Organised by the European HR Professional Network and our good friends at Stamford Global, the Summit itself takes place over two days on the 25-26th October with the gala award dinner taking place on the evening of the 25th. Featuring presentations by academics like Dr Adrian Furnham of University College London as well as business leaders like Usha Kakaria-Cayaux, Global Talent Manager at Heineken, the Summit’s aims are to gather and share the latest HCM infused perspectives as well as situate HR’s inevitable transition on the road to HC.
Particular focus here of course will be the work of Dave Ulrich, whose key paper Are we there yet? has also been shared on the HubCap network, so we suggest you download and read it on the plane (Dave has also contributed to the June Ed of the HubCap Handbook). As a special treat, we’ve also received from one of the organisers an additional recent interview with Dave on the kind of subjects that will no doubt be informing much of the discussions. Download it for free here.
More detail about the Summit can be found here. You can also download the brochure here.
The European HCM Excellence Awards
The European HCM Excellence Awards ‘was launched as an initiative to recognise and reward organisations in Europe that demonstrate excellence in their Human Capital Management practices’. I can think of a number of good brands that I’d nominate in a heartbeat. I can also think of a number who quite frankly suck at HCM - all the more reason it seems to me to showcase just how ahead some leaders are.
Award categories include engagement, recruitment, talent management, team excellence, hr business partner success, technology, social media, a green award and the winner of winner awards to be selected by Dave Ulrich. Personally, we at HubCap both encourage and applaud this. HCM needs and has actually been long overdue such high profile recognition. HCM is evolving fast. Not just in business, but also outside in the financial industry (one award category we would have liked to see listed – maybe next time?) So fast, some are having a hard time keeping up – let alone knowing where to start. Which is why this is a great idea to champion those who are pioneering and leading the way in Budapest - birthplace of one Ernő Rubik (take a guess at what cunningly addictive thing he gave his name to?)
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