This session will identify trends and provide insights related to Canada’s changing business environment, labour force, and demographics, and it will help business and HR leaders understand the implications of these trends on their operations, their workforces, and the HR function. You’ll also hear some potential strategies for managing looming retirements, skill shortages, and an increasingly diverse workforce.
Pedro Antunes is the Executive Director, Economic Outlook and Analysis, and Deputy Chief Economist at The Conference Board of Canada. Pedro is responsible for managing a team of economists in producing the Conference Board's national and provincial medium and long-term economic forecasts along with other economic indicators and reports.
Richard Brisbois is a Senior Research Associate and Network Manager with the Leadership and Human Resources Research Division of The Conference Board of Canada. He is a co-author, with Heidi Martin, of the HR Trends and Metrics: The Canadian Context for Strategic Workforce Planning report and is the author of the report Business Benefits of Accessible Workplaces.