Autumn Magazine 2022

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Autumn Magazine 2022 Out Now!

The latest issue of the Think Global People Autumn magazine is now available to download here. (5831k) As autumn approaches, the leaves take on a different hue and the parched grass returns to green after the harsh summer drought, we build on the themes explored in our Future of Work Festival in June and share the insights of some of our 2022 Think Global People Relocate Award winners.Just as autumn is all about change, the weather patterns that come with it are a reminder of the fluctuating world we live in. While the UK, Commonwealth and world mourned the loss of Queen Elizabeth II and watched the transition of power to King Charles III, political power in the UK was passed to new Prime Minister Liz Truss.In the world of global mobility, professionals are prepared for risk. The recent Global Mobility in Times of Conflict & Crisis report from The Res Forum is timely with all that is going on in the world. Dr Sue Shortland’s reflections on the role of the global mobility function, as well as her climate change policy review, are also both of the moment.David Sapsted reviews the UK’s prospects for new trade partners. This is certainly a space to watch as new markets become increasingly important amid global economic upheaval.In our hot topic, Marianne Curphey examines the changing role of the finance director and discovers the opportunities this may open up for Global Mobility and other functions in international businesses. A new survey from KPMG also inspired Ruth Holmes’s editorial on tax, tech and talent.The energy and cost-of-living crisis have highlighted the importance of financial wellbeing for employers. Our coverage expands the discussion points that emerged from the Wellbeing Hub in the summer. We are also delighted to share how 2022 Award winners, Blick Rothenberg, aligns people, purpose and profitability to such effect. Their story offers real encouragement for companies looking to attract and retain from a wider talent pool.Read how July’s inspirational Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games recognise the importance of legacy and international cooperation. We look forward to bringing you the impact perspective of companies based in the West Midlands in our winter issue. Meanwhile, schools are back and the future rests in the hands of young people around the world. Don’t miss amazing insights from schools in a host of education articles.

Also in this issue:

Global trade: the UK's prospects for new partnersDavid SapstedThe changing role of the finance director: opportunities for mobilityThe pandemic put a strain on company finances and created huge administrative and fiscal burdens for organisations trying to cope with furlough schemes around the world. As a result, the role of finance director became even more important to organisations. CFOs are now playing a wider and more strategic role. Marianne Curphey reports.Risky business: Global Mobility's growing role in times of crisis Today, Mark Zuckerberg’s comment “the biggest risk is not taking risks,” sounds off-key. Global Mobility, HR and their colleagues across international business face more frequent, newly identified and ‘blockbusting’ risks. Instead, IBM Vice Chairman Gary Cohen’s adage, “if you don’t invest in risk management, it’s risky business” has become much more pertinent, writes Ruth Holmes.Businesses warned of Chinese state interferenceMI5’s Director General, Ken McCallum, and the FBI’s Director, Chris Wray, took the unprecedented step of sharing a platform to publicly warn businesses of “the growing threat posed by the Chinese Communist Party to UK and US interests.”Why now is time to choose The Isle of ManThe Isle of Man offers amazing careers, entrepreneurial opportunities, and an incredible work-life balance.Financial wellbeing at the heart of employee satisfaction and productivityMarianne CurpheyBoosting bandwidth: upgrading global tech-talent strategiesDavid SapstedWhere ESG meets DEI: what role for HR?Ruth HolmesReputation and reward key to recruitmentFiona MurchieClimate change - reviewing global mobility policy initativesClimate change is having a devastating impact across the world. Global mobility can take action to contribute towards reducing carbon emissions by changing its approach to the types of assignments undertaken and the policy components that support them. Dr Sue Shortland provides some ideas on approaches that might be taken.Opening ceremony brings Birmingham to the worldThe 2022 Commonwealth Games got off to an explosive start in an extravaganza that explored the rich history, culture and identity of Birmingham and the West Midlands – and what this future-facing region has to offer in a post-Brexit, post-Covid world.A pioneer in developing minds, character & communityThe International School of Amsterdam

Nexus International School'Second City' aims for commonwealth goldThe Commonwealth Games, held in Birmingham from July 28-August 8, provided individuals, teams and nations with memorable moments of sporting success. Now Britain's 'second city' - along with the rest of the West Midlands - is hoping the legacy of the games will provide it with memorable moments of economic success. Coinciding with the athletes' physical endeavours on land and in the water, a $33 million Business and Tourism Programme (BTP) was launched aimed at attracting international investment and visitors to the region.UK DSP and RMC's to supply comment on Commonwealth Games/Birmingham LegacyFiona Murchie and Ruth HolmesPeople and Purpose mean business - case study Blick RothenbergRuth HolmesThe changing role of global mobilityThe past two years have seen significant change in the work load and work content of global mobility professionals. Dr Sue Shortland explains how the role of global mobility professionals has changed.

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