Best Practices in Employee Engagement and Labour Law Issues

Find out how to improve employee engagement through tested, valuable tactics, shared by experienced business and organizational analysts working in UK and Romania. Moreover, together with our speakers, you will explore and debate sensitive labour law issues.

The event will be held in Romanian.

Attend the event and get clear answers and examples on the following issues, among others:

  • Which are the best practices from international organisations and multinational corporations on fostering creativity and stimulating innovation?
  • What specific measures you should implement following the employee engagement evaluation?
  • What happens in case of disciplinary termination of employment in the context of digitalization?
  • How to create an environment where mistakes are evaluated as part of the natural learning process?
  • How to increase employee satisfaction through work flexibility?
  • What is the current status of the draft law on remote work?
  • What are the points of concern on  disciplinary termination of employment and the most recent changes to Labour Code?
*This event comprises interactive case-based presentations, welcome coffee, coffee break and a networking lunch. A series of optional workshops are available after lunch. You will receive the speakers' presentations and other useful materials via email.


9:30 – 09:40 – Welcome speech

09:40 – 10:00 – Best practices for increasing employee engagement. Q&A – Adrian Cojocaru, ex-EBRD HR Managing Director

10:00 – 10:20 – What happens after employee engagement evaluation – best practices in action planning implementation. Q&A – Codruța Ilie, HR Expert

10:20 – 10:30 – Panel discussion and Q&A – Codruța Ilie & Adrian Cojocaru

10:30 – 10:50 – Sensitive practical issues in connection to disciplinary termination of employment. Impact upon the employment agreements in the context of digitalization. Q&A – Prof. Raluca Dimitriu, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Law Department

10:50 – 11:10 – Disciplinary assessment. The structure and role of the disciplinary assessment commission. Points of concern regarding disciplinary termination of employment. Q&A – Marilena Balabuti, Deputy Chief Inspector, Territorial Labour Inspectorate of the Bucharest Municipality

11:10 – 11:20 – Panel discussion and Q&A – Prof. Raluca Dimitriu & Marilena Balabuti

11:20 – 11:45 – Coffee break

11:45 – 12:05 – Practical solutions under the law to increase working time flexibility. Q&A – Prof. Raluca Dimitriu, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Law Department

12:05 – 12:25 – Status of draft law on remote work. Sensitive practical aspects regarding the most recent changes brought by the Emergency Government Ordinance no. 53/2017 to Labour Code (regarding timekeeping, labour contracts, administrative sanctions). Q&A – Marilena Balabuti, Deputy Chief Inspector, Territorial Labour Inspectorate of the Bucharest Municipality

12:25 – 12:40 – Panel discussion and Q&A – ProfRaluca Dimitriu and Marilena Balabuti

12:40 – 13:00 – How is innovation incentivized and error sanctioned in (Romanian) corporations? Improvement opportunities. Q&A – Codruța Ilie, HR Expert

13:00 – 13:20 – Best practices and lessons learnt from international organizations and multinational corporations on fostering creativity and stimulating innovation. Q&A – Adrian Cojocaru, ex-EBRD HR Managing Director

13:20 – 13:30 – Panel discussion and Q&A – Codruța Ilie & Adrian Cojocaru

13:30 – 14:30 – Networking lunch

Mini workshops: 

New trends in HR – Adrian Cojocaru & Codruța Ilie

Debate and persuasion technics – Alexandru Agarici, Speech eloquence trainer

Raluca Dimitriu

Raluca Dimitriu is Labour Law Professor at the Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Law Department. She is performing teaching and researching activities in higher and postgraduate education, and she is currently PhD supervisor in the field of labour law and industrial relations.

She publishes constantly studies in international juridical revues, being also the author of several monographs published in the labour law field. Prof. Dimitriu is also principal researcher within the Legal Research Institute of Romanian Academy and team leader or national expert in various international research projects and European networks, such as European Labour Law Network.
As a trainer for Magistrates specialized in Labour Law – National Institute for Magistracy, Bucharest, Prof. Dimitriu is also in a permanent contact with the practical field of industrial relations.

Codruța Ilie

Codruța Ilie is HR and Organizational and Personal Development Expert at the University of Bucharest.

Codruța Ilie possesses an impressive hands-on experience HR projects of wide scope, associated with different industries such as FMCG, consultancy, telecom and banking. Whether we’re talking about performance management systems, mentoring and coaching programs, accelerating professional development or innovation, Codruța is using up-to-date and practical case studies and moderates discussions, providing customized answers and solutions to organizational needs.

Marilena Balabuti

Marilena Balabuti is Deputy Chief Inspector at the Territorial Labour Inspectorate of the Bucharest Municipality and lecturer on labour law issues.

Adrian Cojocaru

Adrian Cojocaru‘s career spans over 25 years of various HR roles and reflects a diverse experience base acquired across various industries, geographies and organisational set-ups.

Adrian was the Managing Director in charge of the Human Resources function at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), where he was responsible for providing HR leadership across the EBRD, leading the development and implementation of the HR Strategy in partnership with the Bank’s broader corporate leadership group as well as advising the senior management of the Bank and members of the Board of Directors on all matters related to HR. Previously he was Chief Human Resources Officer and a member of the Executive Committee of OC Oerlikon, a major Swiss global industrial group, where he was accountable for the HR strategy, organisation, systems and processes of the company which had over 17,000 employees across 38 countries of operation.

Adrian has spent his entire career in HR and has held significant positions in Unilever, Mars Inc, Reader’s Digest, and LG Electronics. He began his career with Coca-Cola. At various times he has lived and worked in Romania, Austria, The Netherlands, United States, United Arab Emirates, Switzerland and United Kingdom.

Registration Fees

540 RON/ participant

AmCham Romania and BRCC members benefit of a 10% discount. 

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Event Location.

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