Ottawa Talent Summit 2022
Back to the workplace, now what?
Exploring best practices and trends for a post-pandemic workforce
Talent development, attraction and retention is a major part of Ottawa's Economic Recovery and Rebound Strategy. The Ottawa Talent Summit is a unique opportunity for stakeholders in the region's talent ecosystem to come together and discuss this vital economic issue. You will explore emerging trends, best practices from employers and how Ottawa's economic partners are supporting our business community and planning for the future. Get connected. Get educated. Get Inspired.
The conference also includes the Best Places to Work Awards Cocktail at 330 pm.
Who should attend?
- Human Resource Consultants
- Employment and HR Lawyers
- Business and Community Leaders
- Educational Partners
- Employment Services
- Learn about emerging trends and how you can leverage them to grow your business
- Meet and interact with fellow business people and community leaders
- Create new opportunities and contribute to important conversations about our future
8:00 am-9:00 amREGISTRATION: Coffee & Networking
9:00 am-9:20 am
9:25 am-10:15 am
KEYNOTE: Workforce Strategies for the Future of Work in a Post Pandemic World
Steve Harrington, Partner, Human Capital, Deloitte
As the pandemic shifts to endemic organizations around the world are working to adjust to starkly new employment market conditions. Hybrid work, supply chain disruptions, worries about recession, and historically low levels of unemployment amongst a legion of challenges. Stephen will bring his point of view to what has already happened, and what employers need to think about next to compete and win in this new reality.
10:15 am-10:30 am
10:35 am-11:20 am
SESSION ONE: Employee engagement secrets from the Best Places to Work
In a world dominated by pandemic disruptions and hybrid work, it's increasingly difficult to keep employees fully engaged and productive. Based on extensive research, recipients of Best Places to Work 2022 have demonstrated their ability to keep teams satisfied and working towards common goals. Representatives of Fellow.app (Sarah Collins), Rossmann Architecture (Sara Rossman) and The Attain Group (Derrick Hanson) will share their retention secrets.
11:25 am-12:10 pm
SESSION TWO: How to Hire Local
12:10 pm-12:15 pm
MORNING WRAP UP
12:15 pm-12:45 pm
12:50 pm-1:20 pm
SESSION THREE: How does immigration help support the talent ecosystem?
This session will take a multifaceted perspective on local immigration. Henry Akanko from Hire Immigrants Ottawa will speak about immigration employment trends, Pouria Ghods of Giatec will speak about his award-winning experience employing immigrants, and immigration law specialist Jacqueline Bonisteel of CILF will talk about entry programs for skilled foreign workers.
1:25 pm-2:10 pm
SESSION FOUR: HR Feud ... Survey Says?
You've heard of Family Feud? Here comes HR Feud! The disruption of HR during the pandemic has raised many divisive questions. Where should people work? What does engagement look like with hybrid? How is productivity measured? Karen Brownrigg of iHR will turn to the audience to see what the survey says!
2:15 pm-3:00 pm
SESSION FIVE: Leveraging non-traditional workforces: People with Disabilities, Veterans and Older Adults
Despite all this talk of a labour shortage, there are many underemployed segments of Ottawa's population. This session will feature three speakers from groups who are traditionally underemployed. Expert panelists include:
- Linda Simpson, Director at Performance Plus Rehabilitative Care
- Helen Hirsh Spence, the CEO of Sixty Over Sixty
- Joel Watson, Chapter Chair, Treble Victor Group
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
BEST PLACES TO WORK COCKTAIL CELEBRATION
Come meet and celebrate the top-10 recipients of the 2022 Best Places to Work in Ottawa competition:
Rossmann Architecture Inc.
Decisive Group Inc.