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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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January 14, 2015

A Quick Glance at Express Entry

December 22, 2014

Leadership Development

December 12, 2014

Executive Networks

  • Council for Learning and Leadership Development
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  • 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

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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A Strategic Approach to Growing Talent for Succession

This report describes the fundamentals of a successful GTFS (growing talent for succession) culture, and the basic questions companies must ask as they initiate a GTFS plan.

Executive Action Report | 8 pages | November 2010 | Barbara Galli | The Conference Board, Inc.

HR Summit 2010: Trust, Engagement, and the Bottom Line

This Conference e-Proceedings will help your organization improve employee engagement and build a corporate culture founded on trust and high performance. Learn how to demonstrate the business case for trust and engagement, use social media to build trust within your organization, create passion and maximize commitment and loyalty, and harness engagement in the face of a tumultuous business environment. This e-Proceedings features clinics, case studies, and panel discussions of today’s greatest employee motivation and optimization issues from the perspective of leading organizations including The Home Depot, Inc., Walmart Canada Corp., TD Bank Financial Group, Bell Canada, General Motors Corporation, and many others.

Conference Recordings | October 2010 | The Conference Board of Canada

Go Where There Be Dragons

This report draws from the wisdom of 100+ executives on seven of The Conference Board Councils in Europe, the United States and Asia to define the global forces that are redefining the structure of leadership.

Report | 24 pages | October 2010 | David Learmond, Charles Mitchell | The Conference Board, Inc.

Managing the Risks of Workplace Violence and Harassment

The human and financial costs of workplace violence and harassment are significant. This briefing identifies six key actions that organizations should take to reduce their risk of workplace violence and harassment.

Briefing | 15 pages | October 2010 | Lisa Hughes, Bjorn Rutten | The Conference Board of Canada

Growing Talent for Succession

This report is a playbook that explains how every business can lay the foundation for a growing talent (GT) plan.

Report | 40 pages | October 2010 | Barbara Galli | The Conference Board, Inc.

Addressing Chronic Diseases: What's Business Got to Do With It?

Addressing Chronic Diseases: What’s Business Got to Do With It? probes the impacts that chronic diseases are having on organizations, and highlights the actions of some employers. Two Canadian case studies provide excellent examples of these actions.

Briefing | 16 pages | September 2010 | Carole Stonebridge, Meghan Sullivan | The Conference Board of Canada

Treating Contingent Workers as a Strategic Resource

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

Executive Action Report | 7 pages | September 2010 | Howard Muson | The Conference Board, Inc.

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

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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

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Women in Leadership Infographic

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