About the Future of HR Awards
26 July 2018
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
Don’t just take our word for it, though: read our latest endorsement, received from past winner Candice Booysen of Argility – our Rising Star award recipient in 2016. She has since gone on to be nominated as a Finalist for the IPM HR Director of the Year Excellence Award and was recently recognised as one of the world’s 100 most influential HR professionals by the World HRD Congress in Mumbai.
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
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This is the highest accolade delivered by the Future of HR Awards. It recognises an individual who, through visionary people management strategies and leadership for a period of over ten years, has made an outstanding contribution to the industry as a whole.
This award recognises a talented HR practitioner who has achieved impressive results with less than five years of commercial experience. The winning individual in this category will demonstrate the practice of progressive and highly effective HR initiatives.
This award is open to all CEOs, Directors and Managers. The award recognises senior management staff that exhibit a track record of excellence in HR leadership at an executive level, by ensuring sound HR principles are included in all aspects of the business.
This award recognises the best large organisation – with a turnover greater than R35-million – to work for in South Africa. At the core of any great organisation is an HR department whose innovative approach creates a productive and enjoyable place to work. As an employer of choice, your reputation will precede you and talented individuals will seek you out as their chosen place to work. That’s the first goal of any effective recruitment strategy – to be the employer of choice to superior employees.
This award recognises the best Public Sector organisation to work for in South Africa. Key for ensuring delivery of services is an HR department whose innovative values create a productive environment and play a major policy role in establishing norms and standards for the Public Service. These policies ensure that service-delivery mechanisms, integrated systems and access, human resources, institutional development and governance initiatives are responsive to the needs of the country’s citizens.
This award recognises the best small-to-medium-sized organisation (with a turnover between R5 – R35-million) to work for in South Africa. The Employer of Choice must show how they have implemented HR policies to retain and enrich the employee experience in the company.
This award recognises and celebrates the HR team that has delivered the most outstanding organisational benefits by directly linking the training and skills development of their employees to the business needs of their organisation. The organisation must demonstrate an investment in the development of employees across the entire organisation through coaching, mentoring and upskilling.
This award highlights the employee engagement strategy that has made the most impact on employee morale and performance across an organisation; taking into consideration the inclusion of history, types and variety of programmes and activities used for employee engagement. Organisations in this category must show innovative strategies implemented within the last year and the impact of employee engagement on retention rates.
This award recognises excellence in the area of corporate health and wellbeing. The entrant should show commitment to employee health and wellbeing; discuss awareness policies and programmes for employee health and wellbeing; outline future programmes planned to enhance and improve health and wellness for employees; and demonstrate a recorded impact on employee productivity and retention.
This coveted award recognises the year’s most outstanding HR team for its collaborative approach to the HR function as a whole, its innovative and successful strategic plan, and its successful methods for marketing and communication, recruitment and change management. Key to this category: the demonstration of outstanding operational and financial performance; a well-rounded and integrated HR team; excellence in talent acquisition, leadership and development; achievements in staff health and wellness; benefits and administrative.programmes that enhance and improve the job satisfaction of employees; demonstrable recorded impact on employee productivity and retention.
This award honours excellence in businesses where activities best demonstrate a proven ability to develop creative and insightful practices that improve the performance of the organisation by using technology and create a significant impact on the work environment. The award identifies excellence in the area of human capital technology as applied by an in-house HR team.