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The Most Popular HR Topics for Keynote Speeches and Presentations

I’ve been asked to present to a number of business forums recently and I’m seeing several emerging trends in 2016. Based on my experience, many businesses are looking for keynote speeches and presentations guidance in one of these four areas:

  1. Recruitment
  2. Leadership
  3. Performance Management
  4. Working on your business, not in the business


For recruitment, the most common issues are how to select the right candidates, how to manage the process, how to attract the right talent in a tight candidate market.

For leadership, it’s about how to be the most effective leader while you focus on driving your business.   How do you maximize your time with your staff, while being attuned to what’s happening in your organization?

Performance management is often about finding the best ways to manage difficult staff – while not forgetting that your best employees generate the most revenue. Owners often seek guidance and practical solutions to resolve long term issues with staff. It starts with planning that first uncomfortable  conversation with an employee.

Finally, many business owners find themselves buried in the business, while knowing they should be working on the business – setting business goals, providing clear direction for staff, tackling the major issues that will create the future.

Keynote Speeches and Presentations Southern Ontario Defence Association

This year, I’ve addressed many of these issues with  business owners at the Guelph and Kitchener/Waterloo Chambers of Commerce, with start-up businesses in KW, and in delivering  a keynote address on recruiting to the Southern Ontario Defence Association in Mississauga.

If you’re looking for a guest speaker for your business, professional association, industry group or community organization, feel free to give us a call. We’d be pleased to discuss your needs and can create customized presentations to suit your audience and timeline.

You can also access our latest catalogue of presentations and workshops on our website.

One final thought – I was interviewing a  candidate  last week and at the end of the interview, he turned the tables on me,  asking me for my greatest personal learning. I reflected for a moment on some of my past experiences – particularly my drive as a young HR leader to do things on my own and my ongoing passion for continuous improvement. I then advised him, “never hesitate to ask for help. The right advice is always out there – you just have to ask and listen”. I look forward for the opportunity to share my insights and help your business in the future.

Hi Frank,

I hope all is well with you. I just finished summarizing and re-reviewing your lessons last night and wanted to send you a note on how detailed and extremely helpful they are! Thank you so much for taking the time to write out such a thorough and well-organized presentation for us. I know it is going to help me immensely and already has!

Thanks again, take care

Kyley Paul B.A. Dip. Pharm RA
President & CEO
NaturalSci Regulatory Consulting Corp.

NaturalSci Regulatory Consulting Corp.