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!
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.
Register by telephone: 1-866-716-8133 / 905-678-1400 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org *mention Retail Council of Canada
Rate: $110 plus HST (CAD) /per night
Parking Rate: $8 per day /per car overnight
Cut-off Date: March 3
Here are the exciting sessions already confirmed. Check back for full agenda.
Diane J. Brisebois
President & CEO, Retail Council of Canada
Director, Atlantic Provinces, Retail Council of Canada; Chair, RCC’s Human Resources Committee
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.
Panel Moderator & Presenter:
Parvaneh Nilforoushan, Principal, ATKearney
Now more than ever HR leaders need to use their knowledge to help the organization set its strategic direction and develop its business plans in ways that are consistent with a talent decision science. In this panel discussion, senior HR executives will discuss best practices in identifying company’s strategic vision, developing and implementing business plans that are aligned to it, achieving results on the operational level and continuously driving collaboration between HR, Operations and the C-suite. Discussion points will include:
Michael Sherrard, Partner, Sherrard Kuzz LLP
Lisa Bolton, Partner, 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 Smit, 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.
Joe Essenfeld, CEO, Jibe
Rebecca Wood, Manager, Employee Services, Genuine Parts Company
A recent survey revealed that more than 80% of job seekers expect to conduct at least part of their search via their mobile devices, with 70% saying they expect to be able to complete and submit applications directly from their phones and tablets. After years of talk about mobile recruitment, hiring organizations are now starting to take action to optimize their career sites and application processes for mobile. Attend this session to learn how Genuine Parts Company which consists of 6,000 NAPA Auto Parts stores and 14,000 repair centers in US and Canada have adopted mobile recruiting as a key component to their hiring efforts and the results they've achieved by doing so.
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:
Adam Kelly, Partner & Vice President, Morneau Shepell
Kristen Coady, Director of Absence Management Solutions, Morneau Shepell
In this interactive lunch & learn session, Morneau Shepell will discuss proven solutions to some of the top barriers that the majority of organizations fear to address when it comes to attendance and disability management in the workplace. Learn how to position disability management as a strategic issue at the executive table and improve workplace health and productivity by creating an effective attendance and disability management program in your workplace.
Ellen Waxman, Accessibility/AODA Expert & Leadership Coach; former Assistant Deputy Minister for the Accessibility Directorate of Ontario
Jeff Poirier, Senior Policy Analyst, Ontario Human Rights Commission
Andrew Pinto, Partner, Pinto Wray James
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.
In this session, participants will learn how trust and culture dimensions can impact their bottom line and important key performance indicators such as turnover, sales and efficiency. Ron Grey, Vice President of Great Place to Work Canada will introduce the collaborative research done by GPTW and H&M, while leaders from H&M Canada will talk about the practices that have increased employee engagement within the organization.
Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer, London Drugs Limited
Clint Mahlman, who formerly led human resources at London Drugs, will share his views on the next generation of HR leadership. He will also share his perspective on how to develop culture that extends itself to company’s valued customers, how to look for and develop future leaders, and what he thinks is the key ingredient in organizational success and excellence.
You've heard of speed dating, now try speed networking! Vendors will have 3-4 minutes to make their initial introductions and converse before moving on to meet the next group of delegates. An emcee will provide instructions and keep things moving. A must attend for all conference delegates wishing to learn more about how our HR solution providers can benefit your retail business.
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, Founder & CEO, Knightsbridge Human Capital Solutions
Brett Abram, Vice President, Human Resources, Sleep Country Canada
Heather Briant, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Cineplex Entertainment LP
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:
MEC is 2014 Best Omni-channel Integration Finalist for the Canada Post E-Commerce Innovation Awards
David Labistour, CEO, MEC
The most impactful and most challenging aspect of implementing omni-channel selling is the need to redefine the organizational structure. In this closing keynote session, David will assess the impact of multi-channel retailing on the following:
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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.