IHRM Webinar Series Continues Jan. 21

Associate Director Dr. Elaine Farndale will be one of two speakers at a webinar focused on deglobalization and high-tech talent on Thursday, January 21, 2021, at 11:30 a.m.

University Park, Pa. - Associate Director Dr. Elaine Farndale will be one of two speakers at a webinar focused on deglobalization and high-tech talent on Thursday, January 21, 2021, at 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The webinar series, which focuses on international HRM, is part of an ongoing collaboration between the SFU Centre for Global Workforce Strategy, Penn State Center for International Human Resource Studies, and ESCP Business School. 

About the Presentation:

As corporate globalization 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. In this webinar, we will explore the impact of macro-level trends in national government policy and political climates on high-tech firms seeking to source high-skilled STEM talent. By applying coevolutionary reasoning, we demonstrate the intricate interdependence between the macro environment and corporate strategizing. Based on qualitative research across the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia, the day-to-day realities of talent management practitioners and industry experts will be shared. Overall, we identify emergent adaptations to corporate talent sourcing activities for dealing with increasing STEM shortages linked to deglobalization, explaining how these adaptations are a consequence of both internal strategic factors as well as external institutional forces.

This session will be moderated by Miguel Olivas, teaching professor of human resource management, Penn State School of Labor and Employment Relations, and associate director of the Centre for International Human Resources Studies (CIHRS).

About the Speakers

Elaine Farndale is a professor of human resource management and associate director of the School of Labor and Employment Relations at Penn State University (USA), where she is also founder and director of the CIHRS. Elaine’s research focuses primarily on international human resource management, strategic HRM, and HRM and performance. She has published widely from her international collaborations in both the practitioner and top-ranked academic press and has served as an elected member of the Academy of Management HR Division Executive Committee, co-editor for Routledge’s Global HRM Series, co-editor-in-chief for Human Resource Management Journal, and associate editor for Human Resource Management and International Journal of Human Resource Management. Elaine completed her Ph.D. at Cranfield School of Management (UK) and worked previously as an HR specialist for several years.

Andy Sivaraman is based in the US and is a business leader with over twenty-five years of experience in enabling strategic business transformation through process and technology reengineering, organizational change, and talent management during years of hyper-growth and technology-driven disruptions.

He has been on the executive leadership team of global technology services companies and is currently a Partner and Board Member of a digital transformation focused software product company.

Andy has been a guest faculty at universities on technology and globalization, published white papers, articles in HR business magazines, and a paper on "The Soft Side of Digital Transformation - The Connected Employee" in the South Asian Journal of Human Resource Management. Andy holds a BS in Physics and Mathematics and a Masters in Personnel Management and Industrial Relations. 

About This Series

This event is part of an IHRM Webinar Series, organized by the Centre for Global Workforce Strategy at Simon Fraser University (Canada), the Penn State Center for International Human Resource Studies (USA), and ESCP Business School (Europe).

This event will be hosted on Zoom.

Zoom event access information will be provided to all registered attendees 24 hours, and 1 hour, prior to the event start.

For inquires about this event, please contact beedie-events@sfu.ca.

Learn more and register here. 

December 17, 2020