The fourth session in our series of events will look at some of the practical implications of a dispersed workforce, particularly given the extension of lockdown and the sudden imposition of border closures as a result of mutations in COVID-19.
In particular, it will look at the shift from office to home-based working on a more permanent basis, and how that will affect employers whose staff disperse over a wide national and international area. Given the war for talent, and the greater emphasis on hiring talent wherever they may reside rather than by location, we expect to see these issues increase.
The session will cover:
Varying pay on a regional basis
Legal issues around employing people remotely from “home” in other countries (tax, social security, etc.)
Aspects of post-Brexit immigration
The panel will be chaired by David Regan, director, Squire Patton Boggs global Labour & Employment team, and will include:
Mel Robinson – Mel is a senior director and HR business partner for ADP, with responsibility for global field- and office-based teams. Having recently managed these teams through a transition to remote working as a result of COVID-19, Mel will share her experiences of this transition, as well as how she and her team have assisted line managers with keeping two diverse groups of employees engaged and focused through these challenging times.
Stuart Martin – Stuart is a partner in the Talent and Transformation team at IBM and has significant experience with assisting clients in pivoting to agile working, as well as advising clients on future-proofing their HR and talent processes. Stuart will share with us some of the challenges that IBM’s clients have faced, as well as the latest IBM research in this area.
Annabel Mace – Annabel is a partner and the head of Squire Patton Boggs UK Business Immigration Practice. She also leads our global mobility practice, with extensive experience advising corporates on all strategic and compliance issues relating to cross border assignments.