• InnovateWork Peel @ Square One

    4180 Duke of York Blvd

    CA$32.00

    InnovateWork is coming to the Peel Region! Join Aldeen Simmonds-Thorpe, Bill Banham, Rob Catalano and top speakers from HR, Talent, and Tech. --- Venue and Logistics Directions to HMC via public transit: https://www.sheridancollege.ca/about/campus-locations/hmc/directions The Lecture Hall A-145 is located in the A-Wing building, which is the building closest to the corner of Prince of Wales & Duke of York Blvd. Parking - The closest parking lot can be accessed off Living Arts Drive between Square One Drive and Prince of Wales Drive. There are pay stations located in the parking lot (lots are owned by City of Mississauga) ---- Why Attend? * Network with HR, Talent, and Tech pros and make new connections * Share innovative ideas and help improve the world of work * Hear from awesome local thought leaders The meetup will be hosted at 4180 Duke of York Boulevard near Square One. Location: Hazel McCallion Campus, 4180 Duke of York Boulevard, Mississauga, ON L5B 0G5 Agenda 5:30 - 6:30 - Registration & Networking 6:30 - 6:35 - Welcome address from Simmonds-Thorpe, InnovateWork Peel Meetup Co-Organiser and Founder of Aldeen ST Consulting and Bill Banham, InnovateWork Co-Founder and Publisher at The HR Gazette. 6:35 - 7:10 - HR Passion Series: 1. Lessons from Managing an LMS: How L&D Got it Wrong and What to do About it | Michelle Chan, Manager, Employee Engagement, Air Canada 2. The Importance of Creating Safe/Brave Spaces | Greg Smith, Partner, Lighthouse Nine Group 3. It's more about Inclusion | Karen Simpson, Sr Talent Inclusion Partner - Women in Leadership, TD Canada 7:15 - 7:20 - Sponsor address - Libby Stewart, Head of Professional Services & Research, 7Geese 7:20 - 8:00: - Panel Discussion: The People Analytics Journey: Companies are starting to shift their focus to using metrics and People Analytics in a new way. This talk will discuss how companies are building teams around People Analytics, what key metrics you should track, and approaches to take (and avoid). Moderated by: Pam Ross, Culture Change Agent, Blue Rebel Works Panelists: Travis Windling, HR Analytics Enablement Lead, Human Resources, Manulife Priyanka Khosla, People Insights and Strategic Workforce Planning, Sobeys Patrick Joseph Tuason, Manager, HR Reporting & Analytics, Hydro One Anna Petosa, VP, People Ops, Pelmorex 7:55 - 8:25 - Networking Interested in sponsoring a meetup or the InnovateWork Summit? Check out sponsorship options to learn more: innovatework.co/sponsorship/ Sponsors and Partners The HR Gazette - Organizing Sponsor - Latest opinion, reviews and podcasts for pros interested in HR Technology, Talent, Performance, Learning, Leadership. WorkTango - Organizing Sponsor - A platform to give employees a voice and companies actionable insight. Thorpe Benefits - Specialists in group benefits. Developing and implementing solutions that address both employee and organizational health. Aldeen ST Consulting - Working with SMBs to proactively transform and align their HR and business strategies. 9 to Thrive - Helping companies create a positive work environment that fosters more engaged and happy employees. TorontoJobs.ca - Offering services designed to connect local employers to skilled candidates throughout the Toronto Area. Xref - An online, mobile-friendly reference checking tool that enables fast, data-driven hiring decisions. Global HR Collective - Created to design, develop & share the latest thinking, trends & best practices affecting the HR profession. Ryerson University Career Centre - Focused on empowering and encouraging students to maximize their potential. Lighthouse Labs - Empowering students, launching careers, and contributing to the growth of Canada’s tech industry.

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  • Mapping the Employee Journey for Engagement Supported by InnovateWork

    9 to Thrive is partnering with InnovateWork to present Mapping the Employee Journey for Engagement - a tactical panel focused on how to treat your employee journey like a customer journey. REGISTER THROUGH EVENTBRITE HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mapping-the-employee-journey-for-engagement-9-to-thrive-x-innovatework-tickets-64345734825?utm_term=eventurl_text We spend so much time investing in how to keep our customers happy and anticipating their needs, but so few organizations put the same effort in with their own teams. You'll learn: Why mapping an employee experience journey can help your organization reduce turnover Tactics for effectively identifying and filling gaps in the employee experience journey How to get exec and inter-departmental buy-in for implementing an employee journey Insights into the future of employee engagement Food & drinks will be provided By registering for this event, you agree to receive communications from 9 to Thrive, InnovateWork and selected listed partners. You may withdraw consent at any time. The Panelists: Julie Whish- Culture Specialist for Uberflip Julie Whish is Uberflip’s resident Culture Specialist. In her role, she takes the happiness and well-being of teams seriously, focusing on the little things that make her team members’ everyday lives positive, brighter, and more productive. With more than five years’ experience in a culture role, Julie understands the impact of how incorporating surprise and delight into an organizational culture creates meaning and memories—and ultimately makes work more enjoyable. Julie is passionate about people and creating positive relationships in the workplace, inclusivity and diversity initiatives, planning and executing celebrations and events, community and give back initiatives. Julie is also passionate about all things employer brand, and loves to share the little (and big things) that happen on the regular on social. When it comes down to it, Julie just loves any excuse to throw some confetti! Laura Nesbitt- Senior Manager in Human Capital practice at Deloitte Laura Nesbitt is a Senior Manager in Deloitte’s Human Capital practice, specializing as a Business Transformation and Engagement leader in the financial services and insurance industry in Toronto. Her consulting experience has focused on guiding clients through the challenging journey of transitioning stakeholders through strategic change initiatives, and managing stakeholder engagement. She brings a unique skillset in collaboratively aligning leadership and teams on targeted business outcomes and the critical path to developing buy-in and commitment for the changes ahead. Devan Dirocco- Company Culture Ambassador at Touch Bistro As a Culture Ambassador, Devan is dedicated to creating the best employee experience for new and existing hires at Touch Bistro. He has extensive experience building onboarding programs and will be sharing his learnings. About the Host, Sarah Beatty Sarah is the Founder of 9 to Thrive, a one-stop shop that helps busy leaders create better employee experiences. Starting her PR and event planning career in a cubicle farm, she quickly realized the importance of a good employee experience. She launched 9 to Thrive to help employers improve morale, build employer brands and retain great talent with one of a kind tailored experiences to bring teams together AND address underlying pain points in the employee journey. Passionate about fostering a positive employee experience, she also launched a podcast interviewing top employers on how they're engaging their teams.

  • InnovateWork Meetup @ The Peacock

    582 College St

    CA$17.00

    The July InnovateWork Toronto community meetup will be hosted at the Peacock Pub on College Street. Why Attend? * Hear from awesome local thought leaders * Network with HR, Talent, and Tech pros and make new connections * Share innovative ideas and help improve the world of work Agenda 5:30 - 6:30 - Registration & networking 6:30 - 6:35 - Welcome address from Sarah Beatty, InnovateWork Toronto Meetup Co-Organiser and Founder of 9 to Thrive 6:35 - 6:50 - SPEAKER 1: Presentation from Kristen Harcourt, Certified Executive, Leadership & Career Coach, Speaker, and Consultant. Session Title: Want More Engaged Employees? Invest In Their Growth 6:50 - 7:05: SPEAKER 2: Kaitlin Norris, Culture Specialist at Shopify, a leading multi-channel commerce platform based in Canada. 7:05 - 7:55: - Networking 7:55 - 8:00 - Thanks and wrap up Your ticket includes 1 free drink! Register through Eventbrite here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/innovatework-meetup-the-peacock-tickets-64625469519 About our Speakers Kristen Harcourt has worked with hundreds of organizations, across industries, helping them create more positive and productive workplaces. Her specialties include talent management, leadership development, organizational wellness, team effectiveness, and performance management. Kristen started her own consulting firm in 2017 with a mission to help professionals do their best work and create a meaningful, purpose-driven life where they reach their full potential. Previously, Kristen was a Senior Consultant at The McQuaig Institute. About our Host Sarah Beatty is Founder of 9 to Thrive. Sarah works with best-in-class HR consultants and experts to develop a system for helping HR teams diagnose pain points in the employee experience and address them through team experiences. About our Venue The Peacock is a relaxed and friendly pub situated in the heart of Little Italy, an area steeped in history. It’s a new kind of ‘old pub’. The Peacock offers all the best bits of a traditional ale-house – well-kept beer, honest food, friendly company, good cheer – with a fresh modern touch. Sponsors and Partners The HR Gazette - Latest opinion, reviews and podcasts for pros interested in HR Technology, Talent, Performance, Learning, Leadership. WorkTango - A platform to give employees a voice and companies actionable insight. 9 to Thrive - Helping companies create a positive work environment that fosters more engaged and happy employees. Xref - An online, mobile-friendly reference checking tool that enables fast, data-driven hiring decisions. Global HR Collective - Created to design, develop & share the latest thinking, trends & best practices affecting the HR profession. Ryerson University Career Centre - Educational Partner - Focused on empowering and encouraging students to maximize their potential. Lighthouse Labs - Empowering students, launching careers, and contributing to the growth of Canada’s tech industry. Aldeen ST Consulting - Working with SMBs to proactively transform and align their HR and business strategies. TorontoJobs.ca - Offering services designed to connect local employers to skilled candidates throughout the Toronto Area. Interested in sponsoring a meetup? Check out partnership options and contact [masked] to learn more: innovatework.co/sponsorship/

  • Hacking HR Toronto

    Project Spaces Camden Street

    The July 2019 Hacking HR Forum Toronto will be an evening of inspiring conversations and networking with like-minded professionals. Join the event to explore topics at the intersection of the future of work, technology and HR. Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Blockchain, Data, Bots, Gamification. Technology has changed the way we live and connect with each other and now it is disrupting the way we work. Understanding how we successfully bring HR and tech together today to transform tomorrow's organizations is at the core of Hacking HR. ***Tickets are $30-$50. This meetup is posted in support of the main registration page. RSVPing here doesn't secure a seat*** Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hacking-hr-forum-toronto-spring-2019-tickets-64913045667 Agenda > 5.30 p.m. to 6.00 p.m. Registration and Networking > 6.00 p.m. to 7.15 p.m. Presentations * Denise Gigova, HR Futurist and Workforce Shaper and Brooke Johnson, Canadian Co-Leader Future of Work CoE, People and Change, Advisory KPMG – ‘Solving the Future Workplace Puzzle’ * Diana Tuszynski, President at The Benefits Edge Insurance Services Limited – ‘Benefits Plans: Disengagement to Engagement’ * Hardy Premsukh, Founder at GoalsIQ Inc. – ‘Employee Flourishing: Going Beyond Employee Engagement To Drive Higher Performance’ * Joshua Siegal, Co-Founder of Taito - Creating Connection in a World of Decentralization > 7.15 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. Q&A Panel > 8.00 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. Closing and networking About Hacking HR Hacking HR is a forum for collaboration, networking and discussion about how HR and technology come together to create the workplace of the future. Additional information www.hackinghr.io | [masked] Supporting Partners www.HR-Gazette.com - Online magazine publishing fresh perspectives on topics connected to Human Resources and improving the ways we work. The magazine is also co-organiser of InnovateWork - the GTA's fastest-growing business community for pros in HR, Talent, and Tech. ---- Note: Beyond sharing in the InnovateWork meetup group, there is no affiliation between InnovateWork and Hacking HR.

  • InnovateWork Meetup @ The Citizen

    The Citizen

    CA$17.00

    The InnovateWork Toronto gang is launching our first community meetup! In addition to the regular InnovateWork summits, we will now be hosting monthly(ish) meetups for HR, Tech, Ops and Talent pros in the GTA. Join dozens of your peers to network and share innovative ideas about how to improve the world of work. We will also have an awesome session presented by Travis Dutka, Culture Curator at 360insights. $20 CASH ONLY ON THE DOOR. Agenda 5:30 - 6:30 - Registration & Networking 6:30 - 6:35 - Welcome address from Bill Banham & Sarah Beatty 6:35 - 6:55 - Presentation from Travis Dutka, Culture Curator at 360insights 6:55 - 7:55 - Networking 7:55 - 8:00 - Thanks and wrap up Sponsors and Partners The HR Gazette - Organizing Sponsor - Latest opinion, reviews and podcasts for pros interested in HR Technology, Talent, Performance, Learning, Leadership. WorkTango - Organizing Sponsor - A platform to give employees a voice and companies actionable insight. 9 to Thrive - Helping companies create a positive work environment that fosters more engaged and happy employees. Xref - An online, mobile-friendly reference checking tool that enables fast, data-driven hiring decisions. Global HR Collective - Created to design, develop & share the latest thinking, trends & best practices affecting the HR profession & more broadly, global workplaces. Ryerson University Career Centre - Educational Partner - Focused on empowering and encouraging students to maximize their potential at Ryerson Lighthouse Labs - Empowering students, launching careers, and contributing to the growth of Canada’s tech industry. Interested in Sponsoring? Check out sponsorship options and contact [masked] to learn more: https://innovatework.co/sponsorship/

  • Planning For Growth: How HR and Recruitment Pros Can Tackle the Skills Shortage

    Apply for your free ticket here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/planning-for-growth-how-hr-and-recruitment-pros-can-tackle-the-skills-shortage-tickets-61658781074 As we fight hard to overcome the challenges of a skills shortage now are we taking enough time to consider the impact it might have on the growth of our business in the future? In today’s market, there is even less of an opportunity to recruit on a reactive basis than ever before. We have to be thinking about the team we want to have in five years time and build the pipelines that will see us hiring the people we need today and nurturing the relationships we need for tomorrow. Join this discussion to hear how HR and recruitment industry experts are tackling today’s skills shortage with an eye on the future, focusing on: * The rate of change in the recruitment landscape over the last five years and how they’ve had to adapt * Where they stand on talent pipelines and communities and how they’re building and managing them * How they are measuring the success of their talent acquisition efforts now, with a focus on what they will add to the future of the business * How recruitment marketing is helping both in-house recruiters and recruitment agencies to play the long game in attracting the best talent Hosts & Partners * Xref - An online reference checking platform, trusted by more than 700 organizations globally to enable fast, smart and confident hiring decisions. * InnovateWork - The GTA's fastest growing business community. Producing sell out summits for pros in HR, Talent and Tech. * The HR Gazette - Online magazine publishing fresh perspectives on topics connected to Human Resources and improving the ways we work. Date & Time - Thursday, June 20th, 08:00 a.m. - 10:00a.m. Location - 1 Adelaide St E Suite 202, Toronto, ON M5C 2V9, Canada

  • HR Tech Summit - 5% Off For InnovateWork Group Members

    100 Princes' Blvd

    Key figures in the HR tech sector will in downtown Toronto on June 18th & 19th for HR Tech Summit. The HR Gazette is a Media Partner and we’re excited about the keynote presentations, industry panel discussions, a contemporary trade-expo, tech talk & tech demo stage, main stage, interactive workshops, thought-leadership interviews, engaging activities, entertainment and more. ** THIS MEETUP PAGE IS IN SUPPORT OF THE EVENT. TICKETS START AT $730 PER PERSON. REGISTER HERE AND SAVE 5% WITH THIS CODE: HRGAZETTE: https://hrtechsummit.com/toronto/buy-ticket/ ** HR Tech Summit brings together industry leaders and experts to discuss the latest HR technologies, business tools, and strategies. HR Tech Summit Speakers Include: * Josh Bersin, Principal and Founder, Bersin, Deloitte Consulting LLP * Carolyn Byer, Head of Human Resources, Microsoft Canada * Alison Mutrie, VP HR & Digitizaton, Loblaw * Arun Kochhar, Global Head HR Insights & People Analytics, Xerox * Cheryl Kerrigan, Vice President, People, BlueCat “This is an unmissable event for HR professionals,” said Nadia Ahmed, Conference Producer of the HR Tech Summit. “Technological disruption and automation is transforming the workplace across organizations of all sizes. Whether you are a large enterprise organization, small-mid sized company or a startup business, your HR systems and processes must adapt to the changing world of work.”

  • Speed Reading and Memory for Professionals - 100% OFF WITH CODE: IWTOIRIS

    Ryerson University - International Living & Learning Centre

    Speed Reading Foundation Class This 4-hour workshop covers the most important concepts and techniques to help you get through that list of books you’ve been meaning to read. The fee should be USD[masked] but InnovateWork group members can attend for FREE with the code: IWTOIRIS But hurry - just 5 open seats for which this coupon code can be applied. Register here: https://www.irisreading.com/checkout/ Topics Covered: * How Fast Do You Read? * Speed Reading Fundamentals * Changing Old Reading Habits * Drills & Exercises To Increase Speed * Basic Strategies To Improve Comprehension * How To Remember More Of What You Read * The IRIS Method For Effective Reading * How To Memorize Vital Information * Note-Taking Strategies * How To Apply The 80/20 Principle To Reading Hosts & Partners * Iris Reading - Teaching speed reading & memorization techniques to students and professionals worldwide * InnovateWork - The GTA's fastest growing business community. Producing sell out summits for pros in HR, Talent and Tech. * The HR Gazette - Online magazine publishing fresh perspectives on topics connected to Human Resources and improving the ways we work.

  • Tomorrow’s Workforce: The Importance of Soft Skills

    As roles and business requirements change, how equipped are we to recruit for soft-skills? And which skills really matter? Hear from an awesome panel of experts as they discuss what the research is telling us; the good, the bad and the ugly of hiring (or not hiring) for soft skills; and how tech can be used to improve your processes and ensure you’re placing the right candidate for the long-term. REGISTER HERE: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/tomorrows-workforce-the-importance-of-soft-skills-tickets-61660116067 Join Xref for drinks and an interactive panel discussion, where experts in the field will discuss: * The growing importance of soft skills * The flaws of current recruitment processes * Technology and practices to better identify soft skills * How recruiters can use data to streamline onboarding and enhance soft skills * Real life examples of successful and disastrous hires based on soft skills Speakers * Natalie Pedrosa, Manager, Talent Acquisition at Indigo * Mitch Gudgeon, Co-Founder and CEO at TalentFit * Manu Varma, Subject Matter Expert People and Culture at Traction on Demand * Jeff Waldman, Human Resources at Canadian Hearing Society (CHS) Hosts & Partners * Xref - An online reference checking platform, trusted by more than 700 organizations globally to enable fast, smart and confident hiring decisions. * InnovateWork - The GTA's fastest growing business community. Producing sell out summits for pros in HR, Talent and Tech. * The HR Gazette - Online magazine publishing fresh perspectives on topics connected to Human Resources and improving the ways we work. Date & Time Thursday, June 6th, 08:00 a.m. - 10:00a.m. Location 1 Adelaide St E Suite 202, Toronto, ON M5C 2V9, Canada

  • FuelHR Supported By InnovateWork

    Toronto Region Board of Trade

    FuelHR is a powerful new conference with a mission to explore the future of HR technology — showcasing platforms that provide support from hire to retire. With the availability of HR technology at an all-time high, it can be difficult to navigate the options and identify the right solutions to support business goals. The conference will deliver the perfect balance of practical insight and celebration of the benefits innovation is bringing to the HR industry. It is free to attend for Senior HR and Talent pros and leaders of recruitment firms. Apply here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/fuelhr-conference-supported-by-innovatework-tickets-61648631717 With nine smart solutions hosting the inaugural 2019 event, attendees will discover new approaches to recruiting and managing talent to achieve agility, efficiency and a competitive edge. The hands-on Xref-led event, supported by InnovateWork and The HR Gazette, will be hosted at the Toronto Region Board of Trade and provide attendees with the opportunity to discover the technology that could improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their HR function. On the evening, the hosting providers will deliver: * Networking * Individual speed pitches about platforms for HR and leaders * Four 20-minute deep dive demos This event is free to attend for senior HR and Talent pros in medium-large companies and leaders of recruitment firms. RSVPing on this page doesn't ensure your spot!!!! Register here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/fuelhr-conference-supported-by-innovatework-tickets-61648631717