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HR Transformation: Adapting in the Digital Economy

Monday April 30 - Tuesday May 1 2018 Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel Toronto, ON

Conference Overview

The workplace is rapidly evolving—is your HR function keeping up?

When considering significant change, it’s hard to know where to start. AI, machine learning and robotics continue to advance at a dramatic rate, replacing and displacing traditional jobs across the economy. We’ve reached a demographic tipping point, with millennials now the largest cohort in the workplace and organizations considering what comes next. Rapidly digitizing workplaces and greater connectivity are changing where, how, when and with whom we work—as well as changing the nature of work itself.

Let’s not forget the increasing use of data and analytics to influence decision making and strategy across the organization—a trend where HR is rapidly playing catch up. 

Confused? You should be. But this event will help.

These workplace changes create an opportunity and a challenge for HR. On one hand, there is concern that HR will be left behind, unable to keep pace with rapid change, stuck defending old processes that are no longer fit for purpose.

But for those HR leaders willing to change, there is an opportunity to adapt to add increasing value and influence. Whether this be defining the new skills that organizations will need and sourcing talent; using analytics to provide valuable insights; contributing to the development and design of new organizational models; create agile cultures that adapt to change; and effectively managing the technological and demographic shifts transforming the workplace

From talk to action—learn from thought provoking discussions from HR leaders living the future now.

This event will help you better understand the forces that are transforming your workplace. Hear from the HR executives that are building the future workforce, workplace and HR function. You’ll learn how to keep HR relevant by adding value, and recognizing opportunities.

As we develop the agenda, we continue to find great HR leaders with compelling stories to tell. We anticipate discussing some of the following topics:

  • using approaches such as design thinking, Agile and Lean to transform work and HR
  • shifting the focus from jobs to work
  • designing and delivering the digital workplace
  • understanding the changes happening in technology and connectivity
  • how you can best take advantage of the data revolution
  • using analytics to solve business problems
  • building an effective analytics team – and maintaining momentum
  • myth busting – how HR analytics is challenging some long-held beliefs about people and organizations
  • apply a range of evidence based approaches to your toughest HR challenges
  • take the lead in culture change to transform the people experience
  • turning HR into a people lab – is there a role for design thinking in HR?
  • communicating and socializing results – how visualizing can help you demonstrate the value of HR to the business
  • Bias and D&I—using data to advance your inclusion practice
  • the quantified employee meets the algorithmic organization—what does all this mean for the practice of HR, leadership and the organization?

Building on success.

The Conference Board is Canada’s most respected independent research and conference development organization. This event will attract top HR and People leaders, and provide an insightful and enlightening learning experience for conference participants.


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