People & Leadership

HR Indaba 2022: Unveiling the future of HR

The HR Indaba is back and live after a two-year COVID-19 break, and it’s all happening on Tuesday, 18 October 2022, at the Sandton Convention Centre. The event will see thousands of HR practitioners, suppliers, vendors, universities, specialists, recruitment agencies, CHROs, and thought leaders networking and sharing insights.

This event is guaranteed to knock your socks off with the latest in HR technology, HR strategy, company culture, employee engagement, and everything else you need to make your job easier, better, and more satisfying.

Sage is a diamond sponsor for this event and our speakers already have their cue cards filled for two sessions of HR technology and advice bliss. We hope to see you in the audience, soaking it all up.

But it doesn’t stop there…

If you need a break from the sessions, we have great coffee and conversation at our exhibition stand, so feel free to come over and meet the team behind the tech.

Using people analytics to enhance the employee experience

Remote and hybrid working models, burnout, and skills shortages are forcing businesses to revisit company culture structures and employee engagement initiatives to retain and attract talent.

This means that HR professionals and business leaders need to rethink how they use people analytics to future-proof their businesses. After all, these insights carry valuable answers to critical organisational challenges.

But where to start?

The problem was never about a lack of HR data. In fact, 94% of business leaders have access to some form of people data from HR. However, many C-suite leaders (68%) don’t really rely on that data.

What’s more, with 62% of HR and Payroll professionals saying that it’s difficult to spot trends from the organisational and employee data they have, many companies are hitting a glass ceiling.

These are just some of the challenges businesses face. There are many more challenges they need to address, yet the solution to these issues is within reach.

If only there were a solution that could empower HR and Payroll professionals to use their data to enhance business strategy, streamline compliance, and retain the best talent…

HR: A C-suite right hand

Only 40% of C-suite leaders say their organisation uses HR data to make business decisions. This is despite the fact that this information adds up to a goldmine of insights to empower business leaders and HR professionals to increase employee satisfaction levels.

Fortunately, the data, technology, and support systems are already out there, and our Sage speakers will be at the HR Indaba to reveal how you can make them work for your business.

Here’s an overview of the upcoming HR event of the year:

Sage talks about the future

How HR leaders can build impact with insight: Future-proofing HR with smarter people analytics

10:00 – 10:40

Sage speaker Gerhard Hartman delves into converting data into insights.

Join him for an action-packed session where he’ll unpack:

  • The top five trends shaping HR
  • The role of people analytics in HR
  • How to use data to drive strategic decision-making through your entire employee lifecycle
  • Investing in the right technology
  • Actionable next steps for HR and Payroll professionals

Then, a not-to-be-missed session about superheroes and sidekicks

Superhuman resources: How HR leaders are solving key business challenges with the right sidekick

11:00 – 11:40

The challenge of change is real, and it’s not slowing down. Fortunately, there are superheroes with sidekicks in our midst, fighting inefficiencies and saving businesses across industries.

Join Ancel Draai and Nicolene Koster as they showcase three real-life superhero stories and highlight the superpowers that will transform the future of HR and Payroll.

A keynote address from a high-level expert

The day starts with a live keynote talk by Tataswa Fubu, Group Executive for Human Capital and Transformation at Barloworld. With many years of experience in the industry, she’ll be sharing her expertise around the evolution of HR, how the pandemic has placed greater responsibility on the HR profession, and the opportunities for HR professionals in a post-pandemic world.

Other notable speakers and topics

  • Future-proofing people: Enable agility through learning that is aligned with business outcomes by Vanessa Machill, Enterprise Lead: Sub-Saharan Africa at Udemy
  • The future of HR tech—Deep dive by Malisha Awunor, Human Resources Director at EOH; Ahren Posthumus, CEO at Momint; and Nick Keene, Director Solution Management at Microsoft
  • Productivity and beyond: Removing inefficiencies within hybrid working models by Makgotso Letsitsi, Head of Citizenship and Transformation at KPMG; Jonathan Muthige, CHRO at Alexander Forbes; and Ruth Wotela, People Wellness Executive at Silverbridge
  • Unemployed youth: What role can HR play in addressing this massive societal issue? By Vanisha Balgobind, Executive Head: Human Resources at Exxaro Resources; Terence Moolman, CHRO at Syspro; and Mpho Motshegoa, Talent and Culture Head at Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator
  • Showing up: The mindset shift HR leaders need to drive tangible people and business impact by Tswelo Kodisang, CHRO at First Rand
  • Better humaning, better world: Creating awesome human moments in the new world of work by Brad Shorkend, CEO at Still Human
  • Resisting change: Implementing new systems and policies within a rigid culture by Gcobisa Ntshona, HR Director at Lexis Nexis; Juba Mashaba, CHRO at Cell C; Nomaswazi Ngwane, and Human Capital Executive: Mass and Foundation Cluster at Old Mutual
  • Live entertainment with Joey Rasdien

Sound good? Register for the HR Indaba on 18 October at the Sandton Convention Centre