Media Advisory - Western Compensation and HR 2012 
CALGARY, Nov. 14, 2012 /CNW/ - Salaries in the oil and gas industry are 
projected to increase by 4.2 per cent in 2013- the highest growth in Canada - 
followed by natural resources at 3.6 per cent. What does this mean for workers 
and employers in Western Canada? 
At the Western Compensation and HR 2012 event, attendees will learn about ways 
in which companies can refine their compensation strategies while attracting 
top talent. 
When:   Thursday, November 15, 2012 

    Who:    Western Canada 2013—Smooth Sailing, or Storms Ahead?
        Glen Hodgson, Senior Vice-President and Chief Economist, The Conference Board of Canada, will explain what
        forces are driving the economic growth in Western Canada.
        8:15 a.m.
           Canada's Compensation Outlook for 2013
        Karla Thorpe, Director, Leadership and Human Resources and Research, The Conference Board of Canada, will
        present the findings of the Conference Board's
        Compensation Planning Outlook 2013
        and will share strategies leading companies are using to address demographic change.
        8:15 a.m.
           Balancing the Risks and Rewards of Social Media in HR and Talent Management
        Chelsea Newton, Senior Talent Management Advisory at the Athabasca Oil Corporation and Len Polsky, Counsel
        MacPherson Leslie & Tyerman LLP, will discuss the use of social media in the workplace and its contribution in
        attracting, keeping and motivating employees and people.
        2:15 p.m.
           Managing Immigration and Integrating New Immigrants Into Your Workforce.
        Peter Veress, President of Vermax Group Inc., will explain how companies can tap into the immigrant talent pool
        and implement greater workforce integration and inclusiveness.
        4:00 p.m.
    Where:  Hyatt Regency Calgary, Calgary Alberta.

For more information, visit:

This event is sponsored in part by Mercer (Canada) Limited and Human Resources 
Institute of Alberta.

Media are asked to register in advance, as space is limited. For more 
information or media accreditation, contact: Françoise Makanda, Media 
Relations Coordinator, Tel.: (613) 526-3090, ext. 389.


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