Research shows that quality conversation helps employees solve problems faster, lifts their engagement and accelerates their growth. Performance management is adapting to this. A narrow focus on ratings and compliance is out. A more nuanced effort to enable better dialogue is in.
Dr. David Rock (Founder and Director – The NeuroLeadership Institute) knows this better than anyone. He’s here at HR Leaders Summit to share his critical insights. You’ll learn all about the six main types of performance conversations, from goal-setting to career analysis.
Don’t miss out on the ground-breaking research you need to reinvent performance management at your organisation.
Nothing changes like business changes.
Just look at the current shifts in workplace culture. What with generational differences, increasing diversity and evolving legislation, businesses are seeking bold new ways to attract, train, engage and manage employees.
Grab a seat at this session for the latest insights on these trends, including:
We look forward to helping you look forward. See you at the session.
Fort McMurray, 2016: “The Beast” wildfire staked its grim claim as the largest natural disaster in Canadian history.
Kirsten Hayne was on the frontlines of this ordeal. As former Vice President of People Services & General Counsel for Northlands, she and her team oversaw the evacuation of 80,000 displaced residents.
As if this wasn’t bad enough, Northlands was also in the midst of its own turmoil. It faced a stark choice: redefine its business strategy or face closure after 138 years of operation.
In this one-of- a-kind session Kirsten will discuss:
This is a story of perseverance against the odds that you can’t afford to miss.
One thing has dominated the Canadian political agenda over the last year: the legalization of recreational marijuana.
Naturally, this leaves one big question for employers: what are the ramifications for my business?
Expert speaker Daryl Cukierman has the lowdown on how your company can prepare, including:
Trust us: you can’t let the chance to hear such essential insights go up in smoke.
Today, the complexity behind business growth is driven by rapidly changing technology and a company’s ability to harness the latest while bringing its capabilities (and employees) up to current standards. Failure to move ensures a short business life-span.
Despite today’s tendency to make a hero of the technology itself, all this change is really powered by and serves people.
So, where does HR fit into this movement?
Global consultants, Prophet, recently conducted research to understand how HR is impacting the world of work during a time of rapid digital change. They then identified the barriers HR faces, and the most important levers available to becoming a critical player in digital transformation.
Join Jeff Smith, a Partner at Prophet, to hear about the six HR archetypes driving digital change, and other highlights from the research.
Jeff and representatives from Kronos Canada will then lead participants in a facilitated session, to workshop:
As organizations strive to adapt to an evolving world to continue to grow, their people management systems and processes must become more sophisticated and their leaders must develop greater capability. A lot is at stake, from addressing critical talent needs, both in the short-and long-term, to ensuring high potentials understand the cohesive vision of the company and have the opportunity to leverage their learning agility.
In this session, Right Management will go over the key aspects organizations must tackle in order to effectively build their leadership capabilities. We will present a perspective that highlights the critical gaps that must be overcome to address business issues and upcoming talent requirements to drive sustainable performance.
In the second part of the session, panelists from leading Canadian organizations will discuss the leadership development challenges they have encountered and share their insights on how they crafted their talent strategy roadmap for now and into the future.
It’s a proven fact: performance-wise, companies that embrace diversity leave their less inclusive peers trailing in the dust.
Yet while diversity, inclusion, human rights and equity are strategic imperatives for success … what can Canadian organisations do to ensure they manage these factors effectively?
That’s where our expert panel comes in. They’re brimming with creative perspectives and best practices for creating diverse, inclusive and supportive work environments, including:
Include yourself in the future of inclusivity. Be sure to attend.
HR is all about support.
Creating a psychologically safe and healthy workplace is a prime example of this. Many organizations are adopting innovative and proactive strategies to support their employees beyond benefit plans alone. What can we learn from them?
Our expert speaker will tell you, as well as sharing unique insights on:
Want some great ideas that your company could implement tomorrow? This is the place to be.
Few companies have a culture as unique as Uberflip.
A platform for marketers to create, manage and optimize content experiences that can be leveraged by company stakeholders throughout the buyer journey, Uberflip’s co-founder Randy Frisch has a central vision that filters directly into the company’s business model and overall culture. And he’s here to share his story.
You’ll find out exactly how HR can fuse effectively with marketing and branding, as well as:
You’re going to flip out over these fascinating insights from Uberflip. Be sure to attend.
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It’s time to take professional development to the next level by putting it into your employees’ hands.
Traditional training programs are making way for new, digital and collaborative approaches that empower employees to share their own skills and knowledge with their teams. Involving employees in the professional development process has shown to increase motivation and job satisfaction, not to mention the benefits of implementing learning modules within days, not months.
This session will cover best practices and practical case studies on how to:
Growth is great … but keeping nimble during growth can be a challenge.
You’ve no doubt seen what can happen. Large organizations get weighed down with bureaucracy while struggling with a growing workforce and new management layers. In the meantime, smaller companies cling fast to their litheness and agility. Why?
The answer lies in changing organizational structures. No-one knows this better than Brenda Rigney from Nurse Next Door, here to explain how her organization took a radical approach and embraced a culture of self-leadership. She’ll discuss:
What are the HR challenges that keep you awake at night?
No doubt there’s a long list – which is why you need to attend this essential panel discussion from senior cross-industry HR leaders. You’ll learn practical solutions to the most pressing HR problems, as well as perspectives on how certain business challenges can be overcome.
You’ll also find out how – with a little creativity – you can become your management team’s top adviser. Not to mention:
Don’t miss out on the chance to take your HR challenges to task.
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Today’s HR leaders have greater visibility of and involvement in organizational decision-making, with more chance of gaining a seat at the board table and a chance to have some say in the way an organization operates, with its people in mind. But with this improved involvement comes increased accountability for the HR department and the impact of its decisions on broader business issues. Join John Dawson, Regional Manager for Xref North America, as he discusses the potential organizational risks posed by the way HR practitioners operate, the reasons for them and the best ways to overcome them.
It was a journey that started just five short years ago.
Colliers Canada set themselves a simple goal: to increase their employee engagement. Determined to find out how ‘connected’ their employees felt in the workplace, they launched a regular engagement survey.
The information gleaned by that survey – key engagement drivers, assessing performance management – was vital. Since acting upon it, Colliers have seen their engagement score skyrocket by 11 percent, and a marked increase in 19 of 21 engagement drivers. They went on to win Best Employee Engagement Strategy Award at the 2016 Canadian HR Awards.
All this in just five years? Absolutely. And Colliers’ own Keri Fraser will explain how, revealing:
This is a story you need to hear. Be sure to attend.
Self-service options have many benefits.
People analytics, for instance – self-service can be a great solution for organizations who are faced with size restrictions, budget constraints and limited resource availability. It can also be the ideal way to test, validate and perfect ideas before issuing formal requests to an IT department.
This session will examine these and similar low-to-no cost techniques, including:
Looking to lay the groundwork for HR analytics with low-risk options? Make sure you grab a seat at this session.
The workplace is on the verge of transformation.
Why? Because of the rise of AI and automation. Be it cognitive processing or machine learning, technology is beginning to permanently reshape how we look for job candidates, get the most out of workers and keep our best workers on the job.
In this session, you’ll hear from Canada’s foremost AI experts as they discuss, speculate and share important case studies. They’ll be asking:
Don’t miss out on this fascinating session.
The world of work has changed. Compared to previous generations, when people tended to pick a professional path and stick to it, today's job seekers are much more likely to switch companies every few years—or even make a complete career 180—in search of career satisfaction.
But the way young professionals discover and apply for jobs has changed, too. Searching for positions online and submitting a resume and cover letter just doesn’t cut it anymore. Instead, candidates are taking ownership of their careers by doing in-depth research about a company’s culture, mission, and values before they even click “Apply.” This shift means that employers have to adjust the way they find applicants. Luckily, TheMuse.com founder, Kathryn Minshew, wrote a playbook for navigating this new world of work called "The New Rules of Work."
Join us at HR Leaders Summit 2017 to meet Kathryn and get a free signed copy of the book!
Today’s job seekers are playing by a whole new set of rules—and that means employers have to adapt if they want to attract (and retain) top talent. In her keynote, Kathryn Minshew will share her thoughts on the modern workplace (where it stands and where it’s going) and how companies can employ storytelling, branding, and marketing tactics to both empower their current workforce and compete for qualified candidates.
She’ll dive into:
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