Webinar: Algorithmic management: What are the challenges for employees and organizations?

The purpose of this webinar, which will take the form of a roundtable, is to discuss the impact of algorithmic workforce management on workers and organizations. First appearing in platform work (gig work), algorithmic management is now found in a growing variety of environments and sectors of activity. Numerous studies have raised the risks and issues associated with this phenomenon, often referred to as digital Taylorism. Through the presentation of an overview of the scientific literature, the results of two empirical studies and the study of three cases, the speakers will paint a picture of the issues and possible solutions.


Xavier Parent-Rocheleau
Professeur adjoint, HEC Montréal

Xavier Parent-Rocheleau is an assistant professor in the Human Resources Management Department at HEC Montréal and a member of the Ordre des conseillers en ressources humaines agréés. He is interested in the various issues and implications of digital transformation for workers and human resources management. His current work focuses specifically on algorithmic personnel management, electronic surveillance, and transparency surrounding the uses of artificial intelligence in HRM.


Antoine Bujold
Doctorant, HEC Montréal

Antoine Bujold is a doctoral student in organizational behavior and human resources at HEC Montréal. Interested in the future of work, his research focuses on the relationship between digital technologies and human behavior in organizational settings as well as the impact of these technologies on human resources practices.

Michel Cossette
Professeur agrégé, HEC Montréal

Michel Cossette is an associate professor in the Human Resources Management Department at HEC Montréal. Trained as an occupational psychologist and certified human resources consultant, he has been conducting research on psychological health in the workplace for nearly 20 years. More specifically, his work focuses on the organizational and individual factors impacting work performance and psychological health. On the other hand, his research and intervention activities concern the evaluation of human resources management programs, and more specifically, how HR professionals position themselves strategically using process indicators, but especially HR results.

Pamela Lirio
Professeure agrégée, Université de Montréal

Pamela Lirio, Associate Professor, School of Industrial Relations, and recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Award at the Université de Montréal. She is a researcher associated with the Centre de recherche interuniversitaire sur la mondialisation et le travail (CRIMT) and OBVIA (Industry 4.0, Work and Employment axis). Her research focuses on international human resource management, digital transformation in HR and responsible artificial intelligence (AI). Working in English as well as French, she leads the Canadian delegation of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)-the largest association of HR professionals in the world. She blogs frequently on Twitter (@drpamelalirio) and Instagram (@shrmcanada) and has been named to the list of most inclusive HR influencers since 2020.

Benjamin Semujanga
Étudiant M.Sc., HEC Montréal
Benjamin Semujanga is a Master’s student in Human Resources Management at HEC Montréal. His interests focus on new forms of work facilitated by digital transformation, particularly platform work. His current work focuses on the algorithmic remuneration of gig-economy workers and its implications, as well as the important role of transparency in these practices.


Participants who wish to obtain a certificate of attendance of this event can indicate it in the registration form. It will be sent by e-mail by the OBVIA in the days following the event. Each participant is then responsible for taking the necessary steps to have their attendance recognized as a continuing education activity by their educational institution, their employer or their professional order.

This event will be held in French only.

OBVIA members speaking:

  • Xavier Parent-Rocheleau

    Professeur adjoint au Département de gestion des ressources humaines

    HEC Montréal

  • Michel Cossette

    Professor, Department of Human Resources Management

    HEC Montréal

  • Pamela Lirio

    Associate Professor, Faculty of Arts and Science, School of Industrial Relations

    Université de Montréal

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