October 28-29, 2014
The Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel & Conference Centre
801 Dixon Road, Toronto, Ontario M9W 1J5
Responding to the increasing need for a focused industry event that brings together practising and developing thriving workplaces in Canada, this event is the premiere learning forum for positive work cultures in Canada.
People practices must move into the 21st century
Organizations are running 21st century businesses with 20th century workplace practices and programs. As a result, stress on the job and anxiety about achieving a financially secure future are widespread. In Canada, the focus on security, stability and less stress shows up in the drivers of both attraction and retention, although in different ways.
Employees are willing to trade almost anything for guaranteed retirement benefits — including having less paid time off (46%) and accepting lower pay increases (48%).
Finding ways to help employees secure their future, without increasing or adding long-term financial obligations, is a major challenge for employers. Solutions will be provided in this session.
Health and productivity costs, direct and indirect, are increasing
Continuing investment in health and productivity improvement programs is fueled by concerns about the rising cost of employee illness and time away from work. Medical cost increases remain high. What’s more, outlays related to downsizing and pressures to do more with less — likely driven by work overload and by increases in disability and overtime — are also on the rise. Also, is this problem attributable to only the boomer generation or does it cross all workforce generations? Solutions applying to a multigenerational workforce will be provided.
Resources to support workforce health and well-being
Addressing stress involves focusing on providing work/life balance and organizing/prioritizing workloads. A highly interactive discussion of what works and what doesn’t will occur to:
Talking About My Generation – The impact of multiple generations on benefits strategy
Panel Debate: Why must you help employees to retire?
Building on the success of our annual spring event, the 2015 Your Workplace Summit will bring together industry leaders, academics, researchers and other key stakeholders, including government and not-for-profit leaders, in an intimate, thought leadership forum to jointly consider new perspectives on current organizational issues and to consult on solutions that support business success. The event will offer delegates the opportunity to actively engage and participate in dialogue and discussion that would help influence, enhance and build thriving workplace policies and practices in Canada.
Stay tuned for more information on our new Your Workplace Summit!