2019 Africa HR Summit

building an agile workforce

10-11 April, Johannesburg

Event Agenda

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WEDNESDAY, 10 APRIL

09:00–09:15Conference Welcome

TBC

09:15–10:00Keynote Session: Leading in Tough, Turbulent Times

Employees are often told about the inevitability of organisational change. The world of work is changing and therefore they must "adapt or die"; they are told. Senior executives and HR professionals often quote the legendary Jack Welch, "If the rate of change on the outside exceeds the rate of change on the inside, the end is near."

Yet, when people have been subject to substantial change already, or are operating in an uncertain environment that affects their future prospects, they may rapidly reach the limits of their capacity to absorb and respond to more change. While all employees need to accommodate and adapt as organisations change to meet external complexity, the transition process can be difficult where change is radical rather than incremental. A "get on with it" approach often fails.

In this keynote, Siphiwe, who teaches leadership, organisational behavior, as well as personal and organisational change will assist HR leaders on the art of leading people through tough, turbulent times.

Siphiwe MoyoInternational Conference Speaker, Facilitator & Author

10:00–10:45What is happening around us - Insights from global Mercer studies into the field of business and its impact on Human Resources

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10:45–11:15Networking Break

11:15–12:15Panel Discussion: The Role of HR in Supporting the Future Workforce in the 4th Industrial Revolution. A Pan Africa Perspective

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12:15–12:45Engaging Today's Employee - Exploring Tactics that Work

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12:45–13:30Lunch Break

13:30–14:15Building a Blueprint for Cultural Transformation

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14:15–15:00Innovation in Diversity & Inclusion

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15:00–15:30Networking Break

15:30–16:15Practical HR Technology Showcase. Cutting through the Hype

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16:15–16:45Powerful Decision Making with HR Metrics and Analytics

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16:45–17:00Closing

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17:00–19:00Drinks Reception

THURSDAY, 11 APRIL

09:00–09:15Day Two Welcome

TBC

09:15–10:00Panel Discussion: Unpacking Compensation & Benefit Trends in Africa

Panel TBC

10:00–10:30Networking Break

10:30–12:30Industry Forum Breakout Sessions

Automotive

Consumer Goods

Financial Services

Life Sciences

Mining and Energy

Technology

HR Hot Topics

12:30–13:30Lunch Break

13:30–14:15Managing International Assignments and Expatriation in Africa and the New Age

TBC

14:15–15:00Uncovering the Future of Executive Compensation

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15:00–15:30Networking Break

15:30–16:00A Rounded Approach to Employee Wellness

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16:00–16:45Think Future, Think Digital. Critical Technology Trends Through the Eyes of a Technologist

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16:45–17:00Closing

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Draft agenda. Subject to change.
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For more information about the event please contact:
Helen Page

Eridhan Estira


Contact the Mercer Global Events Team MercerGlobalEvents@mercer.com

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