From local hires to global talents by Charles Ferguson

EGN Invites you to join EGN Cross Functional Virtual Event: From local hires to global talents by Charles Ferguson.

Date/Time: Friday, July 23, 2021. 8am networking. 8.30am – 10am interactive workshop.

From local hires to global talents

In 2021, companies must reinvent themselves and their workforce models to stay afloat and resilient. The Global Talent Trends report by Mercer found that 48 percent of companies cited assessing longer-term organizational structures and workforce needs as a primary focus. Additionally, 32 percent believed that the sustainable redesign of their business is vital.

What began as a chaotic adaptation to a new reality of work suddenly became a clear opportunity for businesses to grow their teams with top talent from anywhere in the world. In this session, Charles will share his expertise of building global remote talent from more than 20 years of experience working with private equity and leading brands in the business enterprise and technology space.

Join us to learn: ” How remote talent acquisition strategy can address skill shortage and accelerate business growth. ” Examples of popular talent hubs that businesses are tapping into.” How to hire anyone anywhere in the world in record time while staying fully compliant with local laws?

About the speaker:

Charles Ferguson. General Manager of Asia at Globalization Partners

Charles has worked with private equity and leading brands in the business enterprise and technology space. He was most recently the group chief commercial officer for Tricor Group, a Hong Kong-headquartered business expansion specialist. The Permira investee company brought Charles in to design and execute global sales, marketing, and product innovation strategy. Prior to Tricor, Charles was president and general manager for Asia Pacific at ADP, a payroll giant.

Before ADP, Charles co-founded ReedHamilton, which focused on talent acquisition to go-to-market strategy across industries. During his corporate career, Charles held senior roles at SAP (2009-2011), (2006-2008), Microsoft (2001-2006) and Intel (1994-2001).

Outside of his corporate life, the US-born Singapore citizen started and managed  “Number Five” a jazz club and bistro on the Bund in Shanghai for almost a decade up to 2011. Charles holds a master’s degree in innovation management from the Helsinki School of Economics at Aalto University and did his undergraduate studies at Bard College in the United States.


8:00 am: Networking/ Registration

8:30 am: Webinar start. EGN introductions and speaker introduction

8:35 am: From local hires to global talents by Charles Ferguson.

9:35 am: Q & A and key takeaways

9:55 am: Meeting end

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