09.30-10.00 Welcome coffee
SESSION I: WHAT IS HAPPENING? (10:00-11:10)
The opening session explores the trends in global labour mobility and what they mean to companies in Europe, but especially in the Baltic Sea Region. One keynote will focus on a major international company’s experience with global mobility and managing a global workplace. The other keynote will explore talent migration trends and destinations and the ways in which these might impact companies here.
10:00 – 10:10 Opening remarks
10:10 – 10:40 Work in transition: how migration is impacting the economy, Zsoka Koczan, Principal Economist at the EBRD’s Office of the Chief Economist, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
10:40 – 11:10 Managing the global workplace: challenges and strategies, Deanna Teresa Rasmussen, Global Mobility Manager NEME, APAC & India, Siemens Gamesa
11:10-11:30 Coffee break
SESSION II: WHAT IS DONE TO ONBOARD FOREIGN EMPLOYEES? (11:30-12:40)
This session maps out good public and private initiatives to help companies and foreign employees with integration and onboarding.
11:30 – 11:50 How are governments in Europe helping to integrate foreign talents? Ave Lauren, EMN Estonia
11:50 – 12:10 Best practices of diversity and inclusion measures at the work place, OECD-UNHCR
12:10 – 12:40 What is being done in the region? Work in Estonia/ Talent Boost
SESSION III: WORKSHOPS (13:40-15:40)
There are three thematic strands running in parallel, focusing on foreign recruitment, onboarding and integration of foreign employees.
Workshop I: Looking to recruit?
This strand is intended for sharing experiences of international recruitment in the Estonian context. It will bring together speakers from different recruitment agencies and companies.
Workshop II: Looking to onboard?
This session focuses on the necessary conditions for foreign employees to thrive in the Estonian workplace. It will bring together speakers from different companies with international workforce.
Workshop III: Looking to integrate?
This strand will explore the general integration challenges a foreign employee might have in Estonia and the types of support that is available to them. It will take place at the International House of Estonia, which is a service centre in Ülemiste City for international specialists, Estonian enterprises and expatriate Estonians who return to Estonia.
SESSION IV: CLOSING REMARKS (15:40-17:00)
15:40-16:00 Closing remarks