Getting Ahead of the Pace of Change: Rethinking HR for the Canadian Future

The Conference Board of Canada, February 14, 2018
Recorded Webinar
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The pace of change in Canadian organizations is accelerating, and terms such as ‘disruption,’ ‘adaptation,’ and ‘transformation’ are now common currency in any discussion about the future of human resources (HR) management in Canada. HR leaders who want to stay ahead of the changes coming their way, need to pause in their daily round of fighting fires, to ponder what the future is bringing.

Webinar Highlights

In 2017, The Conference Board of Canada released two companion reports which tapped the perspectives of leading Canadian CHROs on what the next few years could look like for the HR function in public and private sector organizations.

This 60-minute recorded webinar explores the highlights of those reports, covering human capital challenges, strategic responses, organizational challenges and HR priorities. Two Canadians with many years of experience addressing HR change give their perspective on the main findings, for public and private sector organizations in Canada.

Watch this webinar to hear about the implications for HR of issues like:

  • Disruptive business models
  • Generational shifts
  • Technological adaptation
  • Changing workplaces
  • Evolving leadership competencies

About Marilyn

Marilyn Thompson Dr. Marilyn Thompson, University of Waterloo, Associate Provost HR oversees the administration and long-term planning of all HR, organizational and human development, and total compensation activities and programs across the University. She provides vision for university-wide initiatives and HR leadership in service to Waterloo's mission. A senior executive officer of the University, Marilyn plays a key role in strategic planning and decisions affecting the employees of the university. Before joining uWaterloo, Marilyn was Vice President of the Eastern Regional Health Authority (NL) and Director of Policy Capacity within Cabinet Secretariat, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador. She has extensive executive and senior leadership experience in healthcare, government, education, and various business sectors. She has worked with many voluntary sector, community, professional and business companies and associations providing education, HR and evaluation expertise.

About Neil

Photo of Neil CrawfordCurrently a Director of Excellence Canada, Neil Crawford is a former partner of Aon Hewitt and led its Canadian Talent, Rewards and Performance Practice. For fifteen years, he also led the annual Best Employers in Canada study, conducted by Aon Hewitt and published nationally in Canadian Business Magazine.

Neil has worked extensively with many national and international organizations to define business-aligned people and rewards strategies, measure and improve employee engagement, track cultural change and improve the effectiveness of their HR functions.

Neil is a frequent speaker on employee engagement, leadership, aligning people and reward strategies with business strategy, and creating great workplaces. Neil is a mathematics graduate of the University of Waterloo and is a qualified actuary. He is also a Chartered Professional in Human Resources.

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