Global HR Summit
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Join us for the Global HR Summit and learn to navigate the unfamiliar employment laws and practices associated with managing an international workforce.

When: Thursday, September 24, 2015
From 8:00 AM until 4:15 PM
Where: Green Space
657 Mission Street, Suite 200
San Francisco, California  94105
United States

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Summit Details

Registration: NCHRA Members $270 / General $340     Bring a colleague for 50% off


Qualifies for 6 SHRM Professional Development Credits (PDCs) / HRCI Recertification Credits, 1 Strategic Credit and Just Announced - Earn 6 Global/International Credits!


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You’ve got the whole world in your hands…and on your workforce! Wouldn’t it be nice to handle global HR situations with ease? Join us for the Global HR Summit and learn to navigate the unfamiliar employment laws and practices associated with managing an international workforce.


8:00-8:30am: Registration and Opening Remarks

8:30-9:30am: Mastering and Managing the Complexity of Global HR
Mike Butler, GPHR, Head of HR Services, Radius Worldwide
Discover the latest trends in global expansion and operations and get detailed information for anticipating the complexities of global HR. You’ll learn how to avoid the pitfalls and surprises that can trip up global HR teams, as well as how to plan for mandatory and customary benefit costs, termination risks, and ongoing and indirect costs. Lastly, you’ll leave the session able to improve your connections with the Finance team by developing more accurate and comprehensive international HR budgets and plans.

9:30-9:45am: Break

9:45-11:00am: Crossing the Pond: Key Considerations for a European Workforce
Frances Vickery, Senior Associate, UK Employment Lawyer and Andreas Grillo, Senior Associate, German Employment Lawyer, Osborne Clarke
Charged with managing the people aspects of international expansion, HR practitioners need to be aware of key differences between US laws and laws of the countries into which they’re expanding. Learn to recognize areas of potential legal exposure and spot common risks which arise with mobility of workforces. You’ll leave the session able to identify first issues to consider when establishing workforce in Europe; common pitfalls of managing international workforces; and key differences between US and European employment. 

11:00-11:15am: Break

11:15am-12:30pm: Balancing Act: Operating a Global Total Rewards Program
Ron Keimach, Principal and Jackie Ho, Associate, Mercer 
How can you better manage your global rewards program? There are new (and not-so-new) forces affecting how organizations respond to HR investment pressure: global economics, increased life expectancy, workforce demographics, healthcare, retirement, and mobility to name a few. Analyze global trends and projections for success that come from balancing the needs of employee retention, attraction, and engagement with productivity and performance.

12:30-1:30pm: Networking Lunch

1:30-2:45pm: Designing Destination Services for Expatriate Success
Cheronda Adeyemo, SPHR, Human Resources Business Partner, Chevron
When carried out with excellence, expatriate assignments present an opportunity to build global fluency, transfer organizational knowledge, and expand global lines of business. However, if the expatriate never adjusts, the assignment often ends in failure. Find out how to set up a successful expatriate program that includes pre-departure planning and destination services down to the smallest details. Learn from an experienced expat how to quickly identify gaps and challenges early on and address them to bring the assignment back on track. 

2:45-3:00pm: Break

3:00-4:15pm: Six Steps to Global Performance Management
Gaye Clemson, Senior Consultant, Global Customer Success, Cisco
Discover the underlying principles of strategy performance management as it applies to Global HR and learn how to more tightly connect HR to the strategic outcomes of the business. Using metrics and a six-step process, you’ll find out how to measure HR’s contribution to business performance and explain your contribution from efficiency and effectiveness perspectives. You’ll leave the session armed with leading-edge thinking on ways to drive accountability.



About the Presenters

​Cheronda Adeyemo is currently a Senior HR Business Partner with Chevron. As a seasoned HR Practitioner, she has worked in many different areas in HR and in various domestic and international locations. She has a passion for expatriates and making sure that assignments are well thought out and lead to success for both the company and employees.

Mike Butler has more than 20 years experience working in the UK, France and US as a European HR executive and consultant working with such companies as Disneyland Paris and United Airlines. Mike currently advises US companies setting up remote Sales / IT teams outside the US on all aspects of international expansion. Mike has both the CIPD (UK) and GPHR (US) HR qualifications as well an MBA.

A seasoned veteran in the high-tech industry, Gaye Clemson brings years of strategic planning, change management, business and market development consulting experience across a broad range of business functions including customer success, marketing, sales, international business and post-sales technical support. She leads Globalinkage, a consultancy, launched in 1994 that helps firms strengthen employee engagement and organizational strategy performance. She currently holds the position of Senior Consultant in Cisco’s Global Customer Success Business Transformation Office. Prior to this position she led a business operations team in Cisco’s Workplace Resources and strategic planning in Cisco’s Technical Services Division. 


Andreas Grillo, Senior Associate/Employment Lawyer is a German qualified lawyer currently based in Osborne Clarke's offices in California. He advises fast-growing technology companies on all individual and collective employment law aspects during and following their expansion into Europe. Questions concerning employee immigration, drafting of employment contracts, termination law as well as the contractual formulation of variable compensation components all fall within his area of expertise.


Ron Keimach, Principal, Mercer has over 20 years of consulting experience helping organizations define, design, and implement rewards strategies, using compensation programs to support the business and engage employees. Ron’s projects cover a vast array of talent topics--salary, incentives, organizational design and effectiveness, executive compensation, total remuneration, job leveling, program communications, and change management--for clients representing a wide range of industries, including healthcare, technology, food and beverage, manufacturing, financial services, and the public sector (not for profits, government, and higher ed).

Frances Vickery is a UK qualified lawyer based in Osborne Clarke's offices in California. Frances advises US headquartered clients on legal issues relating to their international workforces. She regularly supports companies who are expanding into Europe on a broad range of issues that they need to consider such as employment contracts, immigration issues and the day-to-day HR challenges of managing international teams.



Cancellations received less than seven calendar days from the program date are not refundable. If cancellation within seven days of the program is unavoidable, a credit for a future event will be granted, minus a $75 administration fee ($15 for regional meetings and Webinars). Credits must be used within one year of issue. A substitute attendee is allowed at the applicable NCHRA member/non-member rate in lieu of credit. Separate cancellation policies apply for the HR West Conference and Certification Preparation Courses.