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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

Dementia: Coming to a Workplace Near You

October 10, 2014

Curbing Work Absences by Implementing an Effective Disability Management Program

October 01, 2014

What’s sleep got to do with workplace wellness? More than you think!

September 26, 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

Western Compensation and HR Outlook 2014 ( Nov 19, Calgary)
Benefits and Disability Management West 2014 ( Nov 20, Calgary)
Public Sector Transformation West 2014 ( Dec 2-4, Edmonton)


Human Resource Management Research

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

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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

Succession Management: The Basics

This webcast will explain the basics of succession management. This webcast is appropriate for managers new to the field or those from other fields who need to know the basics.

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

Terms of Engagement: New Ways of Leading and Changing Organizations

The Conference Board of Canada is pleased to present an interactive webinar with Richard Axelrod that explores how to keep your organization ahead of the change curve. For 35 years, Richard Axelrod pioneered and championed the use of employee engagement to effect large-scale organizational change. He believes that times are different now. In his latest book, Terms of Engagement: New Ways of Leading and Changing Organizations, Axelrod says that to thrive in these times of economic downturn, all energies must be applied to recognizing how to get the absolute maximum quality and productivity out of the people you have.

Recorded Webinar | March 2011 | The Conference Board of Canada

Time to Step Up: Challenges and Opportunities Facing Talent Management

This report looks at the opportunities and challenges facing the future of talent management and addresses four basic concerns that go the heart of the talent management function’s future

Report | 4 pages | March 2011 | The Conference Board, Inc.

Public Sector Human Resources: HR Excellence in a Changing World

Demographics and social change have driven the evolution of the public sector workplace for years. Talent management, succession, engagement, and performance issues have all played out against a backdrop of retiring boomers that has necessitated new recruitment and leadership development approaches. In these Conference e-Proceedings, you will learn from other public sector human resources (HR) leaders as they discuss employee engagement strategies, leadership and coaching techniques, communications and the impact of social media, and demographics and performance management. You will take away new ideas and action plans that will work in your day-to-day environment.

Conference Recordings | March 2011 | The Conference Board of Canada

Creating a Sustainable Rewards and Talent Management Model

This recorded webinar explores the impact the business climate has had on the supply and demand of talent and companies’ abilities to attract and hire talented employees. Join Ofelia Isabel, Canadian Leader of Towers Watson’s Rewards, Talent and Communications business, to learn how best performers design and execute their reward and talent management programs in the new economy.

Recorded Webinar | February 2011 | The Conference Board of Canada

Human Capital Metrics

This Conference KeyNotes Webcast contains video clips of senior executives discussing human capital analytics as a tool that can be leveraged to better manage risk and quantify workforce decisions with ROI.

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

Workplace Diversity and Inclusiveness Forum: Translating Diversity into Business Advantage

Diversity is a critical strategic and performance issue for public and private sector leaders. In this Conference e-Proceedings experts from across Canada will help you understand how to fully capitalize on diversity, improve your existing initiative, and ensure diversity drives growth and innovation within your organization. You’ll hear case studies from leading organizations such as Xerox, St. Michael’s Hospital, and RBC on topics including immigration, innovation, and success in Canada. You will also hear expert discussion on topics such as building success with a “generationally diverse” workforce, faith at work and how to tackle tough diversity issues, literacy and productivity, capitalizing on supply chain diversity, and the advancement of women in the workplace.

Conference Recordings | January 2011 | The Conference Board of Canada

Industrial Relations Outlook 2011: From Conflict to Cooperation?

With wage settlements expected to be more modest in 2011 than the increases negotiated in 2010, labour and management have placed an increased emphasis on cooperation.

Report | 40 pages | December 2010 | Lisa Hughes, David K. Shepherdson | 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