TraQs and hkp/// Talent Mobility Round Table in Zurich

Using the Global Assignments to Grow the Talent Pipeline and Build Organizational Strength
Thursday 22 November 2012 17:00-19:30
Restaurant Belvoirpark, Seestrasse 141, 8002 Zurich

As companies look for growth in an increasingly globalized world, there is an urgent need for them to expand into new, often far-flung, markets. Yet, managing operations in such a global context presents a real organizational challenge, and the path from being a significant domestic company with an international presence to becoming a genuinely global company is complex and not easy to navigate.

Developing a pipeline of global talent is crucial to the success of this journey, and one of the most important tools for building and sustaining such a pipeline is global assignments. The right kind of international experience provides the environment within which the right kind of talent can flourish.

  • Just what is ‘talent mobility’ and why do companies need it?
  • How well do companies leverage international mobility for advancing talent?
  • What are the issues, obstacles and disconnects which inhibit us?
  • What practices should we adopt to strengthen our approach to talent mobility?
  • What steps can we take to manage risk and safeguard success in global assignment?
  • What metrics can we use to measure and drive return on investment?

Michael J. Elia (CEO of TraQs Consulting) graduated from the London School of Economics before qualifying as a Chartered Accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers. After leading a multinational team driving technical innovation in global employment services, he seized the opportunity to head up an independent consulting firm. Under Michael’s direction, TraQs has become a leading consultancy in global talent mobility, a position founded on a unique, metrics-driven approach to program optimization. Regularly invited to present at conferences across Europe and the USA, Michael is passionate about the role that high-quality metrics can play in enhancing the authority, reputation and impact of HR professionals. He works closely with many leading companies to design and incubate innovative tools and concepts in talent mobility.

Carsten Schlichting (partner hkp///) began his professional career at the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering (IAO) and continued at the consulting firm Consulectra. In 1986 he moved on to Robert Bosch GmbH, where he worked in HR at plant and divisional levels and also in the U.S. for three years. At the corporate headquarter, he was responsible for group-wide executive development and compensation for more than 10 years. Since 2012, Carsten Schlichting is a hkp/// partner and brings in his extensive experience in HR tools and processes and how they work together in international networks and matrix organizations.

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