HR 2015 is designed by retailers, for retailers, to offer you practical takeaways, a toolkit of fresh ideas to tackle today's challenges and excellent networking opportunities. Don't miss out on this day of new connections and industry insights, register now!
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Who should attend?
If you're engaged in HR operations, you won't want to miss this education-based conference and networking event.
The Retail Human Resources Conference 2015 will be relevant to:
Last year's Retail Human Resources Conference brought together professionals from over 100 different companies across the retail industry.
Here are the exciting sessions already confirmed. Check back for full agenda.
Stephen Cerrone, Ph.D., Executive Vice President of Human Resources and CHRO, Hudson's Bay Company
As North America’s longest continually running company, HBC has faced and embraced change at the forefront of the retail industry. In his keynote presentation, Stephen Cerrone will cover four key components of transformational change at HBC. He will focus on the evolutionary journey from start to finish, challenges and opportunities faced along the way and HR innovations that were used in the process to shape the company today.
Michael Sherrard, Founding Partner, Sherrard Kuzz LLP
Lisa Bolton, Lawyer, Sherrard Kuzz LLP
2014 has been busy with important legislative amendments and the release of significant labour and employment decisions from courts, tribunals and labour arbitrators. Join this session to learn how developments in the following areas can impact the way retailers do business:
Peter Smith, Founder, Collabogence
Chris Larsen, VP, Marketing, Membership and Professional Development, HRPA
A recent research study conducted by HRPA and Collabogence on organizational behaviour, training and development revealed findings that could remarkably benefit the retail industry in Canada. This session will provide practical strategies for promoting organizational collaboration, how to achieve desired results on time and on budget and how to drastically increase team effectiveness and productivity.
Stacy Parker, Managing Director, Blu Ivy Group
Today, more than ever, retailers in Canada need enthusiastic and satisfied workers. There is a tremendous link between motivated employees, customer service and profitability. This session will provide real life examples from Starbucks, Target and The Beer Store on developing an employer branding strategy, and the impact it has made on their organizations. These retailers will also outline key recruitment and retention principles, including:
Accessibility/AODA Expert & Leadership Coach; former Assistant Deputy Minister for the Accessibility Directorate of Ontario
Important revisions to employment standards under the AODA are coming. Even if you’ve already established strong internal practices, do you fully understand what compliance with these new standards mean? In this session, leading AODA human rights and legal experts will break down AODA into simple terms and practical steps, including:
Facilitator & Presenter:
Mary Hayes, CEO, Engage Learn
Retail is changing fast and technology is transforming the retail experience. Is your training strategy keeping up? This session will explore the latest innovations in training and provide great case studies.
Facilitator & Presenter:
Nathan Laurie, President, Jobpostings.ca
Most Canadian retail opportunities are entry-level. Students and recent graduates make up the largest demographic to fill those jobs. Millennial and Generation Z cohorts are the most active users of social media. Due to these simple ingredients, recruiters need to be more adept in using this medium to attract top talent. This session will outline successful recruitment campaigns that have integrated social media as a key driver of job applicants.
Mary Ann Baynton, MSW, RSW, Program Director, The Great-West Life Centre for Mental Health in the Workplace and Expert Panel Member and Consultant, Mental Health Commission of Canada
Your mental health is at risk every day. What do you do to protect it? In this session, Mary Ann Baynton, a leading Canadian mental health expert will outline how retailers can address psychological health and safety in the retail workplace, including:
Paul Alofs, President & CEO, The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation
David Shaw, CEO, Kightsbridge Human Capital Management
Brett Abram, Vice President, Human Resources, Sleep Country Canada
Norm Sabapathy, Executive Vice President, People, Cadillac Fairview
Do you know what Passion Capital is and what does it take to be a Passion Capitalist? Hear directly from Paul Alofs, the #1 Passion Capitalist himself, and the 2014 Finalists. What are the values and beliefs needed to achieve sustainable success among yourself and your team? The principles of Passion Capital are based on:
For more information, please contact Josephine Chan, at 416-467-3760, ext 243, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registrations/ticket orders will not be processed without full payment. Payment must be made by cheque or credit card in Canadian dollars only. Retail Council of Canada reserves the right to cancel this event and will only be responsible for refunding registration fees/ticket prices.
Substitutions: All substitution requests must be emailed to Josephine Chan. Substitutions are permitted up to two days prior to the event by providing RCC with a replacement Registration/Ticket Order Form.
Cancellations: All cancellation requests must be emailed to Josephine Chan. Refund requests will be permitted up to 30 days prior to the event, but are subject to a $75 processing fee (plus HST).
Refunds will not be processed after March 1st, 2015.