October 3rd – 8:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Talent Management That Rocks
This session is designed to highlight best practices to create and maintain a strong internal employee culture, giving you unprecedented access to Hard Rock's industry recognized training concepts. Groundbreaking ideas and innovative practices covering the entire HR cycle will be shared.
Senior Director of Training & Development, Hard Rock International
As head of the School of Hard Rocks, Jim Knight puts his experience and creativity to work, which has consistently developed cutting-edge training concepts for Hard Rock International. His role involves creating/managing all training materials & programs, facilitating the corporate university, producing training DVDs, directing company e- Learning initiatives, facilitating leadership transitions and delivering on-site classes & measure standards. He’s a 12-year member of CHART (The Council of Hotel & Restaurant Trainers) and sits on the National Restaurant Associations Certification Governing Board. Additionally, Jim and his group were recognized by Training Magazine in 2009 as one of the Top 125 training companies in the world out of all industries and businesses.
Wednesday, October 3rd – 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Why WestJet is Canada’s Most Attractive Employer
With a reputation for a great work environment, Canadians have voted WestJet as the 2012 Randstad Award winner as most attractive employer in Canada. More than 7,000 Canadians said the company topped two of 10 attractiveness categories, perceiving WestJet as a company that offers a pleasant work atmosphere and interesting job content. WestJet also received very high scores on training opportunities, recruitment and HR services. Learn the secrets to their success and how to apply their principals to your workplace.
Vice President, People Relations and Inflight Services, WestJet Airlines
Known as the "Rock Star of People", Tyson Matheson has been with WestJet since its 1996 inception and has held a variety of operational and human resource related positions. He has contributed to the airline’s highly admired corporate culture and strong employee relations. Tyson oversees WestJet’s employee relations, culture programs and HR administration, while proudly leading WestJet’s largest employee group, flight attendants. His commitment and passion towards employee engagement and guest service excellence has contributed to WestJet’s award-winning performance.