This forum brings together those involved in international HR and cross-cultural mission. Many are qualified HR professionals, others new to personnel-related work. It is for anyone with roles in recruitment, placement, training and people support.
The main focus is on helping to improve HR practice, especially in relation to mission partners serving outside the UK. The forum also provides excellent networking opportunities to meet with others involved in HR departments. The forum is developing a comprehensive package of good practice guidelines. Speakers are invited to provide insight and training on particular issues. The forum meets on a weekday twice a year, usually in June and November in London. There is a two day residential conference every two or three years.
Areas that have been covered recently include: Preparation of Mission Partners, Crisis Management of Critical Incidences, Employment and self-employment, Strategic role of HR in change management, Psychometric testing, Preventing conflict, Remote management, Risk management and Preventable attrition, Coaching - a valuable tool?
Employment Law issues are also discussed regularly and we are grateful to Anthony Collins Solicitors for their support. You can sign up to receive regular employment law e-briefings via their website or contact them about any legal services.
The Chair of the steering group is Graeme Riddell (BMS World Mission). Other members are Elinor Magowan (UFM), Helen Johnston (Presbyterian Church in Ireland), Mary Flitton, Philip Bingham (CMS) and administered by Nicoleta Mezei (Global Connections).