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Hr Analytics Seminar

Data-driven HR for business success


30 May 2017
The Hyatt Regency, Rosebank | Johannesburg

The Deloitte Human Capital Trends 2016 report indicated that global companies showed a major leap forward in analytics capability; however South Africa indicated analytics to be a major capability gap and an area needing much development.

More companies are seeking to improve their organisational effectiveness through smarter planning and quicker decision making, particularly when it comes to talent. The modern HR function collects an immense quantity of data, however data in itself, has no value. It is the analysis of the data for improving decision-making that makes it incredibly powerful. Recruiting top talent is competitive business and talent analytics plays a central role in making HR and recruitment smarter. HR has been talking about building analytics teams for a number of years but more recently recognised that data is needed to figure out why people join a company, perform well in, and stay with, who will be more likely to be successful, and who are likely to be better leaders . All of this can be informed by people analytics and when used effectively, can drastically transform your approach to recruitment and performance.

However, with all attention being paid to analytics today there is still a large amount of confusion regarding where people should be focusing their attention and what they should be doing. Business leaders are demanding that HR rethinks how it makes decisions, reskills for the age of data and retools in order to provide the descriptive and predictive insight necessary to maintain a competitive edge.

Are you fully aware of the benefits of HR analytics? Are you ready to assume a more data-orientated role? How do you leverage on the massive workforce metrics for better strategic HR decisions? Attend the KR one day HR Analytics Seminar and develop your capability as an HR leader.

Who should attend?

VPs, Heads, Directors and Senior Managers in charge of:
  • HR/People Management
  • HR Metrics and analytics HR Data,
  • Reporting & systems workforce planning/workforce Intelligence
  • HRIS/HR technology
  • HR transformation
  • Organisational development/organisational effectiveness
  • HR strategy and analytics
  • Talent development

Why attend?

  • Understand how HR data can support your organisation’s strategic and growth objectives – how to use data to make strategic human capital decisions
  • Discover how to leverage your talent pool through data analytics
  • Learn more about how companies use data effectively and the impact of analytics on the future of HR
  • Build your HR analytics capability
  • Hear how analytics can solve real business challenges

For more information about the Pre-conference workshop, please contact Debbie Atwell on or +27 83 651 1664.




REGISTRATION | Meet and greet conference attendees, presenters and Knowledge Resources Registration Staff



08:40–09:30 People analytics as a business imperative: why analytics matter

Ronnie Toerien, HCM Strategy Leader, Oracle Africa


Positioning your organisation for predictive people analytics

Hein Nienaber , Associate Director: Human Capital, Deloitte

10:30 – 11:00 Morning Break | Enjoy coffee/tea and snacks and connect with leaders from across the industry

11:00 – 12:00

Discussion: Impact of analytics on the future of HR and what’s next on the horizon for analytics?

12:00 - 13:00

Tapping into your workforce to drive business decisions:  Leveraging talent analytics to recruitment, developing workforce planning and talent retention

Cathy Veltman, Head: Workforce Planning & Analytics, Ericsson

13:00 - 14:00 LUNCH | Engage in meaningful, learning conversations while enjoying a delicious meal

14:00 – 15:00

HR Analytics: it’s all about the base - understanding the importance of organisation, work and people data fundamentals in the journey to analytics

Tony Cohn, Director, QBit

15:00 - 15:15 AFTERNOON BREAK | Enjoy coffee/tea and snacks and connect with leaders from across the industry

15:15 - 16:15

HR data storytelling: applying storytelling to analytics for real business change

Martin Sutherland, Director and Brett Mulder, Global Business Development Lead and Product Manager, PeopleTree Talent Analytic

16:15 Close of Seminar


Hein Nienaber, Human Capital: Mergers, Acquisitions & Restructuring leader, Deloitte
Hein is a thought leader in our Organisation Design centre of excellence for Deloitte South Africa. His core capabilities lie in facilitating large-scale organisational transformation programmes with a view of unlocking future value. Hein specialises in assisting clients that are undergoing business model transformation; be it mergers and/or acquisitions. He is highly experienced in restructuring how an organisation operates to deliver on its strategy and to customers. He has played both subject matter expert and programme management roles on engagements both globally and locally. He has a wealth of consulting experience gained over 20 years in global professional services firms in South Africa and abroad in the United States, United Kingdom and New Zealand. His industry experience covers oil & gas, mining, energy, health care, manufacturing, public sector, construction and financial services.
Martin Sutherland Director, PeopleTree Talent Analytics
Martin is the Global Director of PeopleTreeAnalytics International, a software and consulting firm focused on talent analytics. He is a founder member of the company, launched in 1998, and has been responsible for its global expansion. Clients are spread across 47 countries in Africa, Europe, the Middle East, the US, Central and South America and recently India. Prior to the formation of PeopleTree, Martin was a director of the largest public relations and communications company in South Africa. He regularly speaks at international conferences and publishes articles on the topic of talent management. He has 23 years of professional consulting experience in the ICT, Energy and Power, Financial Services & Banking, Transport, Retail and Manufacturing sectors.
Brett Mulder, Global Business Development Lead and Product Manager, PeopleTree Talent Analytics Group
Brett has a strong capability in managing multiple, simultaneous projects across diverse cultures and often in multiple languages, helping to lead their team of Sales professionals, IT professionals, Consultants, designers, translators & support staff. With a passion for technology and deep interest in understanding people means that work at PeopleTree does not feel like work at all. Brett manages a global client base across nearly 40 countries which involves spending time researching and understanding their often complex businesses, spread across diverse industries.
Cathy Veltman, Head: Workforce Planning & Analytics, Ericsson
Cathy has worked at Ericsson for nearly 6 years now and is currently the director of Workforce Planning and Analytics as well as HR Operations for Sub –Saharan Africa. She is a multi-talented HR Professional with a proven track record of extensive HR Generalist, HR Specialist and Management experience. Prior to Ericsson Cathy worked at the Airports Company of South in various roles. She was educated at Unisa and Gibs.
Tony Cohn Director, QBIT
Tony is currently a director at QBIT. A seasoned professional, Tony has done work in Process Engineering (BPMS Assessment and Six Sigma/Lean) at Standard Bank of South Africa; Six Sigma and Projects at Medscheme; has been the head of the Project Office at Discovery Health; Divisional Manager Business Processes at Discovery Health Johannesburg; Senior Business Consultant at Astrolabe Technologies Group and a Consultant at IBM South Africa. Tony received his degree from the University of the Witwatersrand and his post graduate studies completed at the Wits Business School.
Ronnie Toerien Human Capital Management Sales, Development and Strategy Leader, Oracle
He is currently the HCM (Human Capital Management) Sales Development and Strategy Leader, for the Africa region at Oracle. Ronnie has been involved in Human Resources since 1990, first in Training and later in the implementation and support of HCM solutions. He also provided HR Consulting to various organisations as an Independent Consultant for several years before joining PeopleSoft as a Senior Solutions Consultant. He then joined Oracle as part of the acquisition of PeopleSoft in 2005. Ronnie studied Law through correspondence at UNISA and his first job was at the State Attorney in Johannesburg. Ronnie has presented at numerous local and international events and recently at the World HRD Congress in Mumbai was awarded the Global HR Excellence – Strategic Leadership Award. He occasionally guest lectures to HR master’s students at the University of Johannesburg as well as at the University of Pretoria where he is also on the examination panel for Masters students.

Sponsors and Exhibitors

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30 May 2017 HR Analytics Seminar
R3 950.00 excl. VAT

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  • Payment must be received prior to attendance
  • Registration fees include refreshments, lunch, parking and conference material
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