Why We Need Global Talent, How to Recruit It, and How to Build It

2016 SHRM Talent Management Conference & Exposition
Workplace Application: Learn about the new skills and competencies that are needed to ensure you are hiring the best global talent for your organization.

Quantitative and qualitative data show that there is wide gap between the global competencies that talent has today versus what is needed by companies and organizations to succeed in an ever more connected and globalized world. This session will explore that gap, the competencies and skills for cross-border and virtual effectiveness, ways to identify global competencies and suitability for international responsibilities and assignment, and methods to build and strengthen global competencies in our employees.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 2:30pm to 3:15pm

Howard Wallack, SHRM-SCP

Wallack, MA, MSc, SHRM-SCP

Howard A. Wallack has been the Deputy Chief Human Resources & Administrative Officer since 2016 in the Global Human Resources (GHR) department at Jhpiego in Baltimore, MD, an international, non-profit health organization, affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Jhpiego is dedicated to improving the health of women, children, and families in lower-resourced countries, with approximately 4,200 employees worldwide in 38 countries. At Jhpiego, Howard spearheads the organization’s leadership development program and leads a team of 5 regional HR business partners who support country HR operations, himself currently backstopping Ghana, Guatemala, and Mozambique. During his 40-year career with experience in nearly 90 countries, Howard has had senior-level positions in HR, training and development, global business development, and program management in for-profit and non-profit businesses and the US Peace Corps. In April 2023 Howard was recognized with an OnCon Icon peer-voted award among the “Top 50 HR Professionals” for having made a considerable impact on their organization and/or previous organizations; made strong contributions to their community through thought leadership; innovated in their role/career; and exhibited exceptional leadership. He has advanced degrees in international affairs and international human resources and globalization and holds multiple professional certifications, including the SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP), and the GPHR® & SPHRi™ qualification from the HR Certification Institute. As a volunteer he has served on the Board of Directors of Cultural Vistas since 2011.

Asia 5
Amount of Credit: 
Credit Type: 
Global Credit
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
Relationship Management
HR Expertise
Global & Cultural Effectiveness
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