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With special thanks to our awesome 2018 Speakers

About the Future of HR Awards

13 June 2019 | Johannesburg | South Africa

The 5th annual Future of HR Awards will honour southern Africa’s most outstanding, inspiring and effective leaders in human capital management, HR innovation and HR tech; highlighting their achievements for local and international peers to emulate and moving the industry forward. Featuring new awards categories and entry criteria updated in collaboration with our Advisory Panel of HR industry experts, the awards have been attracting enquiries months in advance from South Africa, neighbouring countries and even Asia.

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Future of HR | 2019 Awards Categories

Individual Awards

Request an official entry from Nazreen.Harris@Topco.co.za to see full entry criteria and guidelines.

 

Lifetime Achievement in the HR Industry Award

This is the highest honour and most coveted award at the FOHR Awards. This award recognises an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the industry as a whole through visionary people management strategies and leadership. While we welcome nominations in this category, note that they are not reviewed by the judging panel. Rather, the recipient of this award will be decided in consultation with our advisory board.

HR Director of the Year

This hotly-contested award recognises the HR Director at an executive level, who has demonstrated outstanding leadership during the last 12 months.

HR Manager of the Year

In similar vein, this award recognises the HR Manager at a managerial level, who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in the last 12 months.

 

HR Rising Star of the Year (35 years or younger)

This award recognises a dynamic, energetic, young HR practitioner who has achieved phenomenal results within less than five years of commercial experience.

CEO of the Year

What defines the iconic winner of this headline category?

Fundamentally, a demonstrable record of accomplishment in prioritising the wellbeing and happiness of the people that make his or her company great. He or she will be widely respected and liked within the organisation, and will have an admirable reputation among peers and competitors. The winner will be a change management and employee engagement champion; a leader who enriches and inspires all those around them, while being instrumental in driving business performance.

Organisation Awards

Request an official entry from Nazreen.Harris@Topco.co.za to see full entry criteria and guidelines.

Employer of Choice: Large Organisations

This award recognises the best big companies to work for, with 1000+ employees and turnover of R50 million+. At the core of any great organisation is an HR department whose innovative values create a productive and enjoyable place of work. As an employer of choice, your reputation precedes you and jobseekers view you as a desirable place to work. That’s the first goal of any effective recruitment strategy – to be a 1st choice employer for top talent.

Employer of Choice: Small to Medium Organisations

In similar vein, this award will go to the best small-to-medium-sized organisation with 100 – 999 employees and a R5-50 million annual turnover (or equivalent in your country’s currency).

Employer of Choice: Public Sector Organisations

This award belongs to the best Public Sector organisation to work for. Key to any efficient Public Sector entity is an HR department whose innovative values create a productive, happy environment – because this plays a major policy role in establishing standards of excellence in response to society’s service delivery needs.

HR Team of the Year (1000+ Employees)

This award recognises the most outstanding HR team of the year, in an organisation with more than 1000 employees. This high-energy and highly-organised team excels within the HR function and has a major impact across their business.

HR Team of the Year (less than 1000 Employees)

In similar vein, this award recognise the most outstanding HR team of the year with fewer than 1000 employees.

Best Learning and Development Strategy

This award recognises and celebrates the HR team, HR-strong organisation or employee learning service provider that has delivered impressive outcomes by maximising the training and skills development of employees, with positive business results. “Learning and Development” can encompass coaching, mentoring programmes, bursaries, internships, e-learning, etc.

HR Tech Service Provider of the Year

The current global market for HR technology is valued at around $14 billion. This award looks for innovative service providers that create and distribute HR – specific technology solutions to clients in business or government – for example, payroll software solutions or user-friendly digital HR platforms for employees. Enter now if you can showcase cost-effective tech solutions that you have provided to clients, to boost their HR function’s impact and efficiency.

Best Graduate Development Programme

With youth unemployment being one of South Africa’s biggest socio-economic challenges, this inspiring award will recognise the HR Team showing excellence and innovation in driving graduate development programmes and initiatives. Share your organisation’s support for bright young minds with the world – by being this category’s first-ever winner!

HR Big Data & Analytics Award

For some time now, big companies, especially retailers, have been using data to better target, engage with and understand their customers in tandem with the growth of e-commerce. Now companies are looking for a similar level of control of big data internally, to unite disparate data sources on hundreds or thousands of employees – so that they can have a holistic and real-time picture of employees’ time-keeping, performance management, sales results, education & training, incentives & rewards, and more. If you have helped your organisation, or others, to solve this significant challenge – thereby improving staff retention and productivity, and the impact of the HR function as a whole – this trophy could be yours.

Corporate Wellness Champion

This award will go to the organisation that provides the most compelling evidence that their strategy for health and wellbeing in the workplace is the best.

 

HR Consultancy of the Year

The award will go to the organisation that is defined as an independent service provider contracted by clients, on an ad hoc, project basis, to advise on, or oversee change management, improvements to HR processes, or one on-one engagement with employees as a diplomatic and impartial resource.

2018 WINNERS

ORGANISATION AWARDS

Employer of Choice: Large Organisation

Sponsored by Careers24

PICK N PAY

Pick n Pay is the first local retailer to trial environmentally-friendly compostable bags. The whole word thanks you!

Employer of Choice: Small to Medium Organisation

W-TECH MANUFACTURING

Bellville’s W-Tech provides polymer, composite & insulation products to local & international clients.

W-ell done

Employer of Choice: Public Sector

Sponsored by Public Sector Magazine

COEGA DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

Since inception, the Coega project in the Eastern Cape has created 100 000 new jobs. Amazing work!

2018 Technology Champion

BESTMED

Bestmed is SA’s fourth largest open medical scheme, present in the country now for 53 years – and years ahead of the tech curve.

 

 

HR Tech Service Provider of the Year

SMART HR

Owned by Absalom Systems, Smart HR is the HR tech provider of choice for many of SA’s  blue chip companies. And they’re really smart.

Best Learning & Development Strategy Award

TRANSNET

With around 50 000 employees, SA’s ports and logistics parastatal is headquartered in the iconic Carlton Centre.

HR Consultancy of the Year

2CONNECT

Connect has a network of specialists who solve clients’ challenges through an integrated approach.  Get your people to call their people. About your people.

Corporate Wellness Champion

NESTLE SOUTH AFRICA

Did you know? Nestle SA also won the Top 500 Awards Corporate Wellness Award in May this year. Doubling the goodness!

INDIVIDUAL AWARDS

HR Rising Star of the Year Award

Sponsored by SABC

LEE WATTS – TRAVELSTART

Lee Watts is the recruitment and people analytics manager for online travel company Travelstart, where he’s really … taking off.

Future of HR Hall of Fame Award

DR NCEBA  NDZWAYIBA – NETCARE

Dr. Ndzwayiba is Netcare’s Head of Transformation and People Development. He is known as a leader who truly cares for his people.

Pictured with McDonalds SA CEO Greg Solomon.

HR Leader of the Year Award

PHILLIP TSHIKOTSHI – AEGIS OUTSOURCING

Associate Vice President & Head of HR for Aegis, Phillip has won several global awards in his career before taking this trophy. Outstanding!

CEO of the Year Award

JONATHAN GOLDBERG – GLOBAL BUSINESS SOLUTIONS

Jonathan Goldberg is known countrywide as a leading voice in Labour Law & Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment. For his contributions to HR, business and our society as a whole, Jonathan is Future of HR Gold.

Award accepted on his behalf by Grant Wilkinson.

AWARDS VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS 2018

2018 SUMMIT & AWARDS HIGHLIGHTS

South Africa’s brightest minds in HR, tech & workplace innovation came together at a packed Future of HR Summit, while the closing night saw industry luminaries honoured at the inspiring gala dinner awards.

AWARDS GALLERY 2018

TESTIMONIALS 2018

Thank you very much for the recognition received yesterday. It served as a great motivation.

Yesterday’s event was amongst the best Topco events I have attended in the last couple of years. Very well organised, very professional, great ambience and speakers, great vibe, and the MC was on point. Well done!


 

Dr Nceba Ndzwayiba (PhD – Wits)

General Manager: Enterprise and Supplier Development, Netcare Limited

Dear Kyle, Nazreen and Gareth

From everybody here at SmartHR, I would like to thank the TopCo team for our award. It means a great deal to the SmartHR team who have worked tirelessly for many years to build SmartHR.  The recognition will encourage and motivate us to do even more in the industry.

The event itself was a great deal of fun. Having attended a number of previous Future of HR awards, I think that this was the best yet. The venue was extremely stylish and the MC, Nik Rabiowitz was a treat! Our clients and partners were also very impressed.

I wish you every success with the Future of HR and look forward to contributing next year.

Kind Regards


 

Brendon Gass

Director, Smart HR

JUDGES

2018 Advisory Council

BAME LEKOKO

Regional HR Manager | Africa at Masscash

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COLIN J BROWNE

Speaker, Author + Thought Leader

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ERIC MOEPENG

Associate Director | People & Organisation

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JACK SELLSCHOP

Competency Leader | People & Organisation

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MARIUS MEYER

CEO | SA Board for People Practices (SABPP)

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NRITIKA SINGH

Managing Director | Isilumko

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REBONE SELEOANE

Anglophone Africa Human Resources VP | International Operations | Schneider Electric

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COLIN LESHOU

Provincial Manager | SEDA

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EDNA SATHEKGA-MONTSE

Executive: Diversity & Inclusion, RBB | Barclays Africa

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JEANNINE NAUDE_VILJOEN


2018 FINALISTS

ORGANISATION AWARDS

Employer of Choice: Large Organisation

  • Assupol
  • Pick ‘n Pay
  • Aegis Outsourcing
  • Aspen Pharmacare
  • Mundipharma
  • Digital Planet
  • Get Smarter

2018 Technology Champion Award

  • Passion4Performance
  • TATA Consultancy Services
  • Bestmed Medical Scheme
  • GlobalTrack
  • Corex

Employer of Choice: Small to Medium Organisation

  • LA Consulting Engineers
  • W-Tech Manufacturing
  • Fibon Energy
  • ICHAF Training Institute

Employer of Choice: Public Sector

sponsored by

  • COEGA Development Corporation
  • National Youth Development Agency
  • Transport Education Training Authority
  • South African Oil & Gas Alliance

Best Learning & Development Strategy

  • Aegis Outsourcing
  • Global Business Solutions
  • Ngubane & Co
  • Edit Microsystems
  • Tata Consultancy Services
  • Transnet
  • Research Institute for Innovation and Sustainability (RIIS)

HR Consultancy of the Year

  • Beyond Transform
  • Talent Evolution
  • Strata G-Labour Solutions
  • 2Connect

HR Tech Service Provider of the Year

  • Imenent (Pty) Ltd
  • Placement Partner
  • Smart HR
  • People Tree
  • Global Track
  • Corex

Corporate Wellness Champion

  • Nestle South Africa
  • E-Waste
  • GetSmarter
  • Bestmed Medical Scheme
  • Transnet

INDIVIDUAL AWARDS

HR Rising Star of the Year

  • Lee Watts – Travel Start
  • Beverley Rosan – Work Dynamics
  • Praveshan Naidoo – E-Waste
  • Cedrick Diphoko – DNA Brand Architects
  • Nkonya Magdeline Makgalemele – Lotshephe Development Engineers

HR Leader of the Year

  • Teresa Badenhorst – Ricoh
  • Basetsana Magano – Phetogo Consulting
  • Phillip Tshikotshi – Aegis Outsourcing
  • Ogotlhe Satekge – Transnet
  • Shanitha Singh – METSO
  • Shadrack Mbaiwa – Builders Warehouse
  • Gerhard Fouche – Aspen Pharmacare
  • Nikhil Dabhole – Tata Consultancy Services
  • Carol Weaving – Reed Exhibitions

Hall of Fame Award

  • Benedicta Mahlangu-Durcan – Saldanha Bay IDZ
  • Nceba Ndzwayiba – Netcare
  • Gerhard Fouche – Aspen Pharmacare
  • Dirusha Ganapathy Juta – Beyond Transform
  • Hawa Charfaray – Training Excellence
  • Keitumetse Lebaka – Cathsseta

CEO of the Year

  • Francois Wilbers – Work Dynamics
  • Maphefo Anno-Frempong – Transport Education Training Authority
  • Jonathan Goldberg – Global Business Solutions
  • Basetsana Magano – Phetogo Consulting
  • Devon Moonsamy – ICHAF Training Institute
  • Jacqueline Pillay – Jasjian

2018 GOLD SPONSOR

2018 TECHNOLOGY PARTNER

2018 CATEGORY SPONSORS

2018 MEDIA PARTNERS

2018 VIP TABLES

2018 LIFESTYLE PARTNER

Why Enter these Awards?

  • Be seen as an HR champion and innovator
  • Attract the best talent from interns to managerial level
  • Network with the best in business
  • Click with the latest digital advances in HR
  • Gain the recognition you deserve

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.

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