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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

Setting Up for a Sustainable New Year’s Resolution

January 14, 2015

A Quick Glance at Express Entry

December 22, 2014

Leadership Development

December 12, 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

Culture of Engagement 2015 ( May 25-26, Calgary)

Human Resource Management Research

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

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The Conference Board Human Capital in Review™: Focus on Employee Engagement (Vol. 1, No. 1, 2012)

The Human Capital in Review series is designed for the busy human capital executive who values filtered and thoughtfully summarized highlights of significant ideas, topics, research, and trends in employee engagement.

Report | 18 pages | February 2012 | Amy Abel, Yolanda Lannquist, Thomas Rizzacasa | The Conference Board, Inc.

Where Do SWP Leaders Come From?

Conversations with strategic workforce planning (SWP) executives net insights about the skills and competencies needed to work in this field and the variety of paths that lead to careers as SWP leaders.

Report | 13 pages | February 2012 | Mary B. Young | The Conference Board, Inc.

Book Discussion–Future Work

Join us for the first ever Human Capital Exchange Book Discussion! We’ll feature a great new book that shapes our thinking in human capital and connect you with authors and thought leaders. Join us to hear from Alison Maitland, a Senior Fellow, Human Capital, at The Conference Board, on her brand new book, co-authored with Peter Thomson, Future Work: How Businesses Can Adapt and Thrive in the New World of Work. They posit that the way we work is overdue for change: businesses want to increase efficiency and attract the best talent and skills and the new workforce wants a fresh deal.

Recorded Webinar | January 2012 | The Conference Board, Inc.

Succession Management Conference KeyNotes Webcast

Is your organization still struggling with a lack of leadership bench despite efforts to manage succession? Do you have inconsistencies across the organization in terms of philosophy or principles, understanding of terms and frameworks, clarity of scope, and how decisions are being made?

Recorded Webinar | January 2012 | The Conference Board, Inc.

On the Level: Strategic Workforce Planning from Micro to Macro

Strategic workforce planning (SWP) can be deployed at an enterprise level to ensure that a company has the right people in place to execute business strategy. It can also be deployed at more micro or macro levels, depending on a company’s needs.

Executive Action Report | 9 pages | January 2012 | Mary B. Young | The Conference Board, Inc.

The Conference Board Human Capital in Review: Focus on Human Capital Analytics (Vol. 1, No. 1, 2011)

The Conference Board Human Capital in Review series is designed for the busy human capital executive who values filtered and thoughtfully summarized highlights of significant ideas, topics, research, and trends in diversity and inclusion.

Review | 13 pages | December 2011 | The Conference Board, Inc.

Diversity and Inclusiveness 2011: The New Competitive Advantage

Canada’s workforce is among the most diverse in the world, and it’s expected to be even more so in the future. Diversity is one of Canada’s greatest strengths, yet many organizations still aren’t fully capitalizing on diversity and inclusiveness. In this Conference e-Proceedings, you’ll find out how to fully capitalize on your organization’s diversity, how to attract and retain the best talent, how to make the best use of talent to innovate, how to connect with new markets, and how to drive organizational performance.

Conference Recordings | December 2011 | The Conference Board of Canada

The Link Between Diversity & Inclusion and Organization Development Processes: A Benchmark Study

The Conference Board in New York is pleased to present a special webinar which explores the basic premise behind the concept of "inclusive organization development" and to demonstrate though applied examples (from PepsiCo and other companies) ways in which Diversity and Inclusion related content can be embedded in the DNA of an organization's people agenda.

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

Industrial Relations Outlook 2012: Going Sideways, With a Twist

Canada’s labour relations will be coloured by economic uncertainty—limiting employers’ ability to satisfy labour’s expectations at the bargaining table—and possible unintended consequences resulting from government intervention in labour disputes.

Report | 38 pages | November 2011 | David K. Shepherdson | The Conference Board of Canada

Women in Senior Management—Strategies for Creating an Environment Where Women Thrive

The Conference Board of Canada is pleased to present a special live, interactive webinar featuring Rilla Clark and Jenny Howe, Executive Coaches with The Niagara Institute who design and deliver the Influencing Skills for Women programs. Women in Senior Management—Strategies for Creating an Environment Where Women Thrive is a 60-minute session that will explore strategies and practices that organizations can undertake to ensure women attain the skills, confidence, critical experience and gender-specific career strategies that will help them in their career journey. The session will be moderated by Ruth Wright, Associate Director of the Conference Board’s Human Resource Management Research, who leads the Conference Board’s work on gender and diversity.

Recorded Webinar | November 2011 | The Conference Board of Canada

Pleins feux sur la santé mentale!

Le CBdC est heureux d’offrir un webinaire interactif spécial en français avec les auteures du rapport, Karla Thorpe, directrice, Recherche en rémunération et relations industrielles, et Louise Chénier, analyste, Recherche en gestion des ressources humaines. Pleins feux sur la santé mentale! est une séance de 60 minutes au cours de laquelle seront examinés les faits saillants du rapport et des pratiques prometteuses pour aider les employeurs à prévenir, à repérer et à gérer les effets des maladies mentales en milieu de travail. Les dirigeants d’entreprise recevront des conseils pour mettre en œuvre des programmes et des services plus efficaces pour aider les employés et les gestionnaires de premier niveau confrontés à ces effets.

Recorded Webinar | November 2011 | Le Conference Board du Canada

Minding What Matters

The Conference Board of Canada presents the webinar Minding What Matters, featuring Karla Thorpe and Louise Chénier, authors of Building Mentally Healthy Workplaces: Perspectives of Canadian Workers and Front-Line Managers. This 60-minute session looks at the report highlights and identifies promising practices to help employers prevent, detect, and manage mental illness in the workplace. This session provides leaders with insights into how to provide more effective workplace mental health programs and services to employees and front line managers.

Recorded Webinar | November 2011 | The Conference Board of Canada

The Strategic Workforce Planning Leader's Bookshelf

This report briefly describes more than 40 books and articles, and includes brief summaries and information on the topics covered including their level of complexity.

Report | 28 pages | November 2011 | Lara Rosner, Mary B. Young | The Conference Board, Inc.

Building a Culture of Innovation

How do you activate innovation within your organization?  Global innovation and design consultancy Continuum will speak about the challenges of building a culture of innovation, motivating individuals, creating capacity, and scaling innovation. In an interactive session, the Continuum team will present best practices and core principles that can help you consider the conditions for innovation and how you can work within your organization to develop them.

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

Work and Life: The Balancing Act

This report examines the growing imbalance between work-life and personal life, explores the business case for work–life balance programs and practices, and outlines guidelines for organizations.

Report | 42 pages | November 2011 | Crystal Hoganson | The Conference Board of Canada

Diversity & Inclusion Conference KeyNotes

This Conference KeyNotes Webcast will provide highlights of The 2011 Diversity & Inclusion Conference (June, 2011). Video footage of the conference will set context for live questions and answers with the presenters.

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

Learning and Development Outlook 2011: Are Organizations Ready for Learning 2.0?

Canadian organizations’ failure to prioritize learning and embrace new approaches to learning and development may be contributing to Canada’s declining competitiveness. A strong learning culture enables organizations to keep pace with rapid changes in work and learning.

Report | 62 pages | October 2011 | Carrie Lavis | The Conference Board of Canada

Total Reward to Improve Employee Engagement

Recent research by The Conference Board has confirmed that there is a clear link between employee engagement and business performance. But worryingly there is evidence that globally employee engagement dropped significantly last year.

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

HR Summit 2011: Driving Engagement and Trust Through Leadership

Trust and engagement are critical to peak performance. There are multiple generations in yor organization, and each has its own perceptions of engagement. The challenge is to find the best approaches to reach different employees at different levels and stages of their careers. This Conference e-Proceedings will show you how to bring together leaders and employees to build an engaged organization, shape your culture to support high trust and an engaged culture, and capitalize on innovation and creativity through the stories leaders and employees tell each other. This interactive series of presentations features case studies from leading organizations such as Molson Coors Canada, Intact, Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd. and Fusion Homes

Conference Recordings | October 2011 | The Conference Board of Canada

Créer des milieux de travail propices à la santé mentale : points de vue des employés et des gestionnaires

Ce rapport, fondé sur un sondage mené à l’échelle nationale, met en lumière les défis auxquels doivent faire face les employés aux prises avec un problème de santé mentale en milieu de travail, et propose aux employeurs des solutions destinées à assurer le meilleur soutien possible aux employés concernés.

Rapport | 82 pages | October 2011 | Louise Chenier, Karla Thorpe | Le Conference Board du 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