Hello and welcome.
My name is Dr. Elaine Farndale,
and I'm glad
you're able to join me today
as we explore the topic
of Global Talent Management.
As we haven't met yet,
I'll first tell you
a little about my background.
I was born in the UK
where I completed my education
through to graduating with my PhD
at Cranfield School of Management
Before starting my PhD,
however, I worked in HR roles
for a number of years
after completing my undergraduate degree
in Dutch and French.
I'm now an associate professor
of Human Resource Management
at the Pennsylvania State University
and Founder and Director
of the Center for International
Human Resource Studies there.
I'm also affiliated
to Tilburg University
in the Netherlands,
where I worked for a number of years
after completing my PhD.
To date, I have some 15 years experience
working in academia,
dedicating much of this time to research
and teaching on topics related
to strategic human resource management,
particularly with an international
or global dimension.
The major research projects
that I have been involved
in to date are focused on the role
of the HR function in both domestic
and global operations
and on how multinational corporations
perform the global local balancing act
related to international HRM.
Hence my interest
in global talent management
as it incorporates
both the notion of the balancing act
and the role of the HR function
as I'll discuss.