Dealing with the challenges of macro talent management

The Work Foundation, 21 Palmer Street, London SW1H 0AD

Monday 1st October 2018, 10:30 – 13:00 


The modern global economy is witnessing a technical and organisational transformation which is dramatically affecting employment composition and ways of working. This will necessitate the need for fundamental changes to working practices, the workforce and skills. But, how can we ensure that moving forward sufficient steps are taken to make the best of people and their talents? These are the crucial questions facing “Macro talent management”.


As a further development to the Work Foundation’s joint event series with LUMS we are delighted to be running a session with Professor Paul Sparrow in the autumn discussing the latest effects of globalisation on managing people with the discussion around macro talent management. This marks the end of an international project run in parallel with a number of other countries, including America, Canada, Spain, Germany, Finland and the Netherlands to mention a few.

Macro talent management incorporates activities aimed at attracting, mobilising, developing, and retaining top talent at country level. The UK faces considerable challenges. As such, it has also major implications for organisations, including multinational enterprises and nongovernmental organisations, and individuals, as well as countries. This session will be able to discuss and get under the skin of implications for businesses in the UK, learning lessons from abroad.

We are delighted that Paul can be joined by several high profile speakers including: Andrew Bell team leader on the international Skills Strategy at the OECD; Damian Grimshaw Director of Research at the International Labour Organisation; and John Evans at the Trade Union Advisory Committee.

Learning more about Macro Talent Management provides a guide for practitioners looking to their country’s global competitiveness, attractiveness, and economic development through strategic talent management, which gets the best out of people to drive business success.


We would be delighted if you were able to join us!



10:30 Registrations opens

11:00 Welcome

11:15  Presentations

12:30 Q&A

12:45 Closing remarks

13:00 Ends


Please register here.