It's G8 time again and two issues are primed to dominate the agenda - the humanitarian crisis in Syria and recent accusations the UK spied on G20 delegates in 2009.
David Cameron has also highlighted three core issues he wants to discuss with his counterparts - tax, trade and transparency.
In a piece of editorial on HRZone, CEO of the CIPD Peter Cheese said that these three Ts must not overshadow the need to focus on the individual level - in our globalised world it's easy to forget that people are the lowest common denominator.
And it's only through an understanding of human needs across the world that we can create businesses that are sustainable and successful.
There's no doubt that tax, trade and transparency are big issues. But there's also no doubt how fundamental human relations and engagement are to the effectively functioning of the global business system. Let's hope the G8 doesn't ignore this fact.
I'm at the HR Software Show on Wednesday (19th) if anyone's around?
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