SHRM, IOE, USCIB Global Town Hall: “What Is the State of the Global Workplace?”

The USCIB Foundation’s Business Partners to CONVINCE initiative teamed up with SHRM and the International Organization of Employers (IOE) to deliver a Global Town Hall on July 7, which was an official side-event during the annual United Nations High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF). This Town Hall was a first in an upcoming series.

The Town Hall focused on the state of the global workforce and creating sustainable workplaces. Panelists explored the important role of business during the pandemic and its important role in the future, honing in on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 5 and 17–SDG5 on gender equality and SDG17 on partnerships for the goals.

Speakers included:

  • Matthias Thorns, Deputy Secretary-General, IOE
  • Sanda Ojiambo, Assistant Secretary-General and CEO, UN Global Compact
  • Peter Robinson, President and CEO, USCIB
  • Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., President and CEO, SHRM-SCP
  • Roberto Suarez Santos, Secretary General, IOE
  • Kathryn Rowan, Vice President, Human Resources, Zone LATAM & Global Youth Lead, Nestlé SA
  • Miriam Chaum, Director, Global Head of Work and Economic Policy, UBER
  • Emily M. Dickens, Chief of Staff and Head of Government Affairs, SHRM
  • Susan J. Ryan, Chief Financial Officer, Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation
  • Tracy Layney, Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, Levi Strauss & Co.
  • Scott Ratzan, Executive Director, Business Partners to CONVINCE (BP2C)
  • Tam Robert Nguyen, Global Head of Sustainability, Bechtel, and General Manager,

The following SHRM Reports were referenced during the event:

Mental Health in America: A 2022  Workplace Report:

This comprehensive, free report details the challenges that workers are facing, as well as the toll of mental health on American businesses. It provides the insights needed to build effective mental health strategies in the workplace, including:

  • Guidance for crafting more robust mental health benefits packages
  • Benchmarking of what services different companies are providing
  • Strategies to deliver ongoing mental health support that can help you retain the talent you have and attract the new talent you need
  • A roadmap for evaluating what’s working – and what’s not – when it comes to supporting worker mental health.

Organizational and Employee Resilience Research Report

The SHRM Research Institute and Gap International partnered to study what factors related to organizational and employee resilience during the pandemic.

Strengthening Workplace Culture

A Tool for Retaining and Empowering Employees Globally.