The worldwide global mobility conference 2016

London Met’s Human Resource Management team was represented at the 2016 Worldwide Employee Relocation Council conference in London by Dr Sue Shortland.

Date: 22/02/2016

London Met’s Human Resource Management team was represented at the 2016 Worldwide Employee Relocation Council conference in London by Dr Sue Shortland, our CIPD course tutor and interim Associate Dean. 
 
Sue was invited as an academic thought leader to speak at the global conference’s opening panel session on key issues in global mobility. Panellists from industry and relocation services were asked, along with Sue representing academia, to debate the effect of the global economy on talent mobility, key HR trends and the role of diversity and inclusion in managing global talent. 
 
The panellists engaged in a lively debate on trends in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas drawing upon theory and practice to highlight the role of talent and mobility in ensuring organisational success. Tackling questions addressing issues such as new horizons for talent on demand and if/how mobility professionals should re-invent themselves, the debate was both provocative and highly engaging.
 
London Met’s Human Resource Management students have the opportunity to attend thought-provoking seminars and guest lectures as part of their course with speakers drawn from industry as well as the academic world. Sue gives guest lectures on international Human Resource Management to industry and academic conferences as well as bringing her expertise into teaching at London Met.