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HR Assistant Conference 2019

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Two day Conference 
26 and 27 February 2019
Johannesburg


This conference explores the objectives of the modern HR Assistant role and the skills that today’s HR Assistant must master. You will learn techniques for adding significant value to your role and strategies for managing and organising multiple tasks, while building productive working relationships with other departments in your organisation. You will learn how to identify shifting priorities without being told and how to time manage your own workload.

This dynamic two-day conference will give you a solid grounding in the key essentials and benchmarks for human resource management. It will also give you the tools you need to stay one step ahead of changing regulations and accepted best practices. If you’re looking to grow your career within the HR profession, then this is one conference you can’t afford to miss!

By attending the HR Assistant Conference you’ll upskill yourself by learning:

  • How to provide a service to line management
  • How to find and hire the very best employees
  • How to handle difficult people in different situations
  • About data analytics and meaningful reports
  • How to develop, write and implement clear and concise policies and procedures
  • What you must have in a comprehensive job description and job profile
  • How to design an onboarding framework
  • How to conduct insightful exit interviews
  • About the HR Value Chain and your role in the overall strategy
  • How to deal with grievance and disciplinary issues
  • The principles of time management
  • How to influence when you don’t have authority
  • How to deal with sexual harassment cases in your organisation
  • How to negotiate with someone more powerful than you
  • How to communicate effectively across cultures
  • And more!

Who should attend:

  • HR Assistants
  • Admin Assistants
  • Personnel Officers
  • HR Personnel


For more information about the Seminar, please contact Katie van der Schyff on katie@knowres.co.za or +27 11 706 6009.

CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

DAY ONE • 26 FEBRUARY 2018

07:30–08:30 Welcome and Registration | Meet and greet conference attendees, presenters and Knowledge Resources Registration Staff

08:30–09:15

Managing your HR career

Marius Meyer,
Chairperson of SABPP and an HR Academic in the Department of Industrial Psychology at Stellenbosch University

09:15–10:00

Understanding the HR Value Chain and your role in the overall strategy

Pearl Maphoshe,
Human Capital Executive, Tongaat Hulett


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

10:30–11:15

Communicating effectively across cultures

Portia Mogale,
Head: Change Management, Santam – invited

11:15–12:00

The role of the HRBP: Providing a service to line management

Dr James Ramakau,
Senior HR Manager, Anglo Gold Ashanti

12:00–12:45

Finding and hiring the very best employees

Marcel Harper, Senior Consultant, Top Talent Solutions


12:45–13:30 Lunch | Engage in meaningful, learning conversations while enjoying a delicious meal

13:30–14:15

Handling employee conflict and difficult situations with complete confidence

Kathy Kraus, Senior Associate, Catalyst

14:15–15:00

Understanding data analytics: HRIS and meaningful data

Ronel Oosthuizen, HRIS Director, Sage


15:00–15:15 Afternoon Break | Quick Leg Stretch and grab a coffee

15:15–16:15

Employee Policy Manuals

Kim Fillies,
Director, Gray Feather


16:15 Wrap up and close of day one

 

DAY TWO • 27 FEBRUARY 2018

07:30–08:30 Registration | Meet and greet conference attendees, presenters and Knowledge Resources Registration Staff

08:30–09:15

Job descriptions and job profiles

Bronwyn Ward,
Independent Consultant, Wynnbro People Management

09:15–10:00

Implementing a well-designed onboarding programme to guide new employees through their first few months in the company

Sifikile Zondi,
Head: Learning and Development, Ster-Kinekor


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

10:30–11:15

Conducting insightful exit interviews

Barbara Mathibe
L&D Specialist, Sasria

11:15–12:00

Dealing with grievance and disciplinary issues

Lameeze Jean-Pierre,
Employment, Immigration and Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Lawyer, Fasken’s

12:00–12:45

Project management processes

Craig Hyman,
Consultant/Facilitator


12:45–13:30 Lunch | Engage in meaningful, learning conversations while enjoying a delicious meal

13:30–14:15

Dealing with sexual harassment cases in your organisation

Dr Angela Du Plessis,
Mediator, Labour Relations and Organisational Development Consultant

14:15–15:00

Creating a problem-solving strategy using negotiation skills

Michelle Soares,
HR Practitioner, BBD


15:00–15:15 Afternoon Break | Quick Leg Stretch and grab a coffee

15:15–16:15

Developing personal productivity and a credible brand

Ashnie Muthusamy,
Group Talent Manager, Sun International (Author of Succession Management, published by KR)

16:15 End of Conference | refreshments and networking

SPEAKERS

Sifikile Zondi, Head: Learning and Development, Ster-Kinekor
Sifikile’s career in Learning and Development started as a Business Skills Trainer and he has been in the industry for the last 13 years. He is currently the Head of Learning and Development for Ster-Kinekor Theatres, the biggest division of Primedia in profit and size. He is a Passionate People Practitioner and has more than 13 years’ Experience working in various Johannesburg Stock Exchange listed Companies. He has held several leadership positions in various organisations. He has worked for Fusion Outsourcing now known as WNS Group, Metropolitan Health Group and Woolworths to mention a few companies. He is also the Director of Sifikile Zondi Consulting, a People Engagement and Coaching Company. He has won numerous awards for the various companies he has worked for. Recently, he has been invited to speak at the World Human Resource Development Congress in Mumbai, India in February 2019. At this event, he will also be recognised with an award as top global minds in Learning and Development.
Dr Angela Du Plessis, Mediator, Labour Relations and Organisational Development Consultant
Angela specialised in Social Work at the Workplace and has had a number of roles over the years, including Company Social Worker, CCMA Commissioner, Organisation Development Consultant and Mediator. She was invited to start the first postgraduate course in Occupational Social Work at Wits and ran an Honours and Masters Programme for 10 years. She consulted widely during this time to the Mining and Financial Services sectors.
Bronwyn Ward, Independent Consultant, Wynnbro People Management
Bronwyn Ward has a career spanning some20 years as a Human Resources generalist. Currently an independent consultant, she brings to her clients her expertise across all areas of HR practice including HR strategy, labour relations, remuneration and reward and employee benefits administration, as well as guiding, mentoring and supervising clients' own HR employees. She has recently grown her service offering to include Organisational Development and Leadership Coaching. She is passionate about the HR industry, and especially about mentoring and growing young talent entering this field.
Craig Hyman, Facilitator and Assessor
Craig Hyman is a Facilitator and Assessor who has a keen and unwavering focus on Human Resource Development, Inclusion and Upliftment through the multiple channels and platforms that Business Training offers. His method and style is rooted in experiences ranging from corporate enterprises through to small business entities and having covered sectors such as Financial Services, Management Consulting, Micro-Finance and Skills Development. With this background he is able to bring experience, insight and comprehension to his Facilitation.
Dr James Ramakau, Senior HR Manager, Anglo Gold Ashanti
James is a Senior Human Resources Manager at AngloGold Ashanti Limited and his area of work includes the execution of the people strategy, transformation and change management initiatives. He has more than 13 years’ experience specialising in human resources, talent management, people effectiveness and industrial psychological services in a variety of industries including mining, manufacturing, and education. James holds a Phd in Industrial Psychology from UKZN. He is a registered Industrial Psychologist with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) and a Chartered HR Professional with the South African Board of People Practices (SABPP). He recently achieved a Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) status with Toastmasters International, a communication and leadership organisation.
Marcel Harper, Senior Consultant, Top Talent Solutions
Marcel Harper is a Psychological Scientist and senior consultant at Top Talent Solutions. He has worked within the fields of cognitive science and Applied Psychology for more than 15 years and has published in popular and scientific journals on the topics of perception, decision-making, and cognitive processes. He is a member of the Association for Psychological Science and has worked in academic, consulting and marketing fields.
Ashnie Muthusamy, Group Talent Manager, Sun International (Author of Succession Management, published by KR)
Ashnie Muthusamy has an educational background in Psychology, HR, and a Master’s degree in Leadership. She has headed various HR specialist roles in large organisations such as Absa and Nedbank. Ashnie is passionate about Employee Branding, Employee Engagement and Talent Management and is presently the Group Talent Manager for Sun International where she has been working for the past 7 years. She is the author of Succession Management, published by Knowledge Resources (KR) in 2018.
Lameeze Jean-Pierre, Employment, Immigration and Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Lawyer, Fasken’s
Lameeze Jean-Pierre is an employment, immigration, and Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment lawyer in Fasken’s Johannesburg office. Clients regularly seek her out for advice and assistance in preparation for disputes before the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) and the Labour Court, acting on behalf of and representing clients in various matters before the CCMA and Labour Court, and advising on various employment aspects pertaining to mergers and acquisitions as well as retrenchments and restructurings.
Barbara Mathibe L&D Specialist, Sasria
Barbara Mathibe assists clients to focus attention on actions that both benefit individuals, teams and serve the organisation as a whole to be more effective, leading to performance improvement and excellence. She completed her BSocSc degree at the University of Cape Town, obtained her MAP with the Wits Business School and Professional Certificate in Coaching with Henley Business School. She is also a trained Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), Life, Executive & Business Coach, as well as a Demartini Method Facilitator. She is a Chartered HR Professional with over twenty-one (21) years’ work experience in the Human Resources (HR) field. She coaches, trains, speaks, consults and facilitates organisational change and development work. “I enable performance improvement and excellence of individuals and organisations, through change in thinking and behaviour, with passion, empathy and an open- mind, driven by self-awareness of my value system and world view, as well as my commitment to lifelong learning”, Barbara Mathibe.
Ronel Oosthuizen, HRIS Director, Sage
As the HRIS Director Ronel is responsible for the global HR technology stack for Sage. This include, data analysis and interpretation to proactively spot trends. She identifies business specific strategic agendas and plans and provide supportive insight to understand the People data and inform decision making. Ronel leads BAU activities and special projects as well as the maturity of workforce planning and workforce analytics across the Group.
Kathy Kraus, Senior Associate, Catalyst
Kathy is currently a Leader and Principle Consultant working across strategic human capital, talent management, leadership and learning and change management. Kathy has significant consulting, facilitation and engagement experience with diverse stakeholders with a bias towards business strategy enablement, with deep skills in Talent Management, Leadership and Talent Development, Project and Change Management and People Strategy Development. Kathy worked for Standard Bank as a Talent Lead across the global business (Business, Function and Geography).
Pearl Maphoshe, Human Capital Executive, Tongaat Hulett/strong>
Pearl recently joined Tongaat Hulett as the organisations Human Capital Executive. She was also recently awarded the HR Executive of the year at the IPM Annual HR convention. Before joining Tongaat, Pearl worked for Pick n Pay as Group Executive Human Resources. Under her leadership, Pick n Pay HR team was recognised as the Best HR team of the Year at the 2017 national Future of HR awards ceremony. Previously, Pearl came from South32 where she was Vice President Human Resources and Massmart Group where she was the Group Human Capital Executive. Prior to these positions, she was the Human Resources Director of Mass Discounters, the General Manager Corporate Services of Umgeni Water and has worked in various senior positions in transformation, procurement, Black Economic Empowerment and education at the University of Durban Westville, Telkom, Old Mutual, the National Independent Medical Aid Society and Kwazulu-Natal Society of Chartered Accountants.
Marius Meyer, Chairperson of SABPP and an HR Academic in the Department of Industrial Psychology at Stellenbosch University
Marius has been an HR practitioner, consultant, conference speaker, academic, board member and manager for the past 25 years. In 2018 he received an honorary doctoral degree from the Vaal University of Technology for his contribution to the HR profession, in particular for his pioneering work in the area of HR Standards.
Kim Fillies, Director, Gray Feather
Kim Filies has more than twenty-two years’ experience in the HR field working across many industries. Holding a Master’s Degree in Industrial Psychology and having worked in both generalist HR and specialist roles, Kim has a wealth of both strategic and practical implementation experience. Kim has worked with SMME’s and large, global organisations in a HR consulting capacity and has managed to contribute to their success. She is passionate about enabling business to implement the most efficient people practices to drive business success whilst maintaining employee engagement. Kim’s core capabilities include HR strategy and operating model design, Learning design and management, Organisational design and development, Integrated talent management solutions, Remuneration and benefits, Labour relations and Labour Law compliance (including policy development).
Michelle Soares, HR Practitioner, BBD
Michelle Soares is currently an HR Practitioner at Barone, Budge and Dominick (Pty) Ltd. She has an LLB degree, Honours and a Masters degree in Industrial Psychology. She is a registered Industrial Psychologist and Psychometrist with 8 years’ experience in both the public and private sectors. In particular within the telecommunications, IT, Financial and Business Consulting industries. Michelle is passionate about optimising individuals’ growth potential and delivering value-added HR services to the business.

Sponsors and Exhibitors

Would you like the opportunity to market your company’s products and services to delegates at this conference?

For information on sponsorships and exhibitions please contact Katie van der Schyff katie@knowres.co.za
   
   
   

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REGISTRATION FEES
  Price
26-27 February 2019 - HR Assistant Conference
R7 000.00 Excl.VAT

Please note:

  • Payment must be received prior to attendance
  • Registration fees include refreshments, lunch, parking and conference material
SETA grants and accreditation requirements
Many of our delegates enquire about the accreditation of our events. There is a misconception that organisations qualify for SETA grants only for accredited programmes. This is not correct. The payment of SETA grants is regulated by the Government Gazette, no. 9867, Vol. 570, 3 December 2012, no. 35940. These Regulations clearly state that the SETAs “must allocate a mandatory grant to a levy paying employer” that has submitted a WSP and ATR by the regulated date, has provided all the information required in the regulated template, and is up to date with skills levy payments. Furthermore, the template in the Regulations (Section C: Skills Development) allows employers to include ALL planned training in the report; not only accredited programmes.
 
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  • Register for 3 people and the 4th person attends free of charge!
  • Special discount for registered NPO’s, small businesses (30 or less employees) & full-time lecturers at universities – contact us for more information!

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For more information and to book your seat contact Katie van der Schyff on +2711 706 6009 
katie@knowres.co.za

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