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12 - 13 June 2019 | Johannesburg | South Africa

In partnership with Careers24, the Future of HR Summit & Awards brings together CEOs, HR leaders and HR tech innovators from across southern Africa.

ABOUT THE FUTURE OF HR
An innovation-focused initiative, the Future of HR Summit is an annual gathering in which business leaders and HR thought leaders can share their challenges and successes, to advance strategic HR within their organisations and across the economy.
The Future of HR Awards complements the Summit by recognising and promoting the leading lights of the HR industry today; individuals and companies busy reshaping HR into a cutting-edge strategic component integrated with their vision and mission. Every year, our award winners raise the bar higher.
Change isn’t coming. It’s here. We can struggle to survive or we can adapt and thrive, in the workplace of tomorrow.
HR is undergoing a closely-watched revolution, through digital disruption, with tech tools and human ingenuity combining to evolve HR’s business impact exponentially. The Summit helps delegates prepare for the hyper-digitised workplace of tomorrow.

TIME TO TAKE THE AGILE JOURNEY?

TIME TO TAKE THE AGILE JOURNEY? Agility is a term you'll hear in the boardrooms and corridors of just about any progressive organisation these days. Originally it meant the ability to change one's body position efficiently using a combination of balance, coordination,...

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CULTURE: THE POWER TO REPAIR

CULTURE: THE POWER TO REPAIR At our 2018 HR Awards on 19 July, Greg Solomon - CEO of McDonald's SA - gave a frank and heartfelt Keynote Speech that resonated with all present long after the night, as it articulated the power of culture to build unity in both business...

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WHAT’S RED & YELLOW AND KULCHA-RICH?

More and more, big organisations are realising the value of the one thing that can bond their thousands of employees to each other and to the organisation - culture. A meaningful culture that employees genuinely buy into, live and promote is more than a nice to have;...

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THE HELPING HANDBOOK

CREATING LEGACY IN EAP BUSINESS The South African approach towards employee assistance By Professor Lourie Terblanche Book review: Employee assistance programmes (EAPs) are holistic workplace initiatives designed to assist employees with a range of work- and...

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LEADING THE AFRICAN E-LEARNING REVOLUTION

LEADING THE AFRICAN E-LEARNING REVOLUTION 118, 467 Learners trained every month, across 868 sites in eight countries. Click PLAY on the future of education and upskilling - then get to the Future of HR Summit from 12 - 13 June 2019 to speak to LESSONDESK at their...

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CAN AUTOMATION MAKE PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT MORE HUMAN?

CAN AUTOMATION MAKE PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT MORE HUMAN? Aspiration Software thinks so - because it makes companies' HR component much more responsive and in tune with employees' needs on a daily basis. Aspiration specialises in Talent Management solutions for Agile...

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Onboarding During Yes to Desk: Proactive Transitioning From Behind Enemy Lines

We are in the 4th industrial revolution they say with bots and apps taking a centre stage narrative nowadays, but the war for human talent is still highly active, and it’s brutal. Organisations are lobbying for the cream of the talent crop with innovative employer branding strategies and value propositions aiming to secure the best of human assets available.

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ICHAF: the kind of vision Africa needs

ICHAF: the kind of vision Africa needs Have you heard about the ICHAF Training Institute, a South African 'TVET College' doing great things? If not, check out this short video featuring Founder & Director Devan Moonsamy. In the last decade, Devan and his team have...

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#FUTUREOFHR 2018: YOUR NEED-TO-KNOWS

#FUTUREOFHR 2018: YOUR NEED-TO-KNOWS The Summit runs from 18 – 19 July 2018 at The Capital on the Park, Sandown, Johannesburg. Download the programme here. The Awards follows day two of the Summit, on the evening of the 19th (registration 6pm; gala awards dinner...

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SPEAKERS

Honourable Naledi Pandor

Honourable Naledi Pandor

South Africa’s Minister of Higher Education & Training

Honourable Minister Naledi Pandor

Keynote Speaker at Future of HR Summit & Award

Naledi PANDOR is South Africa’s Minister of Higher Education and Training. A life of exile from 1961 until 1984 resulted in an international flavour to her education. She holds a BA from the University of Botswana and Swaziland and an MA in Education from the University of London. In 1992 she studied for a Diploma in Higher Education, Administration and Leadership at Bryn Mawr in the USA. In 1997 she completed an MA in Linguistics at the University of Stellenbosch and a Diploma in Leadership in Development at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, while she was serving as an MP.

PANDOR became an MP in 1994 and has amassed impressive experience in positions of public office. Her experience in education policy planning made her a welcome appointment as Minister of Education. She has also served as Minister of Science and Technology and Minister of Home Affairs.

PANDOR has received honorary doctorates from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology, University of Stellenbosch, University of Lisbon, Leiden University and from the University College of Dublin.

She is married to Sharif PANDOR and they have four children and two grandchildren.

Thabo Mashongoane

Thabo Mashongoane

CEO of the National Skills Authority

Thabo worked in the automotive industry in the early 80s where he qualified as a Fitter and Turner artisan. He moved to a technical college where he was employed as an instructor and a lecturer for the engineering trades and later became the head of division responsible for 16 different trades. Exposure to senior management experience started in 1997 as a Principal of a Technical College, as well as a manager for cluster of colleges for various portfolios such as Student Support Services, Human Resources, Linkages to Industry and Learnerships. The National Department of Education appointed him as the deputy Director in the FET-Policy Planning and curriculum development for a very short period before moving over to the Department of Labour as the Executive Manager for the National Skills Authority (NSA). Due to the 2009 skills development function shift he was transferred to the Department of Higher Education and Training in the same portfolio as the Executive Officer. He manages the work of the NSA which includes advising the Minister on strategic and policy matters including National Skills Development Strategy (NSDS) and the monitoring of performance and governance of the Sector Education and Training Authorities (SETAs). He ensures skills development footprints in all provinces through the establishment and support to Provincial Skills Development Forums (PSDF).

He holds a doctoral degree in educational management, diplomas, higher diploma, and degrees in qualifications ranging from technical/engineering, education, management, human resources, business management and business administration. He also holds a Post-graduate Diploma in M&E from WITS school of governance.

He led and participated in labour movement in late 80s to early nineties and represented lecturers from the former Bophuthatswana Homeland during the change-over period to the new SA. He actively participates in his community, church and sits on various councils including the Quality Council for Occupations and Trades (QCTO), NCP HRDC, NW HRDC, SASCE, the Public Service Trainers’ Forum (PSTF) and few other councils.

Anish Shivdasani

Anish Shivdasani

Co-founder & CEO of Giraffe

Anish Shivdasani is co-founder & CEO of Giraffe- an automated job matching platform that gives medium-skilled jobseekers more access and visibility to opportunities than ever before, and enables businesses to recruit high volumes of staff faster and more efficiently than any other way.

Since launching in 2015, Giraffe has attracted nearly 1 million users and remains one of South Africa’s the fastest-growing tech startups.

Prior to founding Giraffe, Anish was a Principal at Delta Partners, a strategic advisory firm specialising in telecoms in emerging markets.

Anish holds an MA (Hons) from Cambridge University and a PhD from Sheffield University.

Deborah Hartung

Deborah Hartung

Hacking HR Partner: Johannesburg

Culture and Leadership Consultant, Coach, Author, Keynote Speaker and Co-Founder of the Johannesburg Chapter of Hacking HR.

Deborah’s career in HR spans 2 decades, during which time she has worked in employee relations, change management, OD and HR management, prior to becoming an independent consultant in 2008. She has always been known to question the status quo and act as a catalyst for change, so it is no surprise then that Deborah has built a global reputation as somewhat of an authority on all things relating to the human experience in the new world of work.

Tshidi Khunou

Tshidi Khunou

Head of Talent Acquisition at FNB Wealth and Investments

Tshidi Khunou is a seasoned Talent Acquisition specialist with over 14 years experience in talent sourcing, recruitment and selection. As an astute business strategist, some of his primary roles over the years have included recruiting young talent as well as experienced talent. He is currently the Head of Talent Acquisition at FNB Wealth and Investments, and previously served in similar leadership roles in other financial institutions. His profile is indicative of his passion for education and personnel development. In his spare time, he enjoys photography, all things Tech as well as giving sage advice to young job seekers and empowering aspirant social entrepreneurs. He is known to most people by his #TopOfTheMorning titbits that he shares with job seekers and young talent.

Rhett Davies

Rhett Davies

Co-Founder of Direct Hire Recruitment Software

Rhett Davies is a Business Partner at MCI and Co-Founder of Direct Hire Recruitment Software. He has over a decade of experience in providing successful digital hiring solutions to local and international corporates and enterprises. Rhett is an expert in HR recruitment tech and automation and is at the forefront of digital recruitment innovation and solutions in SA. Rhett is passionate about all things HR and strives to bring the best of recruitment technology to organizations, helping to reduce the time and complexity involved in connecting them with the right talent.

Tricia Jones

Tricia Jones

Founder and MD of Capacity Builder

Tricia is founder, managing member, skilled coach, facilitator and strategist with a CV that ticks all the boxes and qualifications that confirm she knows her stuff but, like you, she’s a perfectly, imperfect human. For her, it’s not about lectures, death-by-PowerPoint presentations and a one-size-fits-all solution.

It’s about insight and inspiration and empowering each person who crosses her path to overcome challenges and achieve their dreams.

Tricia’s certifications in Motivational Mapping, Life Coaching, NLP Practice, Logotherapy, StrengthScope and Multiple Brain Techniques ensure that she has access to a full spectrum of resources, which can be uniquely applied to each challenge to provide a fit for purpose solution.

Paige Dos Santos

Paige Dos Santos

Digital Lead | SAP Africa

Paige is the Digital Lead for SAP Africa. She explores emerging technologies and trends with customers, focusing on how these can be applied to create competitive advantage and new revenue streams. Paige is a chartered accountant with a background in management consulting and strategy, specialising in innovation and new business models. Her previous roles included leading the innovation eco-system for Deloitte Africa and establishing the innovation advisory practise at Dimension Data.

Paige speaks regularly at events across the country, and contributes to print and digital publications including Fast Company, The Star and ITWeb. She is currently investigating how technology can be used to augment behavioural science approaches and create positive change in society.


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