This year, ESCP Business School and Academic Director of the TMI Marion Festing and affiliated TMI researcher Maral Muratbekova-Touron from the Paris Campus of ESCP organised an international IHRM Webinar Series, together with the Centre for Global Workforce Strategy at Simon Fraser University (Canada) and the Penn State Center for International Human Resource Studies (USA).

So far, 4 webinars could be organised in this series, which is still ongoing in this pandemic situation, providing new ideas on a monthly basis. with topics ranging from future trends in international HRM beyond the pandemic, cultural aspects in HRM, experiences from digital teaching innovations in international HRM and global talent management. The webinars are held in English via zoom and have each reached several hundred participants from around the globe, mostly with a focus on the HR academic community or those with an interest in HR research.

Here, we quickly want to draw your attention to the webinar #4 “Global Talent Management, Global Mobility and Covid-19: Where have we been and where are we going?” with David Collings from the Dublin City University Business School in Ireland, who is also acting on the Advisory Board of our TMI, and our Academic Director Marion Festing, who moderated the session. David Collings is Professor of HRM, co-director of the Leadership. He is also a leading international expert on the future of work with a particularly focus on talent management and global mobility. In the webinar, David talked about the role of HR in responding to the crisis and also on the role of learning and development in enabling the post-Covid workforce. He reflected on what the pandemic means for global talent management and global mobility and provided some key thoughts on the blind spots as well as directions for future research on these important phenomena.

A recording of the session is available here.

For those interested in this IHRM series, the next webinar, episode #5 on “Deglobalization and High-Tech Talent” will take place on January 21, 2021 at 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM CET.

In this session, Elaine Farndale, Professor of Human Resource Management and Associate Director of the School of Labor and Employment Relations, Pennsylvania State University (USA), and Founder and Director of the Center for International Human Resource Studies, together with Andy Sivaraman (a US business leader) will discuss the topic of deglobalisation and high-tech talent, especially trying to understand the interdependencies of corporate and governmental actions.

As corporate globalisation has been restricted through changes in macro-environments, firms traditionally reliant on global talent pools, are suffering. This is particularly true for high-tech firms’ seeking to source high-skilled STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) talent. Based on qualitative research across the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia, the day-to-day realities of talent management practitioners and industry experts will be shared. Overall, Elaine and Andy will identify emergent adaptations to corporate talent sourcing activities for dealing with increasing STEM shortages linked to deglobalisation.

You can register via eventbrite via this link.

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Please find recordings of previous sessions below:
Webinar #1: Looking Beyond the Pandemic: What’s Next for International HRM?
Webinar #2: The cultural context in IHRM – Recent developments and experiences from digital teaching innovations
Webinar #3: IHRM Webinar Series: Alena Ledeneva: The invisible dimensions of human resource management: informal networks, institutions, and practices in international contexts