AmCham HR Masterclass - Session III.: Navigating the Hybrid Paradox


AmCham’s HR Masterclass returns this April to address why HR Leaders need to focus on people again and showcase best practices and tools from industry leaders to engage, motivate and retain talented workforce.

The dramatic transformations in HR and effective response to the Great Resignation must begin with a new pledge to engagement, and a reimagination of the work experience, to not only being able to hire but keep the best talents too! There are many theories and initiatives, but one of the most important ones is the people-first culture.How can companies benefit from adapting a more people-first culture? To begin with, it can lower turnover, boost engagement, as well as productivity. Supporting your employees effectively can be challenging, especially with so many competing HR initiatives. We bring you five lessons, and 10 HR experts to help you navigate in this challenging time.

AmCham HR masterclass 2023 - hybrid paradox

April 27 (Thursday), 16:00-18:00: Navigating the Hybrid Work Paradox – How to balance in-person collaboration and flexible remote work effectively?

What are the greatest challenges companies face?

What have we learned so far?

Creating a balanced hybrid work strategy can be a great way to provide your employees with the flexibility they need while ensuring that your business continues to thrive. Developing the right strategy that includes enough in-person collaboration, but also provides enough flexible remote work, can take some time, maybe a lot of try-and-errors, and there is definitely no one solution fits all strategy.

Although by finding the right balance, you can develop the best strategy for your teams and create the most productive and successful hybrid work environment that benefits both your employees and your business.


  • Ákos Kalmár, Head of Country HR, Continental Group Hungary 
  • Csilla Czikkely, Manager - Global Learning Design Team, Grundfos 

Moderated by Petra Polgár, Operations Manager, Randstad 



Session IV.

AmCham HR masterclass 2023 - compensation

May 4 (Thursday), 16:00-18:00: Retain and Reward: Maximizing Employee Value through Strategic Compensation

How to attract and keep top talent?

How to achieve a greater employee satisfaction?

What are employees seeking in their workplace?

How can a HR professional ensure employees mental health in a VUCA world?


  • Katalin Ivanov, Country HR Director, Schneider Electric
  • Csaba Tóth, Head of Partnering & Operations, LEGO Group

Moderated by Róbert Dobay, Managing Director, Menedzsmentor; Chair of AmCham's HR Committee


Session V.

AmCham HR masterclass 2023 - change management

May 11 (Thursday), 16:00-18:00: Managing Cultural Change Well – Lessons from Behavioral and Neuroscience - Workshop & Closing Ceremony with Networking Reception @AmCham Office

Company culture is represented by company values. Those values should not only be understood and internalised in the organisation, but it is critical that employees demonstrate them in their everyday decisions and behaviours. In order to achieve this objective, we put forward a behavioural change project with our clients.

During the workshop:

We select one or the other core values of the participants’ companies and break them down to relevant behaviours and implement a systematic behavioural design process for each one to ensure that these behaviours can observably and measurably be presented in daily work.

The participants can learn how to design and manage a change based on behavioral science and apply it to a relevant situation in their team or organization. They will understand a powerful framework and learn to apply specific elements of neuroscience and behavioral science in a transformation.

The workshop is held by Róbert Dobay, Managing Director, Menedzsmentor; Chair of AmCham's HR Committee.


To guarantee your seat for the entire five-part series, register now via email to Vivien Csernik-Tihn (vivien.csernik-tihn [at] for 60,000 HUF +VAT. The deadline for registration is April 10, 17:00.

Registrations will be confirmed on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note that capacity is limited and the event is open for non-members (90,000 HUF + VAT) as well.

Please note that with your ticket, you have the option to delegate different colleagues for the individual sessions.

Cancellation policy: please note that written cancellations made by April 10 receive a full refund. Late cancellations or “no-shows” will be charged.


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1051 Budapest, Szent István tér 11.
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