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Global Mobility Strategy – Going Global to
Strengthen Your Talent Management Efforts
Chicago SHRM Members $30 | Non-Members $60
Approved for 1.5 HRCI Business Credits and SHRM PDCs
Ask the C-Suite - EXECUTIVE INSIGHTS SERIES
The Chicago SHRM Executive Insights Series is designed to bring you solutions and strategies around the crucial challenges that confront today’s HR professionals and business executives. During this hard-hitting quarterly series, you will hear about key business trends, innovative concepts, thought leadership, and cutting-edge technology from the perspective of an executive. Hear from senior leaders as they share relevant and unique stories about their strategies for success in an ever-changing world and global economy. You don’t want to miss a glimpse into best-in-class organizations and the words of wisdom from high-level leaders to give you the skills and insights you need to be prepared for the future of work.
Global Mobility Strategy – Going Global to Strengthen Your Talent Management Efforts
As our organizations expand beyond borders, it is imperative to rethink our talent management strategies. Mobility within your organization could be the key to successfully supporting new business growth.
Are you looking for new ways to drive business growth? Is global expansion in your organization’s future? If it is, what is your talent management strategy? Does it include looking from within?
Participants will leave this session with the ability to:
- Develop and present long-term forecast of human capital needs at the organizational level.
- Incorporate global mobility into their current human capital strategy.
- Design a global mobility program and select partners/vendors.
- Provide and lead global workforce planning discussion with senior management.
You don’t want to miss this powerful panel discussion to learn how to align your HR strategies
with business goals to create a best place to work!
Julie Billingsley is a Principal of Human Resources and manages HR Operations for ZS globally. ZS has about 4500 employees with offices in 13 countries around the world, and our teams work in about 40-50 countries in any given year. Our Global Mobility team manages all immigration-related matters, from work permits to business visas. We work through country-tax agreements if there will be tax liabilities based on business presence associated with any assignment, and support short-term and expat assignments. We also manage relocations for new hires and transfer employees - both domestic and international. Julie's experience at ZS has included work with all ZS offices in areas such as recruitment, learning, staffing, performance management, compensation, benefits, immigration and other HR-related issues. Julie was an Assistant Professor of Communication at Rutgers University prior to joining ZS in 1994. She holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Purdue University in Organizational Communication and studied for her Ph.D. at the University of Minnesota in the same area.
Sarah Maxwell is the head of global immigration at Envoy. She has vast experience handling all aspects of corporate and employment-based immigration law. Maxwell most recently served as an associate in the Business Immigration group of Vedder Price, P.C. She has significant experience developing and executing global immigration policy for Fortune 500 companies spanning various industries, including devising process and strategy across every facet of nonimmigrant and immigrant matters and the permanent residency process. She focused on counseling multinational corporations on the movement of personnel across the globe and facilitated the assignment of expatriates to the EMEA and APAC regions, as well as the Americas. She also provided training, functional direction and insight to recruiters and hiring managers to better equip them to identify and proceed with candidates with immigration needs. Previously, she worked at Baker & McKenzie LLP as an associate and member of the firm’s Global Immigration and Mobility practice. There, she handled numerous global executive transfers, including obtaining work and residence authorization in the United States and abroad. She has also advised employers on the development and implementation of corporate immigration compliance programs and anti-discrimination policies under state and federal law. Maxwell received a juris doctor degree from Vanderbilt University Law School and a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Tennessee.
Susan Kubiesa has over thirty years’ experience in the Global Mobility industry. She began as a Realtor/Broker, and then worked at a major third party company as an Account Executive for high volume/critical clients. She then transitioned to the corporate side of relocation as Manager, Relocation Services for Baxter Healthcare. Other companies Ms. Kubiesa has been associated with include Motorola, Zurich Financial Services, and Kingston Consulting. In 2010, she joined The Northern Trust Company as SVP, Head of Global Mobility. She is currently responsible for all of The Northern’s mobility programs, including strategic vision, policy, team management, contracts, and communications. A few of Ms. Kubiesa’s career highlights include assisting in the first outsourcing of a Corporate Domestic Relocation Program, centralization of Motorola’s Relocation Program assisting 3600 employees per year and development and implementation of a best in class Relocation Children’s Package. She also has extensive experience in new office opening implementations and team redesign and development. Ms. Kubiesa’s education includes a Master in Business Administration, as well as a Bachelor of Science degree. She has served on Chicago’s Corporate Relocation Council Board in various capacities, including President and Vice President. She holds both Worldwide ERC designations, the SCRP and SGMS, and has served on ERC’s Global Advisory Council (GAC), Constituents Insight Committee, its Board of Directors and contributed to various ERC publications, most recently the Guide for Managing the Mobile Workforce. She has also twice received ERC’s Meritorious Service Award.
Christine Ikihega is the HR Leader for Capgemini America, with primary responsibility for leadership of the HR Business Partner team and oversight performance management, and compensation and benefits. She also works closely with her India counterpart to drive a seamless end to end HR function between the North America and India HR support for Capgemini America and partners with the People Supply Chain team to promote and execute the overall HR and Talent Management function and priorities. Christine is originally from New Zealand and joined Capgemini in Australia in 2010 as an Organizational Change Manager. In 2012, an experience with an acquisition revealed her passion for HR and she has not looked back. Christine transferred to the US in March 2016 and brings a breadth of HR experience with her, along with the view that “it’s a good life”. Christine is based in Chicago and her family is scattered across the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Her spare time is spent indulging in her love of adventure and exploring the lakeside expanse of Lake Michigan. Fluent in English and American Sign Language and able to “get by” in three other languages, she is an avid rugby fan and is a proud supporter of her local emergency services rugby team, Chicago Blue.
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