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The Future of HR Management: Looking Ahead to Employment Relations in 2020

Product Code - HRAU01
Speaker(s): Martin Mulloy, Vice President for Global Labor Affairs, Ford Motor Company and Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld, Professor and former Dean, School of Labor and Employment Relations, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
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At a time of accelerating change in technology, markets, and society, the human side of enterprise is more important than ever. Human resource professionals also face unprecedented challenges. This webinar will look ahead to what the work of HR will be in the year 2020, including:

  • Advancing global labor affairs and employment relations strategies
  • The ever increasing importance of talent management
  • The role of HR in advancing high performance work systems through change management and lean/six sigma systems
  • The future career paths for HR professionals and the multiple points of entry into the HR profession
  • The implications of outsourcing key parts of the function, including selection, training, compensation, and benefits
  • The emerging strategic roles of HR in other nations
  • The continued central role of core human values in the workplace

Leading the webinar will be Marty Mulloy, Vice President for Global Labor Affairs, Ford Motor Company, and Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld, Professor and former Dean, School of Labor and Employment Relations, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. 

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Martin Mulloy, Vice President for Global Labor Affairs, Ford Motor Company and Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld, Professor and former Dean, School of Labor and Employment Relations, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Martin (Marty) J. Mulloy was appointed vice president, Labor Affairs, Ford Motor Company, effective Jan. 1, 2005. In this role, he oversees labor policy and negotiations covering the company’s approximately 135,000 hourly employees worldwide. He has responsibility for health care management and the Company’s collective bargaining with unions worldwide. He reports to John Fleming, group vice president, Global Manufacturing and Labor Affairs. 

Prior to this assignment, Mulloy was executive director, North and South America Labor Affairs, during which time he was responsible for leading the Company's negotiating team during 2003 collective bargaining with the United Auto Workers. 

Throughout his career at Ford, Mulloy has held a variety of positions in labor relations and personnel planning for various divisions of the Company, including Ford Credit, Electrical Fuel Handling Division and Truck Operations.  He also has served in management positions for Human Resources, including vice president, Human Resources, Ford of Australia, a position he assumed in November 1996. 

Mulloy joined Ford in 1979 as an industrial relations analyst for Ford's Climate Control Division.  He earned a master's degree in industrial relations from Wayne State University in 1985 and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Purdue University in 1979. 

Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld is a professor and former dean in the School of Labor and Employment Relations at the University of Illinois.  He also holds a courtesy appointment in Industrial and Enterprise Systems Engineering at the University of Illinois.   

Joel is an award winning author who edited the annotated edition of the Douglas McGregor’s 1960 management classic, The Human Side of Enterprise (McGraw-Hill, 2006). He is co-author of Valuable Disconnects in Organizational Learning Systems (Oxford University Press, 2005), Lean Enterprise Value (Palgrave, 2002), Knowledge-Driven Work (Oxford University Press, 1998), and Strategic Negotiations (Harvard Business School Press, 1994).  Joel is co-author or co-editor of three additional books, as well as over eighty-five articles on high performance work systems, transformation in labor-management relations, negotiations and conflict resolution, economic development, and engineering systems.   

Joel was the 2009 President of the Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA).  Prior to coming to the University of Illinois, Joel served as a Senior Research Scientist and Executive Director of the Engineering Systems Learning Center, with a joint appointment in MIT’s Sloan School of Management and MIT’s Engineering Systems Division, as well as a Visiting Associate Professor at Babson College, and an Associate Professor at Michigan State University.   

Joel has extensive experience leading large-scale systems change initiatives with public and private stakeholders in Australia, Bermuda, Canada, Denmark, England, Iceland, Italy, Jamaica, Mexico, New Zealand, Panama, Poland, Spain, South Africa, and the United States.  He holds a Ph.D. in Industrial Relations from MIT and a B.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University.