HR Indaba Programme

DAY TWO

15 October 2019

 

Programme: Day 1

Programme: Day 1

Main Stage

Thursday, October 15, 2020

09:15

Live stream of keynote: Bullies and narcissists! How to detox from the corporate villains around you

09:15 - 09:45

Speaker: Prof. Renata Schoeman, Associate Professor: Leadership University of Stellenbosch School of Business

 

Workplace bullying is a major cause of work-related stress. The workplace bullies to be most concerned about are those with narcissistic personality disorder and antisocial personality disorder. But how do you recognise these colleagues and bosses? How do you “detox” from them? In this presentation, Professor Renata Schoeman from the University’s of Stellenbosch’s Business School will discuss the impact of workplace bullying, with an emphasis on the corporate narcissist and psychopath. She will also discuss “red flags” to look out for in order to identify these “toxic” individuals and how to mitigate the effect they have on employees and the organisation.

10:00

Meet Professor Renata Schoeman - Associate Professor - University of Stellenbosch Business School

10:00 - 10:20

Speaker: Professor Renata Schoeman – Associate Professor – University of Stellenbosch Business School

Workplace bullying is a major cause of work-related stress. The workplace bullies to be most concerned about are those with narcissistic personality disorder and antisocial personality disorder. But how do you recognise these colleagues and bosses? How do you “detox” from them? join this Q & A with Associate Professor Renata Schoeman and learn how to mitigate the effect toxic individuals have on your organisation.

10:30

Meet Niven Postma - MD - Niven Postma Inc

10:30 - 10:50

Speaker: Niven Postma – MD – Niven Postma Inc

People with political intelligence do better in gaining personal power, advancing their career, managing career and job stress and impacting organisational outcomes. Join this Q&A with Niven Postma and learn why organisational politics are inevitable and how you can manoeuvre them well and ethically for your career success.

11:00

Meet Pamela Xaba - HR Director - Netstar

11:00 - 11:20

Speaker: Pamela Xaba – HR Director – Netstar

An HR leader needs to be a business leader and at the same time the steward of the needs and wellbeing of all employees. Join this Q&A with Pamela Xaba and discover the difference between a good HR leader and a great one.

11:30

Meet Matsi Modise - Founder & Managing Director Furaha

11:30 - 11:50

Speaker: Matsi Modise – Founder & Managing Director Furaha

Always wanted to know how to make your workplace more attractive to young people and tap into their entrepreneurial spirit?
Join the interview and Q&A with one of the Top 100 Young Independent Disruptors, winner of the Young Achiever of the year Award and serial entrepreneur Matsi Modise.

13:30

Meet Sifikile Zondi - Head of Learning and Development - Ster-Kinekor

13:30 - 13:50

Speaker: Sifikile Zondi – Head of Learning and Development – Ster-Kinekor

Knowledge and skills are by far the most valuable assets available to any organisation. They determine our success and our competitive advantage. Join this Q&A with Sifikile Zondi and discover how you can untap even more potential and skills from your team.

14:00

Meet Candice Watson - HR Director - British American Tobacco

14:00 - 14:20

Speaker: Candice Watson – HR Director – British American Tobacco

Recent research suggests that having women in executive positions boosts net margins and improves company performance by as much as 15 percent. So why is 95% of managment positions still held by men? Join this Q&A with Candice Watson to learn how to break the glass ceiling and why your organisation should prioritise acknowleging women leaders.

14:30

Meet Tim London - Head of Organisational Innovation and Senior Lecturer - UCT GSB

14:30 - 14:50

Speaker: Tim London – Head of Organisational Innovation and Senior Lecturer – UCT GSB

While we’ve spent decades working on different ways of measuring and assessing people’s performance, the net effect has often been a focus on compliance or “hitting targets”. While that’s fine, if you really want your organisation to thrive, you need to go far beyond compliance, and get to engaged performance. Join this Q&A with Tim London and learn how you can redesign your organisation to get your people as productive and dynamic as possible!

15:00

Meet Malisha Awunor - HR Director - BHBW

15:00 - 15:20

Speaker: Malisha Awunor – HR Director – BHBW

What does it take to make a difference? Not just for your company, but for your colleagues, your local communities and even your country? Join this Q&A with Malisha Awunor and learn more about her efforts to rise above the regular tasks and responsiblities of HR to really make a difference.

16:00

Delicious small talk around the HR water-cooler

16:00 - 16:30

Speaker: Loyiso Madinga, Stand-up Comedian

I am looking forward to hosting this year’s HR Indaba.What could be more exciting than a room full of people who know way too much about their colleagues? The small talk around the HR water-cooler must be so delish. I’m salivating as I write this. On a more serious note — as much as it is an afternoon of celebration, networking and forming of relationships — after I’ve shared a lot about myself and my perspective through a comedy set I do expect to hear intimate details about your fellow employees, otherwise what even is the point of the whole event?

16:30

Networking, entertainment and drinks provided by beerhouse

16:30 - 17:00

Breakout Room 1 - Discover, Learn, Grow

Thursday, October 15, 2020

09:15

Live stream of keynote: Bullies and narcissists! How to detox from the corporate villains around you

09:15 - 09:45

Speaker: Prof. Renata Schoeman, Associate Professor: Leadership University of Stellenbosch School of Business

 

Workplace bullying is a major cause of work-related stress. The workplace bullies to be most concerned about are those with narcissistic personality disorder and antisocial personality disorder. But how do you recognise these colleagues and bosses? How do you “detox” from them? In this presentation, Professor Renata Schoeman from the University’s of Stellenbosch’s Business School will discuss the impact of workplace bullying, with an emphasis on the corporate narcissist and psychopath. She will also discuss “red flags” to look out for in order to identify these “toxic” individuals and how to mitigate the effect they have on employees and the organisation.

10:00

Live as if you were to die tomorrow, learn as if you were to live forever

10:00 - 10:45

Speaker: Sifikile Zondi, Head of Learning and Development, Ster-Kinekor

 

Knowledge and skills are by far the most valuable assets available to any organisation. They determine our success and our competitive advantage. Even more so in this age of rapid change and disruption. Do you feel that there is untapped potential in your team? Do you have the tools to do something about it? Join one of SA’s most talented learning and development leaders Sifikile Zondi for a roller coaster ride in the world of learning. His experience, insights and ideas will help you in your treasure hunt for that gemstone we call knowledge.

11:00

Discover why disability inclusion is good for business

11:00 - 11:45

Speaker: Lesa Bradshaw, Disability Inclusion Specialist, Bradshaw LeRoux Consulting

 

A recent survey by the World Health Organization in 51 countries reveals a 52.8 percent employment rate of males with a disability and 19.6 percent for women with a disability. And South Africa is far behind in terms of its representation of persons with a disability in the workplace, regardless of gender. South African employers report that only 1.3 percent of our workforce at professional and management levels are made up of people with a disability, and 0,9 percent of our semi-skilled and unskilled occupational levels. South African employers are moving in the wrong direction despite the increased focus on achieving compliance and investing in skills development. Join Disability Inclusion Specialist Lesa Bradshaw as she shares how to close the gap and why disability inclusion is not only good for business, but good for your bottom line.

12:00

Lunch and networking

12:00 - 12:45

13:00

If you don’t do politics, politics will do you

13:00 - 13:45

Speaker: Niven Postma MD, Niven Postma Inc.

 

Numerous studies have shown that political intelligence is the best overall predictor of job performance and career success. People with political intelligence do better in gaining personal power, advancing their career, managing career and job stress and impacting organisational outcomes. And yet, how many times have you said: “Things would be so much better around here if it weren’t for the politics!” Niven Postma will explain why organisational politics are inevitable and how you can manoeuvre them well and ethically as a critical ingredient for your career success.

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 discovery how meditation can unlock your own resilience skills. During this session Meditation for Business will introduce you to the tools to turn a barely coping workforce into a thriving team of productive employees.

15:00

Embracing change - how you can contribute to business success

15:00 - 15:45

Speaker: Abey Kgotle, Executive Director of Human Resources Mercedes-Benz South Africa

 

 

Businesses in the automotive industry operate in one of the most competitive markets imaginable. Car manufacturing companies need to be extremely cost efficient, and at the same time, they need to stay at the forefront of product and process innovation. Meet Abey Kgotle – Executive Director of Human Resources at Mercedes-Benz South Africa – and learn how his HR team makes significant contributions to stay ahead of the competition in a challenging marketplace. Abey will share his experiences in managing a cultural transformation that makes his organisation more agile and future proof. Learn how you can lead the way in digitisation, process redesign and real empowerment of key employees.

16:00

Networking, entertainment and drinks provided by beerhouse

16:00 - 17:00

Breakout Room 2 - Learn from the C-Suite

Thursday, October 15, 2020

09:15

Live stream of keynote: Bullies and narcissists! How to detox from the corporate villains around you

09:15 - 09:45

Speaker: Prof. Renata Schoeman, Associate Professor: Leadership University of Stellenbosch School of Business

 

Workplace bullying is a major cause of work-related stress. The workplace bullies to be most concerned about are those with narcissistic personality disorder and antisocial personality disorder. But how do you recognise these colleagues and bosses? How do you “detox” from them? In this presentation, Professor Renata Schoeman from the University’s of Stellenbosch’s Business School will discuss the impact of workplace bullying, with an emphasis on the corporate narcissist and psychopath. She will also discuss “red flags” to look out for in order to identify these “toxic” individuals and how to mitigate the effect they have on employees and the organisation.

10:00

Moments of Truth - When HR leaders make a difference

10:00 - 10:45

Speakers: Alice Bhebhe, Executive Director HR Pearson, Pamela Xaba, Head: Human Capital Netstar

 

“The value of any HR leader rests strongly on their ability to support other leaders while bringing them along in executing a people strategy that is aligned with the business vision. An HR leader needs to be a business leader and at the same time the steward of the needs and wellbeing of all employees. Alice Bhebhe, Executive Diretor of HR at Pearson, and Pamela Xaba, Head: Human Capital Netstar, talk about what makes the difference between a good HR leader and a great one. “

11:00

How HR leaders build a future-ready workspace

11:00 - 11:45

Speakers: Anja van Beek, Agile Talent Specialist Anja van Beek Consulting & Coaching, Marlize Kriel, Chief People Officer Hellmann’s Logistics, Nerisha Charlton, Director People & Organisation Mars Multisales Africa

 

HR leaders need to change their approach to be impactful in the new world of work. This refers to the way we operate as a team, how we enable people to be successful and, more importantly, how we lead by example by adopting an agile mindset and approach. Meet leadership consultant Anja van Beek who will share her executive experience and the four keys insights to build a future-ready orgainsation. HR Executives Marlize Kriel (Chief People Officer, Hellmann’s Logistics) and Nerisha Charlton (Director People & Organisation, Mars Multisales Africa) will share exactly what it takes to build a future-ready workspace.

12:00

Lunch and networking

12:00 - 12:45

13:00

Underrepresentation of women hurts your bottom line. How can you fix this problem?

13:00 - 13:45

Speaker: Candice Watson, HR Director BAT, Malisha Awunor, HR Director BHBW South Africa, Dr Mariheca Otto, Owner and consultant, Motto Consulting and Thuli Tabudi, Group HR Executive Spar Group

Recent research suggests that having women in executive positions boosts net margins and improves company performance by as much as 15 percent. However, as much as we build talent pipelines and have succession plans for years on end, 95 percent of senior management roles throughout the country are still held by men.
Therefore, we don’t have the right mix of voices around the decision-making tables. Do we need to find better ways to drive female recruitment? Do we create enough opportunities for women to become leaders? In this session Candice Watson (HR Director BAT), Malisha Awunor (HR Director BHBW South Africa), Thuli Tabudi (Group HR Executive Spar Group) and Dr Mariheca Otto (Owner and consultant, Motto Consulting) try answer these questions based on their own personal experiences and professional insights.

14:00

It takes courage, curiosity and care

14:00 - 14:45

Speaker: Fergus Marupen, Group Head – HR Sappi & Malisha Awunor, HR Director BHBW SA, Abey Kgotle, Executive Director of Human Resources Mercedes Benz

 

 

What does it take to make a difference? Not just for your company, but for your colleagues, your local communities and even your country? Fergus Marupen (Group Head – Human Resources Sappi), Malisha Awunor (HR director BHBW South Africa) and Abey Kgotle (Executive Director of Human Resources Mercedes Benz) share their personal stories about their efforts to rise above the regular tasks and responsibilities of HR. Are you ready to jump over your own shadow?

15:00

If you don’t do politics, politics will do you

15:00 - 15:45

Speakers: Sthembiso Phakathi, Director Human Capital, Deloitte, Niven Postma, MD Niven Postma Inc, Nicola Tager, Head of Careers Investec

Numerous studies have shown that political intelligence is the best predictor of job performance and career success. People with political intelligence do better in gaining personal power, advancing their career, managing stress and impacting organisational outcomes. And yet, how many times have you said: “Things would be so much better around here if it weren’t for the politics!” Niven Postma (MD Niven Postma Inc), Nicola Tager (Head of Careers Investec), and Sthembiso Phakathi (Director, Deloitte) will share their experiences in managing internal politics ethically as a critical ingredient for your career success.

16:00

Networking, entertainment and drinks provided by beerhouse

16:00 - 17:00

Breakout Room 3 - Discover your inner HR strategist

Thursday, October 15, 2020

09:15

Live stream of keynote: Bullies and narcissists! How to detox from the corporate villains around you

09:15 - 09:45

Speaker: Prof. Renata Schoeman, Associate Professor: Leadership University of Stellenbosch School of Business

 

Workplace bullying is a major cause of work-related stress. The workplace bullies to be most concerned about are those with narcissistic personality disorder and antisocial personality disorder. But how do you recognise these colleagues and bosses? How do you “detox” from them? In this presentation, Professor Renata Schoeman from the University’s of Stellenbosch’s Business School will discuss the impact of workplace bullying, with an emphasis on the corporate narcissist and psychopath. She will also discuss “red flags” to look out for in order to identify these “toxic” individuals and how to mitigate the effect they have on employees and the organisation.

10:00

Meet the Millennials and Generation Z

10:00 - 10:45

Speakers: Neliswa Fente, Leader Springage, Deloitte Springage,  Tshidiso Ramogale Advocate Advocates Group 621, Johannesburg Society of Advocates and PABASA, Matsi Modise Founder & Managing Director Furaha, Zamantungwa Khumalo WEF Global Shaper  Tshwane Hub

 

Successful HR leaders utilise the ability and eagerness of younger generations to solve business challenges. They understand that millennials have unique insights, want to get involved and can co-create futuristic, bold innovations. But how do you attract and engage the best-of-breed among the millennial workforce? This session offers you a unique chance to learn first hand how to make your workplace more attractive to young people. A panel of top professionals under 30 share their views, experience and insights on the future of work and business. Moderator Neliswa Fente – Leader and Co-Founder of Springage (Deloitte) – will discuss with them how we can engage and collaborate successfully with the millennial generation.

11:00

How Human Resources can form the Basis of Digital Transformation

11:00 - 11:45

Speaker: Mark Judd, VP, HCM Product Strategy, EMEA Workday

Workday is a leading provider of enterprise cloud applications for human resources. In this session Mark Judd, VP of Product Strategy EMEA explains how Workday is responding to the most prominent global HR trends with digital innovations.

Join this session and discover how HR technology like the Workday Skills Cloud, the unified people experience, algorithmic analytics, blockchain credentialing and the internal market place enable your HR teams to embark on a truly effective digital transformation journey. You will learn about the latest trends and technologies and discover what you can do to benefit from them.

12:00

Lunch and networking

12:00 - 12:45

13:00

Finding Your Inner Digital Strategist

13:00 - 13:45

Speaker: Daleen Meinhdart, Executive Specialised HR BCX

We cannot embrace the future without understanding the essence of what makes us human. Digital transformation of the workplace and the employee experience includes as much a focus on IT innovation as it does on re-prioritizing the need for effective human connections, communication and trust.

At BCX we are transforming the digital employee experience in layers which include fully utilizing our existing ERP system, with innovation layers such as RPA and chatbot technology. Our journey to Enable, Enrich and Empower, is a journey of exploring and learning, which we are happy to share with you.

14:00

Increasing employee engagement and productivity through smart workforce analysis and planning

14:00 - 14:45

Speaker: Blessing Utete, Executive Director Momentum Consultants and Actuaries

There is increasing frustration with the advice that businesses are receiving from their corporate financial advisers. As the financial outcomes for their employees are not improving, it is clear that the current traditional advice strategy no longer works. Relevant and successful employee benefits are at the foundation of a compelling employee value proposition while innovation and best-of-breed solutions are the building blocks to this foundation. Momentum Consultants and Actuaries are in touch with the direction in which the world is moving. We understand what it takes to serve the changing needs of the workforce of today. Blessing Utete shares a fresh approach to employee benefits advice and how this pioneering strategy addresses the needs of the future workforce throughout their life journey.

15:00

Standing out from the crowd with SAICA’s AGA(SA)

15:00 - 15:45

Speaker: Adri Kleinhans, Project Director: Training SAICA

SAICA’s Associate General Accountant is a designation held by men and women with multi-disciplinary education, training and experience who are not afraid of challenges or change, and who thrive on the cut and thrust of business. A SAICA AGA(SA) bridges the gap between operational and strategic management and ensures success for you and the organisation that you serve. As the ideal designation for more technically-minded general accountants, an AGA(SA) designation serves as a symbol of your professional integrity, proving your ability to be the force behind organisational progress.

16:00

Networking, entertainment and drinks provided by beerhouse

16:00 - 17:00

Breakout Room 4 - Learn to build a happy and productive workplace

Thursday, October 15, 2020

09:15

Live stream of keynote: Bullies and narcissists! How to detox from the corporate villains around you

09:15 - 09:45

Speaker: Prof. Renata Schoeman, Associate Professor: Leadership University of Stellenbosch School of Business

 

Workplace bullying is a major cause of work-related stress. The workplace bullies to be most concerned about are those with narcissistic personality disorder and antisocial personality disorder. But how do you recognise these colleagues and bosses? How do you “detox” from them? In this presentation, Professor Renata Schoeman from the University’s of Stellenbosch’s Business School will discuss the impact of workplace bullying, with an emphasis on the corporate narcissist and psychopath. She will also discuss “red flags” to look out for in order to identify these “toxic” individuals and how to mitigate the effect they have on employees and the organisation.

10:00

Discover the Economics of Ergonomics

10:00 - 10:45

Speakers:  Janice Pozzo, MSc Ergonomics Formfunc Studio & Josie King, MSc Ergonomics Formfunc Studio

 

There is increasing evidence that ergonomics programmes generate an impressive return on investments. You too can add value to your company by proactively improving ergonomic design and training. But where do you start?  Formfunc’s Ergonomists – Janice Pozzo and Josie King – share insights into the importance and success factors of managing ergonomics in your working environment.  They will explain what HR can do to prevent costly injuries and productivity losses. Join this session and discover the ergonomic evolution of injury prevention in the workplace. You will get valuable insights on how to balance ergonomic requirements with design objectives and costs.

11:00

Using technology to articulate each employee’s impact on the business – seamlessly

11:00 - 11:45

Speaker: Jurie van Zyl, People Development, Kuben Naicker, Director Skillogical

In an information age where data is abundant in the workplace, human resources may find it challenging to make sense of all the information that is generated from their environment. Technology can play a pivotal role in enhancing this information from different platforms into one integrated space to make data viewable, searchable and interactive for HR to use for people and talent management. Join Kuben Naicker and Jurie van Zyl when they unpack the relationship between a technology-driven HR environment and people development, and the impact this has on the business.

12:00

Lunch and networking

12:00 - 12:45

13:00

Get more out of your people: Moving from KPI compliance to engaged productivity

13:00 - 13:45

Speaker: Tim London, Head of Organisational Innovation and Senior Lecturer UCT GSB

While we’ve spent decades working on different ways of measuring and assessing people’s performance, the net effect has often been a focus on compliance or “hitting targets”. While that’s fine, if you really want your organisation to thrive, you need to go far beyond compliance, and get to engaged performance. This means getting the right people in the right places, spending time on the projects that they’re most passionate about and best equipped to move forward. If you think “Well, that’s what we do in our organisation,” you may be right, but there is a wealth of research that says the majority of workers are disengaged in their jobs, and disengaged people are inherently less productive. So, let’s talk about how you can redesign your organisation to get your people as productive and dynamic as possible!

14:00

The role of emotional quotient (EQ) in the digital age

14:00 - 14:45

Speaker: Dr. Andrew Johnson, Chief Learning Officer Eskom

There is now a greater focus on bringing one’s ‘whole self’ to work. This is in response to the past tendency to believe, mistakenly, that it is necessary to have a dual identity, one for work and one outside of work, which can create needless blockages and wasted potential from people suppressing their natural styles, energies and talents.It’s important to critically reflect on the value embedded in emotions as we look ahead in a digital age. In a sense, it is the elephant in the room, the potential of which is often not recognised.

15:00

Protecting your mobile workforce whilst travelling – Let us take the responsibility!

15:00 - 15:45

Speaker: Luke Powis, Head of Accident & Health – Corporate & Affinity Chubb South Africa

Business trips are fraught with risk and challenges for both the traveller and the organisation, from medical emergencies and political unrest through to bad weather and cancelled trips. Sending an employee into a foreign land without adequate preparation and protection could be a disaster waiting to happen.

Luke Powis from Chubb Insurance will share insights into the constantly evolving travel risk landscape, highlighting the importance of informed risk management and how Chubb can help HR professionals protect their organisation’s most valuable asset, its employees.

16:00

Networking, entertainment and drinks provided by beerhouse

16:00 - 17:00

Breakout Room 5 - Grow your HR Skills and Knowledge

Thursday, October 15, 2020

09:15

Live stream of keynote: Bullies and narcissists! How to detox from the corporate villains around you

09:15 - 09:45

Speaker: Prof. Renata Schoeman, Associate Professor: Leadership University of Stellenbosch School of Business

 

Workplace bullying is a major cause of work-related stress. The workplace bullies to be most concerned about are those with narcissistic personality disorder and antisocial personality disorder. But how do you recognise these colleagues and bosses? How do you “detox” from them? In this presentation, Professor Renata Schoeman from the University’s of Stellenbosch’s Business School will discuss the impact of workplace bullying, with an emphasis on the corporate narcissist and psychopath. She will also discuss “red flags” to look out for in order to identify these “toxic” individuals and how to mitigate the effect they have on employees and the organisation.

10:00

You need more than just new technology

10:00 - 10:45

Speaker: Zuko Mdwaba, Country Leader Workday South Africa

What do you consider most important to your company’s future? Probably the most talked-about concept today is digital transformation. Yet digital transformation can’t happen without this one key ingredient: organisational agility. In other words, the ability to react quickly and effectively to what’s happening in the market, while continuing to drive innovation across the whole organisation.

Workday delivers financial management and human capital management planning, and analytics applications to the world’s largest organisations. Zuko Mdwaba, Country Leader at Workday South Africa, interviews a panel of Workday clients about their digital transformation journey. Join this session and discover how technology is enabling HR teams to embark on truly effective digital transformation journeys.

11:00

The Impact disruptive technologies are having in HR

11:00 - 11:45

Speaker: Rob Bothma Strategic Business Solutions Engineer Oracle

 

Disruptive technologies are having a major impact on the world of work, and this is forcing HR teams to relook their role in the organisation. With the ongoing pressures of needing HR being a more strategic role player while providing an environment where the workforce is able to be engaged have highlighted the need for HR to start using technology to assist them in achieving this goal. Join this session and discover where technology is taking HR and how it will empower HR teams in becoming true value-adding, strategic role-players within the organisation.

12:00

Lunch and networking

12:00 - 12:45

13:00

5 best-kept Excel secrets for HR professionals

13:00 - 13:45

Speaker: Dan Stillerman, Founder Excel Academy

Excel Academy has become well known for a uniquely fun, interactive and practical style of presenting. This Excel crash course will reveal 5 of the best-kept secrets you can apply immediately to significantly ramp up your productivity as an HR professional. Best of all? You’re guaranteed to learn something new, regardless of whether you’re a complete beginner or a seasoned Excel jockey.

14:00

Hacking Innovation

14:00 - 14:45

Speaker: Kery Boucher, Lead Facilitator FreshBiz™

How exploring new mindsets can shift the needle on new solutions in your business.

Kery Boucher, passionate innovation hacker at FreshBiz International, draws on cutting-edge innovation tools to empower managers and employees to play a smarter game of business.

15:00

The big recruitment debate

15:00 - 15:45

Speakers: Lerato Semenya Managing Executive TalentCru, Jonnathan Koch CEO and Founder TalentGenie, Tshidi Khunou Head of Talent Acquisition FNB Wealth and Investments, Roland Glass Chief Business Officer TalentSmith

 

It is a truism to say that having the right person, in the right place, at the right time is crucial to organisational performance. But what works best in recruitment and what should be avoided? Inhouse recruitment or outsourcing? Algorithms or gut feeling? LinkedIn or personal networks? External or internal candidates? Hunt for CVs or personalities? Generic or specialised? A business manager’s or HR manager’s role? What is your point of view on this most critical task?  We have hand-picked some of the brightest minds in recruitment and talent acquisition to lock horns during the big recruitment debate. Join the discussion and share your opinion on recruitment with us. With Lerato Semenya (Managing Executive TalentCRU), Jonnathan Koch (CEO and Founder at TalentGenie.co.za and TalentScraper.com), Roland Glass (Chief Business Officer at TalentSmith), and Tshidi Khunou (Head of Talent Acquisition at FNB Wealth and Investments)

16:00

Networking, entertainment and drinks provided by beerhouse

16:00 - 17:00

HR Tech Discovery Zone

Thursday, October 15, 2020

09:15

Live stream of keynote: Bullies and narcissists! How to detox from the corporate villains around you

09:15 - 09:45

Speaker: Prof. Renata Schoeman, Associate Professor: Leadership University of Stellenbosch School of Business

 

Workplace bullying is a major cause of work-related stress. The workplace bullies to be most concerned about are those with narcissistic personality disorder and antisocial personality disorder. But how do you recognise these colleagues and bosses? How do you “detox” from them? In this presentation, Professor Renata Schoeman from the University’s of Stellenbosch’s Business School will discuss the impact of workplace bullying, with an emphasis on the corporate narcissist and psychopath. She will also discuss “red flags” to look out for in order to identify these “toxic” individuals and how to mitigate the effect they have on employees and the organisation.

10:00

Discover how the Stress Code app could transform your organisation's health and performance landscape

10:00 - 10:20

Speaker: Richard Sutton, Founder & CEO Suttonhealth

The World Health Organization cites stress as the health epidemic of the 21st century. At the centre of this storm is South Africa, rated as one of the most stressed nations on the planet.
Research shows that ongoing stress is strongly associated with the increased risk of developing many chronic diseases as well as other physical and mental health issues.
Chronic stress can also result in higher absenteeism rates together with significant reductions in productivity and professional efficiencies. As traditional stress management systems are failing to cope with a growing global crisis, we may be able to find solutions using science and technology.
In this showcase you will see how The Stress Code app could transform your organisation’s health and performance landscape. At its core, this technology can be used as a performance vehicle that provides real-time insights into the primary organisational stresses, as well as a nuanced solutions model that can be applied to individuals and groups at all organisational levels.

10:30

Meet TalentScraper, a new-age talent sourcing tool capable of finding any candidate, from rocket scientists to full-stack developers in under 10 minutes

10:30 - 10:50

Speaker: Jonnathan Koch, CEO and Founder TalentGenie

Jonnathan Koch, Founder & CEO of TalentGenie & TalentScraper, will demonstrate how Talent Scraper can find candidates for any position by accessing publically available information. More importantly, using advanced aggregation technology, Talent Scraper will find the contact information for the candidates. Your sourcing process can now be completed in 10 minutes or less.

11:00

Video recruitment makes hiring personal again: Here’s why

11:00 - 11:20

Speaker: Roland Glass, Chief Business Officer TalentSmith

The job interview remains the most popular selection tool when hiring new employees. But we’re living in a very different world to the one where in-person interviews were the only way, and so our best practices must change. Video recruitment works, which is why it’s rapidly becoming the global norm in candidate screening and interaction – for both employers and staffing agencies. It super-charges talent acquisition, using tech to make hiring personal again. (We appreciate the irony.) In this showcase, we’ll explore the potential of video recruitment using Cammio, a cloud-based video platform that helps candidates and employers to benefit from visual first impressions.

11:30

EcoX – Inspiring HR solutions through innovative technology

11:30 - 11:50

Speaker: Daren Mudaly, Chief Designer, Architect & Engineer | Co-Founder Pepper Pots

A company’s most valuable assets are its employees and EcoX shares this sentiment. We offer an expert platform as a service HR solution with the aim of helping our clients achieve a competitive advantage through human capital. EcoX has the ability to customise business processes in line with operational strategies at a rapid pace with seamless integration and collaboration being a key differentiator. Join Chief Designer, Architect and Co-Founder of Pepper Pots Daren Mudaly to discover ways to optimise your HR operations by showcasing a variety of EcoX modules ecompassing proven methodology and sustainable results.

12:00

Lunch and networking

12:00 - 13:00

13:00

Visualise and plan your org structure in minutes, not days!

13:00 - 13:20

Speaker: Andries Fourie, Director OrgChart Hosting

Organograms are critical analytical tools communicating vast amounts of data visually. As an industry leader, OrgChart empowers businesses to optimise workforce decisions through dynamic visualisation of their HR data. Finally organograms have evolved from static pictures to automated visual tools, allowing your data to drive critical workforce decisions every day!

Join Andries Fourie from OrgChart Hosting and discover the value of visualising your organisational data. He will demonstrate how highlighting critical information and performing analytics can be achieved at the push of a button, how planning for expansion and downsizing is achieved visually, and how sharing the latest org information is simplified.

13:30

Protecting your mobile workforce while travelling – Let us take the responsibility!

13:30 - 13:50

Speaker: Luke Powis, Head of Accident & Health – Corporate & Affinity Chubb South Africa

Business trips are fraught with risk and challenges for both the traveller and the organisation, from medical emergencies and political unrest through to bad weather and cancelled trips. Sending an employee into a foreign land without adequate preparation and protection is a disaster waiting to happen.

Luke Powis from Chubb Insurance will share insights into the constantly evolving travel risk landscape, highlighting the importance of informed risk management and how Chubb can help HR professionals protect their organisations most valuable asset, its employees.

14:00

Accelerate capability development in your organisation

14:00 - 14:20

Speaker: Brian Fenton, CEO Aspiration Software

Discover how a simple approach of creating a short interval measurement for capability development can accelerate learning in your organisation. This approach promotes employment engagement, on the job learning through dialogue and assessment and entrenches line management accountability for development. Brian Fenton will demonstrate the approach and showcase the technology that made a significant contribution to skills development in 11 African countries for SAB Miller and is set to continue under the new owners ABInBev.

14:30

Measure and change behaviour at scale

14:30 - 15:00

Speaker: Oran Cohen, Chief Imagination Officer

If you could design your future employee, what behaviours would they have? With perfect knowledge of their ability and their performance, what could you unlock in your organisation? Coaching and training can only take you so far. Learn how to measure & drive the behaviour and capabilities your organisation needs at scale. It’s possible to measure your workforce’s learning agility on the job, to reveal low performers quicker, and enable those who want to succeed. If you want a truly Future-fit organisation, it requires new types of tools. Oran Cohen, CEO of Genius Works, will share how to use behavioural psychology to measure and enable the people in your organisation to perform, learn and innovate better.

16:00

Networking, entertainment and drinks provided by beerhouse

16:00 - 17:00