Engaging and Integrating a Global Workforce

SHRM 2015 Annual Conference

The growing global nature of companies and their workforce requires many HR professionals to be an expert in the nuances of the various cultures involved, know how to motivate workers from diverse backgrounds, and protect the company’s interests. HR must be tied directly into the company’s strategic direction and work hand in hand with executives to devise policies and procedures to overcome the multi-cultural challenges and reach its goals. This presentation will highlight the global trends impacting the future of HR management and offer direction you should consider. This research is a valuable tool you can use to plan how you will become an even more valuable asset to your organization.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 10:00am to 10:18am

Beth McFarland, CAE


Beth McFarland, CAE is the director of programs for the SHRM Foundation, an affiliate of SHRM. She is responsible for all Foundation products and programs including publications, research grants, scholarships, special events and thought leadership initiatives. She is currently leading a project with the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) to identify and analyze future global trends likely to impact the workplace in the next 5-10 years. In addition, Beth serves as staff liaison to the Foundation Board Research and Thought Leadership Committee. Prior to joining the SHRM Foundation in 2001, she managed SHRM’s student membership program for eight years. Beth holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Virginia and the professional designation of Certified Association Executive (CAE).  She recently completed an executive certificate program in nonprofit management from Georgetown University.

Smart Stage, Connection Zone
Amount of Credit: 
Credit Type: 
 Not Available for Credit
Session Type: 
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