HR Indaba Programme

DAY ONE

16 October 2019

Boardroom 1

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

8:00

Registration

8:00 - 10:00

10:00

How to lead your company into the 21st century

10:00 - 10:45

Speaker: Brigitte de Gama, Chief People Officer, McDonald’s

 

The technologies that drive the 4th Industrial Revolution offer your company huge opportunities to build a successful and sustainable business. However, to benefit you will need access to the right talent, knowledge, and skills. That is exactly why McDonald’s recently rolled out its very first Corporate University in South Africa. Join Chief People Officer of McDonald’s, Brigitte da Gama as she shares her learnings: the successes and failures. Discover what you can do to develop a future proof organization and lead your company into the digital age

11:00

In-house recruitment - why most companies fail

11:00 - 11:45

Speaker: Tshidi Khunou, Talent Acquisition, FNB Wealth and Investments

 

Over the last 10 years, corporate South Africa focused their attention on saving costs through in-house recruitment teams. Some get this right and some, unfortunately, miss the mark completely. Talent acquisition is all about strategy execution and we can never forget that it is a crucial part of the business. Are you able to control the quality of your recruitment process, the candidate experience and future-readiness of your talent acquisition? Join Tshidi Khunou – Head of Talent Acquisition at FNB Wealth and Investments – and learn about the factors that determine in-house recruitment success. He will share his invaluable insights into maintaining the complex balance between technology, people, specialist, generalist and the latest ideas behind sourcing strategies in recruitment.

13:00

FUTURE-PROOF YOUR BUSINESS - MAKE YOUNG PEOPLE PART OF THE SOLUTIONS

13:00 - 13:45

Speaker: Neliswa Fente, Springage Lead, Deloitte

 

By 2020 Millennials will make up 50% of the workforce. Their natural ability to come up with disruptive, bold ideas makes them a valuable resource for your organisation while trying to compete in today’s changing times. They are digital natives who naturally, consider the future in their thinking. With a little bit of understanding, millennials could be the differentiator in achieving your company’s strategic objectives. How? Join dynamic young leader Neliswa Fente – Leader and Co-Founder of Springage (Deloitte) – and discover how to get ready for the growing Millennial Workforce and Millennial Customers.

14:00

Medication or meditation: How to future-proof productivity

14:00 - 14:45

Speakers: Barbara Parker and Alexandra Hadfield, Stress Executives Meditation for Business

 

As an HR professional you are dealing with a workforce that is becoming functionally unemployable due to stress and stress-related illnesses. Stress is on the rise! 21st Century workers are facing a unique form of stress in their private and professional lives – and we are struggling to cope. Many turn to medication … and yet the solution is so simple. Join Stress Executives Barbara Parker and Alexandra Hadfield to explore the Neuroscience of Stress and how meditation can unlock your own resilience skills. During this session Meditation for Business will introduce you to the tools that will help you turn a barely coping workforce into a thriving team of productive employees.

15:00

WORKDAY session 1

15:00 - 15:45

16:00

Networking

16:00 - 17:00

Boardroom 2

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

8:00

Registration

8:00 - 10:00

10:00

Culture eats your strategy for breakfast. So how do you change it?

10:00 - 10:45

Speakers: Laurette Makhubele, HR Director SECA, JTI and Marge Mantje, Head of Human Resources, Alexander Forbes Investments

 

Do you feel that your organisational culture needs to adapt and change to cope with new challenges? Many of us do and it is one of the most difficult challenges for HR
Leaders. An organization’s culture comprises an interlocking set of goals, roles, processes, values, communications practices, attitudes and assumptions. A mutually
reinforcing system that prevents any attempt to change it! It takes insights, skill and above all persistence to successfully change it. In this panel discussion you will hear
from HR Executives who have done the hard yards. What are the first steps you can take?

11:00

Scraping both knees - hard lessons from the boardroom.

11:00 - 11:45

Speakers: Celiwe Ross, Human Capital Director, Old Mutual Limited and Tania Hector, HR Director East and Southern Africa, Nestle

 

The road to the C-suite is not always paved with glam, glitter and success. You must work hard to accomplish your dreams and realize your goals. And inevitably you will be
confronted with your own massive and terrible failures. In this exclusive master class top HR directors share their personal stories of falling hard, getting up and moving on.
What they learned through failure are some of the most invaluable lessons you could possibly garner in life. Are you ready to turn failure into personal growth and success?

13:00

Leading in the digital workspace

13:00 - 13:45

Speakers: Elani Kruger, Group Organisational Effectiveness Director, Brigitte da Gama, Chief People Officer McDonald’s and Roy Masamba, Chief People Officer, Multichoice

 

As HR professionals we need to prepare ourselves for the digitisation and automation of almost every process and task. Because one thing is sure: The digital
transformation of our businesses, organisations and workspace will continue. Does digitisation come at the cost of company culture? How can you as an HR professional
drive digitisation, meet ROIs and maintain a healthy company culture? The good news is that it is possible. Join top HR Executives Elanie Kruger (Tshebo Group), Brigitte
da Gama (McDonald’s) and Roy Masambe (Multichoice) as they share their learnings on driving digitisation in their respective companies. Where to start, what to do, and
what to avoid at all cost.

14:00

HR Stepping up to the plate; creating value in the 21st century

14:00 - 14:45

Speaker: Carel Nolte, Executive Brands and People, Purple Group and Italia Boninelli, HR Strategist and Executive Coach

 

Sure, you are in full control of all the HR basics. You have the structures, processes, performance reviews, KPIs and employee benefits all sorted out. But does this also
mean you create real value for your company? Many of us feel that we need to shift our focus and energy towards delivering what our colleagues really need. Strategist
and Executive coach Italia Boninelli and Purple Group Executive Carel Nolte franky share their moments of truth in HR and what happened the moment they stepped up
to the plate.

15:00

How to become unstoppable

15:00 - 15:45

Speakers: Alex Granger, Cebile Xulu HR Director South & Central East Africa – Mondelēz International

 

Like most people you must have a desire for success and achievement. Some call it legacy, others call it purpose. Some go as far as wanting to win at all costs. Maybe you
do too. But have you ever considered being UNSTOPPABLE? Think shifter, author and international speaker Alex Granger will show you that being unstoppable is possible.
And being unstoppable is nothing like you have ever experienced before. Join us for this session with Alex Granger and CHRO Awards nominees Cebile Xulu (HR Director
South & Central East Africa- Mondelēz International) and Abey Kgotie (Executive Director HR – Mercedes Benz SA) to discover the secret.

16:00

Networking

16:00 - 17:00

Boardroom 3

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

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15:00 - 15:45

Boardroom 4

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

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Boardroom 5

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

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Boardroom 6

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

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