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Contingent Workforce Seminar

The Rise of the Contingent Workforce


One-day Seminar
07 November 2019

Organisations as we know them, although often promoting the need for more agility, are most often still structured in a manner that suits post industrial revolution foundations and concepts. The mind-set of how we structure organisations is slow moving and affected or limited by counteractive factors such as labour laws that impact the move to individuals being “contingents” with very few employee protections. The argument however, may be that we are not seeing the rise of the contingent workforce that has already begun, but rather the adoption and entrenchment thereof.

The world of work is ever changing, with one of the most apparent and obvious trends being that of a more fluid and flexible workforce. A contingent workforce allows an organisation to expand and contract during times of opportunities and downturns.


  • Find out how you can link the contingent workforce to the organisation’s values
  • Learn more about the “new” psychological contract for contingent workers
  • Learn more about remuneration strategies and approaches for the Contingent Workforce
  • Hear how to manage consultants for optimal performance
  • Discover how to keep contingent workers engaged?
  • Learn how to manage the risks in utilizing a contingent workforce - The employment contract – legal/labour law traps
  • Find out how Generation Z Contingent Workforce wants to be managed


  • Those involved in talent management
  • Employee experience managers
  • HR Directors
  • Employee benefits managers/Employee relations managers
  • Employee engagement managers
  • Management consultants
  • Managers responsible for staff management and retention strategies

For more information about the Seminar, please contact Katie van der Schyff on +2711 706 6009

Seminar Programme

07 NOVEMBER 2019


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


Welcome and introduction by chairperson


Linking the contingent workforce to the organisation’s values

Emma El-Karout,
Founder and Managing Director, One Circle


Psychological contract for contingent workers – does it still exist?

Anja van Beek, Agile Talent Strategist, Leadership Consultant and Coach

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

10:30– 11:15

Remuneration strategies and approaches for the Contingent Workforce

Dr Mark Bussin, Chairman,
21st Century (co-editor of The New World of Work – An ‘SOS’ Call to Management, Published by KR 2019)

11:15- 12:30

Managing consultants for optimal performance

Abrie Barker, Business Development Manager, Oracle

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

13:30 – 13:45

Keeping them engaged – how do you manage Nomads?

Gail Sturgess, Agile People Coach and Human Capital Strategist, Talent Align
13:45 – 14:30

Adapting / modifying HR Practices for the contingent workforce (Discovery Case Study)

Taryn Marcus, Human Capital and Strategy Integration Specialist

14:30- 14:45 Afternoon break | Enjoy coffee/tea and snacks and connect with leaders from across the industry

14:45 - 15:30

The employment contract – legal/labour law traps

15:30 - 16:00

Generation Z Contingent Workforce - How do they want to be managed?

Afika Hangana, Client Executive, 21st Century
16:00 Wrap up and end of Seminar


Taryn Marcus, Human Capital and Strategy Integration Specialist
Taryn is aHuman Capital and Strategy integration specialist in emerging economies. With 15 years’ experience, 10 of which have been at Executive management level for listed complex multinational (pan-African and European) organisations. She is a registered Industrial psychologist and Harvard Business School Alum. A devoted change agent with an enterprise perspective who collaboratively works to create organisations where people perform better, feel engaged, deliver customer value, and have fun- all at the same time.
Afika Hangana, Client Executive, 21st Century
Afika Hangana is currently a Client Executive at 21st Century, a specialist Remuneration, Reward and OD Consulting firm. As a Client Executive, Afika is responsible for establishing and maintaining the long-term good standing with stakeholders, conducting research and the analysis of market trends. Afika is also responsible for the implementation of strategies for new streams of business. Afika holds a Bachelor of Commerce, with Honours in Financial Management Sciences from the University of Pretoria, South Africa.”
Anja van Beek, Agile Talent Strategist, Leadership Consultant and Coach
Anja was one of the first to be authorised as an Agile People professional and facilitator. The ex-Sage HR Director now consults with leaders and HR teams on all people-related aspects with a specific focus on integrating agile principles and practices. She is a leadership coach and an expert in supporting teams to remain relevant and thrive in the future of work. She also works for various companies as a facilitator focusing on leadership development, mentoring and change management.
Gail Sturgess, Agile People Coach and Human Capital Strategist, Talent Align
After 20 years in the IT industry as a Programmer, Business Analyst, and Business Intelligence Consultant, specialising in financial systems, Gail moved to the “people side” of IT when she conducted training needs analysis and established training centres for a number of leading organisations in South Africa. She is a leading advocate and champion in the field of IT Human Capital Management. Gail has created and developed a number of tools and services to help both IT managers and HR consultants in the IT field better manage, develop and retain top IT talent. Gail holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Cape Town among numerous other qualifications. She is a professional member and fellow of IITPSA (Institute of IT Professionals SA), a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF) as well as a member of PSASA (Professional Speakers Association of South Africa).
Dr Mark Bussin, Chairman, 21st Century
Dr Mark Bussin who has written 10 textbooks on Reward, Talent, OD and Performance Management, is Chairman of 21st Century, Professor at University of Johannesburg, UCT, GIBS and Professor Extraordinaire at North West University. He has held senior executive positions in 3 multinational companies. He sits on and chairs numerous Boards, Audit and Remuneration committees in government, state owned companies and private companies – an excellent working knowledge of all industries.
Emma El-Karout, Founder and Managing Director, One Circle
Emma is the founder of One Circle an online platform connecting companies with freelance HR experts, on-demand. She formed One Circle in response to her own experiences of the limitations and restrictions inherent in the current consulting and employment models, as well as in anticipation of future work trends towards greater individualisation of career management. Her objective is to improve and enhance quality of life through diverse work options, thus uplifting broader society by opening up global work opportunities, regardless of gender, age, location or social standing. She is particularly focussed on retaining experienced workers in the economy post-retirement. Emma harnessed more than 20 years of global experience as HR Director before launching One Circle. She sees massive opportunity in helping companies grow smart and sustainably; while at the same time achieving positive impact on employment, gender bias and age discrimination.’
Abrie Barker, Business Development Manager, Oracle
As a cloud strategist Abrie has been working on Business Development and Sales strategy to transform his organisation, their partners and help their customers on their journey to cloud. His passion has been to learn and apply these learnings to new situations / applications / industries. He believe that if a person has the passion to learn and to keep an open mind, he/she can contribute towards the overall growth of any corporation and also grow as a human being. With a Bachelor of Commerce Honours in Business Management and extensive experience as a product portfolio manager he has worked with several strategic customers in varied regions across South Africa and SADC. This gives him the knowledge to propose realistic and practical approaches to transformation journeys.

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07 November 2019 |  Contingent Workforce Seminar
R4 500.00 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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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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