2020 Talent Stream

LIVE and Online | June 10, 2021

This program has been approved for 10 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours

All times are in EST

9:00 am

Registration and Welcome Remarks

9:10 am

Adapting Pay to the New Normal​

With 80% of workers regularly stressed about their finances, it’s no surprise that many in the workforce are struggling to make ends meet, regardless of income level or employment type. Meanwhile, the recent COVID-19 health crisis has brought this issue into sharper relief. Join Ceridian’s Seth Pelletier to learn how employers can reimagine pay and play a unique role in improving the financial wellness of their workers, while improving their employer brand in the process.

Seth Pelletier

Senior Product Manager, Dayforce Wallet, Ceridian

9:40 am

Opening Keynote: Preparing for the New Future of Work

The way we live and work is rapidly changing. Technology and its advancements impact the way we work, interact with each other, and how we go about our day-to-day. We have adapted, and organizations must to do the same.

  • Assessing the ways technological advances and demographic shifts are changing the way people work
  • Navigating the HR revolution that will reshape the future and businesses
  • Addressing trends such as the gig economy and freelancers
  • How must the HR industry prepare for this change?

Eric Termuende

Co-Founder, NoW Innovations

10:10 am

Leveraging Technology to Transform Your Culture

Are you getting the most from your current culture? Hear real life examples of organizations that have successfully used technology to exceed their culture goals. From values-based recognition to a focus on employee voice, Achievers VP of Customer Success Matthew Tremmaglia offers three examples of companies that created a culture that means business.

Matthew Tremmaglia

VP of Customer Success, Achievers

10:30 am

How to Maximize the Value of Feedback

Feedback fuels high performance, high engagement, and thriving. Unfortunately, most people and organizations think of feedback as criticism. Best-Self Feedback reminds us that recognition, encouragement, and conversations about observations are even more important than criticism and advice. To maximize the value of feedback, you and your team must go beyond critique and embrace feedback as an opportunity to learn, energize, and strengthen.

Dr. Jeff Smith

Director of Best-Self Academy, 15Five

11:00 am

How do you attract talent during uncertain times? – Answered by University of Toronto

11:05 am

Networking Break

11:35 am

Panel: Recruitment in the Age of AI

AI is on the rise. From chat bots to intricate hiring algorithms, technology is revolutionizing the way we recruit, streamlining transactional tasks and cutting through high volumes to bring the most qualified talent to the fore. In this session, learn how to incorporate technology into your recruitment processes and secure the right talent quickly and efficiently.

  • Analyzing the latest tools that are changing the recruitment landscape
  • Overcoming challenges when applying AI in recruitment
  • Retaining the human touch in the recruitment process
  • How can you detect and avoid potential biases when using AI in recruitment?
  • Shifting the role of recruiters from transactional to value-adding


Emily Douglas

Managing Editor, HRD


Emma Hunt

Head of People, Bonsai

Corey Shaw

AVP, Talent Acquisition, Canada Life

Pamela Leslie

National Lead, Talent Acquisition, McDonald's Canada

12:15 pm

Attracting Millennials & Gen Zs in a Tech Savvy World

Within the next decade, Millennials and Gen Zs will be the most dominant generations in the workplace. This massive shift in the make-up of the workforce means employers need to start thinking differently about how they attract and engage these generations. In this session we’ll discuss:

  • Leveraging technological tools and platforms to recruit Millennials and Gen Z
  • Communicating your organization's value proposition using appropriate digital platforms
  • Engaging young employees through their technological preferences and effective, integrated communication tools

Giselle Kovary

President, n-gen People Performance Inc.

12:45 pm

The New Era of Distributed Workforce

The on-going pandemic has forever changed the world. Are you prepared as an organization to create a culture that fosters employee engagement within a diverse and distributed workforce? Are you building an environment that embraces choice and flexibility, diversity and inclusion? Come join us for an interactive session to learn what businesses of today can and should do to attract top talent, ensure businesses agility and employee engagement.

Josh Olson

Head of Experience Solutions Americas, VMware

1:05 pm

Networking Lunch

1:40 pm

Panel: Creating a Candidate Centric Interview Process

In an increasingly competitive market for talent, organizations need to create exceptional recruitment experiences that turn top candidates into employees. In this session we will discuss:

  • Understanding candidate expectations of a consumer-level hiring experience
  • Creating a seamless tech-enabled recruitment journey
  • Using and optimizing mobile platforms
  • Modernizing communication processes with candidates


Bill Clearly

VP, Talent Strategies, Avature


Noel Correia

Global People, Culture & Talent Acquisition Leader, Cognizant

Corey Shaw

AVP, Talent Acquisition, Canada Life

Amanda Holmes

Head, Talent Acquisition, Ontario Teachers Pension Plan

2:20 pm

Closing Keynote: Brining Humanity Back into the Workplace

There are so many daily moments when humanity and empathy are needed at work. Employees are humans first, and somewhere along the line, we forgot this. Claude will empower us to contribute powerfully to our cultures by looking through the lens of being 100% human at work. You will be inspired to push your company and culture into action! You will be empowered to bring empathy into your organization! And you will know how to create a sense of belonging, cultivate purpose and celebrate joy! You will walk away with the essential elements and methodologies to create strong teams that drive culture forward with a sense of motivation and collective energy!

Claude Silver

Chief Heart Officer, Vayner Media

2:50 pm

Conference Concludes

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