HR Indaba Programme

DAY TWO

17 October 2019

Programme: Day 1

Programme: Day 1

Main Stage

Thursday, October 17, 2019

09:15

Beware the corporate villain: Spot them and deal with them

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

Speaker Interview 1

10:00 - 10:20

10:30

Speaker Interview 2

10:30 - 10:50

11:00

Speaker Interview 3

11:00 - 11:20

11:30

Speaker Interview 4

11:30 - 11:50

13:00

Speaker Interview 5

13:00 - 13:20

13:30

Speaker Interview 6

13:30 - 13:50

14:00

Speaker Interview 7

14:00 - 14:20

14:30

Speaker Interview 8

14:30 - 14:50

16:00

Entertainment with Loyiso Madinga

16:00 - 16:30

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?

Breakout Room 1

Thursday, October 17, 2019

09:15

Live stream of keynote: Beware the corporate villain - spot them and deal with them

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

16:00 - 17:00

Breakout Room 2

Thursday, October 17, 2019

09:15

Live stream of keynote: Beware the corporate villain - spot them and deal with them

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: Ndivhu Nepfumbada, HR Director Africa TransUnion, Alice Bhebhe, Executive Director HR Pearson, Pamela Xaba, HR Director 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 Ndivhu Nepfumbada, HR director of Transunion, and Pamela Xaba, Human Resources Director, 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, Marge Mantjie, Head of HR Alexander Forbes Investment, 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 Marge Mantje (Head of Human Resources, Alexander Forbes Investments), 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, Ndivhu Nepfumbada, HR Director Africa,  Malisha Awunor, HR Director BHBW South Africa

 

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), Ndivhu Nepfumbada (HR Director Africa Transunion) and Malisha Awunor (HR Director BHBW South Africa) try to 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, Head of OE ABSA, Niven Postma, MD Niven Postma Inc

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) and Sthembiso Phakathi (Head of Organisational Effectiveness, ABSA) will share their experiences in managing internal politics ethically as a critical ingredient for your career success.

16:00

Networking

16:00 - 17:00

Breakout Room 3

Thursday, October 17, 2019

09:15

Live stream of keynote: Beware the corporate villain - spot them and deal with them

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

 

Trailer coming soon

12:00

Lunch and networking

12:00 - 12:45

13:00

Presentation 3

13:00 - 13:45

14:00

Presentation 4

14:00 - 14:45

15:00

Presentation 5

15:00 - 15:45

Breakout Room 4

Thursday, October 17, 2019

09:15

Live stream of keynote: Beware the corporate villain - spot them and deal with them

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

Presentation 2

11:00 - 11:45

12:00

Lunch and networking

12:00 - 12:45

13:00

Presentation 3

13:00 - 13:45

14:00

Presentation 4

14:00 - 14:45

15:00

Presentation 5

15:00 - 15:45

Breakout Room 5

Thursday, October 17, 2019

09:15

Live stream of keynote: Beware the corporate villain - spot them and deal with them

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

Presentation 1

10:00 - 10:45

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

Presentation 3

13:00 - 13:45

14:00

Presentation 4

14:00 - 14:45

15:00

The big recruitment debate

15:00 - 15:45

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

 

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 VentureWeb), and Tshidi Khunou (Head of Talent Acquisition at FNB Wealth and Investments)

HR Discovery Tech zone

Thursday, October 17, 2019

09:15

Live stream of keynote: Beware the corporate villain - spot them and deal with them

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

Presentation 1

10:00 - 10:20

11:00

Video recruitment makes hiring personal again: Here’s why

11:00 - 11:20

Speaker: Video recruitment makes hiring personal again: Here’s why

 

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.

10:30

Presentation 2

10:30 - 10:50

11:30

Presentation 4

11:30 - 11:50

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

Presentation 6

13:30 - 13:50

14:00

Presentation 7

14:00 - 14:20

14:30

Presentation 8

14:30 - 14:50

15:00

Presentation 9

15:00 - 15:20