“If you want to make a person happy, give her a job. If you want to make her children happy, give her a job she likes”. - Stephane Simard

Stephane Simard

Employee Management, Communication and Generational Workplace Expert

Stephane Simard (CRHA, CSP) is an international speaker and author of five books translated in four languages including the bestsellers Generation Y and Engage Your Workforce, finalist of the iGenie 2008 prize and the 2008 Business Book prize. Over the last 12 years, Stephane Simard has helped more than 25,000 managers to cope with new trends in human capital management through keynotes and workshops.

Stephane Simard is a regular columnist in business publications and TV shows such as Canal Argent. Since the release of his first book, Stephane has been interviewed by over fifty television and radio shows and has been featured in more than twenty-five newspapers and magazines, including Radio-Canada, TVA, V, Rouge FM, Les Affaires and La Presse.

Stephane Simard understands that the selection of your speaker is one of the most important elements in a successful event and with speakers available in every fee range and specialty topic, it can be a daunting task. He’s a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), the speaking industry’s international measure of professional platform skill. A CSP brings a proven track record of continuing speaking experience and expertise. Only 12% of the 5,000+ speakers who belong to the Global Speakers Federation hold this professional designation.

Stefane is a graduate in Business Administration and Education and also pulls from over 15 years of managerial and leadership experience in both the small and large manufacturing service corporations. Stephane Simard gives about sixty keynotes and workshops annually in major corporate events across Canada and internationally to help managers mobilize their employees and reduce their turnover rate. Stephane’s progressive and relative insights and his personable delivery style allows the audience to easily connect with him during his presentation. He continuously refines his presentations and customizes them for each client. Stephane Simard is one of Canada’s leading experts on employee management, communications and the intergenerational workplace.

Topic Presentations

Practical ways to successfully manage a multi-generational team. Independent, lazy, selfish, spoiled… these are often associated with new generations. However, the differences are often more individual than generational. Participants will learn how to create a vibrant, rewarding and successful workplace for all, regardless of age.

Themes explored:


  • What are the expectations of the new generations of employees

  • How to communicate effectively in an multigenerational environment

  • How to respect the autonomy without sacrificing the authority

  • How to keep problem employees away from your company

  • How to address performance issues


You want to stand out and become a commitment generator? Discover an approach adapted for everybody who has to lead a team and wants to ignite a desire to excel.

Themes explored:


  • How to improve communication and collaboration

  • How to create a more productive atmosphere

  • What to delegate and how?

  • What are the 52 forms of recognition that generate commitment

  • Pilot your team

A unique approach to attract more qualified employees and reduce turnover rate. The working world is in transition. Today, we commonly see people leaving their job due to an unpleasant work environment or broken promises; therefore it is extremely important that employers find a way to change their approach based on this new reality.

Managers, HR and team leaders, discover how to attract more employees more quickly and at a lower cost. This presentation is delivered with humour and group interaction; while putting an emphasis on simple tips for quick implementation inspired by best business practices.

Themes explored:


  • How to stand out from your competitors

  • Where to find the good candidates

  • Discover the values that empowers people

  • Plan the career of your top performers

  • How to integrate productive employees faster

Do you want new employees to be more productive more quickly? Studies show that a streamlined onboarding and training process shorten time to productivity, increase employee engagement and save time for managers. Managers and HR leaders, don’t let the lack of time or lack of organization spoil your recruiting efforts. Discover how to plan a smooth and structured transition for employees from first day integration to continuous training and development. This presentation is delivered with humour and group interaction; while putting an emphasis on simple tips for quick implementation inspired by best business practices.

Themes explored:


  • The 5 elements of integration

  • Activities to do before, during and after arrival

  • Identify the success factors

  • Target the best performance indicators

  • Discover the essential qualities of a successful integration

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Engage your Workforce

Last year, the 100 highest paid managers made, on average, $40,000 per day. Why should we work flat out for a manager who doesn't even know who we are, what we want and what we can do for the organisation? Managers, discover ten fundamental questions that your employees are asking themselves and that you should absolutely answer if you want to trigger a burning desire to excel. In a pragmatic style, the author suggests a series of best-practices adapted to the reality of small and medium-sized enterprises

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