27 - 29 October, 2019
Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto, ON

Agenda Day Two, Monday, October 28, 2019

7:15 am - 8:00 am Breakfast

8:00 am - 8:05 am Chairperson's Recap of Day One

Hal Adler, Executive Coach, Founder at Leadership Landing

Hal Adler

Executive Coach, Founder
Leadership Landing

8:05 am - 8:40 am The Empowered CHRO: The evolving C-Suite Role In The 21st Century

Accelerating leadership development and retaining/attracting talent remains the top concerns of CEOs across the globe. Here’s where
HR can come to the rescue and prove its financial worth — linking talent planning to business strategy. Such an approach can only
work if HR leaders are willing to transform themselves from compliance managers to strategic forecasters, who can ensure a highquality
supply of talent while developing their own internal chain of nextgen leaders. To achieve a real seat at the C-Suite business
planning table, key innovative actions must be embraced by the CHRO. Jim Reid, CHRO, Rogers Communications, will take us on
Rogers Communications’ journey back to #1 and how his team was able to drive the relationship between leadership teams, culture,
and performance.
Jim Reid, Chief Human Resources Officer at Rogers Communications Inc.

Jim Reid

Chief Human Resources Officer
Rogers Communications Inc.

8:40 am - 9:10 am How AI is Disrupting the Recruiting Industry

The AI hype train is speeding full steam ahead, with significant disruption predicted across all industries, including recruiting and staffing. But what's the real impact of this cutting-edge technology and can it really help you engage the right people faster? In this session, attendees will learn how AI is being applied most successfully across the talent acquisition journey and why it is making the role of the human recruiter more important than ever.
Jim McCoy, Chief Revenue Officer and General Manager at Scout

Jim McCoy

Chief Revenue Officer and General Manager

9:10 am - 9:15 am Session Surveys App Feedback


9:20 am - 10:05 am Consumer-Facing Recruitment: The Winning Formula for Engaging Talent
Modern job seekers are more powerful than ever before. Today,
brand loyalty and consumer-facing recruitment have sparked a shift
in power from employer to job seeker, causing a revolution in the
way companies attract, recruit, and hire new talent. Be it with an
outstanding corporate culture and benefits package, a user-friendly
career portal, or mobile application experience, more companies
are putting a positive candidate experience first, because without
one, there’s too much at stake.
Recruiting practices are an extension of your corporate brand –
and candidates are ultimately your customers. Join this session
and learn:

• How consumer trends impact candidate engagement
• Where employers are losing the war for top talent
• The tools you need for better hiring insights to impact your
business bottom line


9:20 am - 10:05 am Pay Equity and Competitive Advantage
Pay Equity and Competitive Advantage
Between Hollywood scandals and new salary history laws, systemic pay disparity has been a hot topic, spiking awareness through movements like #timesup and the publicity storm around wage discrimination plaguing large companies. For business leaders, the pressure is high to identify and resolve pay disparities in their own organization.
As companies look to their compensation teams to develop and implement a pay equity strategy, it’s critical for compensation professionals to understand how to:
·         Champion pay equity and ensure the entire organization adheres to the strategy
·         Discuss the long-term business benefits of implementing a pay equity strategy’
·         Receive tips on creating structured processes to support your pay equity strategy
·         Gain best practices for educating decision makers and communicating compensation decisions

10:05 am - 10:10 am Session Surveys App Feedback

10:10 am - 10:25 am Networking Break

10:25 am - 10:55 am Business Meetings

10:55 am - 11:25 am Business Meetings

11:25 am - 11:55 am Business Meetings

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm Slam Dunk your Modern Leadership Development Strategy

In today’s world of rapid change and complexity, we need more leadership, not just more leaders. Leadership is about behaviour, regardless of a person’s title or where they fall in the company hierarchy. As organizations face new and unfamiliar challenges, success depends on increasing the frequency of leadership behaviours from individuals and teams to ensure that the organization as a whole has the right leadership, at the right moment, for the right context. 

  • Grow leaders who can effectively tackle critical people interactions in any given day
  • Shape leadership capabilities to drive transformation in alignment with business strategy
  •  Accelerate the building of a future-focused leadership bench across levels

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Networking Lunch

Roundtable Discussions- Choose Your Topic

1:30 pm - 2:25 pm Practitioner Roundtable Discussions

Earlier in the Exchange, we collected your insights and challenges using Thoughtexchange.  We identified the highest rated topic areas. During this session, you’ll have the opportunity to choose a topic and participate in a small group discussion. You will work in groups to develop an action plan for improvement.

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm Business Meetings

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Business Meetings

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Business Meetings

4:00 pm - 4:15 pm Networking Break

4:20 pm - 5:05 pm Career Pathing in The New World

Lack of career advancement is the number one reason people leave organizations. This challenge is exacerbated by today’s flattening organizational structures, and by increasing competition in the employment marketplace. Organizations must find new ways to support the career aspirations of their employees in order to attract and retain top talent. In this group, share ideas for redefining career paths, and for marketing and supporting those career frameworks within your organization.

4:20 pm - 5:05 pm Beyond the Hype: How Blockchain for HR and Recruitment Might Just Be the Next Game Changer

In this roundtable we will start with a clear definition of blockchain and hear how it can be applied to HR processes focused on recruitment and talent management. Attendees will learn how to navigate the complexities of this new application and review the cost savings and productivity benefits. 

4:20 pm - 5:05 pm The Fallacy of Corporate Culture & How AI and Talent Analytics Can Help Hire for Better “Fit” – Exploring Culture Fit as an Indicator of Employee Engagement, Performance, and Retention

How is your organization defining culture? Are you able to actually measure (accurately and scientifically) your team culture?  Or are you still using subjective surveys or interviewing execs to see what they “think” the culture is and if it matches the official “defined” Corporate Culture?  How have your hiring practices affected your employee engagement, performance, and retention? Are you recruiting the right talent for the role, team, and organization?  Do you really think the culture – ie, the behaviors, motivators, work styles – is the same in your finance and sales departments?  Of course not! … In this session, we will discuss the importance of leveraging AI with Talent Analytics to identify cultural fit in recruiting and retention, and share methods and experiences that help hire for predictive success and that optimize the performance of existing workforces.

5:05 pm - 5:10 pm Session Surveys App Feedback

5:10 pm - 5:40 pm Elevating HR Through Business Strategy Focus: Grand & Toy’s Culture Journey Transformation

Re-defining and re-designing culture can be a difficult obstacle to overcome, and even more challenging in an ever changing and innovative environment. In this discussion, Marla Allan, Vice President of Human Resources for Grand & Toy, will walk us through how she has impacted the shift from a focus on past experience to future business transformation by applying four critical steps. 
Marla Allan, Vice President, Human Resources at Grand & Toy

Marla Allan

Vice President, Human Resources
Grand & Toy

5:40 pm - 5:50 pm Chairperson’s Remarks

5:50 pm - 6:50 pm Networking Reception & Dinner