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06/27/2020

Educational Program | Global Hiring: Complying with U.S. Visa Requirements**
06/27/2020 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM | Provided in Pre-Event Communications
06/28/2020 08:30 AM - 01:30 PM | Provided in Pre-Event Communications
Track: Global HR

15.00 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Business Acumen, Consultation, HR Expertise | Intended Audience: Mid-Level

*This program requires preregistration. Registration includes the post conference virtual session. Additional fees apply.

**This program is associated with a SHRM U.S. Employment Immigration Specialty Credential and will fulfill the Educational Program component.

Program Overview
Gain a high-level understanding of concepts and principles used when recruiting and retaining global high-skilled talent. Identify opportunities and limitations of the U.S. immigration system as related to employment. Learn how to maintain compliance with relevant U.S. immigration laws and regulations. Through a final practicum, demonstrate the essential skills required to identify and define key considerations when hiring or retaining a foreign national.


Program Objectives
This program is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to:
• Describe basic immigration terms and concepts and how they apply to the hiring process for U.S. residents and foreign nationals.
• Identify when to use immigrant and non-immigrant visas to manage the visa process and comply with federal laws and regulations associated with temporary and regular employment of foreign professionals.
• Define the I-9 employment verification process and incorporate best practices.
• Comply with federal auditing guidelines and legal requirements.
• Identify and define key considerations when hiring a foreign national by participating in various scenarios via a practical lab.

 

06/28/2020

Educational Program | Global Hiring: Complying with U.S. Visa Requirements**
06/27/2020 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM | Provided in Pre-Event Communications
06/28/2020 08:30 AM - 01:30 PM | Provided in Pre-Event Communications
Track: Global HR

15.00 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Business Acumen, Consultation, HR Expertise | Intended Audience: Mid-Level

*This program requires preregistration. Registration includes the post conference virtual session. Additional fees apply.

**This program is associated with a SHRM U.S. Employment Immigration Specialty Credential and will fulfill the Educational Program component.

Program Overview
Gain a high-level understanding of concepts and principles used when recruiting and retaining global high-skilled talent. Identify opportunities and limitations of the U.S. immigration system as related to employment. Learn how to maintain compliance with relevant U.S. immigration laws and regulations. Through a final practicum, demonstrate the essential skills required to identify and define key considerations when hiring or retaining a foreign national.


Program Objectives
This program is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to:
• Describe basic immigration terms and concepts and how they apply to the hiring process for U.S. residents and foreign nationals.
• Identify when to use immigrant and non-immigrant visas to manage the visa process and comply with federal laws and regulations associated with temporary and regular employment of foreign professionals.
• Define the I-9 employment verification process and incorporate best practices.
• Comply with federal auditing guidelines and legal requirements.
• Identify and define key considerations when hiring a foreign national by participating in various scenarios via a practical lab.

 

Global Pay Equity: A Tour Around the World
06/28/2020 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM |
Track: Global HR

| Competencies: Global & Cultural Effectiveness, HR Expertise
Presenter:
William David Wright, Partner, Fisher & Phillips LLP
Workplace Application:
Pay equity models aren’t the same everywhere. Learn what applies to where you operate. 

Learn how to navigate the challenging demands of pay equity laws around the world.  This session covers the difference between “pay equity” and “equal pay for equal work.”  Comparisons will be made between the litigation-based North American model and the reporting-based European model by using specific examples from the U.S., Canada, France, Germany, Switzerland, the UK, Australia, Japan and China.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the pay equity requirements in major international jurisdictions
  • Identify issues in your organization’s global pay practices
  • Assessing your workforce to identify disparities
  • Implementing pay practices designed to comply with the increasing demands of new laws and regulations.

06/29/2020

Global Generational Trends, Challenges and Opportunities Impacting Your Human Capital Strategy
06/29/2020 07:30 AM - 08:30 AM |
Track: Global HR

| Competencies: Communication, Consultation, Global & Cultural Effectiveness
Presenter:
Giselle Kovary, Managing Partner, N-gen People Performance, Inc.
Presenter:
Susan Armstrong, Managing Partner, Global Training Transformation
Workplace Application:
We are increasingly global and multigenerational. Understanding the trends emerging from these shifts is critical to successful organizational performance. 

Are you looking for guidance and direction on how to tap into global generational motivations, how to enhance communication and how to drive greater performance from multigenerational teams? Hear about case studies from Europe, the Middle East, Asia and North America that reveal insights and trends on this topic. Since generational identities are often viewed only through a Western perspective, this session presents a behavioral model that has been used globally to identify generational mindsets and trends, while ensuring unique cultural differences are not overlooked.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify global generational trends that impact your human capital strategy.
  • Apply a behavioral model to pinpoint generational mindsets globally.
  • Detect unique cross-cultural differences within the same generation.
  • Enhance global effectiveness through macro and micro data.
  • Apply tips to enhance engagement and inclusion.
Global Blind Spots: Creating a Global Mindset and Cultural Competence in Your Global Organizations
06/29/2020 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM |
Track: Global HR

| Competencies: Business Acumen, Global & Cultural Effectiveness, HR Expertise
Presenter:
Neal Goodman, CEO, Global Dynamics Inc.
Workplace Application:
If you have to label it “Global” you’re not a global organization. 

How prepared are you and your organization to work globally across geographies, cultures and time zones?  What are the unique skills and talent needed and how can you help drive a global mindset as a HR leader?  Most organizations take a myopic approach to going global and suffer the results. This session shares best practices, innovative solutions and resources and uses small group breakouts to identify gaps and solutions.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Identify areas where HR can play a strategic role in creating a global mindset and cultural savvy.
  • Apply a model that is being implemented in many organizations.
  • Explore resources that can be applied to promote a global mindset.
  • Create actionable steps to implement your organization’s global mindset and cultural savvy development.
The Global Expedition to Attract and Engage Talent: Successful Total Reward Strategies Around the World
06/29/2020 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM |
Track: Global HR

| Competencies: Consultation, Global & Cultural Effectiveness, HR Expertise
Presenter:
John A. Rubino, CCP, CBP, GRP, WLCP, President, Rubino Consulting Services
Workplace Application:
Best practices in total rewards vary around the world based on cultural, business, and societal norms. 

What should organizations be doing with regard to their total reward strategies to attract, retain and motivate the best and brightest employees that they need? While there are a number of similarities in total rewards across country boundaries, there are also marked differences in various regions around the world --- due primarily to nuances in cultural orientation, management style, and the interplay between the government and the private sector. In his informative and highly interactive presentation, John Rubino outlines the 'hottest' global total reward trends and actual practices

Learning Objectives:

  • Specific total reward strategies practiced in various regions around the world, through the use of real-life examples and pragmatic case studies.
  • The latest research data regarding global total reward trends, segmented by world regions.
  • A 'global schematic' of total reward perspectives, methodologies and approaches that are, and should be practiced in the majority of premier organizations around the world.
The Tangled Web of Immigration, Employment Law, and Mergers and Acquisitions
06/29/2020 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM |
Track: Global HR

| Competencies: Critical Evaluation, Global & Cultural Effectiveness, HR Expertise
Presenter:
David S. Jones, Regional Managing Partner, Fisher Phillips
Workplace Application:
Immigration law is a specialized discipline which has potential ramifications for many other types of employment and corporate law. 

Explore immigration scenarios that highlight the intersection of immigration with other areas of law such as employment and M&A in this session with experts from each field who interact and discuss the best practices for various hypothetical scenarios involving: 

  • Discrimination in hiring where immigration sponsorship policies may not be consistent
  • Co-employment issues
  • International M&A due diligence
  • Payback, expat and non-compete agreements
  • Wage and hour audits
  • I-9 audits and compliance

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how to avoid immigration-related discrimination in hiring.
  • Understand the effects of co-employment on employment visas and immigration compliance.
  • Learn how to identify and avoid immigration-related problems in corporate restructuring.
  • Learn best practices for internal and government audits.
The Global Assignment: What Do You Need to Do to Have a Successful and Compliant Expat Assignment?
06/29/2020 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM |
Track: Global HR

| Competencies: Global & Cultural Effectiveness, HR Expertise
Presenter:
William David Wright, Partner, Fisher & Phillips LLP
Workplace Application:
Successful expatriate assignments depend on getting the fundamentals right. 

This session provides a comprehensive overview of the various components necessary to achieve a compliant and successful expatriate assignment and addresses the special issues related to U.S.-based employers sending employees abroad and/or accepting inbound employees from abroad for assignments of 1 year or more. Hear about practical examples of topics such as social security and tax equalization issues, housing and relocation issues, employee benefits and compensation, contractual obligations, the application of local law and the overall best practices that should apply to handling globally mobile employees.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understanding key issues related to tax equalization agreements and social security agreements in connection with expatriate assignments.
  • Having a basic foundation in essential best practices as they apply to managing and implementing expatriate assignment agreements.
  • Understanding essential components to successful management of globally mobile employees.
  • Understanding employer obligations with respect to the health and safety of internationally assigned employees.

06/30/2020

Peering into the Crystal Ball: Using Big Data and Analytics to Achieve Successful Global Mobility and Talent Management Programs
06/30/2020 07:30 AM - 08:45 AM |
Track: Global HR

| Competencies: Business Acumen, Critical Evaluation, Leadership & Navigation
Presenter:
Julia Onslow-Cole, Partner, Fragomen
Presenter:
Scott Leeb, Director of Knowledge Management, Fragomen
Workplace Application:
Data and technology can empower HR to guide an organization’s competitiveness and decision-making. 

“Big data” has become a buzz phrase across all industries and business functions.  HR professionals have access to more data now than ever.  Data and analytics can be powerful tools to tell the story of a company’s overall health.  But how can they use data in a meaningful way, while avoiding information overload?  This session helps cut through some of the noise and looks at how you can embrace the power of data and technology to create strategic advantages and future-proof your organization.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how to make the shift towards a data and technology driven culture.
  • Explore the use of data and analytics to show trends and provide meaningful information to support global mobility and HR decision making.
  • Discuss how data and analytics can empower HR teams to give their organizations a competitive edge.
  • Explore best practice in data discipline and understand the importance of compliance, as well as the penalties for non-compliance.
Risky Business: Exploring the Hazards of International Terminations
06/30/2020 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM |
Track: Global HR

| Competencies: HR Expertise, Leadership & Navigation
Presenter:
Nancy Cremins, Chief Administrative Officer/General Counsel, Globalization Partners
Presenter:
Nicole Forbes, Deputy General Counsel, Globalization Partners
Workplace Application:
Acting like an American when terminating an employee outside of the U.S. can land you in a lot of trouble. 

Having to terminate an employee who works in a different country can be one of the most contentious and difficult aspects of global workforce management. This is especially true considering that the concept of "at-will" employment is generally inapplicable outside of the United States. Termination laws in other countries are typically weighted in favor of the employee. As a result, when a company that has employees in countries outside of the United States chooses to end the employment relationship - whether due to a layoff, restructuring, performance issues, misconduct, or otherwise - that employer must proceed with caution. If an international termination is handled incorrectly, the employer may find itself on the hook for significant damages including reinstatement, back pay, front pay, emotional distress damages, and more. In this session, Nancy Cremins and Nicole Forbes discuss international terminations, leading you through hypothetical situations on how to deal with these actions in different countries.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn about the intricacies of hiring and terminating employees globally in terms of employee labor laws.
  • Understand the ramifications of being out of compliance with global labor laws.
  • Learn actionable steps you can take to navigate international terminations using best practices that will limit risk.
International Hiring and Cost Control that will Make Your CFO Happy
06/30/2020 02:00 PM - 03:15 PM |
Track: Global HR

| Competencies: Business Acumen, Communication, Leadership & Navigation
Presenter:
Bob Cahill, Chief Financial Officer, Globalization Partners
Workplace Application:
Done poorly, international hiring can be an expensive way to expose an organization to substantial risk. 

For many companies, expanding internationally has become less an option and more an imperative. With 85% of global GDP existing outside the U.S., expanding internationally is a strategic move involving new markets, revenue streams, and hopefully an increased return on investment.  But while global expansion offers you tremendous opportunities, it can also be fraught with challenges - especially if you're unaccustomed to navigating the legal, regulatory, and cultural terrain in a new country.  Come to this session to learn about how you can smooth the path to grow globally, hire internationally, control costs, and get the green light from your CFO.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand which risks represent the largest barriers to expansion into new countries.
  • Know how to meet the challenges of international expansion in order to tap into the international talent pool and support your company's global growth.
  • Learn how the Global Employer of Record model works.
Speaking English from a Bilingual Perspective: Improve Your Communication Skills
06/30/2020 02:00 PM - 03:15 PM |
Track: Global HR

| Competencies: Global & Cultural Effectiveness, Leadership & Navigation
Presenter:
Micah Bellieu, CEO and Founder, Fluency Corp
Workplace Application:
A global workforce doesn’t necessarily imply smooth communication, even if we’re all speaking the same language. 

You will learn effective global communication perspectives empowerment for your organizations which will include how communication empowerment for international teams ensures collaborative inclusion; utilizing diversity-driven communication techniques for all nationalities; as well as progressive steps for global teams deliverance of high-comfort communication reinforcements to impact global communication alignment in your organization. The techniques provided build interpersonal landscapes to navigate and increase ex-pat communications and productivity.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn four strategies to communicate more effectively with your multilingual teams and employees from abroad.
  • Learn why your multilingual employees don't always understand workplace communication.
  • Learn how speed of speech affects understanding.
  • Learn how the words you choose could be the difference between a clear message and a confusing one.
  • Learn how other employees can change communication simply through lunch invitations.
  • Step into their world to feel what it's like to speak your second language at work and then learn ways to ensure your meaning is always clear.
Leadership in Asian Family Owned Businesses: What Non-Asian HR Business Partners Should Know
06/30/2020 03:45 PM - 04:45 PM |
Track: Global HR

| Competencies: Business Acumen, Global & Cultural Effectiveness, Leadership & Navigation
Presenter:
Nigel Phang, Associate Professor, SHRM Certification Commissioner, Nanyang Technological University Singapore, Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Technological University
Presenter:
Chien Ping (CP) Tham, SHRM-SCP, IHRP-SP, Group Head, People & Culture, Paktor Group
Workplace Application:
Understanding cultural roots and norms is key to effectively supporting business leaders from diverse cultures. 

Leadership styles and traits of leaders in Asian family businesses are heavily influenced by diverse sets of cultures and values across different countries in the Asia region. There is no single 'Asian' model when it comes to leading a family business in Asia. Many family businesses across Asia are facing the disruption of digital business models and leadership succession challenges while upholding the core values of founders. In the wake of external and internal challenges, should family businesses perpetuate the legacies of the past or should they strive for strategic renewal? What are the leadership lessons from great family business? In this session, the speakers share a blend of research-based findings as well as common observations made of Asian business leaders to provide non-Asian HR Business Partners an opportunity to compare and contrast with the Western leadership styles and traits. Attendees will gain valuable takeaways on how to be more effective in business partnering with Asian business leaders.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn about Asian cultures and values.
  • Learn about the characteristics of Asian family-owned businesses.
  • Understand the impact on leadership styles and traits of leaders in these businesses
  • Explore common observations and challenges for HR.
  • Learn tips for Non-Asian HR Business Partners to be more effective in partnering with these leaders.

07/01/2020

Cross-Border Conundrums: Examining Workplace Investigations in the United States and Abroad
07/01/2020 08:00 AM - 09:00 AM |
Track: Global HR

| Competencies: Global & Cultural Effectiveness, HR Expertise, Leadership & Navigation
Presenter:
Joseph L. Beachboard, Managing Director, Ogletree Deakins
Presenter:
Bonnie Puckett, Shareholder, Ogletree Deakins
Workplace Application:
As if workplace investigations weren’t complicated and stressful enough, conducting investigations in other countries and across borders bring additional challenges from culture and compliance standpoints. 

Conducting an investigation correctly and with sensitivity is more important than ever, both in a national and global context. In-house counsel and HR professionals must know the legal framework in the country at issue, as well as key cultural considerations. This session provides an overview of the dos and don'ts when conducting workplace investigations, including critical topics like the timing of the investigation, who to involve, and procedures for making sure the investigation is legally sound and culturally appropriate whether the investigation is being conducted in the United States or abroad.

Learning Objectives:

  • How investigations in the workplace may vary depending on the country where they are conducted.
  • How investigators must not only get to the truth, but also navigate conflicting cultural norms and values, language barriers, and differing local laws.
  • The unique investigation conundrums that may arise, and how your organization can ensure each investigation is both legally sound and culturally appropriate.
Demystifying Brexit: How to Successfully Navigate Through the Storm of a Post-Brexit World
07/01/2020 09:15 AM - 10:15 AM |
Track: Global HR

| Competencies: Business Acumen, Global & Cultural Effectiveness, Leadership & Navigation
Presenter:
Julia Onslow-Cole, Partner, Fragomen
Workplace Application:
Understanding Brexit and the new European landscape can help minimize disruption in a rapidly changing employment environment. 

The one thing we know for sure about Brexit is that it will change the shape of global employment markets and the movement of talent into, out of and around Europe. Four years have passed since Britain voted to leave the EU. Even past the final decision for Britain’s exit from the EU, much is uncertain and evolving. This session helps demystify some of the noise around Brexit and helps you to understand how the employment landscape is changing and developing in a post-Brexit world.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the most up-to-date position on the labor market in the UK and across Europe, in a post-Brexit world.
  • Discuss the strategic challenges facing businesses including and the options open to them to plan for the future.
  • Explore the important role that HR plays in advising business on future strategy.