Managing the Complexity of Global HR

Wednesday 1:45 – 2:45 PM

Session Description

In Real Estate, we think about Location, Location, Location. When it comes to managing your global HR operation the mantra is Different, Different, Different; as in everything is different based on the countries in which you are operating and the regulatory changes that seem to happen every day. In this session, Mike Butler will share some trends in global expansion; help you anticipate global HR complexities and avoid nasty surprises. Don’t assume you will have a talent pool on your doorstep when you head overseas. Important therefore to retain the dreams of those important overseas employees.


Michael Butler, GPHR, sphri

Mike Butler has more than 20 years’ experience working in the UK, France and US as a European HR executive and consultant working with such companies as United Airlines and Jones Lang Lasalle. If you enjoy learning from other’s battlescars, you’re in the right place as Mike is definitely qualified to enter the debate and offer an interesting perspective.

Mike currently advises US companies setting up remote Sales / IT teams outside the US on all aspects of international expansion. Mike has both the CIPD (UK) and GPHR (US) HR qualifications as well an MBA. He currently sits on SHRM’s global expertise panel and has previously written exam questions for Global HR certifications.