Old Mill Toronto

Tuesday March 3rd &
Wednesday March 4th 2020

2019 Agenda

May 14, 2019
  • 8:00 AM
    Registration and Breakfast
  • 8:45 AM
    Opening Comments from the Chair
    Jay Zaidi
  • 9:00 AM
    Keynote Address: Human/Technology Teamwork & The Rexall Journey
    Modernize Your Talent Acquisition Practice to Adapt to the Digital Age
    Frank Monteleone
    Senior Vice President, Human Resources & Corporate Relations, Rexall

    Transformational change takes investment in change management and support. Hear about Rexall’s journey to optimize their Talent Acquisition strategy by working with both people and technology. Get new ideas to:

    • Leverage social media for Employer Brand storytelling and lead capture
    • Discover science-based predictive analytics for greater hiring precision
    • Use video interviewing as a tool to better connect with candidates

    Rework your recruitment strategies to meet the needs of the digital age.

  • 9:45 AM
    Case Study: TD Bank
    Building Your Corporate Digital Brand
    Steve Knox
    Vice President, Talent Acquisition, TD Bank

    Many organizations seek to leverage automation, AI, and machine learning in their talent acquisition processes to be first to market and ahead of the competition. But it is not that easy, and new technologies are not a magic fix or solution. Take a holistic and agile approach to recruit and hire the best candidates. Get new ideas to:

    • Determine the right strategy and approach for your organization
    • Make a business case to get buy-in for your digital TA projects
    • Push for a contemporary and adaptive TA approach

    Ensure your organization is prepared and reFsteady for the newest trends in talent acquisition.

  • 10:20 AM
    Morning Break

    Connect with conference speakers and fellow attendees. Secure important new contacts and talk about crucial developments in your field.

  • 11:00 AM
    Leverage Big Data and Analytics to Find the Best Candidates
    Mark Grimwood
    Senior Director, Recruiting, Salesforce

    Big Data and analytics is changing the landscape of recruiting. Use predictive analytics to make data-driven decisions and identify the best candidates for the position. Build a roadmap to:

    • Develop an analytical mindset to your talent acquisition
    • Make informed decisions based on data rather than instinct
    • Learn the basics of workforce planning to prepare for the future

    Leverage data to source new talent and pick the best candidates for your organization.

  • 11:50 AM
    Employ Data and Technology to Ensure Candidates Receive Equal Consideration
    Kelly Trindel
    Head of I/O Science + Diversity Analytics, Pymetrics

    Unintended bias from resume reviews lead to women and minorities being at a 50-67% disadvantage. Explore alternative approaches and employ tech tools to make your recruitment process fair. Get new ideas to:

    • Apply basic analytics to the hiring process to make it a data-driven decision
    • Review the language in your job descriptions to ensure it is gender-neutral
    • Implement blind sourcing and resume screening for recruiters and hiring managers

    Remove hiring bias from your recruitment process to ensure every candidate gets an equal chance to be successful.

  • 12:45 PM
    Networking Luncheon

    Join the conference speakers and your peers for a relaxing luncheon.

  • 1:45 PM
    Build a Digital Employer Brand that Draws Candidates to You
    Chelsea Howard
    Director, Talent Strategies, CIBC

    Use branding to communicate your organization’s value and to attract the candidates you need. Source strategies to

    • Create an employer brand that resonates and is differentiated

    • Develop a channel strategy to effectively communicate your employer brand

    • Look ahead to determine the most important employer branding trends

    Leverage employer branding as a tool to secure the best and brightest talent.

  • 2:15 PM
    Panel: Recruitment on Social Media Platforms
    Harness the Power of Social Media to Drive Your Talent Acquisition Strategy
    Chelsea Howard
    Director, Talent Strategies, CIBC
    Jennifer Bolt
    Canadian Talent Acquisition Leader, Aon
    Poonam Tewari
    Human Resources Director, Ubisoft Toronto

    From LinkedIn to Twitter, social media is the new landscape of recruitment. Develop strategies to connect with your candidates across all platforms. Get ideas to:

    • Manage your online image and corporate brand
    • Integrate your recruitment channels
    • Get practical tools to build your connections and easy interactions

    Take advantage of virtual platforms to recruit the best candidates. 

  • 3:15 PM
    Networking Break

    Network with conference speakers and fellow attendees.

  • 3:45 PM
    Case Study: Agile Talent Acquisition
    Adopt a Product Management Mindset to Maximize Your Recruitment Processes
    Aamna Contractor
    Product Owner | Talent & People Analytics, TELUS Digital

    Agile recruitment provides high value for both the employer and job candidate. Determine the right “fit” for your organization and achieve it in a cost-effective and time-efficient manner. Get new ideas to:

    • Learn Agile TA strategy in five steps
    • Pioneer the concept of treating candidates like customers
    • Apply candidate journey mapping to your hiring processes

    Adopt a recruiting product management approach to hire the most qualified candidates.

  • 4:15 PM

    Reflecting on the day, identify what your organization will start doing, stop doing, and continue to do in your talent acquisition strategy.

  • 5:00 PM
    Evening Cocktail Reception

    Unwind and mingle with the delegates and speakers at our end-of-the-day reception. Bring your business cards!

May 14, 2019
May 15, 2019
  • 8:00 AM
    Registration and Breakfast
  • 8:45 AM
    Opening Comments from the Chair
    Jay Zaidi
  • 9:00 AM
    Keynote Address: HR Transformation
    Go Digital to Bring Your Talent Acquisition Capabilities into the Future
    Mike Jackson
    Senior Manager, Human Capital Consulting, Deloitte

    Finding the right talent has never been more challenging, but there are digital tools to source the best candidates. Drive business value through strategy, the cloud, employee engagement tools, advanced workforce planning, and analytics. Get insights to:

    • Help business leaders make informed decisions with Big Data
    • Leverage research, analytics, and industry insights to design recruiting programs
    • Develop a high-impact HR operating model

    Sustain high performance in a world of constant change.

  • 9:50 AM
    Case Study: Adapt to Change
    Apply Change Management Strategies to Improve Your Quality of Hire
    Noel Correia
    Talent Acquisition Group Canada Leader, Cognizant

    It is important for everyone in your organization to own the tools that can transform your hiring practices. Help your colleagues adopt digital talent acquisition to improve your time-to-hire and ensure candidates are the right fit for the job. Get new ideas to:

    • Get buy-in across your organization for digital tools
    • Make the most of “off-she-shelf” vendors
    • Collaborate with other aspects of the business

    Get your organization onboard with digital recruitment tools and practices.

  • 10:30 AM
    Morning Break
  • 11:10 AM
    Case Study: Scotiabank
    Unlock the Full Potential of Digital Content Marketing to Engage with Candidates
    Amar Grewal
    Director, Talent Acquisition, Scotiabank
    Jordan Beresford
    Global Talent Marketing, Scotiabank

    Provide content to your candidates that can build trust and positive feelings towards your organization. Use content marketing to establish relationships with candidates and enhance their perception of your talent brand. Build a framework to:

    • Determine what content works best for candidates
    • Curate content for your various recruiting channels
    • Amplify your reach by creating brand ambassadors

    Share relevant content to increase your talent acquisition effectiveness.

  • 12:00 PM
    Interactive Session: World Café
    Connect with Your Peers to Identify Solutions to Cultivate Digital Candidate Engagement
    Jay Zaidi

    Tap into the knowledge of fellow speakers and attendees to tackle challenges facing your digital talent acquisition strategies. Engage in discussion on what you can do to recruit and secure the best candidates. Collaborate to:

    • Identify cost-effective digital recruiting solutions
    • Cultivate a candidate-prioritized environment
    • Implement change from the top-down and bottom-up

    Take away experienced perspectives to bring change to your recruitment processes.

  • 12:45 PM
    Networking Luncheon

    Join the conference speakers and your peers for a relaxing luncheon.

  • 1:45 PM
    Case Study: Coinsquare
    Adopt Digital Tools to Refine Your Recruiting Processes and Increase Productivity
    Martin Hauck
    Head of Talent, Coinsquare

    Technology has the ability to automate repetitive tasks and increase your productivity. Apply digital tools to improve the efficiency of your recruiting processes. Freshen your thinking to:

    • Organize your schedule and meetings with ease
    • Use tools to stay focussed and on track
    • Automate repetitive tasks on your phone and compute

    Refine your workflow to improve efficiencies and productivity.

  • 2:20 PM
    Case Study: Thomson Reuters
    Lay the Foundation for Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
    Jesper Bendsten
    Head of Global Talent Acquisition, Thomson Reuters

    A high-impact workforce relies on the quality of its employees, but successful teams cannot be created with outdated recruiting practices. Review, assess, and adopt Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to transform your hiring practices.

  • 3:00 PM
    Afternoon Break

    Network with conference speakers and fellow attendees.

  • 3:30 PM
    CASE STUDY. How to amplify your hiring results via employee advocacy in a digital world
    Creatively Connect with Your Candidates to Find That Perfect Fit
    John Fleishauer
    Chief Talent Officer, P I V O T + E D G E

    Attendees will learn:
    What employee advocacy really is
    How to build a holistic employee advocacy strategy without a huge budget
    How to drive momentum and make your advocacy strategy stick
    Case study results from multiple organizations

  • 4:15 PM
    Case Study: Recruiting Millennials and Gen Zs
    Re-imaging Recruitment: How to Attract (and Retain) the Next generation of Talent
    Ross Johnston
    Executive Director, Co-operative Education, HIRE Waterloo

    It is estimated that 75% of the workforce will be comprised of Millennials within the next ten years. Develop a strategy to recruit and retain young talent to ensure your organization gets the best candidates. Get new ideas to:

    • Create a Millennial and Gen Z culture
    • Leverage technology in your hiring practices
    • Adopt a diverse hiring strategy

    Adapt your hiring practices to technology and demographic trends.

  • 4:45 PM
    Conference Adjourns
May 15, 2019

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