Category: Digital

Behind the best people in Africa

For the second year running inAfrica24 has come on board as a Media Partner with the Future of HR. Offering inAfrica24 users a broader range of news and content relating to the South African business landscape. inAfrica24.com is the world’s first portal of B2B events in Africa. It is the only online Business Events Directory focused on Africa. It is a unique B2B platform. Since 2013 inAfrica24 have been actively promoting important conferences, exhibitions and B2B meetings worldwide, with focus on investing in Africa. inAfrica24 is always on top of high-impact trends in  business offering opportunities to our users...

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What do you look for in a business leader … and how will you know it when you see it?

It’s a challenge many recruiters and HR specialists have been battling with since the dawn of the HR profession – because nurturing organisational leadership is integral to any business’s future success. In response to the challenge, Ian MacRae and Adrian Furnham, of University College London (UCL) and High Potential Psychology Ltd respectively, collaborated to produce the groundbreaking High Potential Trait Indicator (HPTI). The HPTI measures six personality traits to assess and define any individual’s capacity to lead from the front: Conscientiousness, Adjustment, Curiosity, Risk Approach, Ambiguity Acceptance and Competitiveness. Their hypothesis was simple: identifying a person’s potential leads to...

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How digital data is changing the nature of the candidate search

Data has always been an important part of a recruiter’s candidate search.  Pramod Sonne of Careers24, one of the speakers for the 2017 Future of HR Summit, explains how working with automated, primarily digital data is making the recruiting processes monumentally more effective and efficient. “Two of the more noteworthy current trends in big data engagement is applicant tracking systems (ATS) and social media screening both of which can play a vital role in ensure the best placement,” says Sonne. He adds that the more information (data) recruiters and HR managers have, the more suited the candidate will be;...

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