As the invasion of Ukraine continues, millions have been forced to leave their homes in Ukraine and global economic sanctions have been imposed on Russia. Beyond these two countries, the conflict is redefining operations and supply chains, especially, for multinational businesses around the world. As also, the expat-led Middle East market is experiencing the impact of the conflict in homes and in workplaces. Whether that impact is physical, economic or psychological – it’s vital that people professionals are on hand to offer the right support to those affected, directly or indirectly.

In this session, we discuss:

  • Implications of the Ukraine crisis for employers.
  • How people professionals and leaders can best support their people.
  • Themes of human/vulnerable leadership and responsible business.
  • Lessons learnt from the previous crises and how we can apply them at present.

Panelists include:

  • Peter Cheese, Chief Executive, CIPD
  • Charlotte Chedville, Regional Operations Head, Middle East, CIPD
  • Tony Jamous, CEO, Oyster
  • Louise Haycock, Partner, Fragomen
  • Rachel Suff, Senior Employee Relations Adviser, CIPD
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