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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

Dementia: Coming to a Workplace Near You

October 10, 2014

Curbing Work Absences by Implementing an Effective Disability Management Program

October 01, 2014

What’s sleep got to do with workplace wellness? More than you think!

September 26, 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


Western Compensation and HR Outlook 2014 ( Nov 19, Calgary)
Benefits and Disability Management West 2014 ( Nov 20, Calgary)
Public Sector Transformation West 2014 ( Dec 2-4, Edmonton)

Human Resource Management Research

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

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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

The Impact of Workforce Reductions on Layoff "Survivors"

This Executive Action features data on how layoffs were conducted, what support is being offered to employees who are leaving and who are staying, and some write-in comments on how respondents’ roles and companies are changing.

Executive Action Report | 8 pages | December 2009 | Stephanie J. Creary | The Conference Board, Inc.

HR Summit 2009: Building Organizational Resilience and Sustainability

The immediate challenges for HR leaders in today’s volatile business climate include “right-sizing” and rationalization to control costs. In this Conference e-Proceedings, you will find out from experts how to optimize the HR value proposition during unprecedented change. Learn how your HR strategies can increase “change-ability,” organizational agility, and immediate and long-term employee performance by protecting top talent and skills, building trust and responsible management, reducing costs, improving communications, and integrating new technology.

Conference Recordings | October 2009 | The Conference Board of Canada

HR Strategies for Responding to H1N1 Webinar

On June 11, 2009, the World Health Organization declared the first pandemic since 1968. The outbreak has surprised almost everyone—and the surprises may not be over. While not everything is known about the H1N1 virus, the second wave will continue to challenge organizations and threaten operations.

Recorded Webinar | October 2009 | Andrew Archibald | The Conference Board of Canada

Working at the Intersection of Human Resources, Ethics, and Compliance - The Need for Collaboration

The publication pursues cultural and organizational issues that may limit this collaboration, human resources' potential leadership role, and ways of introducing metrics into the equation.

Report | 23 pages | October 2009 | Ronald E. Berenbeim | The Conference Board, Inc.

Work-Life Return on Investment

This 60-minute session will explore how organizations are aligning work-life balance practices with their broader HR strategies, and integrating them into their business objectives.

Recorded Webinar | September 2009 | Donna Lero, Kathryn Zettel | The Conference Board of Canada

Building Risk Awareness into Performance: Integrating ERM and Performance Management

This report explores the reasons behind the lack of ERM and performance management integration through an examination of the results of a survey of 97 senior executives.

Report | 23 pages | September 2009 | Ellen S. Hexter, Daniel Sandy Bayer | The Conference Board, Inc.

A Perfect Match? How Nonprofits Are Tapping into the Boomer Talent Pool

This report explores the growing trend of nonprofits to recruit boomers and the things both sides need to do to make this very promising relationship work.

Report | 53 pages | August 2009 | Jill Casner-Lotto, Diane Piktialis | The Conference Board, Inc.

Learning and Development Outlook 2009: Learning in Tough Times

Organizations are trimming employee training opportunities—perhaps partly because Canadian organizations are learning more informally than in the past. This report includes benchmarks that organizations can use to measure their own training functions.

Report | 72 pages | August 2009 | Alison Howard, P. Derek Hughes | The Conference Board of Canada

Positioning for Growth in Better Economic Times

This webcast will help Human Resource Executives better understand the human capital drivers of successful restructuring and key considerations throughout the phases of restructuring.

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

The Ill-Prepared U.S. Workforce

This report raises several questions concerning the overall effectiveness of workforce readiness training programs.

Report | 22 pages | July 2009 | Jill Casner-Lotto, Mary Wright | The Conference Board, Inc.

Relieving Pressures to Eliminate Jobs

Brief reports, produced weekly by the Conference Board, Inc., that address the most pressing business issues of the day.

Executive Action Report | 7 pages | July 2009 | Howard Muson | The Conference Board, Inc.

Is Your Company Socially Relevant

We will take you beyond what was presented at the Strategic E-HR Conference on February 5th in San Diego for a deep dive into the key issues and take away points of the presentation.

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

Business Ethics and Compliance–Effective Best Practices in Challenging Times

This webcast will discuss how maintaining an effective program in these challenging times requires us to make the most of existing resources.

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

Succession Management—Strategies in Times of Crisis

This webcast will show participants how to expand their perceptions and approaches to consider the rapidly changing environment, and the significant part that succession planning can play in a company’s talent management strategies.

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

Implementing Strategic Workforce Planning

This report highlights the implementation process for Strategic Workforce Planning---from simply connecting business strategy and HR strategy to becoming an input to business strategy that informs executive decision making.

Report | 58 pages | July 2009 | Mary B. Young | The Conference Board, Inc.

Evidence-Based Human Resources: A Practitioner's Guide

This guide to Evidence-Based Human Resources provides practitioners with real live examples from early adopters of this innovative approach to human capital management.

Report | 18 pages | June 2009 | John Gibbons, Christopher Woock | The Conference Board, Inc.

2009 Top Talent: New Strategies for a New Reality

Not many months ago, talent management professionals were focused on succession, recruitment, retention, and engagement. Things have changed so dramatically and so quickly that many organizations now face an uncertain future. In this environment, effective leadership is critical to the success and even survival of entire sectors. This Conference e-Proceedings brings together leading talent management experts to discuss workforce rationalization, employee engagement at all levels of the organization, leadership development, and long-term strategic workforce planning.

Conference Recordings | June 2009 | 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