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Expert Led Webinar - Overcoming the Unique Challenges of International Staffing
Expert Led Webinar

Featuring subject experts from our Affiliate Council member companies, Affiliates Council web seminars hit on the most timely, relevant topics to EHS & Sustainability practitioners today.

Overcoming the Unique Challenges of International Staffing

Overcoming the Unique Challenges of International Staffing

Tuesday Dec. 11, 2012
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. (ET)
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Cost: FREE for Members, $49 for Non-Members

How do you find and retain quality employees around the globe?

Since 95 percent of the world's population lives outside of the United States, it should be easy to keep your international operations well-staffed, right? Unfortunately, besides just finding good people, there are a myriad of issues related to compensation, retention, local regulations and unwritten customs that can get in the way of your facility running smoothly.

Join our program to hear two expert speakers discuss these topics:

  • International hiring, conditions of employment and dismissal
  • Exporting your corporate culture
  • Local unions and work councils
  • Expatriate agreements
  • International employment disputes
  • Varying labor standards

Whether you are in EHS, human resources, operations or any other function, this program will feature information vital to your company's ability to do business.

Bring your questions for our expert speakers:

  • Jim Dray, Environment Chief Technology Officer; AECOM
  • Renata Neeser, Associate, Cross-Border Employment Lawyer; White & Case LLP
  • Mark Stoler, Director, EHS Management; AECOM Environment

Speaker biographies:

Jim Dray

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Jim Dray is responsible for strategic use of technology in AECOM's Environment Business Line. This includes support for innovations, identifying and communicating best technical practices, sharing knowledge across the enterprise, working with specific client teams using leading edge approaches, and acting as a champion for all types of technical excellence that make a difference to the quality of AECOM's services.

Previously, Mr. Dray was based in London as the director of AECOM's work for the Oil & Gas Sector in Europe and Central Asia. His work has included setup and management of large programs in challenging locations such as Kazakhstan and Iraq. The technical content of these programs has included, among others, environmental baselines, health and safety training and management, permitting, impact analysis, waste management, and knowledge transfer to local staff.

Mr. Dray has been a leader in AECOM's external practices in management consulting and information systems, and continues to advise clients and AECOM on how to use information technology to achieve fundamentally more effective businesses and projects. He has worked with many leading companies to improve business processes in areas that include knowledge and document management, project management, management systems, and financial management.

Mr. Dray holds an MBA from Harvard University, and a BA in Cognitive Psychology from Wesleyan University.

Renata Neeser

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Renata Neeser is an associate in the International Labor and Employment Practice within White & Case’s Executive Compensation, Benefits and Employment Law practice. White & Case's global team of employment lawyers are a regular Bloomberg BNA content provider. They regularly offer and participate in Bloomberg BNA webinars and publish articles with Bloomberg BNA. Mrs. Neeser concentrates on counseling multinational employers on cross-border human resources law issues affecting multiple countries and jurisdictions. Mrs. Neeser assists multinational clients on cross-border solutions to specific international employment law issues such as: Restructuring and lay-offs for post-M&A transactions, Outsourcing, Independent contractors vs. employees, Use of fixed-term employment agreements, Local applicability of global policies and nternational coordination of all employment aspects of multinational M&A transactions.

Mark Stoler

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Mark Stoler is Director, EHS Management for AECOM Environment. In April 2012 he retired from General Electric where he had been Director, EHS Operations since 1999. In that role he was responsible for developing and managing GE's global EHS program and for building a global team with particular emphasis on Asia and Latin America. He was also part of the development team for GE's ecomagination initiative.

Prior to joining GE, Mark worked for 17 years at W.R. Grace in a variety of roles including Chief EHS Counsel and Director of Remediation and EHS.

Currently he is also a member of the Advisory Board of Gensuite LLC.

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