Among the multiple challenges facing the retail sector is the ability to recruit and retain engaged employees that can deliver business results. With changing demographics and workforce expectations, is your organization well-positioned to minimize turnover, manage workforce costs and optimize productivity? In this presentation, we will explore whether your current total rewards programs are adequately designed to support your cost, risk management and talent objectives. It might be time for a new perspective.
How Bill 148 is affecting Ontario Retailers
Although the headlines may indicate otherwise, minimum wage is not the only thing that should be on your mind as Bill 148 brings with it many challenges to retailers. In this session we will draw out the Bill’s core issues relevant to the retail space. Learn how to best prepare yourself when inevitably dealing with future requests and headaches concerning areas such as scheduling, reporting pay and personal emergency leave.
With the advent in of Bill 148 in Ontario, and similar wage increase mandates in other provinces, retailers across Canada have been challenged to find new solutions to an age old problem, how to increase efficiency from teams involved with day to day operations, while maintaining a positive and productive workplace environment. In this session, retail consultant Kevin Graff sits down with retail HR leaders to discuss both the challenges and opportunities that exist with sweeping changes to minimum wage and other rules that affect a retail workforce. New strategies, new ways of the thinking are needed to ensure that retailers can adapt and thrive within Canada’s new workplace realities.
A Leadership Perspective
Changing labour regulations is not just an Ontario phenomenon, across Canada provincial governments are implementing dramatic changes to the ways employees must be supported and compensated. Not only are specific day to day operational changes necessary, but a retailer’s workplace culture can also be affected when dramatic changes to workplace regulations occur. In this session, RCC’s own Sonny Brar sits down with Gill Dennis, Executive Vice President of Retail and Human Resources at Indigo Books & Music Inc. to discuss the changing workplace environment, and what a retailer can do to continue to foster a positive and productive culture in times of change.