Human Resource Management Arena 2010

It is time for a comprehensive assessment of situation in HR – it is time for change of perspective for 360°!

Join us for traditional 9th SEE Human Resource Management Arena so that together we can assess our own advantages by strengthening our professional competencies and competitiveness of our organizations.

World’s financial earthquake has left behind a changed picture of economy, and at the same time it served as an indicator of competitiveness of many organizations. Employees’ competences – their skills, knowledge, flexibility, creativity – provided not only survival but also a quality differentiation in the market to many companies.On the other hand, neglecting encouragement of employees’ competencies in many companies has prevented their growth and development.

What phase are Croatian and regional organizations in: are they preparing for EU labour market accession or postponing changes hoping they won’t need them after all? Who is competitive? What makes companies in Croatia and region competitive in different industrial sectors when it comes to human resources?

What are the most common mistakes and who is the quickest to detect them? Perhaps performance management is restraining your employees? How to approach new channels of communication in business environment (Gtalk, MSN, Skype, Facebook) – should they be allowed or completely banned? A bad day in company after dismissals – what did you fail to do and how to amend it? Are you building creative teams? If you need efficient secretary as of tomorrow – have you used the advantages of temporary employment? HR Audit – how to assess the value of the quality of human resources management? What else would you like to know about coaching in organization? Here are some of the questions for comprehensive assessment of situation in HR you will face during regional human resource management conference.

At the Conference, you will meet many prominent lecturers and panellists who will share their knowledge in order to promote a thorough approach to human resource management through good practice examples, interactive workshops and dynamic panel discussions.

This event is intended for

  • Human resource managers
  • People involved in human resource management in companies and state administration
  • Presidents and members of Board of Directors
  • Persons responsible for strategy and development
  • Companies engaged in recruitment and analysis of human resources
  • Consultancy companies
  • ICT companies offering software solutions in the field of human resource management
  • Companies engaged in education for the purposes of business subjects and state administration
  • Market research agencies
  • Everyone with an interest in the field of human resource management.

Conference program
“HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT ARENA 2010 – Conference on human resource management”
“HR through 360°”
Zagreb, 12th October 2010 (Tuesday) – Regent Esplanade hotel

Registration – morning coffee 8:30 – 9:00

Introductory part of the Conference 9:00 – 9:30

BLOK A –  HR THROUGH 360° (9:30 to 11:00)

Moderator: Jasmina Sockovic, director, SELECTIO

  • “Let’s observe the HR from all aspects! The turbulent economic situation exemplifies which type of the organization efficiently employs their resources, especially human, in order to create a competitive advantage and survive in the market. We shall reassess the roles of HR, its ethical dimension, HR trends in Croatia and region and organizational culture.”
  • Welcome address: “Leadership inside out: Fact, fiction and everything in between”, Nadya Zhexembayeva, Chair of Sustainable Development, IEDC-Bled School of Management
  • “Organizational culture – Entrepreneurial vs. Bureaucratic” – Snezana Videnovic, HR director, Dunav osiguranje, Beograd
  • “Cultural Due Diligence – Case study”, Isabella Thöger, Part owner of Magnusson & Thöger HB Consultancy, Sweden & commercial assistant, Danish Trade Council, Zagreb
  • Comparative research by SELECTIO-MojPosao 2004 vs. 2010: “What is the future of HR?”
  • Panel discussion: “HR through 360°”
  • Adrian Jezina, President of the Board, B.net
  • Nadya Zhexembayeva, Chair of Sustainable Development, IEDC-Bled School of Management
  • Snezana Videnovic, HR director, Dunav osiguranje, Beograd
  • Željko Šundov, Director, Karmen business consulting, Zagreb
  • Isabella Thöger, Part owner of Magnusson & Thöger HB Consultancy, Sweden & commercial assistant, Danish Trade Council, Zagreb

COFFEE BREAK (11.00 to 11.30)

BLOK B. – DEVELOPMENT AND INVESTMENT IN EMPLOYEES

(11.30 to 13.05)

Moderator: Tomislav Bekec, Managing Partner and Consultant, Argo, Zagreb

  • Human resource management presents an investment enabling the integration of business plans and employees’ skills in order to achieve goals in the areas of economic growth, products and services. In return, the employees benefit through obtaining the adequate remuneration for their work and having the opportunity to learn and develop their careers. How do the companies invest in the development and education of their employees and how big are the investments during the past year? Is cutting down expenses for the employees’ education really saving?
  • “The reward for the best HR practice” – Case Study CEMEX – Sandra Canic, Marina Ostojic, Human resources division, CEMEX Croatia, Split
  • “Development through the modeling of HR system”, Danijel Lastric, Human resources manager, M SAN Group, Zagreb
  • “Distribution of knowledge in a company/Business intelligence” – Slavko Vidovic, Director, Infodom, Zagreb
  • Development of the competence system: “Education: the twilight zone or the zone of success?” -Kemal Kacapor, Head of Distance Learning studies in Faculty of economy of Sarajevo University
  • Panel “Development and investment in employees”:
  • Kemal Kacapor, Head of Distance Learning studies in Faculty of economy of Sarajevo University
  • Sandra Canic, head of planning and employee development, CEMEX Croatia
  • Slavko Vidovic, Director, Infodom, Zagreb
  • Hrvoje Balen, Member of the Board in charge of sales and marketing, Algebra, Zagreb
  • Jasna Belamaric, HR trainer and consultant, Zagreb
  • Omar Sehovic, HR manager, SOS Children’s Village Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sarajevo

Lunch (13.05 to 14.05)

BLOK C. – BUSINESS COACHING (14.05 do 15.35)

Moderator: Carmen Majetic Pavic, Executive Coach, TAGORAS, Zagreb

  • Is there anything you don’t know about coaching in an organization? To what extent are the companies in Croatia aware of the possibilities arising from business coaching? How can you utilize them in times of transition – are you preparing for changes, hoping they won’t be needed? How can coaching contribute to the success of a company?
  • Introductory lecture – Carmen Majetic Pavic, Executive Coach, Tagoras, Zagreb
  • “Everyday coaching model”, David Gaal, HR Business Partner, Nestlé Adriatic
  • “The role and benefits of an internal coaching in companies” – Karl Birthistle, Director Business Management Effectiveness (Coaching and Leadership Development), Philip Morris International
  • “Coaching standards” – Sladjana Milosevic, EMCC EIA/EQA Manager (for Europe)
  • “The role of coaching in the process of restructuring of a company”, a business case “Delta Maxi Group” – Ivan Miljan, Executive Coach, Aspiria, Zagreb
  • Panel “How can coaching contribute to the success of a company?”:
  • David Gaal, HR Business Partner, Nestlé Adriatic
  • Sladjana Milosevic, EMCC EIA/EQA Manager (for Europe)
  • Ivan Miljan, Executive Coach, Aspiria, Zagreb
  • Daniela Miljan, Executive Coach, Aspiria, Zagreb
  • Jasminka Muzinic Sabol, Psychologist, Točka promjene, Zagreb
  • Karl Birthistle, Director Business Management Effectiveness (Coaching and Leadership Development), Philip Morris International”

COFFEE BREAK (15.35 to 15.50)

BLOK D. – NEXT GENERATION, NEW TECHNOLOGIES

(15.50 to 18.00)

Moderator: Kresimir Macan, Director, Manjgura.hr, Zagreb

  • Changes are everyday and inevitable. What can we do when the change occurs to the ones implementing the change? Today, in the 21st century, there is no doubt that the competitive edge as well as globalization and changes cannot be achieved without applying new technologies. How to approach the new communication changes in the business environment? How can we survive our own technology?
  • “Human potential – carriers of success and values of a company”, Tomislav Dosen, IBM Croatia, Zagreb
  • “KBC Zagreb and Algebra – challenges of e-learning in the public sector”, Miroslav Madjaric, Advisor to the ICT head, KBC Zagreb; Zoran Jancic, leader of the e-learning team, Algebra, Zagreb
  • “Does Performance management limit employees?” Emilija Trajkovik Hristova, Director of the human resource department, COSMOFON, Skopje
  • “Diversity management – organizational value and business advantage” – Lana Nacinovic, expert associate in the Department for cooperation with public sector and development funds, SELECTIO, Zagreb
  • “Ethical decision making in practice” Elena Cvjetkovic, Business coach, Misliona
  • Panel “Ethical challenges in HR in relation to new technologies”:
  • Emilija Trajkovik Hristova, Director of the human resource department, COSMOFON, Skopje
  • Miroslav Madjaric, Advisor to the ICT head, KBC Zagreb
  • Zoran Jancic, leader of the e-learning team, Algebra, Zagreb
  • Tomislav Dosen, IBM Croatia, Zagreb
  • Elena Cvjetkovic, Business coach, Misliona
  • Lana Nacinovic, expert associate in the Department for cooperation with public sector and development funds, SELECTIO, Zagreb

End of the Conference: 18:00