September People & Culture Events Calendar

september 3rd

WEBINAR - From candidate to employee: Aligning expectations to reality

Companies are doing more than ever to hire the best talent, and retain their employees. Yet, research consistently shows one of the key reasons employees leave an organisation, particularly within the first year, is set before they even begin. The candidate and new starter journey, and whether expectations meet reality, have lasting impacts on engagement, retention, and business performance. Here, we’ll explore the impacts of the candidate and onboarding experience, pitfalls to avoid, and how companies have connected the dots between the candidate and employee journey to drive business results.

september 5th

Hacking HR Vancouver Chapter Meetup September 2019

Start your September off with HR’s hottest topic, People Analytics. Come hear Visier's Chief People Officer speak at our next Hacking HR morning meet-up. This is a great opportunity to get up to speed from a leading company in the field. Sign up early for your spot at this event.

Visier, a leader in people analytics and planning, has been recognized as one of Canada's Top Small and Medium Employers for 2019 by Canada's Top 100 Employers at Mediacorp Canada Inc.

Facilitator: Paul Rubenstein, Chief People Officer

With more than 25 years of experience consulting and working in HR, Paul Rubenstein has extensive expertise in leading the transformation of Talent Strategies and HR Functions, with work spanning M&A integration, corporate strategy, total rewards, outsourcing, and service delivery design. Paul most recently served as Visier’s Vice President of Advisory Services where he worked with senior executives from Global 2000 organizations to help them drive change through data-driven HR practices. Prior to Visier, Paul was a partner at Aon Hewitt, where he advised large enterprise HR leaders on talent and HR function strategy, and was the general manager of the leadership and assessment businesses. Paul’s experience includes global consulting at Mercer and working in the HR functions of Home Box Office, Scholastic, and Hyatt Hotels.

september 7th

Assembly: An Unconventional Convention for Small Business Owners

Everything your new business needs in one room, so you can get your shit together.

ASSEMBLY is an unconventional convention in Vancouver to help new and aspiring small business owners find the help they need. It would cost you a fortune to consult with every single one of these people, so we got them all in one room just for you.

We'll have everything from designers to marketing experts, to accountants and lawyers, photographers and more! Plus, we’re hosting 2-panel talks throughout the day for you to connect and learn with individuals in the business community.

With a happy hour to close things out, this is a great place to be able to meet new business owners in the same shoes as you, talk to experts who can support your new venture and drink some beers! Drop-in, drop out and spend your day at Assembly however you wish - connecting with the people you want to connect with.

Our hope is that we can aid your business by introducing you to an array of professionals you might not know you needed until it’s too late. But more importantly, we want you to feel supported because there is nothing more important for a small business owner than building community. So come on down to our Assembly!

september 17th

Accessible Employers 101: Building an Inclusive Workplace

You are invited to a one-day professional development training event, designed for operations and hiring managers to better hire, engage and retain people with disabilities. This training event is complimentary and made possible with funding from the Vancouver Foundation.

This one day training will include the following sessions:

  • Why Inclusive Workplace Cultures Matter

  • Employers Panel: Successes and Challenges from the Front lines

  • How Unconscious Bias Gets in the Way of an Accessible Workplace

  • Accommodation, Adjustments and Disclosure: Tips for Employers

  • Person First: Success stories of employees with disabilities

  • Partnerships and Tools for Employers: How job coaches, technology and funding can help you become an inclusive employer

  • Practical Day to Day Inclusive and Innovative Employment Practices with Jamie Millar Dixon

Plus great food and networking opportunities

Co-Presented by WCG ServicesBC Partners in Workforce Innovation and The Presidents Group

september 26th

2019 Tech Talent Conference

HR Tech Group enables tech industry growth by collaborating, championing the needs of the tech industry and delivering data and HR thought leadership. As a professional association serving over 150 mid to large sized member companies in all areas of tech, HR Tech Group provides the only forum for HR professionals employed in BC’s tech sector to exchange relevant knowledge, share experiences, expand their networks and learn.

The 2019 Talent Conference is a one-day forum that will bring together approximately 325 Leaders and HR professionals of the technology community to share, learn and gather the tools and information needed to continue the development and growth of our most valuable resource – people.

Presented by the HR Tech Group, this symposium will deliver informative sessions designed to fit the diverse needs of our technology community.


Leonard Brody, Business and Technology Visionary -- "The Great Rewrite"
Cybele Negris, President CEO & Co-Founder of -- "The Imposter Syndrome"

Madi Kot