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06/24/2024

From Support to Strategy: The HR Transformation Blueprint
06/24/2024 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM N230, North Building - Level 2 (MPCC)
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Interpersonal (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral), Organization (Technical)

Presenter:
Jennifer Akoma, MBA, SHRM-SCP, Head of People and Stewardship, Android Industries
Workplace Application:
Attendees will learn how to evolve their HR departments into strategic business partners by implementing innovative strategies for talent management and leveraging technology, guided by a comprehensive blueprint for transformation. 

Repeated on Tuesday at 2:00pm.

This must-attend presentation is crucial for HR professionals, department leaders, and agents of organizational change, focusing on enhancing HR's role in companies. Ideal for HR managers, business leaders, and strategic initiative teams, this session offers valuable insights and practical strategies. It's particularly beneficial for those in organizations where HR is primarily seen as administrative and for those aiming to elevate HR as a strategic business partner.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understanding the Transformation Blueprint: Attendees will learn a structured, step-by-step approach to transition HR from a traditional administrative function to a strategic entity within their organization, focusing on evolving roles and responsibilities.
  • Gaining Real-World Insights: Participants will be equipped with knowledge from real-life case studies of successful HR transformations, including the challenges faced, strategies employed, and the outcomes achieved, providing them with a realistic perspective on the transformation process.
  • Acquiring Practical Strategies for HR Innovation: The session will offer attendees practical and innovative strategies for key HR areas such as employer branding, talent acquisition, employee engagement, and effective use of technology, enabling them to implement these strategies in their own organizations.
  • Learning Metrics of Success: This objective will focus on how to effectively measure and demonstrate the impact of HR initiatives, helping attendees understand the key performance indicators and metrics that show HR's value as a strategic business partner.
  • Networking and Collaborative Learning: Attendees will have the opportunity to network with peers, share experiences, and discuss solutions to common challenges, fostering a collaborative learning environment. 
Global Pay Strategies: How to Compensate Your International Employees Effectively and Equitably
06/24/2024 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM N229, North Building - Level 2 (MPCC)
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Organization (Technical), People (Technical)

Presenter:
John A. Rubino, CCP, CBP, GRP, WLCP, President, Rubino Consulting Services
Workplace Application:
Attendees will learn all of the necessary elements, components and techniques to compensate your international employees effectively and equitably, boosting your organization's global talent pool. 

Developing cohesive global compensation reward programs for your organization that are also appropriately nuanced based on country cultures is a very challenging task! The primary objective is to realize the tried-and-true adage 'Think Globally and Act Locally' and have it embedded as the guiding principle in your organization. To accomplish this, it is imperative to develop and implement effective global compensation programs that are aligned with your organization's human capital strategic plans. In his presentation, John will discuss leading-edge compensation solutions, the factors that impact mobility decisions, and all of the necessary techniques to pay your global workforce equitably. Moreover, you will come away with a real-world 'global schematic' of compensation and total reward perspectives, methodologies and approaches that are practiced in premier international organizations. This will help you to fully optimize the design of your global programs with the result of attracting, retaining, motivating and engaging top performers all over the world.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn to develop effective compensation, benefits and well-being programs in complex multi-national organizations.
  • Explore how well-being, recognition, and career development can be leveraged to attract, motivate, retain and engage your employees.
  • Identify the challenges of managing international assignments and learn approaches for developing aligned compensation solutions.
  • Understand internal and external influences that affect global compensation design and delivery.
  • Receive a real-world 'global schematic' of compensation and total reward perspectives, methodologies and approaches that are practiced in premier international organizations.
Psychological Health and Safety: The New Frontier for Global Workforce Mental Health
06/24/2024 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM S102, South Building - Level 1 (MPCC)
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Interpersonal (Behavioral), Organization (Technical)

Presenter:
Joe Grasso, Ph.D., Vice President of Workforce Transformation, Lyra Health
Workplace Application:
Learn how to mitigate global workplace psychosocial risks through impactful work design, company policies, and management practices that enhance organizational well-being worldwide. 

Leading global health authorities are calling for employers to assess their work environments for risks to employee mental health. Occupational health and safety standards and regulations compel employers to mitigate workplace psychosocial risks, including low job control, work overload, and poor managerial support. These factors contribute to burnout, depression, and anxiety while increasing turnover and healthcare claims. Learn how to mitigate risks through impactful work design, company policies, and management practices that enhance organizational well-being.

Learning Objectives:

  • Examine the new emphasis on psychological health and safety in the workplace.
  • Discuss how and why global guidelines and regulations are compelling employers to practice psychosocial risk management.
  • Explain what psychosocial risk management entails, how it works, and how multinational employers can implement evidence-based strategies to benefit individual and organizational well-being.
Transform Your DEI Playbook: Inclusive Employee Communications Strategy
06/24/2024 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM N227, North Building - Level 2 (MPCC)
Competencies: Interpersonal (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral), Organization (Technical), People (Technical), Workplace (Technical)

Presenter:
Judy Ellis, SVP, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Advisory, AMS
Workplace Application:
Attendees will learn key tools and 'watch-outs' for building DEI strategy and communications that resonate with diverse audiences, including underrepresented groups, senior stakeholders and others. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Speak to various stakeholder groups in language that resonates with them.
  • Counter employee resistance to diversity efforts.
  • Incorporate culture-building principles when developing DEI strategy.
  • Effectively engage executives as DEI ambassadors.
  • Build empathy across audiences for underrepresented employee groups.
  • Use technology to amplify Your DEI message.
10 Current Trends in Total Compensation
06/24/2024 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM N229, North Building - Level 2 (MPCC)
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), People (Technical)

Presenter:
Chris Dohrmann, Executive Director of Strategic Partnerships , Global Shares, a J.P. Morgan Company
Workplace Application:
Attendees will learn about upcoming regulatory changes, their impacts, and how to navigate these. Discussing trends in recruitment strategies will help the audience with their hiring strategies, through the promotion of their equity comp plans and wider total rewards package. We will also discuss additional anticipated trends and how they will affect the audience's HR team and company as a whole. 

Diving into the trends your company needs to be on top of in 2024, we'll discuss regulatory updates including the second year of Pay Versus Performance, the new disclosure requirements for Say on Pay coming into effect July 2024, their impact on your company, and much more. We'll also look at how factors including pay transparency and the promotion of shares in job posts can help beat the competition to attract top talent.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how upcoming trends will impact their team/department/company.
  • Implement policies and procedures to adapt to new trends.
  • Enhance their recruitment processes to attract key talent.
Uncovering the Truth: Latest Trends on Employee Screening - Including AI's Impact
06/24/2024 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM N230, North Building - Level 2 (MPCC)
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Organization (Technical)

Presenter:
Mario Pecoraro, CEO, Alliance Risk Group
Workplace Application:
Discover the cutting-edge world of employee screening and the transformative influence of AI, while unraveling the legal intricacies of FCRA and EEOC lawsuits in this engaging presentation on 'Uncovering the Truth: Latest Trends on Employee Screening - Including AI's Impact.' 

This presentation will delve into the latest trends in employee screening, with a particular focus on the effects AI can have on compliance measures. It will also explore the legal aspects of screening, specifically examining FCRA (Fair Credit Reporting Act) and EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) trends and the latest lawsuits. Attendees will gain insights into the evolving landscape of employee background investigations, the challenges posed by emerging technologies, and the critical need for compliance with these crucial legal regulations.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the latest techniques and trends impacting employers globally when it comes to compliance and avoiding litigation.
  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of the interplay between AI-driven employee screening and FCRA (Fair Credit Reporting Act) and EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) regulations, including their key provisions and implications for compliance.
  • Identify common compliance challenges and pitfalls related to AI and its impact on the screening industry, specifically within the context of FCRA and EEOC, and learn strategies to effectively navigate these legal requirements.
  • Explore some of the latest examples of lawsuits impacting employers, including EEOC's latest stance on employer violations, gaining practical insights into the consequences of non-compliance and how organizations can avoid legal issues.
  • Acquire actionable knowledge on creating and implementing robust compliance processes and policies that ensure the highest level of due diligence and minimize potential risk, including the use of AI in that process.  In addition, fostering a culture of transparency and fairness in the hiring process.
Your First Employees Abroad: Understanding Risks and Implementing Strategies to Navigate Complexities
06/24/2024 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM E352, Lakeside Center - Level 3 (MPCC)
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Workplace (Technical)

Presenter:
William David Wright, Partner, Fisher & Phillips LLP
Workplace Application:
This program will cover the considerations that must be undertaken when starting operations abroad with a few employees. 

Many employers in the United States start international expansion slowly, often employing one, two or a few employees (or maybe using them as contractors). While there are many benefits to this type of expansion, the risks related to issues such as Permanent Establishment, tax presence, using independent contractors and/or third-party employers can outweigh those benefits, if not handled properly.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn the key components to a successful start-up abroad.
  • Learn how to navigate the risks of international expansion in various countries.
  • Gain insight into making key strategic decisions about international expansion such as jurisdictional choices based on business needs, the relevant legal environment and local cultural challenges.
Unlock Global Talent: Successfully Launching and Managing a Global Workforce Expansion
06/24/2024 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM HR Strategy & Innovation Theater, South Building - Level 3, Hall A (MPCC)

Presenter:
Dan Grace, Director, International HR Consulting, IRIS Global Workforce Management
Workplace Application:
International payroll and HR 

Crossing borders to grow your business is an exciting endeavor. But have you considered the complexity it brings to Human Resources?

SHRM invites you to a presentation for HR professionals tasked with successfully spearheading their company's international workforce expansion.

  • When: Monday, June 24 at 1:30pm
  • Where: HR Strategy & Innovation Theater in the SHRM24 Expo Hall

This presentation, delivered by global payroll and HR expert Dan Grace, Director of IRIS Software's world class HR Consulting division, will focus on essential strategies and compliance practices pivotal to your success on the world stage.

  • Building a Skilled Global Workforce: Strategies for building an elite team beyond your home turf. From identifying talent pools to culturally intelligent onboarding methods.
  • Legal Frameworks & Compliance: Navigate through the maze of immigration laws, mandatory benefits, labor laws, and ensure you’re aligned with worldwide employment standards.
  • Employee Compensation Essentials: Tactics for seamless international payroll operations, from precise currency conversion and international payments to handling complex tax withholdings.
  • Global Expansion Best Practices: Tried-and-true methodologies that lay the framework for compliant, effective and scalable growth.

Whether you're on the verge of taking those first steps into international markets or looking to refine existing processes, this session is geared to fill your strategic arsenal with actionable insights and practical tools.

 

Learning Objectives:

  • Getting set up in another country: immigration, legal entity, etc.
  • How to compliantly recruit and hire skilled workers in another country
  • How to navigate the unique and ever evolving employment laws and regulations in another country
  • How to pay global employees accurately, in their own currency, on-time, every time
  • How to access in-country experts to help you comply with providing the mandatory benefits, paying the correct taxes, understand cultural differences, etc.
Leading Across Borders: Elevate Your Impact in the Global Arena
06/24/2024 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM E351, Lakeside Center - Level 3 (MPCC)
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Interpersonal (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral)

Presenter:
Joy Chen, CEO, Multicultural Leadership Institute
Workplace Application:
In today’s business world, where global interactions are a given, the art of leading multinational teams has become an indispensable skill for modern HR leaders. This demands more than traditional leadership competencies; it calls for cultural agility, a profound understanding of diverse business cultures, and the capability to connect and build relationships across cultural divides, often through digital means alone.  

Joy Chen, a former Deputy Mayor of Los Angeles and executive recruiter for Fortune 500 CEOs and Board members, embodies a blend of leadership and corporate strategy that spans continents. Her extensive experience has enabled millions across Asia and the Americas with the essential insights and skills needed to flourish in a globally interconnected business landscape. For her contributions to global leadership, Joy has been featured across media including the Wall Street Journal, the Economist, Financial Times and Vogue China.

Learning Objectives:

  • Decoding Global Cultural Dynamics: Dive into the rich cultural anthropology influencing global business interactions, so that you can understand the unseen social dynamics that shape global teams and boost collaboration and performance.
  • Enhancing Cultural Fluency: Elevate your leadership by mastering the skills to bridge cultures, so that you can effectively engage and mobilize colleagues and business partners from all backgrounds and viewpoints.
  • Driving Cultural Integration: Transform your team's approach from demanding "culture fit" to embracing "culture add." Learn how to turn cultural differences from a potential obstacle into a potent strategic edge to drive innovation and market growth.

 

"Leading Across Borders" provides a comprehensive journey into mastering the challenges of global HR leadership in the digital era. Tap into Joy's wealth of knowledge to equip yourself to greater global impact and influence.

Rumor v. Reality: The Presidential Election and Immigration Trends That May Impact Your Business
06/24/2024 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM S104, South Building - Level 1 (MPCC)
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Organization (Technical), People (Technical)

Presenter:
Kelli Duehning, Partner, Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP
Presenter:
Maria DeLapp, Partner, BAL
Workplace Application:
HR professionals will be equipped to provide updates to management and their foreign-national employees on important immigration changes and the immigration consequences of the 2024 election. 

With the 2024 presidential election in full swing, immigration is in the news on a near daily basis. But what is rumor and what is reality? What is signal and what is noise? In this session, BAL experts will cut through the campaign-trail rhetoric and detail how the presidential election may impact business immigration. They will also provide updates on the less newsy, but still important, regulatory changes that affect HR professionals on a day-to-day basis.

Learning Objectives:

  • Hear the differences between the two leading presidential candidates on important immigration priorities.
  • Discuss the likelihood of different policies being enacted under a new administration.
  • Review recent, or soon-to-be implemented, regulatory changes related to immigration.
  • Discover the day-to-day impact of immigration policy changes on HR professionals.

06/25/2024

Market Competitiveness and Internal Equity: Striking the Right Balance in Your Compensation Programs
06/25/2024 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM S106, South Building - Level 1 (MPCC)
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Organization (Technical), People (Technical)

Presenter:
John A. Rubino, CCP, CBP, GRP, WLCP, President, Rubino Consulting Services
Workplace Application:
Attendees will learn all of the methodologies for striking the right balance between market competitiveness and internal equity in developing your pay programs. 

Balancing market pay and internal equity is a challenge when developing your compensation plans. You must choose aligned survey sources to ensure you are paying market rates. Equally important is to make sure your organization's internal values are represented. After all, the market operates on pure supply and demand, with no inherent 'values'; whereas your organization has values that must be recognized, such as, pay equity, core position identification, and other company-culture considerations. How do you reconcile the two? In his presentation, John Rubino discusses the most important techniques and methodologies to ensure that you strike the right external and internal balance. You will learn how to articulate your organizations compensation philosophy and pay policy, choosing your benchmark jobs, identifying and analyzing survey sources, as well as internal job evaluation and pay equity methodologies, and much more - all to achieve an optimal balance in your compensation programs!

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify and apply the optimal emphasis for your organization between market competitiveness and internal equity, to ensure that your compensation programs are properly equipped to attract, retain and motivate a well-qualified and motivated workforce.
  • Create and articulate your organization's compensation philosophy and pay policy.
  • Identify and analyze your benchmark jobs and valid market survey sources to ensure market competitiveness.
  • Identify and apply the most-aligned internal job evaluation and pay equity methodologies to ensure that your organization's core values are properly represented in your compensation programs.
  • Discuss additional tools and techniques to ensure that you are striking the right balance between market competitiveness and internal equity in your compensation programs.
The Future Is Now: The Role of AI in Total Rewards
06/25/2024 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM E351, Lakeside Center - Level 3 (MPCC)
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Organization (Technical)

Presenter:
Chris Dohrmann, Executive Director of Strategic Partnerships , Global Shares, a J.P. Morgan Company
Workplace Application:
Attendees will learn how AI can work for their total rewards offering, thereby helping to increase employee engagement and enrolment, as well as solutions that can work for their processes, associated risks of AI and how to mitigate these. 

AI is transforming the way companies around the world operate and promote their total rewards packages. Our panel will delve into how AI can be adopted by companies of all sizes to enhance their employee benefits; from using AI chat bots to answer employee queries anytime, anywhere, to utilizing gamification in educating employees about their benefits, and much, much more.  AI isn't without its issues though and our speakers will discuss the risks associated with adopting AI and look at measures that can be taken to overcome these.

Learning Objectives:

  • Demystify AI and provide tangible ways that companies can use it to benefit their total rewards package.
  • Through our discussion, we will help participants identify ways AI can support their employees' education and learning to fully understand their packages.
  • By discussing associated risks, our panel will give a 360 overview of AI and manners in which to mitigate such risks.
Four Empowerment Steps to Cultivating Global Leadership
06/25/2024 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM S501, South Building - Level 5 (MPCC)
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Interpersonal (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral)

Presenter:
Ashley T. Brundage, President and CEO, Empowering Differences
Workplace Application:
Bring the 4 empowerment steps to cultivate global leadership for your organization while engaging with best practices, data insights from a global research study, and technology tools you can leverage for more leadership and empowerment for your teams. 

Join international award winning empowerment expert Ashley T Brundage as she shares the 4 empowerment steps to cultivate global leadership for your organization. This session will cover the 4 empowerment steps and the research study results from the 28 countries and 17 languages that participated globally. Hear unique insights, see technology that can leverage insights, and engage with the top empowering actions for global leadership and empowerment for your teams.

Learning Objectives:

  • Cover the 4 empowerment steps.
  • Learn the research study results from the 28 countries and 17 languages that participated globally.
  • Engage live with technology that can leverage insights for empowerment.
  • Lead with the top empowering actions for global leadership and empowerment for your teams.
From Support to Strategy: The HR Transformation Blueprint
06/25/2024 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM N231, North Building - Level 2 (MPCC)
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Interpersonal (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral), Organization (Technical)

Presenter:
Jennifer Akoma, MBA, SHRM-SCP, Head of People and Stewardship, Android Industries
Workplace Application:
Attendees will learn how to evolve their HR departments into strategic business partners by implementing innovative strategies for talent management and leveraging technology, guided by a comprehensive blueprint for transformation. 

Repeated from Monday at 11:00.

This must-attend presentation is crucial for HR professionals, department leaders, and agents of organizational change, focusing on enhancing HR's role in companies. Ideal for HR managers, business leaders, and strategic initiative teams, this session offers valuable insights and practical strategies. It's particularly beneficial for those in organizations where HR is primarily seen as administrative and for those aiming to elevate HR as a strategic business partner.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understanding the Transformation Blueprint: Attendees will learn a structured, step-by-step approach to transition HR from a traditional administrative function to a strategic entity within their organization, focusing on evolving roles and responsibilities.
  • Gaining Real-World Insights: Participants will be equipped with knowledge from real-life case studies of successful HR transformations, including the challenges faced, strategies employed, and the outcomes achieved, providing them with a realistic perspective on the transformation process.
  • Acquiring Practical Strategies for HR Innovation: The session will offer attendees practical and innovative strategies for key HR areas such as employer branding, talent acquisition, employee engagement, and effective use of technology, enabling them to implement these strategies in their own organizations.
  • Learning Metrics of Success: This objective will focus on how to effectively measure and demonstrate the impact of HR initiatives, helping attendees understand the key performance indicators and metrics that show HR's value as a strategic business partner.
  • Networking and Collaborative Learning: Attendees will have the opportunity to network with peers, share experiences, and discuss solutions to common challenges, fostering a collaborative learning environment. 
Global Pay Equity: A Tour Around the World
06/25/2024 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM S101, South Building - Level 1 (MPCC)
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), People (Technical), Workplace (Technical)

Presenter:
William David Wright, Partner, Fisher & Phillips LLP
Workplace Application:
This presentation helps HR professionals navigate the challenging demands of pay equity laws around the world. 

We will cover the difference between 'pay equity' and 'equal pay for equal work.' Comparisons will be made between the litigation-based North American model and the reporting-based European model by using specific examples from the US, Canada, France, Germany, Switzerland, the UK, Australia, Japan, and China.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the difference between 'pay equity' and 'equal pay for equal work'.
  • Understand the difference between North American vs. European models.
  • Understand the complexities of wage and hour issues in myriad international jurisdictions.
Making the Cut: Impact of Cost Cutting Measures on Immigration Programs
06/25/2024 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM S106, South Building - Level 1 (MPCC)
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Organization (Technical)

Presenter:
Priscilla Muhlenkamp, Partner, Fragomen
Presenter:
Nathalie Fassie, Counsel, Fragomen
Workplace Application:
This session provides actionable insights to help senior HR develop winning strategies in the face of economic challenges. 

In an economic downturn, cost cutting measures such as layoffs, wage and benefit reductions, and furloughs are often necessary to maintain the bottom line. In this session we discuss the interplay between common labor-related cost cutting measures and immigration rules and requirements. We will explore the limitations of cost cutting measures when dealing with immigration programs and some alternatives to help achieve financial objectives and fair treatment of employees while remaining compliant.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand immigration laws and regulations governing wages, hours, reporting and terminations for common visa classifications.
  • Identify and manage risk concerning common payroll-related cost cutting measures.
  • Propose and develop alternative strategies for reducing costs when managing a global workforce.

06/26/2024

Is that Legal in California? Best Practices for Every Company with Employees in the Golden State
06/26/2024 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM S401, South Building - Level 4 (MPCC)
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Workplace (Technical)

Presenter:
Adam Rosenthal, Employment Law Partner, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton, LLP
Workplace Application:
Participants will gain a solid understanding on how to navigate many of California's unique employment law requirements, as well as practical advice on how to maintain a California-compliant workplace. 

Regardless if your company has ten or ten thousand employees in California, employers must remain vigilant to survive the state's harsh employment law landscape.  During this session, Adam Rosenthal, a frequent SHRM speaker and employment law expert, will address the biggest areas of risk employers face in California. Participants will leave the session with practical advice and best practices to comply and thrive within California's complicated employment law landscape.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify significant employment law compliance issues unique to California employers, from idiosyncratic wage and hour and payroll requirements to restrictive covenants, and everything in between.
  • Receive concrete and practical advice on how to improve compliance within your organizations and mitigate risk factors.
  • Train your non-California frontline managers when managing their California-based employees.
Keeping Your Remote Workforce Engaged: Lessons Learned Scaling a Global, Distributed Workforce at One of the Fastest-Growing Startups
06/26/2024 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM S106, South Building - Level 1 (MPCC)
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Interpersonal (Behavioral), People (Technical)

Presenter:
Casey Bailey, Head of People, Deel
Workplace Application:
Attendees will learn How to find top talent and keep global hires engaged regardless of geographic location 

Building a global, remote workforce can present a maze of hurdles - maintaining employee engagement being a key one. A fully remote company since Day One, Deel has grown to 3000+ team members worldwide in over 100 different countries in just four years. In this session, Deel's Head of People, Casey Bailey, will share lessons learned from scaling a global, distributed workforce and her advice for keeping remote workforces engaged.

Learning Objectives:

  • How to go above and beyond when onboarding remote employees from different countries.
  • How to beat 'productivity paranoia' as an HR leader.
  • How to keep remote employees of all ages/levels engaged - particularly younger, entry-level employees.
  • Best practices for consistent engagement calibration.
  • How to foster a culture of trust and open communication so global employees feel more engaged and valued.