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Evidence-Based HR 2017: Combining Data, Analytics, and Experimentation to Transform HR

Tuesday April 25 - Wednesday April 26 2017 Metro Toronto Convention Centre Toronto, ON

Conference Overview

HR is in the midst of a major transformation—this event will help you navigate the change

Organizations across Canada are experiencing major disruption as a revolution in the collection and analysis of data increases and becomes more sophisticated. While HR has been a little late to the digital party, HR leaders are catching up quickly as the C-suite’s demands for fact-based information increases. Getting up to speed on the latest developments in building an evidence-based HR practice and the supporting technologies, will help you make the most of future opportunities. 

For many, this may involve a radical departure from traditional HR approaches. It requires a change in perspective, the acquisition and appreciation of new skills, and a cultural shift in HR

Don’t get overwhelmed or left behind—learn how to overcome the “digital dilemma”

The increased digitization of the workplace creates both opportunity and challenges for HR. On the one hand, increasing volume and sophistication of data will lead to new insights that HR can leverage to build value for the organization. On the other hand, many HR departments are not ready to make this shift and may be overwhelmed, or worse, left behind.

Through carefully selected case studies and expert insight, this event will help you better understand the opportunities that digital transformation promises and better position you as an HR leader. 

Evidence-Based HR—much more than just analytics

In the last several years, interest in People Analytics has grown dramatically. For many, People Analytics remains a branch of a larger HR function that carries on with business as usual. What’s needed is consideration of insights from a broader range disciplines such as neuroscience, behavioural economics, marketing, as well as agile and design thinking. Drawing on relevant third party research, in addition to reliable internal People Analytics, offers a sound evidence-based foundation for People related decision making.

Be among the first to hear the results of the Board’s annual HR Trends and Metrics report

The Conference Board of Canada has conducted four rounds of the HR Trends and Metrics Survey with Canadian organizations. This year’s report provides information on current Canadian trends on a wide range of Talent Management practices, as well as benchmark metrics for HR leaders to assess how they compare to the market. Finally, it uncovers some long term trends related to HR priorities and human capital challenges from the past decade that may be surprising to some.


We’d like to thank our generous sponsors for their contribution to this event.

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Development Dimensions International logo

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Special Contributors

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Travel Partner

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The details of this event are subject to change. Please revisit this page periodically for updated information.

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HRPA Certification

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2016 Event

Last year's Evidence-Based HR conference took place May 30, 2016 at the The Old Mill Inn in Toronto.

Sponsorship Opportunities

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Associate your brand with the solutions, and position your organization as a leader in its field. Connect with your top prospects, and collaborate with senior executives, practitioners, and thought leaders.

To learn more about exclusive sponsor benefits, please contact Tracie Jones at 613-862-1566 or by e-mail, or visit our Sponsorship Benefits page.

View Our Sponsors’ Websites

Development Dimensions International (DDI)
SAP SuccessFactors


Third Octet
Traction on Demand

Special Contributors


Travel Partner

VIA Rail Canada Inc.