2017 AWARDS TESTIMONIALS
Employer of Choice: Small to Medium Organisation
MUNDIPHARMA (PTY) LTD
Mundipharma (Pty) Ltd is a leading pharmaceutical company specialising in pain management. It launched in SA in 2011, as part of a global network of companies. Mundipharma’s passion and commitment to its patients is equaled only by the amazing way it treats its employees.
Employer of Choice: Large Organisation
Sponsored by Careers24
Assupol Life provides funeral, life, savings and retirement annuity products; and caters to a whopping 76% of the public sector. Assupol was the first insurer to introduce the 48-hour-claim turnaround – now an industry norm. Assupol regards every employee as key to its success.
Employer of Choice: Public Sector
Sponsored by Public Sector Magazine
One of SA’s top water utilities. Based in KZN, Mhlathuze supplies water to communities across 37 000 square kilometers. The organisation prides itself on its people and, in particular, has a high number of women at all levels. Mhlathuze is the public sector’s employer of choice.
Best Workplace Diversity & Inclusion Strategy
Isilumko is a black-owned company, trading since 1992 and specialising in staffing entry level white collar positions in call centres, administration, back offices and sales departments; most especially in finance, retail and telecommunications. Isilumko prides itself on its flat company structures, open communications and refreshing lack of hierarchy.
Best HR Industry Innovation Using Technology Award
Sponsored by Kyocera Document Solutions
Ericsson has been at the forefront of communications for 140 years and, today, it carries 40% of the world’s mobile traffic! It’s SA operation is renowned as a forward-thinking great place to work. To quote one of the employee reviews on indeed.co.za: “Everyday there’s an opportunity to learn something new. Great people with multiple skills to learn from. Wonderful environment for growth. Opportunity to travel.”
Best Learning & Development Strategy Award
FUEL ONLINE TRAINING
Through its low-bandwidth online training platforms, Fuel enables companies to give their people the training they need, wherever they are. With over 15 years’ experience in engineering compelling, tailored training solutions, Fuel are streaking ahead with tomorrow’s learning channel of choice:
high-quality online video content.
Best Health & Wellbeing Strategy Award
AFROCENTRIC HEALTH LIMITED
AfroCentric Health has an array of brands grouped under its umbrella; the largest being Medscheme, South Africa’s second largest health administration provider. Afrocentric believes that attracting and retaining the best people is not just about remuneration; it’s about creating an environment that is fully supportive of employees’ mental, emotional, physical and spiritual well being.
Best HR Team of the Year Award
PICK N PAY
Pick n Pay is known for putting people at the heart of its business. This philosophy informs everything it does, from how it treats customers to supporting the goals of 40 000 staff members. 40 000? That’s a big HR responsibility! Pick n Pay encourages employee growth and promotion from within. For bringing out the best in people, Pick n Pay, yours is the HR team of the year!
HR Rising Star of the Year Award
Tascha launched Green Grass Consulting in 2012 after spotting the need for a recruitment experience that didn’t leave clients pulling at their hair. From day one, Tascha vowed to take every client and every candidate seriously – no matter how big or small. Surrounded by her strong and loyal team, Tascha is bringing more and more top people together with the right roles, and earns high praise from her clients across South Africa. Tascha, YOU are the Rising Star of 2017!
HR Hall of Fame Award
Jeanett has been Santam’s much loved Executive Head of HR since 2014. She also serves as Non-Executive Director for Indwe Broker Holdings. Previous roles have seen her shine at SAP Africa, AngloGold Ashanti, IDC and Mutual & Federal. Amongst many, many other achievements, Jeanett has been a Non-Executive Director for Save the Children SA. A qualified Nurse and Midwife, her impressive academics include an MBL, B.Com & MDP (Unisa), SEP and AMP. Throughout all of her years as a high-achiever, Jeanett has remained the ultimate embodiment of a true people-leader: empathic, wise, humble and down to earth. Congratulations and welcome to the Future of HR Hall of Fame, Jeanett Modise.
HR Leader of the Year Award
Sponsored by Thomas International
DIRUSHA GANAPATHY JUTA
Dirusha’s many previous accolades attest to her extraordinary charisma and passion. At IBM, she was awarded for her contribution to a Global HR transformation project. She was awarded Group Services Excellence Award at Africa Bank for setting a new standard of HR excellence. Her most recent accolade, in February this year, saw Dirusha awarded by the World HRD Congress as one of the “100 Most Influential Global HR Professionals.”
She is a respected member of COMENSA (Coaches and Mentors of SA), the Institute of People Management and the South African Career Development Association. Motivated by a desire to make a difference and a game-changing contribution to the HR industry, Dirusha recently set up an HR and Life- Coaching Consultancy, Beyond Transform, aimed at addressing the fundamental HR gaps identified during her own corporate career. Dirusha is truly a key thought leader in redefining the Future of HR for all of us.
2017 AWARD JUDGES
Group Executive of HR, Telesure Group
Managing Director, Smart HR
Previous Executive VP: People & Org. Dev, AngloGold Ashanti
CEO, Global Business Solutions
HR Director, Coca-Cola South Africa
CEO, Quest Staffing Solutions