International HR management academy launched

A new international HR management body has been set up to help global organisations address the challenges of worldwide employer branding, diversity and talent management.


King’s College London has teamed up with international HR networking group The Forum for Expatriate Management to create the International Human Resources Management Academy (IHRMA), dedicated exclusively to the advancement of education and research in international HR management.


IHRMA will have faculty drawn from leading academics from King’s College London and around the world, as well as respected practitioners, and prominent industry figures within the international HR community from companies including Tesco, Ernst & Young and Siemens.


Stuart Woollard, managing director of King’s College London’s HR management 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 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, added: “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.”


The organisation’s first learning and development programme, ‘International HRM and the Global Corporation’ will be launched in March 2010, covering globalisation and the workforce, managing workforce risk within international operations, and reward in an international context, among other things.

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