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Ten years ago the acronym BRIC, standing for Brazil, Russia, India and China, was coined to describe four countries that were identified as up-and-coming economic powerhouses. They have more than lived up to that expectation.Strategic HR departments paid attention and understood how they would have to adapt to the changing world resulting from the impact of these countries. Today there is another acronym that has been adopted to describe another set of rising countries that will provide opportunities and challenges to countries based in established countries such as the U.S. CIVETS describes the six countries of Columbia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Egypt, Turkey and South Africa and they are poised to have a major impact in the global marketplace. Strategic HR departments need to know and understand who these players are and the potential opportunity and challenges they present to human resources departments worldwide. This session will explore these six countries from an economic and workforce perspective and the factors that should be paid attention to by a strategic HR professional.
Michael D. Haberman is a consultant, speaker, writer and teacher. He is President of Omega HR Consulting, a consulting and services company offering complete human resources solutions. Mike brings 35+ years of experience in dealing with the challenges of Human Resources in the 21st century. He has a Master's in HR and is certified as a Senior HR professional.
He has over 18 years’ experience in the class room teaching human resources fundamentals and certification preparation. Mike is the author of the Human Resources blog found at OmegaHRConsulting.com , which has been recognized as a top human resources related blogs. He has also been named a top Digital Influencer in Human Resources.
Mike has gained a reputation as a compliance expert and as an HR futurist. He speaks on a variety of subjects to business associations, human resource associations and business based civic clubs. He has presented numerous webinars on various HR related issues.