News archive 2009
First international HR management academy04 Dec 2009, PR 265/09
The King’s College London HRM Learning Board and The Forum for Expatriate Management have today launched The International Human Resources Management Academy (IHRMA). It has been developed specifically to help global organisations address opportunities and threats in developing a global employer brand, how they manage workforce risk across global operations and other highly challenging international business issues.
The IHRMA aims to be the world’s premier body dedicated exclusively to the advancement of education and research in International HR Management. The IHRMA will have faculty drawn from leading academics at King’s College London and around the world, respected practitioners, and prominent industry figures within the International HR community from companies such as Tesco, Ernst & Young and Siemens.
Stuart Woollard, Managing Director King’s College London HRM Learning Board said: ‘Managing staff internationally poses incredibly complex challenges for globally focused organisations. Business managers and HR professionals have told us they need to better understand these issues in order to develop more effective international operations. We are very excited to establish our International HRM Academy to help facilitate access to knowledge and research in this area and allow firms to distil solutions appropriate for their own circumstances.’
Brian Friedman, Founder of The Forum for Expatriate Management comments: ‘This is a truly groundbreaking and exciting collaboration which will resonate greatly with our global network of international HR professionals. There is a significant learning gap to be bridged in this critically important area, which is key for the development of a successful international business. Through access to our world class faculty of academic and industry experts, our International HRM Academy aims to provide the strategic knowledge necessary to help organisations deal with the day-to-day practical problems that arise for them in managing staff across borders.’
First learning and development programme
The IHRMA will launch its first learning and development programme ‘International HRM and the Global Corporation’ in March 2010, which will cover:
• Globalization & the Workforce
• Managing workforce risk within international operations
• Reward in an international context
• Globalizing Talent Management
• International Mobility: factors for success
• Return on Investment in International HR Management
The IHRMA will be officially launched at a conference organised by The Forum for Expatriate Management today.
A PDF brochure with full details of the programme is available online at: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/content/1/c6/06/57/57/HRMBrochureFinal.pdf (pdf, 620kb)
Notes to editors
HRM Learning Board
King’s HRM Learning Board is unique in the way it connects organisations to the latest academic research and thinking on contemporary workforce issues. Through its workshop and seminar program, bespoke learning and advisory activities, and through a variety of other forums and media, the Learning Board is an innovative thought leader on contemporary people management practice. www.kcl.ac.uk/hrmlb
Department of Management
The Department of Management within King’s is a leading, research-led department. With one-third of its research activity assessed as ‘world leading’ (2008 UK RAE Results), the Department is now ranked in the UK top five business and management schools. The department produces world-class multi-disciplinary research on management issues and provides advice to many organizations and leading UK and international institutions. King’s faculty contains world class scholars whose work provides understanding into the functioning of organizations and their workforces within the context of a global business environment. http://www.kcl.ac.uk/schools/sspp/mgmt/
The Forum for Expatriate Management
The FEM is the world's premier online and real world community for all International HR and Global Mobility professionals. Its website (www.totallyexpat.com) contains extensive databanks of useful resources for IHR professionals and our networking meetings encouraged shared learning for everyone involved with Global Mobility.
FEM Members include representatives from most of the world's major employers together with a wide variety of the service providers who support their global mobility programmes. The FEM currently has Chapters in London, New York, Beijing, Reading, Atlanta, Dallas, Mumbai, Delhi and Hyderabad and will be opening a number of additional Chapters during the course of 2010. Our founding principles are Independence, Inclusivity and Shared Learning - all of which allow us to create an environment where all Global Mobility professionals can come together to jointly develop solutions to the myriad of practical issues impacting effective IHR management.
King's College London
King's College London is one of the top 25 universities in the world (Times Higher Education 2009) and the fourth oldest in England. A research-led university based in the heart of London, King's has more than 21,000 students from nearly 140 countries, and more than 5,700 employees. King's is in the second phase of a £1 billion redevelopment programme which is transforming its estate.
King's has an outstanding reputation for providing world-class teaching and cutting-edge research. In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise for British universities, 23 departments were ranked in the top quartile of British universities; over half of our academic staff work in departments that are in the top 10 per cent in the UK in their field and can thus be classed as world leading. The College is in the top seven UK universities for research earnings and has an overall annual income of nearly £450 million.
King's has a particularly distinguished reputation in the humanities, law, the sciences (including a wide range of health areas such as psychiatry, medicine and dentistry) and social sciences including international affairs. It has played a major role in many of the advances that have shaped modern life, such as the discovery of the structure of DNA and research that led to the development of radio, television, mobile phones and radar. It is the largest centre for the education of healthcare professionals in Europe; no university has more Medical Research Council Centres.
King's College London and Guy's and St Thomas', King's College Hospital and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts are part of King's Health Partners. King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC) is a pioneering global collaboration between one of the world's leading research-led universities and three of London's most successful NHS Foundation Trusts, including leading teaching hospitals and comprehensive mental health services. For more information, visit: www.kingshealthpartners.org.
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