Effective global virtual team collaboration is a critical competency valued across diverse multicultural audiences and organizational cultures. Soon, more than 1.3 billion people are projected to work virtually. However, team complexities raise many questions: How are cross-boundary blind spots magnified in a virtual environment? What strategies will help bridge time zones, languages, and cultures to maximize participation and sense of belonging in driving for success? Learn key practical recommendations for successful global virtual team collaboration. This session will:
- Explain the barriers and opportunities on global virtual teams, focusing on the heightened role of intercultural communication as well as member participation and collaboration.
- Synthesize latest best global virtual team practices and research to capture lessons learned from other organizations.
Multinational companies face a host of challenges when operating across borders. As a result, you must keep up to date with political, social, and legal changes that occur on a daily basis. This session will explore the top 10 legal challenges facing HR in the global arena, including how to start up in a new jurisdiction, workplace compliance, tax, data privacy, and global mobility issues. Recent developments and changes in the law in key jurisdictions will also be highlighted. You will learn:
· The differences between U.S. and non-U.S. employment laws.
· How to mitigate your compliance risks and expenses when operating in non-U.S. jurisdictions.
· How to apply best practices when going global.
This session will highlight the implementation and lessons learned from three companies operating in Japan, India, and China. Using a compare and contrast approach, the major implementation areas such as cultural differences, roll out methodology, communication styles, timelines, and results will be shared. This session will provide you with:
- An Asian perspective on how rating-free or agile performance management systems are being implemented.
- A summary of key challenges and lessons learned to help you succeed in your journey towards a rating-free or agile performance management system.
- A guide on how you can go on your own journey towards a rating-free or agile performance management system in your operations.
HR has traditionally relied on gut feeling, personal experience, relationships, and established practice to guide human capital decisions. This session will showcase how the Inter-American Development Bank created their People Analytics team to better enable the organization to make data-driven decisions. You will learn how this team got its start as well as the progress they have made since their inception. From descriptive statistics to predictive analytics, HR is now able to produce people analytics so the client departments can make data driven decisions, capitalizing on the Bank’s most valuable asset, its people. This session will show you:
- How to bring together data from different sources into a single repository and how to create and capitalize on dashboards.
- How IBD’s dashboards are now developed using state of the art platforms, providing insightful and creative solutions to our clients, cutting-edge visualizations, and interactive graphic user interface to allow efficient and quick access to information.
- That the value added of HR analytics comes from connecting dots between people data and strategic business needs.
This session will give you a broad but substantive overview of various compliance obligations related to employment relationships in many key emerging market jurisdictions. Designed primarily for U.S.-based HR professionals, this session will include a discussion on various rules in major economies such as Brazil, Mexico, the Middle East, India, Russia and China to help you understand the differences and special challenges that are unique to these jurisdictions. A full range of topics from recruiting, hiring, ongoing management, terminations, non-compete rules and other compliance issues will be presented with practical examples from each jurisdiction. This session will help you:
- Understand the significant special compliance challenges in developing jurisdictions when compared with U.S. practices.
- Gain insight into the influence of different cultural backgrounds upon employment related legislation and local best practices, which will allow for improved strategic decision making in the design of recruiting policies, compensation schemes and performance management concepts from jurisdiction to jurisdiction.
- Understand the various issues that must be considered when comparing employment policy criteria among developed jurisdictions against emerging market jurisdictions.
When it comes to incentivizing your global workforce, a one-size program does not fit all. It's time to re-invent these programs by aligning with a recognition strategy that delivers real, measurable impact on business. This session will help you:
- Understand the value of tying your global incentive programs to employee recognition.
- Engage and recognize your global workforce to drive culture and customer service, and impact business results.
- Learn how to properly allocate and maximize budget while driving engagement and improve productivity.
- Understand how to consolidate disparate incentive programs into one comprehensive global plan.
Global research data indicate that many organizations are doing an ineffective job when communicating with employees. These studies show that employees feel disconnected with their organizations: they don't understand how their rewards program work, the relationship of performance and pay, and what they need to do to get the rewards and recognition they deserve. In many cases, total reward design is not the issue, but rather ineffective and outdated global communication strategies that do not personalize the message and respond appropriately to the myriad of cultural nuances. You will learn:
- Communication methodologies that have proven to be effective.
- New and innovative techniques and solutions that personalize the message and respond appropriately to the myriad of cultural nuances – all for the purpose of helping your organization's global communication efforts achieve success.
- About a real-life global organization case study, creative and pragmatic solutions to difficult and sensitive employee communication challenges.
This session is designed for U.S.-based HR professionals who are responsible for management of employment relationships outside the U.S. Topics related to compensation, benefits, paid time off, statutory obligations, notice pay, separation pay, job descriptions, working conditions, trade secrets and noncompetition, and other key components to an employment agreement will be covered. Various jurisdictions will be referenced, including China, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, Germany, United Kingdom, UAE among others. This session will:
- Review and highlight the basic concepts and key components related to drafting compliant international employment contracts.
- Highlighs common errors and mistakes in drafting that easily can be avoided.
- Use examples from multiple international jurisdictions to highlight special considerations, unique compliance issues and provide an illustration of practical aspects of the points made throughout the session.
A truly global HR nomad, this session will draw on the speaker’s 25 years' experience establishing and running HR departments in 10 counties on five continents in North America, Western and Eastern Europe, Asia and the Middle East and will share lessons learned from managing successful HR operations around the world. We will discuss selection, assessment, development and engagement of local HR staff, succession planning, managing across time zones and cross-cultural dynamics. This session will provide practical steps on how to develop and implement a fit-for-size HR structure and strategy and will also discuss outsourcing/off-shoring of HR operations. Finally, drawing upon the importance of the use of diplomacy when working in a multi-cultural context, you will hear inspiring stories of building the people side of a great global business. This session will show you how to:
- Set up effective HR departments and develop fit for size HR structure and processes to support new or turn-around existing business operations in foreign countries.
- Develop HR strategies to support the organization's global strategic plan.
Most U.S. employment-related laws do not apply to your workers overseas but some do, and those can trip you up. This session will help you learn:
- Which U.S. laws apply to your global workforce.
- Tips on how to avoid lawsuits.