Getting ready for the IAEA Global HRD Conference 2018

Thomas Thor News

February 26, 2018

I have just returned from a conference committee meeting at the IAEA in preparation for the 2018 HRD Conference. This event happens every 4 years and brings together HR leaders from around the world to share ideas, best practice and lessons learned. It is by far the largest dedicated HR conference for the nuclear industry and provides a valuable opportunity to meet and learn from peers. The fact that the nuclear industry is so global, and that human resources is very much at the centre of the industry, means that this event is a great opportunity for building relationships with international peers.

The event is in South Korea between 28-31 May and registration is through this link on the IAEA website. There is no cost to attend the conference, and all applications need to be confirmed through a member state. This is normally an easy process if you are working in the nuclear industry.

There are four themes to the conference, one on each day:

Day 1: Attract, Recruit and Retain a High Quality Nuclear Workforce

Day 2: Development of Individuals and Teams within the Organizations

Day 3: Education, Training and Qualification of a Nuclear Workforce

Day 4: Organizational Culture and Its Impact on the Workforce

This year the event also includes a student competition. Over 180 videos have been submitted by teams of students between the ages of 14-18 on the benefits of nuclear science and technology to the world. The top 5 teams will be flown to South Korea and a winner will be chosen by a panel at the conference. Click on this link says a bit more about the competition.

I am very proud to be part of the team organising the event and look forward to seeing all attendees in South Korea in May. Thomas Thor Associates is very active in HR and recruiting within the nuclear industry and this event brings together many of the stakeholders in the industry that we work with. If you have any questions or would like further information about the event then please visit the IAEA website through the link above or contact me directly at

Published by Thomas Thor

Thomas Thor Associates is a consulting and recruitment organisation providing services to the global nuclear sector. We represent nuclear industry experts and provide them to our clients for either freelance contract assignments or permanent staff positions.

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