Date: 7 December 2023
Time: 8:00 AM UTC
Duration: 60 min
Language: English
Format: Online
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Worldwide: Global Mobility and Skills Shortages: The Global Effect

The global demand for skilled professionals is at an all-time high, and the shortage of critical skills is a challenge that affects industries and economies worldwide. Join us for an enlightening webinar where we'll explore the dynamic interplay between global mobility, skills shortages, and immigration policies and the far-reaching impacts they have.

We'll begin by examining the current state of skills shortages across the globe, providing insight into the statistics, trends, and the effects on diverse industries. The consequences of these shortages are felt by businesses and economies on a large scale, making it a challenge that requires innovative solutions.

Governments and organizations are actively using immigration policies to address these skills gaps. We will delve into how immigration is being leveraged to attract, retain, and mobilize international talent to fill critical roles. Discover how governments are shaping these policies, the legal complexities involved, and the economic impact of such strategies.

As a result of global mobility and the infusion of diverse talent pools, organizations are experiencing profound impacts. The strategies used for talent acquisition, recruitment, and talent retention are evolving to maximize the benefits of global mobility. From fostering diversity and inclusion to boosting innovation and productivity, the effects of global mobility are reshaping the business landscape.

Join us to explore the critical relationship between global mobility, immigration, and skills shortages, learn from industry experts, and engage in discussions that shape the future of global talent mobility and skills development. Don't miss out on this vital discussion, where we'll examine the impacts of global mobility and how it's changing the way organizations operate in an increasingly interconnected world.

Anne O'Donoghue

Anne O’Donoghue is an accredited immigration law specialist, with over 30 years of experience. She is the director and principal lawyer of Immigration Solutions Lawyers. Anne is acknowledged as one of Australia’s leading immigration law specialists and has a special interest in modern slavery/human rights and professional ethics. 
Anne was admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Victoria in 1981, the Supreme Court of New South Wales in 1987 and the High Court of Australia in 1982. In 1998, Anne received her specialist accreditation as an immigration lawyer from the NSW Law Society. She has been instrumental in developing the field of immigration law in NSW and was the founding vice president of the Migration Law Committee of the Law Council of Australia (LCA). 

Anne has been recognised by the Australian and International Legal community at large on numerous occasions, including but not limited to being a finalist in 2017 and 2018 Migration Partner of the Year Award for Lawyers Weekly,  being a winner for the 2019 Migration Partner of the Year Award for Lawyers Weekly, named 2021 Australasian Lawyer’s Most Influential Human Rights Lawyer and has most recently received the 2022 Winner of the Elite Women Australasian Lawyer Award. 

Anne was also named Thought leader in Corporate Immigration by Who’s Who Legal in 2022, 2023 and 2024 and Global Elite Thought Leader in 2023 and 2024. Lastly, Anne O’Donoghue’s firm, Immigration Solutions Lawyers was a finalist in this year’s Pro-Bono Program of the Year Award, and Anne recently was awarded the 2023 Most Influential Lawyer of the Year by Australasian Lawyers

Baroness Helena Kennedy

Baroness Helena Kennedy is director of the International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute and  is one of Britain's most distinguished lawyers. She is a Scottish barrister, broadcaster, and Labour member of the House of Lords. She has spent her professional life, giving voice to those who have least power within the system, championing civil liberties and promoting human rights.

She has used many public platforms – including the House of Lords, to which she was elevated in 1997 – to argue with passion, wit and humanity for social justice.

Ray Rackham

As Managing Director for the United Kingdom, Ray Rackham is responsible for leading CIBT’s combined UK businesses, including Newland Chase,  CIBTvisas and Newland Chase Education. CIBT has a broad set of service offerings in the UK, including UK inbound immigration, travel visas, global immigration, student visas and document legalization services.

Ray is a qualified solicitor with 20 years of experience in the private, public, legal and financial sectors. A graduate of the London School of Economics and the Inns of Court School of Law, Ray started his career holding various Government secretariat roles, including roles at the Department for International Development, the Ministry of Justice and the Home Office.

Louise Neal

Louise, the driving force behind Easy Tiger Executive Search, stands as a testament to the power of dedication and passion in the talent management industry. With an impressive tenure of over 30 years in the field, her experience spans both the UK and global markets, showcasing a breadth of expertise that is as vast as it is deep. This extensive experience has afforded her a senior leadership role in consulting, where she has honed her skills and developed a keen understanding of the intricacies involved in Global Mobility, Immigration, Finance, and Technology sectors.

The foundation of Easy Tiger is rooted in the values that Louise embodies – dedication, honesty, and a profound focus on people. These are not just buzzwords to her; they are the principles that guide her approach to talent management and have helped cement Easy Tiger's reputation as a provider of comprehensive, end-to-end talent solutions. From sourcing and candidate coaching to placement and diligent follow-up, Louise's approach is thorough and person-cantered.

What sets Louise apart is her genuine commitment to listening – a quality that was clearly evident when she heeded her clients' advice to venture out on her own in early 2016. It's this attentiveness that has allowed her to understand and anticipate her clients' needs, contributing to her knack for making inter-company introductions that have led to significant business deals.

Louise’s approach to executive search is both bespoke and intensely personal. She harnesses a combination of sharp instinct, proven know-how, and strategic networking to deliver results that go beyond the ordinary. Her method is not transactional but relational, investing time and effort into understanding the unique personalities, needs, and aspirations of both clients and candidates.

At the heart of her work ethic is a commitment to ensuring a deeper level of engagement. Louise and her team at Easy Tiger don't just match skills to job descriptions; they strive to create partnerships that resonate on a fundamental level, leading to placements that are as seamless as they are successful.

Under Louise’s stewardship, Easy Tiger Executive Search transcends the typical recruitment process to offer a service that makes talent management as stress-free as possible for companies looking to achieve their business objectives. She is not merely an executive recruiter; she is a career artisan, shaping paths and forging connections with a personal touch that is as effective as it is endearing. Her focus is clear: talent management is about people, and Louise is an expert at understanding people.

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