- 4:30 pm - 5:15 pm
- Registration & Networking
- 5:15 pm - 5:25 pm
- 5:30 pm - 5:55 pm
- Kick-Off: Leading Through the Valley: Using Discomfort to Drive Smarter Choices
- The valley can be a daunting place. When we’re surrounded by the peaks of successes past and future, our tendency is to jump into action. We want to fix, to problem-solve, to get active, to strategize. But the valley is also a fruitful and abundant space. A place to connect, to gain insights and birth ideas. When you have the courage to lead through the valley, your culture blossoms, your team unites and gets creative - setting the course for the next peak. During this session, Erin will explore the impact of using discomfort to uncover deeper company awareness, richer team connections and stronger strategic directions.
- 6:00 pm - 6:40 pm
- Concurrent #1: AI HR Tech - Reality & Hype (English)
- Join Noel to learn about everything from chat bots to computer vision in this reality or hype discussion on Artificial Intelligence. Learn how to get prepared for the future of HR and AI and not let the robots take your job.
- 6:00 pm - 6:40 pm
- Concurrent #2: Sourcing in 2018 - From Reactive to Proactive (French)
- 73% des CEO croient que la pénurie de talents est une priorité, les entreprises comptent investir massivement en recrutement pour trouver des employés potentiels. Le recrutement proactif de talents est défini comme la capacité d'identifier, d’approcher et d'engager avec des candidats AVANT qu'un emploi soit même devenu disponible dans une organisation. Découvrez comment devenir un acteur stratégique du sourcing proactif.
- 6:40 pm - 6:55 pm
- 6:55 pm - 7:05 pm
- HR Tech Talk #1: Introduction to Vacation Fund
- 7:10 pm - 7:50 pm
- Concurrent #3: Using Mobile Video to Nurture Candidate Emotions (English)
- In today's fast paced talent market, building trust through authentic video content is essential in remaining a competitive player. Alex will be providing practical advice on how use your mobile device to capture the most important moments within the office to effectively nurture candidate decision making.
- 7:10 pm - 7:50 pm
- Concurrent Session #4: Candidate Storytelling… WFT? (French)
- En RH, beaucoup parlent d’expérience employé, très peu parlent d’expérience candidat, et personne ne parle de "Storytelling candidat”. Venez apprendre comment construire une approche qui suscite l’émotion et comment adapter celle-ci à vos candidats pour vous différencier et optimiser votre expérience candidat!
Speakers:Charlène Brahim, Dominique Randez
- 7:55 pm - 8:35 pm
- Concurrent #5: Social Networking at Work (English)
- Topher will explore the shifting motives behind internal social networks, from bottom line to employee experience. The world of work has changed significantly during the past several years, and the quality of technology to support and enable employees to perform, collaborate, connect and engage is becoming more critical.
- 5:55 pm - 8:35 pm
- Concurrent #6: How to Leverage Hackathons in HR 1 2 (French)
- Lors de cette session, Aurélie Wen d'Agorize vous expliquera comment organiser un hackathon et comment les RH peuvent utiliser ce puissant outil pour résoudre tous types de défis métier et humains. Au programme: C'est quoi un hackathon? ● Comment et pourquoi les entreprises devraient utiliser les hackathons (cas concrets à l'appui) ● Comment les RH peuvent construire leur hackathon : les éléments à prendre en compte ● Comment obtenir l'aval des parties prenantes
- 8:50 pm - 8:50 pm
- HR Tech Talk #2: Sneak Peak of the New Sourcinc Mobile App (English)
- 8:55 pm - 9:00 pm
As an advocate for using mobile video to connect with talent on an emotional level, Alex endeavors to make the hiring process easy, transparent and human. Alex and his team at BubbleHR have set out to lead the industry’s imminent transition from applicant tracking system to intelligent recruitment system. He currently works with Canadian tech start-ups to give them the tools they need to compete with world-class employers by creating excitement, anticipation and momentum in their recruitment process. Alex will be providing practical advice on how to capture the most important moments within the office to effectively nurture candidate decision making.
Aurelie is Country Manager Canada for Agorize. She’s lucky to work in two fields she’s passionate about: open innovation and employer branding. With her team, she helped more than 200 large companies innovate, recruit, and communicate differently, one hackathon at the time. These companies include TD, National Bank, Desjardins, Aviva, Radio-Canada, L’Oréal, PepsiCo, Baker & McKenzie, Oxford Properties, Merck, Deloitte, and Microsoft. Since 2011, Agorize has organized 500 hackathons and innovation challenges, and has now a total of 70 employees in 4 offices (Paris, Montreal, Stuttgart, and Hong Kong). What brings her a lot of joy: knowing her company contributes to breaking the silos in companies, helps hundreds of talent with unusual profiles get hired in the company of their dreams and gets to initiate dozens of partnerships between large companies and startups throughout the world.
Charlène is driven by building and optimizing client and candidate experience in any field (B2B). Over 10 years of experience she’s been focusing her career on communication, management, recruitment and business development in Cinema, Technology, Recruitment and Customer Service. She’s at full potential when it’s about redirecting a company’s vision towards a clear mission: innovating to reach full projects rentability and always aiming towards Excellence provided by Client and Candidate Experience. She’s also from the ones thinking that Internal Culture and Client Experience are deeply connected, that’s why she’s always been involved in team management and coaching. Her management vision is very close to Agile Methodology : progressive team responsabilisation is always on her mind when it’s about doing things the good way.
Dominique is gifted with excellent leadership; mobilizing teams is her strength. She’s got keen judgment, with a strong focus on human relationships which allows her to swiftly grasp the issues and target the specific needs in order to come up with creative and tangible solutions. Because she possesses excellent skills in customer service and the ability to adapt to any kind of audience, she knows how to rapidly win the trust and pique the interest of her partners, candidates and clients, therefore creating the best possible collaboration with them.
Erica is the Co-Founder & CEO of Vacation Fund, a Toronto-based HR tech start-up. After completing her Bachelor of Commerce degree at Queen’s University, Erica spent several years on the RBC Capital Markets trading floor in Toronto. She held Analyst positions within Debt Capital Markets, Foreign Exchange Institutional Sales, Institutional Equities Trading, Money Market Sales, and Interest Rate Derivative Solutions. She also worked as an Analyst for the CEO Office of Investor and Treasury Services. At the end of December 2016, Erica informed RBC of her intention to resign to start her own company, Vacation Fund. After pivoting Vacation Fund from a B2C product to a B2B service, Erica and her team have entered into the employee benefits and wellness space. They are currently running pilot projects with their first client companies.
Erin WillettLeadership development and Culture Strategy
Erin grew up surrounded by tundra, frozen lakes and migrating caribous in the Subarctic of Quebec, Canada. She had the privilege of being able to experience the rich customs of the Naskapi and Innu Peoples of that land. These early years planted the seeds which sparked her passion for identity and became the bedrock that inspired her work as a strategist; fueling her efforts of authentic communication and meaningful culture-building.
Obsessed with how she could support others in truthful expression of self, Erin studied in Marketing and Graphic Design before venturing into the entrepreneurial world over a decade ago. In 2015, she launched a brand consultancy and developed a culture-building methodology that enables teams to face change by honouring their individuality and using their diverse perspectives to fuel their creativity.
She has always believed that business could be done with a more purposeful, sustainable and inclusive approach; New Room is the manifestation of this vision. As co-founder of New Room, Erin leads program design and is committed to supporting learners as they redefine and expand what leadership looks like, creating space for the potential of folks who have been marginalized, creating space for conscious leadership, creating space for new ideas and visions to arise and take shape.
Jeff WaldmanEntrepreneur & HR Tech Evangelist
Jeff Waldman is a senior HR leader and technology evangelist. His newest venture is ScaleHR, a growth ops consultancy that helps scaling companies streamline costs to empower revenue growth and employee productivity. Deeply engaged and connected within the SMB and HR technology spaces, Jeff’s influence has helped growing SMB companies strategically scale their People Operations through a combination of strategy and technology. With the world of work constantly changing, Jeff’s unique and creative perspective on business, HR, technology, and strategy has helped many growing organizations achieve extraordinary results. He has led and built HR teams at growing organizations in the technology, financial services, entertainment, broadcasting, government, not-for-profit and consulting industries. Currently, he is Founder & Principal at ScaleHR, an HR consultancy that works with growing SMBs to scale their HR and Talent operations, and HR tech startups to build amazing software. He is also the Founder of SocialHRCamp and HR Leaders Collective – experiential learning events for the HR community. Jeff is an avid speaker, blogger, and volunteer with diverse organizations and initiatives throughout North America. Originally from Vancouver, and currently living in North Toronto with his amazing wife and three awesome young boys with who he spends his personal time. He also coaches his kids’ sports teams and is an avid hockey player and snowboarder.
Noel Webb is co-founder Karen.ai. A veteran of business development and out of the box thinking, Noel has been a leader in his roles over the years for several companies, including: Innosphere, Bam Digital, SpeakFeel, and Agnition. During his career as a technology leader, Noel has developed a passion for products and innovations and has been the driving force behind products such as OOLYO, Tech & Design, and TeamHQ. In addition, Noel has been a strategic advisor for high profile clients such as Torstar Digital, Syngenta, Toyota, and Modis and helped them to build a product driven approach to business. As a man of many talents, Noel can also be found crafting music with the legendary and iconic Canadian band, Skydiggers.
As the CEO & Co-Founder of Sourcinc, Sebastien has deep recruiting and sourcing experience from RONA, Cirque du Soleil and Keurig, which kept him at the forefront of the latest trends. Through his work Sebastien has leveraged technology as the key cataylst to driving HR. He believes that the transactional approach to recruitment is not an option anymore: why wait for the best candidates to come to you? Go out there and get them! These beliefs pushed him to start Montreal’s very first sourcing company, Sourcinc — now also with offices in Quebec City and Toronto. Based in Montreal, Sebastien has sourced candidates in Canada, Europe, Asia, Australia and the U.S. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Relations from Montreal University, but apparently has never really used what he learned there. 🙂 His unique skills include establishing talent pools, creating sourcing strategies and finding solutions to hard-to-fill positions. And he also knows how to find the best sourcers.
Topher Kingsley-Williams is the CEO and Co-founder of Porpoise. He was born and raised in the UK, and emigrated to Canada at age 11, although is neither British nor Canadian #identitycrisis (ask him about that). Topher got started in the technology industry in 2008 working for one of the largest open source software companies in the world, Red Hat, doing channel development. This opened his eyes to the software scene and how big companies were using corporate culture to attract, and engage the next generation of workers. Post Red Hat, Topher went on to work at a number of startups wearing multiple hats from channel development to sales. In 2014, while volunteering at a local community project, he met his two co-founders. Inspired by their collective community work, they launched Porpoise – An employee engagement platform for companies to enable their people to participate towards corporate culture and Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives. Startup life is certainly one of the most exciting experiences in his life, but there have been some notable others including a 4 year Olympic campaign for the 2012 Olympics in Sailing, and the most rewarding experience, becoming a proud father to two “sleep destroying humans”.