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International HR Academy to act as knowledge-sharing forum for HRDs

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A UK and US university have got together to set up an HR Academy in order to share cutting-edge research, knowledge and ideas on global HR management issues with HR leaders.

The International Human Resources Management Academy was established by King’s College London’s Management Learning Board and Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labour Relations and will hold forums at least twice a year in both New York City and London.
 
Stuart Woollard, director of King’s College’s LMLB, said that globalisation was generating significant international business challenges, many of which arose from having to manage complex, cross-border workforces.
 
But he added: “Real opportunities exist for those firms that can understand the nature and impact of globalisation and develop people capabilities across their international operations.”
 
As a result, the aim of the Academy is to ensure that HR leaders are both well-equipped and well-informed enough to take effective decisions when managing employees in an international context.
 
Themes that will be explored in the forums this year include:
 
  • The changing role of HR and the chief HR officer
  • Developing international HR strategy, metrics, analytics and ROI
  • Managing major organisational change across international boundaries
  • People risk and reward in an international context.
 
 
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