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Strategic Talent Acquisition online seminar

Re-Imagining Talent, Remote Work, and Hybrid Workplaces


26 November 2020 | 09:00 – 15:30

It’s an interesting time to be in talent management!

Many industry sectors have been forced to lay off top talent in order to stay solvent. Nevertheless, some sectors have had to quickly hire new talent crucial for their organisational success.

As a strategic and pro-active process, talent acquisition is being shaped and changed in response to the covid global health crisis. Whether your organisation is experiencing a hiring freeze, or searching for innovative ways to retain as many employees as possible, talent acquisition strategies shouldn’t be left on the back burner.

Join the online KR Strategic Talent Acquisition Seminar and get answers to your pressing questions, such as: How does talent acquisition help your organisation keep running while the first wave of COVID-19 runs its course? What does talent acquisition look like in remote and hybrid workplaces?

Makes sure you don’t miss it!

Benefits of attending:

  • Learn how to respond to a constantly changing landscape and focus on the human capital challenges that matter most.
  • Find out how to build a talent acquisition function capable of delivering excellence in the new world of work (remote and hybrid workplaces) at every stage of the recruiting lifecycle — from attraction and sourcing to assessment, selection and onboarding.
  • Learn from industry experts, leading practitioners, and peers in the audience on how to attract, hire, and re-deploy top talent.
  • Discover how to prepare for an uncertain future by considering a wide range of scenarios.
  • Find out how to revamp your recruitment strategy to adapt to our new reality.
  • Discover new tools and tactics to reduce administrative burden and do more with less.


For more information contact Busie Mhlanga-Mjimba for more information +2711 706 6009 |


To book your seat contact Magdeline Matlatse on +2711 706 6009 |

Seminar Programme

26 NOVEMBER 2020


Chairman’s opening remarks
Ian Chauvet, Head: HR, Constantia Group


Talent Pulse: Insights from LinkedIn on talent acquisition during 2020 and what to expect in 2021

Mathew Gray,
Regional Manager: Africa, LinkedIn

10 Minute Q & A


Why talent attraction has to be part of your strategy for 2021

Vanessa Raath,
International Keynote, Global Technical Sourcing Specialist and Trainer

10 Minute Q & A

10:00–10:30 Tea break


COVID-19 and virtual assessments

Angela Gordon,
Managing Director, Selectone

10 Minute Q & A


The use of cognitive ability in selection

Xander Van Lill, Product Specialist, JvR

10 Minute Q & A


Hiring in a remote world – exploring online screening methods, tech and platforms available

Suhail Ramkilawan,
People Measurement Practice Lead: Organisational Effectiveness, Momentum Metropolitan 
Francois de Wet, Industrial Psychologist and Director, Wamly

10 Minute Q & A


Pep and its transformation journey in Talent Acquisition during COVID-19

Anita Carolisen,
Chief Executive: People Support, Pep

10 Minute Q & A

12:30–13:30 Lunch break


Employee experience and the talent acquisition: creating meaningful lasting first impressions

Andy Golding,
Employee Experience Specialist, Still Human 

10 Minute Q & A


New employee onboarding and integration in the remote/hybrid workplace

Nomfundo Mkhize, Account Manager, OfferZen

10 Minute Q & A


Analytics that matter in Talent Acquisition

Mercy Chigoma,
Group Talent Acquisition Lead, Liberty

10 Minute Q & A


Virtual internal Talent Mobility for the Post COVID working world

Maryke Burnett, Founder and Partner, Futureprufe

10 Minute Q & A

15:30 Wrap up and close of seminar


Vanessa Raath, International Keynote, Global Technical Sourcing Specialist and Trainer
Vanessa Raath is a dynamic, international keynote Speaker who promises to keep you perched on the edge of your seat. Her specialty lies in presenting about Diversity and Inclusion in Sourcing – a topic that she is truly passionate about. Vanessa runs her own business where she trains both internal and agency Recruiters, across the globe, to source top talent more efficiently and effectively than their competitors. She loves sharing the knowledge that she has built up over several years in the Recruitment Industry. She has been described as a ‘Guru’ in the Tech Sourcing space and is definitely the ‘go to’ person for Sourcing in Africa.
Angela Gordon, Managing Director, Selectone
As the founder of SelectONE Angela is highly driven to develop the first digital recruitment platform in SA corporate. She is an experienced Managing Director with a demonstrated history of working in the staffing and recruiting industry. Skilled in Negotiation, Sales, Executive Search, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), and Technical Recruiting. Strong business development professional and business leader with a passion for technology.
Dr Xander Van Lill, Product Development Specialist, JvR
Xander is a product development specialist at JVR Psychometrics. He also serves as a committee member of the JHB Branch of SIOPSA and SIOPSA Academy. His primary research interests include psychometrics, individual differences, work motivation, interpersonal influence, and multivariate statistics in psychology.
Suhail Ramkilawan, People Measurement Practice Lead: Organisational Effectiveness, Momentum Metropolitan
Suhail Ramkilawan is a Registered Psychometrist with a keen interest in people measurement solutions, psychometric assessments and AI. His experience is predominantly in the HR and assessment fields and he currently leads the People Measurement and Assessment Practice within Momentum Metropolitan, a multi-national financial services provider with a footprint in Africa, the United Kingdom and India.
Francois de Wet, Industrial Psychologist and Director, Wamly
Anyone can build technology, but it takes a specialist to understand the complexities involved in the hiring process. With Francois’ many years’ experience as an Industrial Psychologist, he leads our team into building a great solution that solves practical problems in the hiring process.
Anita Carollisen, Chief Executive: People Support, Pep
Anita is an experienced Head of Human Resources with a demonstrated history of working in the retail industry. Skilled in Negotiation, HR Consulting, HR Policies, Organizational Design, and Labour Relations. Strong human resources professional with qualifications in Industrial Psychology and International Leadership in Retail (Henley Business School and W&R Seta). Some of the organisations she has worked at include, Paarl Media Group, Virgn Active, Vodacom, Foschini and Pep.
Andy Golding, Employee Experience Specialist, Still Human
“Andy Golding is an Employee Experience Specialist who lives by the mantra ‘work shouldn’t suck’! She is the co-founder of Relevance Advisory, Still Human. Still Human works with organisations to understand how in a world gone digital crazy they can remain relevant as employers through the design of exceptional employee experience and relevant as providers through the creation of innovation-ready culture. Andy is the co-author of 'We Are Still Human, and work shouldn’t suck' and was named one of South Africa’s Top 50 Business Women to Watch in 2018, by Entrepreneur Magazine.”
Nomfundo Mkhize, Account Manager, OfferZen
Nomfundo spent the first few years of her career in the EdTech space as a consultant, helping people grow and acquire the necessary skills to achieve their career goals. She went into EdTech after completing her honours degree in Geology. Nomfundo is driven by acts of service and joined OfferZen to live this passion. Since joining, she’s helped many South African companies source awesome tech candidates and optimise their hiring processes. When she’s not helping companies grow their tech teams, Nomfundo is cooking up new recipes or trying out interesting restaurants around Cape Town.
Mercy Chigoma
Mercy has extensive exposure and solid Talent Acquisition experience leading high performing teams in Africa, Middle East and North Africa through change management and implementing strategic processes and procedures. She has International Experience spanning from Ghana, Congo, Nigeria, Mozambique, Nigeria, Kenya, Morocco, Egypt, Pakistan, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Zimbabwe, Zambia, UK, Algeria, Oman, Iraq, Kuwait and United Arab Emirates.
Maryke Burnett Founder and Partner, Futureprufe
Maryke has managed virtual talent mobility for Deutsch Telekom for more than three years. She has more than 25 years of cross functional experience ranging from sales, delivery, service and HR. She says the most exciting part of her work is to see how companies get results from virtual transformation initiatives. Maryke’s key COMPETENCIES include, Virtual Change Management Projects, Virtual Classroom Design, Digital Enablement Projects, Online Facilitation and Coaching, Working in global, virtual teams (8 years)

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Strategic Talent Acquisition online seminar   | 26 November 2020
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