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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

A Better Approach to Succession

November 19, 2014

Dementia: Coming to a Workplace Near You

October 10, 2014

Curbing Work Absences by Implementing an Effective Disability Management Program

October 01, 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

Public Sector Transformation West 2014 ( Dec 2-4, Edmonton)
Public Sector Transformation 2014 ( Dec 9-10, Ottawa)
Atlantic Canada HR Summit 2015: Innovative People Practices in the Emerging Talent Decade ( Feb 25-26, Halifax)


Human Resource Management Research

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

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Employee Financial Well-Being: How Personal Finances Impact Wellness and the Bottom Line

More than 25 per cent of the workforce is financially distressed and more than two-thirds are not in control of their finances. This lack of financial literacy is causing a myriad of health problems, behavioural issues, and costing your organization through health care cost, absenteeism, turnover and damage to reputations. This 60-minute evidence-based approach recorded webinar, features Frank Wiginton, Canada’s leading authority on employee financial well-being.

Recorded Webinar | November 2014 | The Conference Board of Canada

The New Imperative: Driving Performance, Connecting to Value

Companies increasingly view health care as an important investment and want a greater return: they are still keenly interested in lowering costs but are also demanding better performance and value from providers.

e-Library Document | 9 pages | November 2014 | Corporate Authorship TCB | The Conference Board, Inc.

DNA of Engagement: How Organizations Create and Sustain Highly Engaging Cultures: ELEMENTS OF ENGAGE

Assess the level of engagement at your organization and identify the strengths or challenges you may face toward becoming “highly engaged”

Report | 3 pages | November 2014 | David A. Dye, Patrick Hyland, Joe Kaplan, Adam Pressman, Rebecca L. Ray | The Conference Board, Inc.

Engaging Canada’s Emerging Leaders: The Gen Y Workforce

In 2025, approximately 75 per cent of the Canadian workforce will be comprised of “millennials,” a generation characterized by traits such as entrepreneurial spirit, creativity, a desire for work-life integration and, in many cases, a lack of patience in the job market. A recent Intuit report indicates that Canada's millennials are twice as likely as previous generations to become entrepreneurs and create their own companies. Now is the time for companies to attract and retain this emerging talent, and subsequently take advantage of their abilities. This special 60-minute recorded webinar explores how to attract, integrate and retain emerging leaders. Eric Termuende and Emerson Csorba, Directors with Gen Y Inc., a Canadian firm recognized by The Globe and Mail and CBC as a “disruptor” in its field, will share research and best practices on the millennial generation.

Recorded Webinar | November 2014 | The Conference Board of Canada

Tackling Resistance to Change at an Individual Level

How do your people react to the relentless pressure of change? Often, they resist—and, thus, executives must work to help people adapt. Unfortunately, leaders too often only react to resistance as it happens, at which point it’s sometimes too late. What if, instead, you could predict which employees might be especially resistant to change and could take action preemptively? This session reviews a case study of an enterprise-wide ERP project in which individual resistance was measured and successfully managed.

Recorded Webinar | November 2014 | The Conference Board, Inc.

Tendances et mesures dans les ressources humaines, troisième édition : La planification stratégique des effectifs dans le contexte canadien

Cette étude présente le contexte de la planification stratégique de la main-d’œuvre au Canada, en fournissant des indications sur l’évolution du milieu des affaires, de la population active et des caractéristiques démographiques et en dégageant les tendances de leur évolution.

Rapport | 64 pages | November 2014 | Richard Brisbois, Heidi Martin | The Conference Board of Canada

HR Trends and Metrics, Third Edition: The Canadian Context for Strategic Workforce Planning

This report presents the context for strategic workforce planning in Canada by identifying trends and providing insights related to the changing business environment, labour force, and demographics. Register for the HR Trends and Metrics Webinar on January 26, 2015 at 2:00pm ET.

Report | 60 pages | November 2014 | Heidi Martin, Richard Brisbois | The Conference Board of Canada

The Conference Board Human Capital in Review™: Focus on Talent Management (Vol. 4, No. 2, 2014)

This publication explores hot topics in talent management research and includes summaries on human capital trends. Topics include China's talent landscape and use of social media to identify potential hires.

Report | 18 pages | October 2014 | Michelle Kan, Amy Lui Abel, Amanda Popiela, Rebecca L. Ray, Jordan Stabley | The Conference Board, Inc.

HR Trends and Metrics: Using Data to Build Workforce Capacity

This 60 minute webinar is based on the new report Human Resource Trends and Metrics: HR Measurement Benchmarking, Third Edition. The webinar brings the report details to life. It provides the context for HR measurement and why measurement is a necessary element for building workforce capacity. The webinar also provides human resources and business leaders with detailed and comprehensive benchmark findings and insights relating to the talent management continuum. It helps organizations and HR professionals understand trends relating to acquiring, developing, rewarding, leading, and engaging their workforces.

Recorded Webinar | October 2014 | Heidi Martin, Ruth Wright | The Conference Board of Canada

From Not Enough Jobs to Not Enough Workers: CHIEF TALENT/ LEARNING OFFICER Implications

Baby boomer retirements will create a shortage of skilled workers in mature economies, leading to a "war for talent." Winners will be companies that fill skill gaps through planning and retraining.

Report | 12 pages | October 2014 | Ben Cheng, Bert Colijn, Gad Levanon, Michael Paterra | The Conference Board, Inc.

HR 2014: The Next Generation of HR

The expectations of HR have never been greater. Business leaders expect HR to play a central role in strategic development and driving business growth, and they want results fast. This will require bold, inventive thinking, and the ability to deliver solutions that add business value. It will also require the ability to rethink everything HR does, and navigate challenging issues with senior management.

Conference e-Proceedings | October 2014 | The Conference Board of Canada

Enquête auprès des non-retraités et des retraités canadiens : Perspectives d’avenir et régimes de retraite

Ce rapport résume l’information recueillie dans le cadre d’un sondage réalisé en 2014 auprès de Canadiens âgés de 18 à 65 ans et plus. Il porte sur leurs expériences, opinions et comportements en matière de planification de la retraite. Cette publication comprend un résumé en français, suivi d'une version anglaise du rapport intégral.

Rapport | 120 pages | October 2014 | Judith MacBride-King | The Conference Board of Canada

A Survey of Non-retirees and Retirees in Canada: Retirement Perspectives and Plans

This report summarizes the information garnered through a 2014 survey of Canadians aged 18 to 65+. It delves into their experiences, views, and behaviours as they pertain to retirement planning.

Report | 108 pages | October 2014 | Judith MacBride-King | The Conference Board of Canada

Treating Employees Like Customers

The corporate workforce has changed. Employees are no longer a mass population of resources, costs or factors of production. They’re not even assets, though many organizations refer to them that way. 21st century employees are thinkers, contributors and investors of human capital. In particular, they are savvy consumers of their organization’s reward programs, culture and employment brand. And it’s about time HR departments learned that not all employees can be treated equally. Join us for a 60-minute webinar with Tom Davenport, Senior Practitioner in the Towers Watson Talent and Organization Alignment Practice. In this session, Tom discusses how treating your employees as consumers of your “deal” will improve internal engagement, productivity and the bottom line.

Recorded Webinar | October 2014 | The Conference Board of Canada

DNA of Engagement: How Organizations Create and Sustain Highly Engaging Cultures

Organizations with highly engaging cultures continually build on positive momentum in an effort to drive and sustain business performance. This report explores the commonalities among these organizations.

Report | 92 pages | October 2014 | Rebecca L. Ray, Patrick Hyland, David A. Dye, Joe Kaplan, Adam Pressman | The Conference Board, Inc.

Human Capital Analytics @ Work, Volume I

Six high-profile companies describe how they use human capital analytics at their organizations and offer advice on how you can best implement it at yours.

Report | 62 pages | October 2014 | Patti P. Phillips, Rebecca L. Ray | The Conference Board, Inc.

From Application to Onboarding: Accommodations Make a Difference

As companies increasingly seek to recruit, hire, and retain employees with disabilities, employers are recognizing challenges inherent in a standardized recruiting process, especially in the areas of applications and interviews. From online applications to some interview techniques, employers may be inadvertently screening out the very talent they are seeking.

Recorded Webinar | October 2014 | The Conference Board, Inc.

Intelligent Failure

Join us for a 60-minute recorded webinar with Ashley Good, CEO of Fail Forward. Ashley suggests that in order to succeed, today's leaders must be prepared to fail, more specifically, to fail well. Failing well, or ‘intelligent failure,’ means acknowledging that failure happens to the best of us, and building the skills needed to learn and grow stronger from one’s mistakes.

Recorded Webinar | September 2014 | The Conference Board of Canada

Human Capital in Review: Human Capital Analytics (Vol. 4, No. 2, 2014)

This publication is designed for busy human capital executives who value selected, thoughtfully summarized article reviews of what is happening in the area of human capital analytics.

Report | 15 pages | September 2014 | Rebecca L. Ray, Patti P. Phillips, Caroline Hubble | The Conference Board, Inc.

International Comparisons of Annual Labor Force Statistics

The International Labor Comparisons (ILC) program prepares international comparisons of economic indicators across countries, pinpointing differences in labor market tightness, unemployment, and labor force participation in various population categories.

Report | 25 pages | September 2014 | Michael Paterra, Elizabeth Crofoot, Klaas de Vries, Eric Hayek | The Conference Board, Inc.

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Compensation and Benefits Research

This research is available to subscribers of the Compensation and Benefits service.

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The New Imperative: Driving Performance, Connecting to Value

Companies increasingly view health care as an important investment and want a greater return: they are still keenly interested in lowering costs but are also demanding better performance and value from providers.

e-Library Document | 9 pages | November 2014 | Corporate Authorship TCB | The Conference Board, Inc.

Compensation Planning Outlook 2015

In a slow-growth Canadian economy, organizations are planning moderate increases for 2015. The average base pay increase for non-unionized employees is projected to be 2.9 per cent.

Report | 40 pages | October 2014 | Katie Fleming, Nicole Stewart | The Conference Board of Canada

The US Top Executive Compensation Report: 2014 Edition

This report examines salary, total cash compensation, total compensation, and the mix of compensation elements for the CEO and the five highest paid executives of 2,283 US-listed companies by specific revenue and industry groups.

Report | 117 pages | October 2014 | Kevin Hallock, Judit Torok | The Conference Board, Inc.

Enquête auprès des non-retraités et des retraités canadiens : Perspectives d’avenir et régimes de retraite

Ce rapport résume l’information recueillie dans le cadre d’un sondage réalisé en 2014 auprès de Canadiens âgés de 18 à 65 ans et plus. Il porte sur leurs expériences, opinions et comportements en matière de planification de la retraite. Cette publication comprend un résumé en français, suivi d'une version anglaise du rapport intégral.

Rapport | 120 pages | October 2014 | Judith MacBride-King | The Conference Board of Canada

An Employer’s Perspective: Retirement Savings and Preparedness

This report summarizes the information garnered through a 2014 survey of employers. The survey targeted HR executives and addressed key topics related to retirement planning, savings, and pension plans.

Report | 72 pages | October 2014 | Katie Fleming, Nicole Stewart | The Conference Board of Canada

A Survey of Non-retirees and Retirees in Canada: Retirement Perspectives and Plans

This report summarizes the information garnered through a 2014 survey of Canadians aged 18 to 65+. It delves into their experiences, views, and behaviours as they pertain to retirement planning.

Report | 108 pages | October 2014 | Judith MacBride-King | The Conference Board of Canada

The New Imperative: Driving Performance, Connecting to Value

Companies increasingly view health care as an important investment and want a greater return: they are still keenly interested in lowering costs but are also demanding better performance and value from providers.

Report | 9 pages | September 2014 | Corporate Authorship TCB | The Conference Board, Inc.

Compensation Planning Outlook 2015—Preview

Most Canadian employees can expect a modest pay increase in 2015. The average projected base pay increase for non-unionized employees is 2.9 per cent.

Preview | 6 pages | September 2014 | Katie Fleming | The Conference Board of Canada

Perspectives en matière de régimes de rémunération 2015 - Aperçu

La plupart des employés canadiens devraient recevoir une modeste augmentation de salaire en 2015. L’augmentation moyenne du salaire de base prévue pour les employés non syndiqués est de 2,9 %.

Aperçu | 6 pages | September 2014 | Katie Fleming | Le Conference Board du Canada

2014 Canadian Directors’ Compensation Practices Webinar

Ian Cullwick, Vice-President of Leadership and Human Resources presents this 60-minute recorded webinar that dives deep into the survey results of the Canadian Directors’ Compensation Practices report and explores the state of director compensation in Canada today.

Recorded Webinar | September 2014 | Ian Cullwick | The Conference Board of Canada

Current Practices in Job Evaluation and Classification

Job evaluation and classification are foundational drivers and ingredients of base salary systems, performance management levels, career paths, and labour costs. Earlier this year, The Conference Board of Canada released an 18-page briefing summarizing the results of a Canadian survey of human resources professionals on their organization’s job evaluation and classification practices. This is a 60-minute recorded webinar dedicated to the discussion of the survey results.

Recorded Webinar | September 2014 | Ian Cullwick, Nicole Stewart | The Conference Board of Canada

US Salary Increase Budgets for 2015

United States salary increase budget projections for 2015 reflect a 3.00 percent median increase, the same as the actual rate of increase in the previous four years dating back to 2011.

Report | 13 pages | August 2014 | Kevin Hallock, Judit Torok | The Conference Board, Inc.

The 2014 Executive Compensation Conference: What You Need to Know about Performance-Aligned Compensation

In the wake of say on pay, concern about proxy advisors' reactions to their pay packages can blind companies to the reason for those packages: to drive performance and create shareholder value.

Report | 9 pages | July 2014 | Corporate Authorship TCB | The Conference Board, Inc.

Job Evaluation and Classification: A State of Practice in Canadian Organizations

This report summarizes the results of a Conference Board of Canada survey about the job evaluation and classification practices of organizations across the country.

Briefing | 18 pages | May 2014 | Nicole Stewart | The Conference Board of Canada

Pension Summit 2014: Time for Action

Recent headlines highlight a renewed focus on pensions by governments, businesses, and employees across Canada. While they paint a bleak picture of the state of pensions, they also suggest renewed recognition by all that reform is necessary.

Conference Recordings | May 2014 | The Conference Board of Canada

Canadian Directors’ Compensation Practices, 20th Edition

This report, which summarizes data from 224 publicly traded companies, is an update of the 2011 report on the compensation levels of Canadian boards of directors. It provides benchmark data on compensation practices and summarizes key factors in the board operations of publicly traded companies.

Report | 60 pages | April 2014 | Elyse Lamontagne | The Conference Board of Canada

Perspectives de la rémunération en 2014: Québec

L’économie du Québec ne s’est pas bien portée en 2013. Mais les employés peuvent s’attendre à des augmentations réelles des salaires en 2014. L’augmentation de salaire moyenne prévue en 2014 pour des employés non syndiqués est de 2,8 pour cent.

Profil | 5 pages | March 2014 | Elyse Lamontagne | Le Conference Board du Canada

Compensation Planning Outlook 2014: Ontario

Ontario’s economic performance was moderate in 2013, but the near-term prospects look more positive. The 2014 projected average salary increase for non-unionized employees is 2.6 per cent.

Profile | 5 pages | March 2014 | Heather McAteer | The Conference Board of Canada

Compensation Planning Outlook 2014: Alberta

Along with a vibrant economy and strong demand for talent, the average pay increase for non-unionized employees in Alberta is projected to be 3.7 per cent in 2014.

Profile | 5 pages | March 2014 | Katie Fleming | The Conference Board of Canada

Compensation Planning Outlook 2014: Mid-Year Pulse Check

The Conference Board conducted a Compensation Planning Outlook 2014 Mid-Year Pulse Check survey in December 2013. Pay projections are almost exactly in line with what was planned in the summer.

Report | 8 pages | February 2014 | Elyse Lamontagne | The Conference Board of Canada

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Compensation Planning

Map showing the Average Salary Increases 2013 by Region in Canada

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Women in Leadership Infographic

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