Goldman Sachs, Diageo & 02 Telefonica.

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Catherine Birchall, Global Mobility and Reward, British American Tobacco

Catherine’s career has ranged from HR Shared Services, HR Business Partner, Talent and now Global Mobility.

Global Mobility within British American Tobacco is an exciting spectrum to work within, operating within 180 countries, over 80 of which are in the EEMEA Region, with around 960 global assignees. Global Mobility is an ever evolving space with new markets for the tobacco industry, creating constantly challenging Centre of Excellence to work within.

Global Mobility is entering a new generation of assignees driving the discussion for a diverse and flexible platform, along with a cost efficient approach, in supporting the business mobilising talent.

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Jurga McCluskey, Partner Head of UK Immigration, Deloitte LLP

Jurga McCluskey has amassed a wealth of experience within UK and global Immigration matters. Having practised Immigration and Nationality Law for over 10 years. Jurga, is a sought after immigration practitioner and currently serves as Partner, Head of UK Immigration at Deloitte LLP.

Jurga’s leadership comprises of working with Deloitte’s global network which has in excess of 700 offices on all immigration related matters. Jurga has also been at the forefront of crisis management situations where she has successfully co-ordinated evacuation projects in three different locations.

Jurga’s aforementioned experience and her contribution to UK Immigration has meant that she is in a position of influence and regularly advises the UK Visas & Immigration on policy related matters. Jurga is truly deserving of her accolades within ‘Who’s Who Legal’ as a top UK Immigration lawyer. She has also been recognised as a “power woman” within ‘CityWealth’ and has also received recognition within ‘The Legal 500’. Jurga is regularly contacted to provide quotes to the Financial Times and other publications.

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Stewart Allanson, International Corporate Distribution Manager, Zurich Corporate Savings

Stewart is the UK’s distribution manager for Zurich’s International Corporate Savings Plans. He has been with Zurich for over 15 years with various responsibilities including national account management and government and public affairs.

Stewart has been in the world of employee benefits for over 30 years, having previously been a consultant with a leading employee benefit firm. He is a member of the International Employee Benefits Association and is a regular contributor to industry publications on international pensions and global mobility.

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Julia Clement, Director, Compensation & Benefits, King Digital Entertainment

Julia Clement is currently Sr Director, Global Reward and Mobility at King Digital Entertainment whose hits include Candy Crush Saga, Farm Heroes Saga, Papa Pear Saga, Pet Rescue Saga and Bubble Witch Saga.  She leads the team responsible for all aspects of compensation, benefits and mobility for King globally where she has been instrumental in designing and delivering reward infrastructure to support growth and the public flotation of King in 2014.

Julia has over 15 years of experience in compensation, benefits and mobility.  Prior to King, Julia held a number of roles at Expedia both in EMEA and in their Seattle, USA based headquarters including responsibility for Global Compensation and Mobility. Under her leadership, she established a global mobility centre of excellence responsible for strategy, policy design and operations, establishing the infrastructure to support significant growth in international transfers and assignments. Prior to Expedia, Julia worked at Vodafone, a Vodafone joint venture and Mercer HR Consulting.

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Wendy Maynard, Director, International Mobility, InterContinental Hotels Group

Wendy moved to InterContinental Hotels Group from one of the Big 4 accountancy firms in 2009 to take up the newly created role of Director International Mobility. Since then Wendy has built up and developed an International Mobility team, introducing global policies, processes and vendor management. Recognizing the challenges the business and colleagues face with a mobile workforce, the role and skill set of the International Mobility team has, and continues to, change to ensure the correct support and guidance is provided. Moving away from an administrative and transactional function to partnering and consulting with the business – aligning mobility with business structure and strategy.

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Session 01: Introduction and opening by the conference chair


Session 02: Ensuring your business is ready for growth


Session 03: Approaches and solutions when sending expatriates to challenging locations


Session 04: Questions and discussion with the speakers


Session 05: Knowledge share networking session


Session 06: Panel discussion: Short term mobility; Are you ready?


Session 07: Mobility and diversity – Underused resources to mitigate talent shortages


Session 08: Questions and discussion with the speakers


  Session 09: Using technology to drive global mobility


Session 10: How does the economic policy impact immigration?


Session 11: Helping international employees plan their financial future


Session 12: Aligning global mobility with talent management


Session 13: King: The centralising relocation saga