Tech Talent North 2022 in Vancouver is going to be a very special event. Not only will this be HR Tech Group’s 10th anniversary conference, it will also be Canada’s first major in-person people and culture conference in almost 2 years! We are thrilled to be bringing the tech community back together face-to-face to learn, share new ideas and connect with peers. We’re also very excited to be launching an Eastern Edition of Tech Talent North in Toronto this fall. With Eastern and Western conferences happening annually, tech sector people and culture leaders have a great opportunity to connect with and learn from peers across the country.
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This two-part event will start with peer-led, face-to-face dialogues over breakfast where YOUR mental first aid is the focus. Share experiences and gain practical tools to reset together with fellow people and culture leaders who can relate to the uniquely challenging road you have travelled.
Part two dives into a strategic presentation about how workforce expectations have changed and that it is essential to rethink how you support the well-being of your employees by implementing a sound strategy first.
7:30 – 8:10 Breakfast & Peer Connections. A time to assess ‘How are YOU doing?
As leaders it is critical that you take care of your own well-being. Unpack some of the challenges you have been through with other delegates and participate in an optional mental health check-in to assess your own stress and well-being. Stepping back to assess your own mental health may be the best way to help others in both your private and professional life.
8:10 – 8:30 Tackling Employee Wellness Head On – Building Organizational Health in a Changing Workforce
As workforce expectations shift, employers need to adapt to provide holistic support for the well-being of their employees to build a more resilient workforce.
This session will explore the new definition of employee wellness and challenge HR leaders to re-think their workforce support to build organizational health for an unpredictable future. Attendees will learn:
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Companies of all types are fighting to attract and keep talent, but for technology firms, the causes of this new reality—huge demand, limited talent, options to work from anywhere—are driving jaw-dropping salaries. For companies that can’t pay Google-sized paychecks, don’t despair. The best employers can and should offer more than just pay and benefits to attract and keep great people. In this session culture guru Josh Levine will show you how with The Employee Hierarchy of Needs.
In This Session You’ll Get:
A recent McKinsey report shows that the #1 reason individuals were leaving their roles was lack of development and that an estimated 85% of the jobs available in 2030 don’t exist yet. It is more important than ever to evaluate employee skills to retain talent, and to future proof your organization by identifying the adaptability of individuals to new ways of working or moving into entirely new jobs. Many companies struggle to understand the breadth of skills of their workforce, outdated processes fail to track the most sought-after abilities of future talent (such as critical thinking, mental flexibility and relationship building) and leaders fail to understand how valuable this data is for reaching future business goals and building your competitive edge. This session will look at data with a skills lens and uncover the top abilities you should be tracking, how to measure them and tips to maximize the ROI on this information.
Have you ever found the perfect candidate, but shied away because they don’t live in Canada and the prospect of hiring internationally felt too daunting? It’s true that going global can get messy fast, but it doesn’t have to!
Get an insider’s look into hiring and onboarding global employees. Hear the top considerations you need to know and learn options to navigate the complexities of hiring abroad from scale-sized companies who don’t have dedicated teams or resources to deal with the international expansion of their workforce.
Leading teams in asynchronous and hybrid environments are here to stay. The transition to hybrid and distributed teams continues to push the limits of trust, inclusion, effective communication, accountability, and the ability to create a strong team culture. Learn how to cultivate remote work competencies and lead all team members effectively and equitably in terms of pay, career advancement opportunities and feelings of inclusion.
Your workforce is continually more diverse, attitudes toward work are evolving, and employee preferences are changing … but when was the last time you did a critical assessment of the pay, incentives, and benefits you offer? What people value in terms of employee benefits packages has changed, although the fundamentals of most corporate rewards have not. Many employers offer the same menu of choices—health benefits, pension contributions, gym memberships, cash incentives—without bothering to ask employees which ones they prefer and which ones they value most. Explore some of the main areas to rethink your total rewards strategy to attract and retain talent such as:
Removing barriers and bias for recruiting, onboarding, meetings, workspaces, and recruiting can open floodgates of opportunities and help solve your talent shortage. Learn tactical ways to make people feel more at home at work, present information in a way that is more accessible to all and increase productivity and staff engagement by reviewing the language, tools and processes you use to embrace neurodiverse talent.
Dive into the real world 4-day work week: explore the pros, cons and what to consider in terms of the impact on staff, retention, productivity, and your bottom-line. Learn about the different implementation options and how to assess if a condensed work week is right for your organization… or not.
Over the last few months, we’ve all been witness to, or directly affected by changes in the tech world. Whether it’s been hiring freezes or layoffs, we have all felt the shift. This session asks us the question, if diversification is the majority of your DEI strategy, what happens when you cannot hire? Sharon Nyangweso, QuakeLab CEO and Founder argues that diversity is crucial, however now more than ever is the time to build equity into your systems and processes so when diversification happens, you will not be causing harm to marginalized employees.
Most people with strong technical skills get promoted because they are good at their job. But these “functional” experts often struggle in their new role as leader. The good news is that it is likely not their fault. They were probably never taught to lead.
In this session, you will learn:
Compensation is a scary topic, but everyone knows that the time of keeping silent until a candidate gives you a number is over. Hear how to use this fear to propel you into building a compensation program that’s transparent and flexible by default. Recognize that what employees value most is an understanding of how you pay and how you came to this decision – then give candidates the opportunity to be involved in it too. From internal equity to what growth looks like, there’s too much that can go wrong otherwise.
In this session, we’ll breakdown:
Today’s talent expects workplace practices that acknowledge “the uniquely human qualities of the workplace”. This session will inspire you to create your own secret sauce for humanizing the employee experience. Hear from some of Canada’s leading tech culture leaders on how they are navigating corporate growth by focusing on the individual experiences, skills and values of their employees. You will quickly come to learn that there is no one size fits all.
The recent surge in tech layoffs has shown that a “growth at all costs” approach to company building is not necessarily efficient or scalable. CEOs, investors and employees want their companies to have long-term sustainable growth, profitability, and positive ROI. Hear how HR leaders can help optimize value creation with human capital and organizational change strategies.
You will learn: