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Roche Basel '13
 

GLOBAL HR LEADER Conference
on Globally Mobile Talent

 
 
to be held at...
F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd., Grenzacherstrasse 124, CH - 4070 Basel - Building 71 – Auditorium
• Security: Please register at the reception desk Building 52

February 7th from 18h WELCOME Networking Reception
Restaurant Schlüsselzunft, Freie Strasse 25, CH-4001 Basel
Private room, Vorgesetztenstube



 
 
CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FEES
Corporate Representatives, 123CHF/person

General Admission, Single, 222CHF
...but only 199CHF when 2+ same company

WELCOME Networking Reception
February 7th from 18h
Restaurant Schlüsselzunft, Freie Strasse 25, CH-4001 Basel
Private room, Vorgesetztenstube






Memo from the Conference Chairman & Moderator

EDWIN B. COHEN, CEO, GLOBALHRMEDIA
Coronado, California ed@globalhrnews.com






Hello and a warm welcome to our 11th conference produced for Switzerland. I am very honored that ROCHE is our top sponsor host inside their beautiful and impressive campus.

We begin our conference on Thursday evening, the 7th of February at 18h with a festive WELCOME RECEPTION ...contact ed@globalhrnews.com and thank you for considering.


So many surveys...but, our own survey, completed privately and very quietly with C-Level and B-level delegates to our recent meetings in the US, Europe and Canada, tell us the following and I have developed today's agenda to align with the findings. Simply, it is: WHAT MATTERS MOST to the C-SUITE... items...

Global Workforce Strategic Planning and Management of the global supply of and the demand for skills and talent - right place, right time, right price™

Understand the Convergence of Technology, Global Talent, Globalisation™

Strategic Collaboration by the business, CHRO, Functional Leaders, and expert provider-partners...to make a new model for global talent management. Align talent global mobility with strategic business priorities™

Learn how to communicate better across borders, time-zones and cultures;

Increased understanding of Employer Branding, tieing-it with employee engagement;

Retain HiPo A-players.


Come learn new things. Enjoy the experience.
















AGENDA


from 7h15
CHECK IN DESK OPENS
have coffee and...
meet/greet in the sponsor table area








8h

WELCOME REMARKS and INTRODUCTIONS

Ed Cohen
Conference Moderator






8h30 until 9h10

HR 2020
How Transformation will get us there

presented by

NAVID NAZEMIAN
Global HR Business Partner
Roche - Basel




“HR as a function has significantly evolved over the last decades. Where do we as a function come from, where are we heading towards to?

There is increased pressure on the HR function to either transform and to deliver added value or to ultimately forget about the seat at the CEO’s strategy table and become insignificant. Some Executives go even so far to say that there is an increased tension between the company needs and HR’s ability and capacity to deliver.

Whenever talking about HR transformation, HR Outsourcing and HR Shared Services almost automatically come to one’s mind. However, experience has shown that rarely, these initiatives have delivered the promised cost savings or had the impact as initially planned.

So how could a strategic framework for HR transformation look like? This will ultimately depend upon what the future holds. So expect 5 ground-breaking hypotheses about HR’s future and how HR transformation can be done effectively bearing these in mind.”









9h15 until 9h45

CORPORATE IMMIGRATION



The representatives from FRAGOMEN have drawn from one of the themes of the conference and will give the following presentation, ‘’Learning how to communicate better across borders, time-zones and cultures; the impact of soft skills on an immigration case’’

In corporate immigration communication is a central theme. Every corporate immigration case has many stakeholders and by default these people do not come from the same country. In order to have someone from country A, work and live in country B there can be a lot of people involved including the individual, the accompanying family, the home employer, the host employer, numerous levels of authorities in the host country, the embassy or consulate of the host country and so forth.

To have a successful immigration case it is of vital importance that companies do not underestimate the impact soft skills on these cases.

Today we will discuss how if companies and assignees are prepared, they can slightly change their approach and conclude smoother, quicker and less stressful immigration cases.

The representatives from Fragomen will focus on Swiss immigration but will also discuss the greater European and global context.


presented by

DIRK NUYTS, Partner
Fragomen Global





Since 2005 Dirk has been leading the Fragomen Benelux office that deals with immigration into Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxembourg. Prior to joining Fragomen, Dirk was employed by one of the leading business law firms in Belgium. He was also previously a junior partner to one of Belgium's top immigration law firms.



NIAMH GALLAGHER, Attorney
Fragomen Global








Fragomen is widely recognized as the leading global corporate immigration services provider. For more than 60 years, Fragomen has represented a broad range of companies, organizations and emerging businesses, working in partnership with clients to facilitate the hiring and transfer of employees worldwide. Fragomen's sole focus on immigration allows us to dedicate our vast resources to service delivery, including the solutions we provide to address client needs, our innovative technology, and our integrated management reporting. We have more than 1,500 immigration attorneys or equivalent immigration professionals and supporting professional staff worldwide, with a total of more than 2,100 employees globally. Fragomen's professionals and support staff work with our clients to understand their business and immigration priorities, monitor regulatory and policy developments, and draw on our extensive resources to proactively counsel clients on strategies for most effectively managing their immigration programs. Fragomen has 39 offices strategically located in key business destinations across the Americas, Europe, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and Africa. We serve our clients’ needs in more than 170 countries, both directly and through a network of carefully vetted Local Advisors. In addition, Fragomen has demonstrated a strong commitment to helping clients maintain a legal workforce. Our professionals are renowned for their experience in immigration compliance, and we utilize state-of-the-art technology to monitor the status of our clients’ workforces to ensure that our clients and their employees adhere to all visa requirements and meet filing deadlines. For example, Fragomen has developed advanced, web-based solutions to help our clients navigate the inherent complexities of employment verification. These solutions include our I-9 Service Center in the U.S., Employment Verification Tool (EVT) in the UK, and 457onTrack system in Australia. All of these web-based compliance tools are designed to assist employers with completion of employment eligibility verification processes in the designated countries.





9h45, COFFEE BREAK





10h15 until 11h15

COMMUNICATING ACROSS CULTURES
ARE WE ALL SPEAKING THE SAME ENGLISH?

presented by


LORELEI CAROBOLANTE,
GPHR, SCRP, SGMS
President and CEO of G2nd Systems®




This program has been submitted for 1.00 General recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through HRCertification Institute.


As all business is developing globally and borders have virtually disappeared, every organization must leverage talents, expertise, creativity, and contacts from multiple geographical areas, multiple cultures, and multiple languages.

When native and non-native language speakers converge in the workplace, significant and often unrecognized implications emerge that adversely affect collaboration, performance and business results. For example, English may be the language of business, but non-native English speakers and native speakers use English differently... often without realizing it.

We all come in daily contact with people that are from different backgrounds than our own. Yet, our jobs and activities rely more and more on the effectiveness of these interactions, and our ability to leverage the diversity of all these relationships, associated knowledge, contacts and resources.

Our productivity and the success of our endeavors are more and more dependent on our ability to collaborate in ways that are synergistic and result oriented.

In fact, achieving these synergies and learning how to identify metrics and measure effective communication and strategic thinking is fundamental to establishing and maintaining global leadership in business performance.



Whether you are a native English speaker or non-native English speaker, the purpose of my session is to:

* strengthen your strategic HR professional growth by helping you to recognize current and emerging trends to ensure your career is aligned with them;

* help you demonstrate you can support your company as it grows globally;

* discover the difference between cross-cultural communication and intercultural communication¡K and why it matters to HR professionals more than ever before; and

* learn how to use today's interconnected global workplace and economy as a tool for your success!



Results that you can apply in your office immediately:

Your participation in this highly interactive seminar will increase your awareness about unique workplace challenges for global HR professionals or managers, whose professional goals include working effectively with groups of people from multiple cultures and countries.




This session will help prepare you to:

* Engage others to share ideas in meetings that include non-native and native English speakers and present more effectively to multicultural groups¡ both in-person and virtual interaction;

* Manage HR conversations and discussions more effectively across multiple cultures and languages;

* Recognize the strategic relevance and importance of adopting a global mindset and developing a result-oriented communication style that functions effectively across multiple cultures simultaneously¡ today's global, technology-connected workplace!










11h20 until 12h05

PEOPLE MANAGEMENT and EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT
Isn't It Time for Action?


Employee engagement is becoming more and more of a hot topic in the
people management world. In the UK, there has even been a task force set up by Prime Minister David Cameron to address this issue.

But despite the growing attention to the topic, engagement levels in many workplaces remain stubbornly low. Particularly in a time of recession, organizations need their people's passion, and not just their presence.

Why, then, does employee engagement matter
- and what can be done in response?



Presented by
GEOFFREY MATTHEWS, co-author, ENGAGED: UNLEASHING YOUR ORGANIZATION'S POTENTIAL THROUGH EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT

Former Vice President, HR Strategy - Merck Group, Merck Serono S.A.

This book has been described as “essential reading for all business leaders” by Professor Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman, World Economic Forum, the book has recently been shortlisted for the CMI Management Book-of-the-Year Award.


Geoffrey Matthews is a highly experienced HR executive with an extensive background in employee engagement, organizational development, people strategies, rewards, and international HR. Born in the UK, he moved to Geneva 20 years ago when working for Hewlett-Packard and has held several leading generalist and specialist HR positions including Head of HR Strategy for Merck KGaA and Head of Corporate Human Resources for Serono. He played a leading role in the HR integration of Merck Serono, whose successful outcome was recognized by the 2008 SHRM “Strategic HR Leadership Award”.

He also has extensive depth in the Rewards area and, as Global C&B Director for Roche, was responsible for the introduction of a number of award-winning employee equity plans that were recognized by the Global Equity Organization and IFS ProShare.

Geoff graduated with a first class honours degree in History from Bristol University, has a Postgraduate Diploma in Management Studies and a Postgraduate Certificate in the Psychology of Organisational Development and Change. He is a Chartered Fellow of both the HR and the Management Institutes in the UK.









12h10 until 13h

DUTY of CARE
... PERSONAL SECURITY for International Assignee & Family
Policy and Practice

What does it mean for a company to put its Duty of Care in practice:
which stakeholders, timeframes, how to communicate the policy, and more


presented by
NICK CHARNLEY
Head of Security Risk Management
Syngenta





Nick Charnley is a skilled intelligence analyst and manager with a broad range of operational experience as a security consultant. Specialises in security risk management in high-threat post-conflict environments with specific reference to the effects of criminal, insurgent or terrorist activity on the client’s ability to achieve their objectives, and advising, training and facilitating the implementation of ISO 31000:2009 (International Standard for Risk Management), tailored to the client’s requirement.

He has strong presentational skills gained from over ten years of professional research and analysis. Nick also has a dedicated track record in all aspects of intelligence and personnel management, underpinned by a solid academic and executive background in technical and scientific subjects.

Member of the American Society for Industrial Security, Member of the Risk Management Institution of Australasia, Member of the Institute of Leadership and Management and Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute.

Specialties: Threat analysis and assessments, security risk management, political analysis, technical/weapons intelligence, operational management, threat/situational briefings, security investigations, civilian / military / diplomatic liaison, open source intelligence analysis, consultancy, ISO 31000:2009 (International Standard for Risk Management).


and by
GHISLAIN de KERVILER
Chief Executive Officer
International SOS – Switzerland






Ghislain de Kerviler has been CEO of International SOS Switzerland since April 2010 with the responsibility of the Geneva and Zurich offices. He has strong international experiences in sales, marketing and project management. In particular, Ghislain worked at Arthur Anderson in Switzerland and as an associate at KPMG. During the Arab Spring in 2011, Ghislain was responsible for the Incident Management Team based in Malta. In coordination with International SOS Assistance Centres, local authorities and a team of 10 people on the ground, he played a key role in the evacuation of about 1,500 clients from Tripoli and Benghazi (Libya) by plane or by ferry.









13h Informal LUNCHEON... sponsor table area








13h45 until 14h25

TOTAL REWARDS 2013+
... International Benefits
... Executive Compensation
... Global Pensions


Thought-Leaders ...

BRIAN WAITE
Global Benefits Manager
ROCHE





MARTIN PFAENDLER
Group Head of Executive Compensation
NOVARTIS









14h30 until 15h
CHALLENGING DESTINATION:
Middle East and North Africa

MONA RADWAN
Owner
Global Relocation Consultants
Egypt

















15h10 until 15h45

MAKING EXPATRIATION WORK!
How to turn assignments into success, helping the candidate, his family and the organisation. A psychological profiling can help to avoid costly mistakes.


The author has developed a unique assessment tool offering an online assessment followed by a structured interview.

This tool allows pinpointing a candidate's fitness for an assignment creating an in-depth awareness on potential needs and preparedness.

The tool is geared not only to the candidate proposed by the organization, but also makes a full-assessment of the family environment and their fitness for posting.

This presentation will highlight cost considerations providing tangible examples demonstrating the value-adding components of the pre-assignment assessment.

Where indicated this assessment can be combined with a full-fledged cultural awareness training preparing candidates and family members based on country specific cultural mapping. Through extended networking CCS is capable to offer psychological support on arrival, facilitating integration and adjustment.

The reverse process arising with repatriation calls for further close monitoring and assessment.


presented by
Konstantin von Vietinghoff-Scheel
MD,
Corporate Counselling Services (CCS), MSc, CEAP











15h55 until 17h

GLOBAL HR TalkShow
What Matters Most to the C-Suite


...followed by networking/wine reception in the sponsor table area

Audience is encouraged to join the conversation. Come "hungry" for new info; get ready to take notes.


Moderator
ED COHEN








Hot Topics and Thought-Leaders...


16h until 16h20
WHAT IS IMPORTANT TO ROCHE?
Roche Global Mobility Optimization project


PATRICIA STEWART
Head of Global Mobility
F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd.
(Roche)









16h20 until 16h35
WHAT LEADERSHIP EXPECTS FROM MOBILITY

NETTA REICHENBERG
Global Benefits - Project & Communication Manager
AMERICAN EXPRESS









16h35 until 16h50
DEVELOPING a FLEX POLICY USING SAP
-Manage 20% growth per year!



NATALIE BOLD
Head of International Assignments
Schindler Management Ltd









16h50 until 17h
MOBILITY SERVICE MATTERS
a fast-paced overview of innovative services for the customers


TIM KERNAN
Director
AIReS






CHRIS RICHARDSON
Director
Interdean







Markus Häfeli, Founder
autociel.ch






17h ...

NETWORKING / WINE-TASTING RECEPTION


in the sponsor table area




19h30
...optional...informal...'no host'
meet for an informal WRAP SESSION at nearby pub





 
 
CONTACT
For more information, contact Ed Cohen:
Email: news@globalhrnews.com
Phone: +1.619.297.5700
 
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