Bite-Size Briefing – 8 March 2018

Join us on Thursday 8th March at 10am at BDO, 55 Baker Street, London W1U 7EU

Expat Academy Bite-Size Briefing - 8 March 2018  Our Bite-Size Briefings are a member-only day of short, sharp presentations designed to increase your knowledge and understanding of current and future global mobility trends.  The aim of the day is to get you thinking and develop your specialist global mobility knowledge.

Held three times a year, these briefings are one of our most popular events.  They are a great opportunity for the Expat Academy community to get together, be inspired, gain industry insights and learn about what is new in global mobility.

What will you learn?

Every Bite-Size Briefing features slots on tax, immigration and employment law – the fundamentals of what you do every day.  These are balanced by topical practical updates and key insights which help you develop as a rounded global mobility professional.

You will end the day with improved knowledge and understanding of current global mobility trends, whatever your level of experience, which you can translate into your own world and put into practice as soon as you get back to your desk.

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What to expect on 8th March

10.00am – 10.15am

10.15am – 10.45am
UK tax and social security update for internationally mobile employees including discussion on hot topics and other key global tax changes  Andy Kelly and Sukhraj Kandola, BDO
This session will provide an update on how the latest tax and social security changes will affect organisations with globally mobile employees. In addition, Andy will provide an overview on other topical issues arising in expatriate taxation.

10.50am – 11.20am
Boost your networking skills  Andrew Wright, Learnlight
Most of us envy those who are natural networkers. They waltz around speaking to strangers like long lost family. This introduction to networking skills will not only reveal the secrets of good networkers but provide an opportunity for you to practice and implement straightaway

11.20am – 11.50am
Tea/coffee break

11.50am – 12.20pm
5 top tips to improve the relocation experience of new talent into your organisation  Des Mckell, Plus Relocation
One of the most prominent issues impacting the future success of growing businesses is the search for quality talent. Whether the growth is occurring domestically, regionally, or globally, the task of finding, securing, and onboarding the best new employees at all levels within the organisation has become more challenging, and more important than ever! Join Des as he provides insights and tangible tactics that will:

  • Ensure you can work closely with the recruiters to help the organisation secure the right talent
  • Improve the candidate and new hire transition, and overall relocation experience
  • Enhance and expedite the settling-in process for newly relocated employees
  • Raise engagement levels of employees that have just relocated
  • Improve the ROI of new hire relocation

12.25pm – 12.55pm
Driving assignee satisfaction through Global Mobility’s use of technology  Gordon Walsh, Polaris
Polaris have been discussing with clients and their assignees’ what their expectations from technology really are in 2018. Whether it be updates on their shipment at the touch of their fingertips or country insights on their mobile phone, it is clear assignees want easier access to information. Join Gordon for this fascinating insight into technology trends, how Global Mobility can use technology more to enhance the assignee experience and in doing so take away some of the pressure from the Global Mobility team.

12.55pm – 1.40pm

1.40pm – 2.10pm
Employment Law challenges from current global hot spots  Annabel Mace, Squire Patton Boggs
Navigating employment law in different jurisdictions can be challenging for multi-nationals organisations not least because it is constantly evolving. Annabel will be discussing employment law from around the globe with a focus on countries or regions with unusual rules or recent changes including France and certain parts of the Middle East, South America and Asia.

2.15pm – 2.45pm
Immigration  Kerry Hough and Ben Sheldrick, Magrath Sheldrick LLP
Immigration law is continuously evolving, presenting significant challenges to Global Mobility professionals. Kerry will provide an update on the hot issues from around the Globe. This session will discuss the latest compliance changes, their importance as well as provide an update from Ben on the latest UK immigration changes regarding Brexit.

2.45pm – 3.15pm
Tea/coffee break

3.15pm – 4.00pm
Corporate Panel: Equality, Diversity & Inclusion – how can GM help the business to get it right?
Following the energised discussion at the Symposium network there followed a Symposium workshop to delve deeper into the issue that so many organisations are trying to grapple with. Join the panel to find out what was discussed and the role Global Mobility has to play in helping organisations address current imbalances. Panellists:

  • Priscilla Monticelli, Global Mobility Lead, EMEA, Publicis Sapient
  • Stuart Ferguson, Global Mobility Business Partner, Deloitte UK
  • Caroline Fyfe, HR Officer, International Mobility UKMEA, Arup

4.00pm – 4.15pm
Wrap up & Expat Academy Update

4.15pm – 6.00pm
Networking drinks

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