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Jobs today = work, get paid, repeat for 40 years? + SCN's November Seat Sale!

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In her recent Globe & Mail article, "Businesses must take an active role in planning work after automation", our upcoming speaker, Linda Nazareth refers to a new World Economic Forum (WEF) report stating that by 2022, 50 per cent of all companies are expecting their workforces to shrink, while 40 per cent are expecting expansions.

She also states, while "the WEF continues to use the word "jobs"" the definition of the word has evolved rapidly over the past five years. "Sure, people will still work and be paid in the future, but it will not really be within the confines of the "get a job with a company, work, get paid, repeat for 40 years" kind of model", says Nazareth.

While, the chatter across industries today revolves around speculations of how many people are going to be displaced by robots in the next ten years, the fact remains that no one really knows. Granted that businesses embracing AI will certainly have an edge over those that don't, AI still faces practical challenges to effectively implement itself.

In the interim, the gig economy is flourishing, and HR executives are moving more towards contractors, more flexibles work arrangements, and remote staffing options that are proving to be highly efficient and pocket-friendly.

The challenge for HR, however, lies in how they manage such a diverse workforce. How do HR leaders get the best results in such a deconstructed work environment?

Join us on November 15, to hear from Linda Nazareth about how we, as a society can move beyond what she calls a “post jobs” world, and what role should businesses play in shaping the larger economy? Nazareth, a senior fellow at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute, will also share insights from her upcoming book titled Work Is Not A Place: Our Lives and Our Organizations in the Post-Jobs Economy.

ALSO, we are excited to announce a special November seat sale for our upcoming event. Continuing our spirit of giving as we approach the holiday season, for this event only, all guest registrations will be priced at $50 each... a savings of $25! You really can't beat this offer!

A huge thanks to our November event sponsor, Mercer, for donating proceeds from the sales of their guest tickets to Daily Bread Food Bank.

Members, we encourage you to take advantage of this rare seat sale event and invite your guests today!

The National Club
7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Thanks to our Featured Corporate Sponsor!

For years we have been told that our aging workforce will mean a shortage of workers in many industries. More recently, the narrative has changed to one where robots do everyone’s work and there aren’t enough jobs to go around. The very notion of ‘work’ is changing.

We are looking at a future where companies are hiring a mix of gig and permanent workers, part-timers, telecommuters, freelancers, and more. How can such a diverse workforce be managed? How do you get the best results in such a structure? And as we move forward as a society, what role should business play in shaping the larger economy?

Drawing on her new book, Work Is Not a Place, in this presentation Linda Nazareth will cast a much-needed economist’s eye to the emerging world of work and the challenges it will present to those of us on the front-lines of hiring and managing an ever-evolving workforce. For more about Linda Nazareth, REGISTER NOW!

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The Albany Club
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Thanks to our Featured Corporate Sponsor!

Today, more than ever, we need moments of human connection. But these moments – once prevalent - are becoming an endangered species. Perhaps you want them to flourish. Must you wait for the stars to align or can connection be created?

When you experience a moment of powerful human connection, it feels like magic - not science. But learn the science behind connection, and you see that these powerful moments don't have to be wished or waited for - you can create them.

Science says, "Don't wait - create".

At 4pm sharp, TEDx Speaker, thought leader, and co-founder of Juice Inc., Brady Wilson will present his vision of how we can create a world where businesses pulsate with creative energy. Known for his pragmatic and animated style, Wilson will walk share how you can harness your employees' potential to get them to the point of "A.B.C.D." (going Above and Beyond the Call of Duty). For more about Brady Wilson, REGISTER NOW!



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The National Club
7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

As President and Chief Executive Officer of LoyaltyOne, Co. Bryan leads a global set of enterprises organized by Alliance Data under the LoyaltyOne umbrella: The AIR MILES Reward Program in Canada, BrandLoyalty, Precima, and LoyaltyOne Global Solutions.

Joining the organization soon after its founding in 1992, Bryan moved through a series of progressively senior roles, becoming President of the AIR MILES business in 1999 and assuming his current position as President and CEO of LoyaltyOne, Co. in 2006.

A highly regarded expert on enterprise loyalty, retail marketing, coalition marketing and customer relationship management, Bryan has spoken at industry events around the globe, with his views on loyalty, data analytics and privacy widely quoted in national and international publications.

The author of the bestselling book The Loyalty Leap: Turning Customer Information into Customer Intimacy as well as The Loyalty Leap for B2B, Bryan regularly contributes to the Forbes retail column, among others.

Bryan supports a number of community and charitable groups including the CHUM Christmas Wish Foundation and Kids Help Phone. Bryan has an MBA and a BScH (Microbiology and Biochemistry) from Queen’s University. For updates on this event, REGISTER NOW!

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What is your employee's journey?

"Employers get nervous thinking that providing a customised employee experience entails heavy expenses. If we are spending 17 to 18 per cent on traditional employee benefits, all it takes is to unpack that offering and give employees a choice in how they would prefer to receive those benefits." - Suanne Nielsen

Read more here...


by Colleen Clarke


Hold back on giving well meaning advice during conversations, especially with folks you are just meeting, unless you are specifically asked for an opinion or advice. Avoid using the words YOU SHOULD or YOU NEED TO. Instead consider saying, "HAVE YOU CONSIDERED TRYING...?"



At first glance, team clarity and commitment seem easy to achieve in a leadership accountability checklist. Upon a second look, it’s harder done than said. LHH Knightsbridge’s Dr. Alex Vincent, presented his insights on team accountability recently at SCNetwork, and shared that a staggering 80 per cent of teams are mediocre or weak. Check out the highlights from his talk to see why clarity and commitment are important for team accountability, and how teams can exceed their goals and expectations.

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