FedEE began at a meeting of HR Directors at BP PLC’s Head Office in London in June 1988. We originally received financial support from the European Commission, but we have long operated on an entirely independent basis. We are currently Chaired by Ford Motor Company and have corporate members from around the globe.
FedEE supports multinational enterprises through a number of strategically critical services. Our principal aim is to assist member companies remain compliant with the employment-related laws in the countries where they operate and to make a close reading of labour market trends. Towards that end, we maintain a huge database of country-by-country laws and legal summaries and provide daily updates of developments around the world.
Although we have attracted many imitators over the years, no other organisation has the expertise, range of relevant HR data or commitment to quality and immediacy of service. Today, the FedEE helpline covers over 120 countries and 90% of enquiries are answered within 4 working hours. That is perhaps why, in successive surveys, all members have said they would recommend FedEE membership to another multinational organisation.
Because of Brexit, FedEE’s Administration was moved in 2016 from London, UK to Nicosia in Cyprus. We maintain, however, a strong orientation to the UK, as well as to the rest of Europe, North America and Asia.
About Robin Chater
Robin Chater is the Secretary-General and Founder of FedEE. He has degrees from two leading UK Universities, is a qualified HR professional (MCIPD), registered teacher, FSS and PPR level 4, has conducted research at LSE, worked as a consultant for a leading labour relations journal and been a Senior Consultant with ADL/CCL and Hay Management Consultants (now Korn Ferry). He was an Adviser to the European Commission for ten years and has also worked for major Clients in the aerospace, packaging, electronics, smelting and mining sectors. In addition to being quoted widely in the press and appearing extensively on the media (BBC, CNBC, Sky, Bloomberg…) he has written several books and articles on law and economics. His book of short stories – “Now” – and selected poetry – “Then” – are now available on Amazon. He currently divides his time between the UK, France, Cyprus and China.