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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

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Leadership Development

December 12, 2014

Does Your Workplace Have a Re-active or Pro-active Approach to Domestic Violence?

December 05, 2014

A Better Approach to Succession

November 19, 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


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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Alacrity: Leveraging Employee Engagement for Results in this Decade

Why employee engagement? And why now? Work has changed. Command and control are archaic while motivation is too anemic. We are dwelling in the age of engage. Employee engagement is the most robust and beneficial approach to get economic and strategic results. It transcends being an HR buzzword to encompass the way we lead, manage, and work to create powerful connections between all parts of the organization in the service or results. There is no way to employee engagement, engagement is the way

Recorded Webinar | September 2010 | The Conference Board of Canada

Fitting the Work to the Worker: Recruiting, Engaging, and Retaining Employees with Disabilities

This year is the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. What are the barriers to and benefits of hiring and retaining people with disabilities?

Executive Action Report | 14 pages | August 2010 | Megan Manni, Susan Stewart | The Conference Board, Inc.

Beyond Benefit Webinar: Absence and Disability Management

Beyond Benefit Webinar: Absence and Disability Management, is a 60-minute webinar that will discuss the casual absence/sick leave provisions and practices, as well as short- and long-term disability program coverage in Canadian workplaces.

Recorded Webinar | August 2010 | Lisa Hughes, Karla Thorpe | The Conference Board of Canada

Is Age Really Just a Number? Investing Approaches to Employee Engagement

Regardless of whether there are too few people or too few jobs, one thing doesn’t change: the need to recruit and retain talent that distinguishes an organization.

Report | 15 pages | July 2010 | Stephanie J. Creary | The Conference Board, Inc.

Conference KeyNotes: The Employee Healthcare Workshop

This Conference KeyNotes Webcast provided highlights of The 2010 Employee Healthcare Pre-Conference Workshop, held in February and March, 2010.

Recorded Webinar | June 2010 | The Conference Board, Inc.

Human Resources Trends and Metrics: Valuing Your Talent

The 2010 Human Resources Trends and Metrics report presents survey findings on talent management practices as well as the human resources function. It also explores the economic and demographic trends driving human resources planning.

Report | 67 pages | June 2010 | Allison Cowan, Ruth Wright | The Conference Board of Canada

Beyond Benefits II: Disability Plans and Absence Management in Canadian Workplaces

The report documents casual absence/sick leave provisions and practices, as well as short- and long-term disability program coverage in Canadian workplaces. It also looks at successful organizational strategies to manage absenteeism.

Report | 36 pages | June 2010 | Lisa Hughes | The Conference Board of Canada

Wanted: Career Monogamy—The Changing Employment Deal

This webinar uncovers what it takes to attract, retain and engage today’s workforce, and what Canadians are looking for in their “ideal employer” today - as well as what they think of their immediate managers and senior leadership. The findings carry significant implications for employers and the decisions they need to make about the magnitude, nature and timing of their workforce investments.

Recorded Webinar | May 2010 | The Conference Board of Canada

Working Through the Downturn: Human Capital Policies that Focus on the Long Term in Hard Times

This webcast examined two companies that have taken a long term approach to managing their workforce.

Recorded Webinar | May 2010 | The Conference Board, Inc.

Recovery in the U.S. Workforce: Implications for the Labor Market and Talent Management Strategies

This webcast discussed what needs to happen for full labor market recovery, and provide some thoughts about what to look for in the coming months.

Recorded Webinar | May 2010 | The Conference Board, Inc.

Navigating Through the Storm: Leaders and the World of Work in 2020

External forces are transforming work and workplaces. This report helps organizational leaders understand the challenges they face and the skills needed to address them.

Report | 67 pages | April 2010 | Michael Bloom, Judith MacBride-King | The Conference Board of Canada

Public Sector Human Resources 2010: Building Capability for Future Challenges

Perhaps the greatest challenge for public sector HR professionals is to keep up with the pace of change at a time when the public sector and its need are becoming even more complex. This Conference e-Proceeding will help you identify the most significant changes in your environment, develop a plan for the future, and deploy strategies and tools to ensure success. You’ll learn about best practices from across the public sector that deal with globalization, demographics, technology, and workforce planning.

Conference Recordings | March 2010 | The Conference Board of Canada

Beyond Benefits: Creating a Culture of Health and Wellness in Canadian Organizations

Workplace health and wellness initiatives provide value to organizations. This report examines workplace health and wellness programs and practices currently in place in Canadian organizations.

Report | 36 pages | February 2010 | Nicole Stewart | The Conference Board of Canada

Industrial Relations Outlook: A Recovery Offering Little Relief

Universal labour peace is unlikely in the coming year. Public sector unions are bargaining in the face of substantial fiscal deficits and private sector unions will be focused on protecting benefits and defending jobs.

Report | 28 pages | January 2010 | David K. Shepherdson | The Conference Board of Canada

A Global Barometer for Measuring Employee Engagement

This report shows that a robust measure of employee engagement can be constructed with just eight basic questions—termed The Conference Board Employee Engagement Barometer.TM

Report | 12 pages | January 2010 | John Gibbons, Russell K. Schutt | The Conference Board, Inc.

Strategic Workforce Planning in Global Organizations

This report describes how SWP adds value by helping global companies make better business decisions. It details what it takes for companies to advance from a fledgling effort to a more robust version of SWP.

Report | 40 pages | January 2010 | Mary B. Young | The Conference Board, Inc.

I Can’t Get No...Job Satisfaction, That Is

In the 2009 edition of an annual job satisfaction survey conducted for The Conference Board, only 45 percent of Americans said they were satisfied with their jobs.

Report | 14 pages | January 2010 | Linda Barrington, Lynn Franco | The Conference Board, Inc.

Workplace Diversity and Inclusiveness 2009

Now that the focus has shifted from recruitment to performance, many organizations may fail to recognize the business value of diversity as they pursue short-term business gains. This Conference e-Proceedings focuses on how your organization can capitalize on its diversity and create a more inclusive workforce. Learn from the innovators’ best practice case studies and hear practical tips from the experts on how you can increase the value of inclusiveness to your organization.

Conference Recordings | January 2010 | The Conference Board of Canada

Investing in Learning during Feast or Famine

This webcast discusses strategies to develop exceptional learning and development initiatives regardless of the economic climate.

Recorded Webinar | December 2009 | The Conference Board, Inc.

Strengthening Collaboration at the Intersection of HR and Ethics

Working at the Intersection of Human Resources, Ethics and Compliance—The Need for Collaboration documents the findings of a 2008 research project investigating the opportunities and challenges inherent in interdepartmental and interfunctional collaboration between human resources and ethics and compliance.

Recorded Webinar | December 2009 | Ronald E. Berenbeim | 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