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Human Resource Management

The Conference Board of Canada provides you with strategic information on current human resource management challenges as well as a Canadian perspective on trends in human resource management.

Topics covered:

  • compensation planning
  • reward strategies
  • benefit programs
  • health and wellness
  • industrial relations
  • employee engagement
  • work–life issues
  • performance management

HR Workshops

HR Blog

A Better Approach to Succession

November 19, 2014

Dementia: Coming to a Workplace Near You

October 10, 2014

Curbing Work Absences by Implementing an Effective Disability Management Program

October 01, 2014

Executive Networks

  • Council for Learning and Leadership Development
  • Compensation Research Centre
  • Council on Diversity and Talent Management—West
  • Council of Industrial Relations Executives
  • Council on Workplace Health and Wellness
  • Councils for Senior Human Resource Executives—National
  • Councils for Senior Human Resource Executives—East
  • Councils for Senior Human Resource Executives—West
  • Council on Inclusive Work Environments
  • Strategic Human Resources Management Council

Conferences

Public Sector Transformation West 2014 ( Dec 2-4, Edmonton)
Public Sector Transformation 2014 ( Dec 9-10, Ottawa)
Atlantic Canada HR Summit 2015: Innovative People Practices in the Emerging Talent Decade ( Feb 25-26, Halifax)


Human Resource Management Research

This research is available to subscribers of the Human Resource Management service.

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Bringing New Hires Up to Speed: How Structured Onboarding Can Help

This briefing describes the organizational benefits of strategic onboarding. It shows how a well-developed and well-executed onboarding process will deliver business results by reducing ramp-up time for new employees and increasing their engagement.

Report | 16 pages | August 2011 | Katie O’Brien | The Conference Board of Canada

Broadening the Base for Strategic Workforce Planning: The Value of Cross-Functional Partnerships

What differentiates leaders who’ve made steady headway with their SWP programs? Often, it’s their ability to partner with other functions and, by doing so, to broaden the base of support for SWP.

Executive Action Report | 9 pages | August 2011 | Mary B. Young | The Conference Board, Inc.

Making Your Rewards Meaningful

The Conference Board of Canada is pleased to present Making Your Rewards Meaningful – a webinar that brings our report, Making It Meaningful: Recognizing and Rewarding Employees in Canadian Organizations, to life. It will delve deeper into how to design a competitive rewards and recognition programs—one way to stay ahead of your competition. The webinar will focus on best practices in the area, and will provide insights into how organizations can improve upon their reward and recognition programs.

Recorded Webinar | August 2011 | Nicole Stewart, Karla Thorpe | The Conference Board of Canada

Engaging Business Leaders in Strategic Workforce Planning

This guide includes basic questions to drive the initial conversation between the strategic workforce planning (SWP) leader and business leaders.

Executive Action Report | 7 pages | July 2011 | Mary B. Young | The Conference Board, Inc.

Employee Engagement in a VUCA World: A Review of Current Research and Its Implications

This report combines analysis of some of the most important employee engagement research of today and puts it into perspective for members.

Report | 32 pages | July 2011 | Rebecca L. Ray | The Conference Board, Inc.

Workplace Mental Health 2011

As more organizations recognize the human and economic costs of mental health, senior health, productivity, and public and private sector leaders are taking action. New initiatives and public discussion of the issues have increased awareness of mental health challenges in workplaces and in society. In addition to discussion on managing psychological health, helping employees return to work, change management, and employer liability, this Conference e-Proceedings presents original Conference Board of Canada research on workplace mental health as well as successful case studies from leading organizations including Scotiabank and Canada Post Corporation.

Conference Recordings | July 2011 | The Conference Board of Canada

Managing Human Capital Risk

This report presents the results of a survey of 161 companies on the state of their human capital risk assessment and management in answer to five key questions.

Report | 48 pages | July 2011 | Ellen S. Hexter, Mary B. Young | The Conference Board, Inc.

It’s about Trust and Training: Examining Your Organization’s Internal Coaching Practice

This report discusses ways in which an internal coaching program can provide a cost-effective approach for developing talent, as well as the potential obstacles to success posed by issues of training and trust.

Executive Action Report | 7 pages | July 2011 | Amy Abel | The Conference Board, Inc.

6 Ways to Engage and Retain Tomorrow’s Leaders

The Conference Board of Canada is pleased to present a webinar with Eric Meerkamper, President of DECODE. During this 60-minute session, Eric will discuss 6 ways you can engage and retain the next generation of leaders.

Recorded Webinar | June 2011 | The Conference Board of Canada

Sleepless in Delhi: What Keeps Indian HR Executives Awake at Night?

India presents unique business challenges, challenges that a number of human resource executives in India were happy to discuss with The Conference Board.

Executive Action Report | 11 pages | June 2011 | Mary B. Young | The Conference Board, Inc.

HR Service Delivery Excellence

Service delivery excellence provides a foundation that allows HR leaders to focus on critical talent management, employee engagement, and workforce planning issues. This Conference e-Proceedings will help you benchmark your HR operations with insights and case studies from leading organizations such as Delta Hotels, The Ontario Hospital Association, YMCA, and TELUS Corporation. This Conference e-Proceedings also presents the findings from Towers Watson’s 2011 HR Service Delivery and Technology Survey and The Conference Board of Canada’s Global HR Study. You can examine the state of HR service delivery and the relative effectiveness of different service models and technology solutions. You’ll also hear how leading organizations are deploying new technologies to modernize HR service delivery.

Conference Recordings | June 2011 | The Conference Board of Canada

Building Mentally Healthy Workplaces: Perspectives of Canadian Workers and Front-Line Managers

This report, based on a national survey, highlights the workplace challenges faced by employees with mental health issues, and provides insight into how employers can best support these employees.

Report | 74 pages | June 2011 | Karla Thorpe, Louise Chenier | The Conference Board of Canada

Talent is the New “It” Webinar

The Conference Board of Canada is pleased to present Talent is the New “It” an interactive webinar with Lori Procher, Vice President and General Manager for Manpower Canada, who will share insights into “Talentism” in the Canadian workplace.”

Recorded Webinar | June 2011 | The Conference Board of Canada

Working in Multicultural Teams: How to Leverage Diversity

The Conference Board of Canada is pleased to present a webinar that explores the strengths that come when diversity—be it racial, religious, gender, sexual orientation or generational—is leveraged to build a more inclusive and dynamic workplace. During this interactive session, Laraine Kaminsky will share her insights into challenges and opportunities organizations face when building and working in diverse teams.

Recorded Webinar | June 2011 | The Conference Board of Canada

Managing Human Capital Risk: Who’s Doing It? How Can We get Started?

People make up a huge proportion of operating costs, and many CEOs claim that employees are the company’s most important asset. Yet most companies omit human capital altogether or include a limited number of people-related issues when they identify, assess, prioritize and treat company-wide risks through Enterprise Risk Management (ERM).

Recorded Webinar | June 2011 | The Conference Board, Inc.

It's Not Just Your Children's Facebook Anymore

Companies that use social media to improve knowledge transfer will see employees benefit from more informed thinking, better ideas, and big steps forward in innovation.

Executive Action Report | 10 pages | May 2011 | The Conference Board, Inc.

Change Management 2011: Leveraging Culture, Engagement, Community

This Conference e-Proceedings will help you deal with change by focusing on three keys to change management success – culture, engagement, and community. You’ll find out how these elements impact flexibility and adaptability, and how to harness them to drive innovation and improve performance. This e-Proceedings features presentations and case studies from leading change experts on topics such as; changing culture within your organization, making the first steps toward change, employee engagement and customer satisfaction, accelerating innovation, building community and change with social media, and leadership and change.

Conference Recordings | May 2011 | The Conference Board of Canada

Measuring the Effects of Corporate Social Responsibility

This report discusses a model for measuring the efficient and effective use of corporate resources allocated to CSR activities.

Executive Action Report | 13 pages | April 2011 | The Conference Board, Inc.

Making It Meaningful: Recognizing and Rewarding Employees in Canadian Organizations

Does your organization’s total rewards strategy include recognition? This report looks at current practices and discusses how a rewards and recognition program adds value to an organization.

Report | 46 pages | April 2011 | Nicole Stewart | The Conference Board of Canada

Google’s Innovative Approach to Innovation

The Conference Board of Canada is pleased to present an interactive webinar with Shannon Deegan that will explore Google’s three guiding principles for innovation—ubiquity, transparency and agility – and learn how these principles can be relevant to you and your organization. Examine Google’s retention tools to lure and retain the best. And learn more about Google’s strong culture of innovation and experimentation, especially their “20% time” strategy where all employees regardless of their position or level spend 20 per cent of their working hours on personal projects.

Recorded Webinar | April 2011 | The Conference Board of Canada

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Compensation and Benefits Research

This research is available to subscribers of the Compensation and Benefits service.

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Compensation Planning

Map showing the Average Salary Increases 2013 by Region in Canada

Women in Leadership

Women in Leadership Infographic

ROI from Wellness Programs