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

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New Brunswick No Longer Kicking the Pension Can Down the Road

May 19, 2015

Workforce Analytics: What Can They Do for Your Organization?

May 06, 2015

Is Canada Ready to Embrace Changes to Labour Relations and Employment Standards Laws?

April 23, 2015


Workshops

One day sessions providing hands-on experience and learning.
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Conferences

Workplace Wellness and Mental Health 2015 ( Jun 2-3, Toronto)
The Better Workplace Conference 2015 ( Oct 14-16, Gatineau)
Public Sector Social Media 2015 ( Oct 27-28, Ottawa)
3rd Skills and Post-Secondary Education Summit ( Nov 3-5, Edmonton)
Western Compensation and HR Outlook 2015 ( Nov 18, Calgary)

Human Resources Management Research

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

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The Conference Board Human Capital in Review™: Focus on Diversity & Inclusion (Vol. 2, No. 2, 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 diversity and inclusion.

Report | 22 pages | May 2012 | Toni Riccardi, Rebecca L. Ray, Lindsay Collins, Emily Huston | The Conference Board, Inc.

Building Blocks for Employee Engagement

The Conference Board of Canada is pleased to present Building Blocks for Employee Engagement, a 60-minute webinar with David Zinger that explores his 10 steps to employee engagement, which has shaped what he calls the employee engagement pyramid. This webinar looks into one of today’s big challenges—maintaining high levels of employee engagement. Knowing engagement needs to be addressed is not enough. Leaders need a roadmap. David Zinger’s building blocks provide just that, because what worked in the past cannot be assumed the standard “default” approach in the future.

Recorded Webinar | May 2012 | The Conference Board of Canada

Change Management 2012: Agility, Performance, Engagement

Change management has become a core business competency. This Conference e-Proceedings considers internal and external changes, from large technology investments to cultural change efforts, and how they affect specific job functions and entire organizations. It looks at the role of individual leaders and at how teams can work together to make change initiatives more efficient and effective. Topics covered include performance and change, social media, finance transformation, supply chain effectiveness, leadership resilience, and corporate culture.

Conference Recordings | May 2012 | The Conference Board of Canada

Winning with a Culture of Recognition: Strategies at the World's Most Admired Companies

Join Derek Irvine, Vice President Client Strategy and Consulting to get key insights from his book, "Winning with a Culture of Recognition: Recognition Strategies at the World’s Most Admired Companies." This 45-minute webinar will be packed with proven case studies and first-hand stories behind some of the world's greatest company cultures.

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

Building an OED Function

Designed to maximize the impact on the business, hear the story about the two-year process of building an Organization Effectiveness & Development (OED) function within EMC University. These Development Consultants are aligned to business groups across the enterprise, partnering with HR and providing a variety of leadership, talent management, and organization development services and solutions.

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

Pension Summit 2012: De-Risking for Long-Term Success

With all the talk about the economy, investment, and de-risking, it’s important not to lose sight of your pension’s importance to your employees. This Conference e-Proceedings brings together pension experts and practitioners from across Canada to explore the future of pensions in Canada, de-risking, financial literacy, and pension regulation. You’ll also hear Towers Watson present the findings from its ninth annual survey of pension risk.

Conference Recordings | April 2012 | The Conference Board of Canada

Public Sector HR 2012: The Changing Public Sector Workplace

With fewer resources and growing needs, you need new ideas and innovation to refocus human resources (HR) elements that deliver value, and change or cut elements that don’t. This Conference e-Proceedings brings together public sector leaders to discuss how HR is changing, how HR leaders can facilitate change, and how HR can add measurable value. Whether it’s by applying an integrated business strategy, implementing a team coaching process, or optimizing collaboration among generations, the experts explain what you need to know to make a difference in today’s environment.

Conference Recordings | April 2012 | The Conference Board of Canada

Dual Careers and Overseas Assignments—How to Address the Challenges

The increasing prevalence of dual-career couples presents both challenges and opportunities to companies. Overseas assignments can be particularly difficult since key employees are increasingly unwilling to relocate unless a suitable position can be found for their partners. Expatriate postings can founder because of spouse concerns and dissatisfaction. Companies also need to consider other dual-career issues to retain talent, including the growing desire of men and women for work-life balance, the provisions for parental leave, and childcare or eldercare support.

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

Build Stress Resilience—Grow the Business. Enhancing Employee Well -being and Emotional Intelligence

Stress imposes significant costs on employee health and organization performance. Worryingly, these costs are escalating. For example , in the UK, stress related mental health problems cost business £ 28 billion per year (50 times the cost of strikes!). In the US stress related costs to business are estimated at $ 300 billion per year.

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

Book Discussion: Chief HR Officers - Defining the New Role of Human Resources Leaders

Join us for our next Human Capital Exchange Book Discussion where we will feature an important new book for HR Leaders. The CHRO role has become one of the most important roles on the executive leadership team. Human Resources has been elevated to the C-Suite and with that increase in status has come increased pressure to perform.

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

Micro-Inequities: A Blind Spot in Effective Leadership

Micro-inequities come from the subtle, often semi-conscious, cues we send that reveal far more about the true nature of a relationship than any of the words we use. The "micro-messages" we send override our conscious thinking and best intentions. However, once recognized and incorporated into an overall strategy, they can be a strong driver for inclusion.

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

Conference KeyNotes - Connecting Employees and Customers Through Hugs

Cited as a top 10 Retail Visionary of All Time, practitioner, leader and best-selling author, Jack Mitchell will share how his stores have built world famous customer and employee loyalty through the concept he has dubbed as ‘Hugs.’ This is a practical—and inspiring—tool that you can immediately implement throughout your organization.

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

Best Practices in Social Media for HR

What is the future of social media in HR and it being applied across the entire HR function in relation to diversity, labour relations, recruitment, talent management, leadership development, engagement and ultimately, retention? Get answers to these questions at a special interactive webinar featuring social media expert, Laurie Ruittemann. The Conference Board of Canada is pleased to present a special webinar called Best Practices in Social Media for HR featuring Laurie Ruittemann. During this webinar, you will hear how to use social media for recruiting and to build your brand. This 60-minute session will provide an overview of the emerging and continuing trends of talent communities, employer branding, cloud computing, social media and 'integrated talent management suites'. We'll also talk about some of the mergers and acquisitions in the HR Tech community and cover concepts like 'the internet of things' and mobile recruiting.

Recorded Webinar | March 2012 | The Conference Board of Canada

Prioritizing Your Corporate University’s Development

An effective corporate university program can provide a competitive advantage.

Executive Action Report | 8 pages | March 2012 | Amy Abel | The Conference Board, Inc.

The 2012 Talent Management Strategies Conference KeyNotes Report

New Tools and Approaches to Meet Future Talent Needs

Conference KeyNotes | 10 pages | March 2012 | The Conference Board, Inc.

Human Capital Challenges in Asia-Pacific 2011-2013: Aligning Employee Learning and Development with Performance Management

A survey of human capital professionals in nine countries in Asia-Pacific identified learning and development and performance management as two of the most significant human capital challenges in the region. This report discusses how to address them.

Report | 6 pages | March 2012 | Lindsay Collins, Rebecca L. Ray, Nicholas Sutcliffe | The Conference Board, Inc.

The Conference Board Human Capital in Review™: Focus on Diversity & Inclusion (Vol. 2, 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 diversity and inclusion.

Report | 20 pages | March 2012 | Lindsay Collins, Toni Riccardi, Emily Huston | The Conference Board, Inc.

Recession Aftermath: What the Delayed Retirement of Mature Workers Means for Business

Fallout from the recession of 2008-2009 has accelerated the trend toward delayed retirement in the United States, making it critical for organizations to manage their maturing workforces actively.

Report | 9 pages | March 2012 | Anna M. Rappaport, Gad Levanon, Amy Abel, Ben Cheng | The Conference Board, Inc.

Who Can Lead Strategic Workforce Planning?

When companies decide to launch a Strategic Workforce Planning initiative, they face an immediate challenge: Who can lead this effort? Should they look within Human Resources or elsewhere in the organization? If they need to search externally, where?

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

Learning 2.0: Creating a Collaborative, Connected, Continuous Learning Culture

Learning used to be something you did solely in a classroom, like only getting your news from a newspaper. These days, learning should be thought of as part formal, informal and social; it’s continuous, connected and collaborative. The Conference Board of Canada presents Learning 2.0: Creating a Collaborative, Connected, Continuous Learning Culture. In this 60-minute session, Carrie Lavis, Senior Research Associate, presents the findings from The Conference Board of Canada’s research report The Learning and Development Outlook 2011.

Recorded Webinar | February 2012 | 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