Schedule - Stream B

8:00am - 8:45am

CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
Grab your badge and fuel up on caffeine and breakfast preparing for a day of inspiration and knowledge sharing.

8:45am - 9:00am

OPENING REMARKS
Overview of the day, discussion of the game plan and introduction of mediators for each stream.

9:00am - 9:45am

FIT FIRST: CULTURE AT THE CORE OF OUR RECRUITMENT SUCCESS (E)
Robert Cousin
Human Resources Manager, Canadian Olympic Committee

Robert Cousin will give you a rare inside view into the hiring and on-boarding process at the Canadian Olympic Committee. Responsible for both the Toronto headquarters and the newly created Montreal flagship office, he is a passionate believer of “hiring for culture and training for skill”.

This session will address:

  • How Vancouver 2010 games changed the landscape and forced a push away from the old COC
  • Values, work environment and focus on teamwork
  • Authenticity at the core of the recruitment and on-boarding process to ensure fit
  • Why employee alignment with the organizational culture is key to achieving COC’s new bold vision

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9:45am - 10:30am

BUILDING GLOBAL RECOGNITION VIA WORLDCLASS TRAINING PROGRAMS (F)
Catherine Raymond & Amélie Duclos
Human Resources Consultants, McDonald’s Restaurants of Canada

The reputation of any business ultimately depends on the caliber of its people. More than half of our franchisees and 90% of our restaurant managers have started their career at McDonald’s as crew members and are still working for the company, years later. Our employees can take advantage of a world class training program, starting from restaurant training to one-on-one mentoring, training classes and courses off­ered at the Hamburger University in Chicago, Illinois. This presentation will look at how McDonald’s, the world’s largest and fastest growing global restaurant chain, uses groundbreaking training programs as the core element to attract and retain talent.

You will get a behind-the-scenes look into the core elements of training programs implemented at the McDonald’s corporate office by the Montreal team. An engaging discussion will allow you to uncover which components could be easily applicable to your business.

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10:30am - 10:45am

NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK

Perfect opportunity to meet industry colleagues, mingle and engage in experience sharing. Coffee and refreshments provided to fuel conversation.

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10:45am - 11:30am

TALENT: HOW TO ASSESS AND HIRE EXCEPTIONAL TALENT BEFORE EVERYONE ELSE DOES (E)
Christine Mack
Employee Development Manager, Fednav Limited

If talent spotters want to create a great organization, they must aim higher. They need to think constantly about how to and people with breakthrough potential. The key question stops being: Are you good enough to belong here? Instead, it becomes: Is there a chance you could become spectacular?

Join this speaker to learn more about how she assesses talent using several complimentary assessment platforms and angles in order to hunt for that rare glimmer. Sizing up people involves getting a grip on issues of loyalty, motivation, discipline, judgment, initiative, empathy, perseverance, ambition to achieve and resilience. By carefully decoding the resume and candidate, it may just bring you one step closer to a talent that whispers.

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11:30am - 12:15pm

STOPPING THE MADNESS: REVOLUTIONARY RECRUITMENT (E)
Anna Lambert
Talent Scout, Shopify

Anna will run you through some of the hiring strategies that have helped Shopify grow both rapidly and strategically. Rarely do these go hand-in-hand when it comes to recruiting, but Shopify's hiring practices have shown that it’s possible to grow quickly while still increasing the calibre of employees over time.

Anna will explain why recruiting should be more like dating, and why you’ll never hear a behavioural-based question during an interview at Shopify. Whether you're the interviewer or interviewee, Anna's "Stopping the Madness" will leave you with tricks and tips for growing a successful company, or getting noticed by one.

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12:15pm - 1:15pm

NETWORKING LUNCH

Office e-mails and calls can wait! Seize this occasion to build valuable offline connections. Talk with other local industry leaders & share your passion of employee engagement.

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1:15pm - 2:15pm

KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Catherine Bédard
Vice-President Human Resources, L’Oréal Canada

How to attract, retain and develop tomorrow’s top talents

For over 50 years, L'Oréal Canada has been recruiting new graduates and offering them challenging career opportunities. Clearly the company’s reputation is attractive and many dream about being part of it. But what about the L’Oreality? It is important to keep our promises to retain talents. It is also crucial to have the managerial courage to develop them.

Come learn more about their personalized career development model and other retention tools. During the last employee survey, 95% of employees said that they were proud to work for L’Oréal Canada. What about your employees?

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2:15pm - 3:00pm

WORKSHOP: THE WORKPLACE OF THE FUTURE; FOSTERING CREATIVITY IN ANY ENVIRONMENT (E/F)

Robert Paris
President
Points of You
Sylvie Geneau
Managing Partner
CRÉnO-Innovation

A key source of competitive advantage is the ability of your organization to attract and retain top talent. The key is to create a company culture that will have people lined up at your door to seek employment (like companies such as Southwest Airlines, Zappos.com, SAS, W.L. Gore & Associates and Nordstrom). In order to build such a desirable organizational culture, you must think creatively and design a unique work environment that stands out from competition.

In this workshop, we will challenge you to truly think out of the box by showing you an innovation process designed you to get you out of your comfort zone to think of creative ways of differentiating your company culture. On a practical level, we will use a powerful tool, Points of You, that uses provocative visual stimuli designed to are up your brain and expand your thinking with respect to the working culture of your team, department and/or organization.

The workshop will be dynamic, relevant, thought-provoking and fun.

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3:00pm - 3:15pm

NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK

Perfect opportunity to meet industry colleagues, mingle and engage in experience sharing. Coffee and refreshments provided to fuel conversation.

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3:15pm - 4:00pm

INVESTING IN YOUR EMPLOYEES’ HEALTH = BECOMING AN EMPLOYER OF CHOICE? (F)
Philippe Levesque-Groleau
Human Resources Manager - Eastern Canada, McKessson Canada

Becoming an employer of choice vis-à-vis employee health programs... why not? Come learn how putting an emphasis on your employees’ health can be a core tool for your employer branding strategy, both for current and future employees!

Within the framework of this session, you will learn the best practices to add to your toolbox and will be privy to a real life case study.

You will see just how feasible it is to utilize employee health programs as the key component of recruitment and retention strategies. Potential cost? Minimal!

You will receive an overview of the latest employer branding trends, with health as the core element of seduction.

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4:00pm - 4:45pm

LOVE ‘EM OR LOSE ’EM: CORE STRATEGY FOR HIRING & MANAGING GENERATION Y (F)
Geneviève Guité
Vice President - Human Resources, Behaviour Interactive

Genevieve Guité has spent over 20 years of her career in young and highly creative environments. A true aficionado of talent management and development, she will share her experience in di­fferent organizational contexts.

The presentation will address the key challenges of attracting and retaining talent in a highly competitive environment, as well as the importance of differentiating yourself as an employer.

  • Understanding the motivational needs of Generation Y;
  • Dare to do things differently in how you manage talent;
  • Turn the authenticity and transparency at the heart of your employer branding,
  • Identify success factors and pitfalls.

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4:45pm - 5:00pm

CLOSING REMARKS

5:00pm - 7:00pm

NETWORKING COCKTAIL
Finish off this insightful and information-packed day. Relax and unwind by exchanging conclusions and ideas with your peers.

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