HCR working with leading global mobility academic to explore gender diversity in expatriation and the implications on relocation policies
Global relocation specialists HCR have announced that they are working with leading global mobility academic Sue Shortland to explore gender diversity in expatriation and the implications on relocation policies at the Totally Expat Show on 14th May.
Across all industries, women comprise only around 15-20% of expatriates. Given the importance and increasing pace of globalization and the requirement to deploy the very best talent to ensure competitiveness, the low representation of women within international mobility is a concerning issue.
On Monday 14th May, held at the Business Design Centre in London, HCR (a lead sponsor of the event) will be introducing Sue Shortland to the Totally Expat show. Sue will deliver a seminar unique to the industry, entitled: ‘Gender Diversity in Expatriation: Relocation Policy Implications’.
The seminar will trace women’s international assignment participation, provide insight into the potential cause of the low number and present a business case for expatriate gender diversity. Sue will also highlight potential relocation policy implications to and the actions employers might consider to increase female expatriate participation.
As lead sponsor of the event, HCR will be exhibiting (stand no. C5) and are available to meet with delegates on a one on one basis to discuss their relocation requirements. Click here to schedule an appointment.
Sue Shortland Bio
Sue Shortland is a Principal Lecturer in HRM at London Metropolitan University. She holds Masters Degrees from the Universities of Cambridge and Westminster and has just submitted her PhD on women’s participation in international mobility. She began her career in industrial relations research and publishing at Incomes Data Services, Industrial Relations Services and at Personnel Executive magazine, before moving on to head up the CBI’s Employee Relocation Council. She has also worked in a managerial and consulting role in international HRM at KPMG. Sue is a Chartered Fellow of CIPD, a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and holds SEDA accreditation. She is author of five books on mobility and HRM and has numerous articles published in both academic and practitioner journals.
A global mobility event not to be missed!
Following the success of the 2011 event, The London Totally Expat Show 2012 is moving to the Business Design Centre in London on the 14th May 2012. With almost 100 exhibitors covering all elements of the Global Mobility Industry and with an exciting program of educational seminar this is the event to attend if you are in Global Mobility.
This innovative event is designed with the corporate HR attendee in mind: it offers Free entry to all HR professionals, a select exhibition of respected suppliers, free educational seminars based on case-studies of real programs, all set in a welcoming and lively environment. This formula helps us to attract the best possible audience for your business.