New York, October 22, 2008 – Baker & McKenzie LLP attorneys from its Global Employment and Global Equity Services Practices recently spoke at Argyle Executive Forum’s 2008 Human Capital Leadership Forum in New York, NY. Firm Partners June Anne Burke (New York) and Susan Eandi (Palo Alto) discussed pitfalls and best practices in managing and retaining a global workforce. The event brought together key leaders in human capital from over 135 public and private large cap and mid cap corporations.
Ms. Eandi served as moderator for a panel entitled, “Managing a Global Workforce: What Multinationals Need to Know when Going Global, Integrating Workforces Upon Corporate Transactions and Keeping Up with Developments in International Employment Law.”
She commented: “The current economic landscape, combined with advances in technology that promote virtualization of workforces and unprecedented legal enforcement, have catapulted Human Resources issues into board rooms and media outlets. At the Forum, we shared valuable insights and practical advice on how U.S. multinationals can stay ahead of the curve. Changing behaviors in international hiring, developments in union and works council activity, and global reductions in force are some areas where Baker & McKenzie brings years of global expertise to assist clients in navigating these challenging issues.”
June Anne Burke, who participated in the “Best Practices in Global Retention” panel said: “Global incentive compensation plans have become an essential tool for attracting and retaining top level executives to middle managers, and our discussion highlighted how these plans will be instrumental in attracting, retaining and engaging employees during the current global economic crisis. Baker & McKenzie’s Global Equity Services Group has helped hundreds of companies design, implement and maintain cost-efficient and legally compliant incentive compensation plans in well over 100 jurisdictions.”