Slow growth shaking up HR policies and vision?
Time for disruption?
The first hypothesis that led us to this seminar is realizing that we are headed towards a new growth system with structural changes. This growth is durably slower, together with an inflation rate close to zero, characterized by the energy transition, the digital impact, a new step in globalization, the rise of a certain number of services, and has led to increased inequalities. We are forced to conclude that we are indeed in the wake of a new era, so we need to be aware and learn the lessons as it is fundamentally different from what we have known so far. In addition to macro-economic consequences, it will have an impact on businesses and HR practices.
Growth and productivity growth trends
- Gilbert CETTE: Are we at a U-turn in the growth system?
Session 1 – A new paradigm for compensation policies?
Chaired by Claude MATHIEU (Safran) and Dirk SCHNEEMANN
How to make global HR policies and processes work with short-term constraints and long-term vision in a context of reduced inflation and slow growth in Europe and sustainable growth in the rest of the world? Can our management systems with annual activity discussions, ratings and individual increases survive to slow growth? How do we adjust ourselves as HR professionals? Does it make sense to refer to the slowdown of productivity? What about competitiveness?
Carl AZAR: “HR Climate Index 2015” – report
Session 2 – New challenges for employment, towards a competitive European industry
Chaired by Philippe VIVIEN (Alixio), Paul MAYER (Tetra Pak) and Cornelia HULLA
Cornelia HULLA & Human Dynamics: Industry 4.0, a New Deal for European countries and companies?
Jozef NIEMIEC: The ETUC’s perspective
Session 3 – Businesses and their changing ecosystems
Chaired by Bernard PERRY
Jérôme NANTY: Always More / Always Less
Marcel GRIGNARD: The trade unions’ point of view