Global Industrial Relations Network

GIRN is a unique initiative of the IOE and member organisations, dedicated to offering senior Industrial Relations (IR) and Human Resources (HR) professionals exclusive, confidential forums to discuss critical employment issues with international peers.


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Since 2008, GIRN has been helping companies identify and anticipate emerging IR and HR issues and trends so that they can better prepare for and address them.

GIRN gives access to IOE’s deep knowledge and expertise in international employment and human rights.

GIRN shares IOE’s insights and analyses of UN and other multilateral initiatives impacting the global IR and HR environment.

GIRN enables the exchange of best-in-class practice, provides validation of strategy and action, and fosters impact.

How does the GIRN work?

Twice a year, global meetings are hosted by GIRN members on a voluntary, rotating basis.

GIRN members set and control the agenda with the support of IOE Secretariat.

Regional and international experts are invited to provide analyses and insights on selected issues.

GIRN members enjoy access to a dedicated page on our website with restricted access and catered email communication to receive timely information and exchange views on an ongoing basis.

Individualised IOE consulting services are available on request, on a case-by-case basis.

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GIRN Meeting, Bentonville, Sept. 2019 - Related Documents (GIRN access only)

GIRN Meeting, Stockholm, April 2019 - Related Documents (GIRN access only)

The voice of a GIRN member

“To Randstad, GIRN is a great peer-to-peer network of HR and IR professionals, with IOE facilitating and providing insights on institutional developments in the fields of labour and human rights. These days, our business environments are complex and transformative and it’s good to share and evaluate our practices in a private, transparent setting”.

Ms Anne Marie Muntz, Managing Director, Group Public Affairs, Randstad Holding

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