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Junior HR Professional Conference 2021

ONLINE CONFERENCE

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Two-day Conference | 10 and 11 March 2021
ONLINE CONFERENCE


During the last year we have experienced changes like never before – due to the impact of COVID-19 in the workplace, much has changed in the world of technology and much has changed in the world of HR.

The role of the Junior HR professional is now in the spotlight. HR’s evolution will continue as current business issues place HR centre stage (e.g. the acceleration of the digital information age, ensuring business continuity during crisis) and HR needs to continually upgrade to respond.

The KR 2021 Junior HR Professional Online Conference will address top HR challenges during the coronavirus pandemic and explore how you can build high-performance competencies to successfully fulfil your role as a Junior HR Professional.

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 Junior HR Professional Conference you’ll upskill yourself by learning:

  • More about the competencies and professional make-up of the Junior HR Professional of the future
  • Learn how to successfully recruit, select and onboard new employees in the remote/hybrid workplace
  • Discover how to use data to communicate and report effectively to the business – enhancing HR service delivery
  • How to manage learning programmes and setting up self-paced learning programmes
  • How junior HR professionals can enable agile processes and mindsets
  • Discover how to improve your financial wellness and reducing stress and improving performance
  • Find out more about mental wellbeing in the workplace and how to foster grit, resilience and hope during a pandemic
  • Brain-friendly habits to manage burnout, stress and anxiety in an information overloaded world
  • How to make the exit interview count
  • Learn how to deal with grievance and disciplinary issues in the hybrid working environment
  • How to manage people’s emotions during this fast-changing-times
  • And more…

    Who should attend?

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


    MORE INFORMATION

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

    REGISTER

    To book your seat contact Magdeline Matlatse on +2711 706 6009 | magdeline@knowres.co.za
  • CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

    DAY ONE • 10 MARCH 2021

    09:00–09:15

    Welcome and introduction


    09:15–10:00

    Competencies and professional make-up of the Junior HR Professional of the future

    Lyn Muzondo,
    Human Capital Divisional Executive, Momentum Metropolitan
    Naazneen Samsodien, Head of Human Capital, Momentum Metropolitan
    Preesha Vallabh, Head of Human Capital, Momentum Metropolitan

    • What are the skills required for the Junior HR Professional?
    10:00-10:45

    New employee onboarding and integration in the remote/hybrid workplace
    Nomfundo Mkhize, Account Manager OfferZenn

    • Online Recruitment and Selection
    • Online Onboarding

    10:45–11:00 Morning break

    11:00-11:45

    HR technology adaptation and use of data to communicate and report effectively to the business – enhancing HR service delivery (automating processes)

    Ronel Oosthuizen, HRIS Director, People, Sage

    11:45-12:30

    How the pandemic has shifted the need for self-paced learning programmes

    Linda van der Loo,
    Executive Partner Learning Innovation, Blue Pebble Consulting

    • Setting up self-paced learning programmes
    • Developing life-long learning practices
    • The skills you need to do this as an HR practitioner
    • Tools you can use
    12:30-13:15

    Agile Intelligence: how junior HR professionals can enable agile processes and mindsets

    Lome Koekemoer, Head of People Development, Yellow Seed

    13:15–13:45 Lunch break

    13:45–14:30

    Financial wellness: reducing stress and improving performance

    Ayanda Ndimande,
    Strategic Business Development Manager: Retail Credit, Sanlam

    • How to assist employees
    14:30–15:15

    Mental wellbeing in the workplace: Fostering grit, resilience and hope during a pandemic

    Ashnie Muthusamy, Group Talent Manager, Sun International

    15:15–15:30 Close and wrap up of day one

     

    DAY TWO • 11 MARCH 2021

    09:00–09:15

    Welcome back and introduction


    09:15–10:00

    Brain-friendly habits to manage burnout, stress and anxiety in an information overloaded world

    Thato Matlala, Human Resource Business Partner, ooba
    10:00-10:45

    Creating a problem-solving strategy using negotiation skills

    Bronwyn Ward, 
    Independent Consultant, Wynnbro People Management

    • Learn how to negotiate with someone more powerful than you
    • Discover why knowing what you want and what the other party wants is the key to success
    • Negotiation in action: Win-win and win-lose

    10:45–11:00 Morning break

    11:00-11:45

    Making the Exit interviews count

    Alice Bhebhe,
    Director Learning & Leadership Development, Pearson

    • Explore what drives an individual to leave an organisation
    • Find out what aspects the employee valued
    • Establish what the individual thinks needs to improve in order to increase employee engagement, performance and loyalty

    11:45-12:30

    Dealing with grievance and disciplinary issues in the hybrid working environment

    Joani van Vuuren, Senior Associate, Webber Wentzel

    All employees are required to have access to fair hearings. Many employers lose cases at the CCMMA due to the correct procedures not followed. Understand the basics of chairing a hearing and delivering an outcome. Learn how to manage the grievance process.

    12:30-13:00 Lunch break

    13:00–13:45

    Conflict management: Managing people’s emotions during this fast-changing-times

    Faatiemah Lodewyk, Industrial and Organisational Psychologist |Managing Director at TalentCore Consulting
    13:45–15:15

    How to stand out in our new virtual working world

    Maryke Burnett,
    Independent Change Consultant and Digital Enablement, Futureprufe

    To stand out in our new virtual working world, you need to go beyond just clicking the link to join an online meeting. The technical dimension of your skill set is now becoming a critical part of your success and how others will perceive your competence. This is your ZOOM power boost!
    Join this mini training session away from the ZOOM conference platform on the ZOOM meeting tool, where you will be working on the practical aspects on engaging people online. This session is not a presentation of what you need to do, but it is a safe place to work with an expert, to ask questions, see demos of engagement options, get introduced to complimentary apps to boost the excitement of working together online, try out the functionalities yourself, fail if you need to, learn from your peers and get the right advice from an expert who has been working in remote teams for almost 10 years.
    If you want to know how to counterbalance the passivity of traditional online meetings to become lively, energetic and participant centric, this is the session for you. Reposition yourself in step with how the modern working world is changing and build your personal competence for the demands of the post-COVID workplace.


    15:15–15:30 Close and wrap up of conference

    Speakers

    Lyn Muzondo, Human Capital Divisional Executive, Momentum Metropolitan
    Lyn Muzondo is the Human Capital Executive for Momentum Metropolitan. In this role, her highest priority is to ensure that Momentum Metropolitan has effective people solutions that enable the business to succeed whilst building profound human connections. She is an Organisational Psychologist with experience in Human Resources and organisation development which includes leadership development coaching, employee experience, team effectiveness and change management. Lyn’s purpose is to enhance individual and team growth through various methodologies.
    Nomfundo Mkhize, Account Manager OfferZenn
    Experienced Consultant with a demonstrated history of working in the e-learning industry. Skilled in Microsoft Word, Interpreting Data, Lateral Thinking, Data Collection, and Management. Strong consulting professional with an educational background focused in Mining and Mine Engineering.
    Ronel Oosthuizen, HRIS Director, People, Sage
    Ronel is a registered Industrial Psychologist with a passion for people, data and technology. She currently works for Sage where she 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.
    Linda van der Loo, Executive Partner Learning Innovation, Blue Pebble Consulting
    Linda is a well-respected seasoned learning executive and thought leader with over 25 years’ experience in the learning, eLearning and digital technology space in Africa. Throughout her career Linda has been a natural learning innovator in the digital learning space constantly challenging the traditional learning thinking and way of doing. After 5 years Linda left her role as the Group Head of Learning for Standard Bank, a role which also included learning technology solutions, assurance and innovation portfolios. Linda made a conscious decision to take some much-needed time out from the corporate world and rejoined her business partner in a successful niche consultancy Blue Pebble Consulting. She now engages with business leaders who are focused on driving future skills, skills relevancy and reskilling strategies.
    Ayanda Ndimande, Strategic Business Development Manager: Retail Credit, Sanlam
    Ayanda joined Sanlam in 2018 and has 15 years of experience in the credit environment. She has a postgraduate diploma from the Institute of Credit Management as well as an MBA from UCT Graduate School of business. Ayanda would like to see credit being part of the financial advice journey for education and planning purposes
    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.
    Thato Matlala, Human Resources Business Partner, ooba
    A Millennial, Mother and Activist of the principles of neuroscience in the workplace. For the past 11 years, Thato has held various roles in Human Capital for the Financial Industry, Contact Centre and Business Process Outsourcing. Skilled in Talent, Performance, Learning & Development and Coaching. Thato enjoys designing creative and innovative Human Capital solutions and Learning interventions. Her current role at ooba as a Human Resources Business Partner involves partnering with Business Leaders, Managers and Employees to help them achieve their goals. She is part of an awesome and progressive team of People Practitioners who are passionate about transformative work. She is passionate about Learning and the effects of everyday life on Mental Health. She recently concluded a successful pilot at ooba (Hypothesis of Performance Management using the principles of Neuroscience. When she is not partnering with business, Thato enjoys research on various topics, experimenting in natural cosmetics and her love affair with the ARTS. Thato holds a Business qualification from the University of Johannesburg and certifications in EDTP for Adult Learning. She is currently registered with SABPP.
    Joani van Vuuren, Senior Associate, Webber Wentzel
    Joani is a specialist in general employment and labour law. Her experience includes restraint of trade advice and negotiations, disciplinary proceedings at various levels, unlawful competition, and labour related litigation.
    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.
    Alice Bhebhe, Director Learning & Leadership Development, Pearson
    It is time for a paradigm shift - from employee, customer experience to human experience. Alice strongly believes people – employees, clients and customers – are at the core of business success. Alice is passionate about helping businesses understand that enabling individuals to realise their full potential is fundamental to the journey of the organisation’s success more given the world of augmented reality that we find ourselves in. Her HR work has been enhanced by a diverse career that spans people development, editorial development, sales experience and as HR Business Leader. Alice has worked with a range of companies, across different industries and business, some very intrapreneurial in their approach to life and business, namely Maskew Miller Longman (now Pearson), RCS, Levi Strauss, Old Mutual Business School, EU Parliamentary Support Program. Alice holds a BA Degree majoring in English and Philosophy from the University of Zimbabwe, a Certificate in Marketing and Public Relations from London Chamber of Commerce and a Strategic HR Certificate from the Stellenbosch Business School. Her 2 years part-time study for a MPhil in Applied Ethics, majoring in Business Ethics (thesis outstanding), sharpened her critical analytical skills, deepened her appreciation of the complexity of human engagement and ways of being in business environments and how this can impact the health of an organisation which ultimately impacts the performance thereof.
    Lomé Koekemoer, Head of People Development, Yellow Seed
    Lomé Koekemoer is a registered Organisational Psychologist and respected consultant, known for her innovative thinking, drive and sense of excellence. Voted Industrial and Organisational Psychology Practitioner of the year in 2020, she has led a multitude of large-scale projects with employees and leaders of all levels. She is Head of People Development at YellowSeed Consulting and currently also the Head of Academy for the Society of Industrial and Organisational Psychologists South Africa. Lomé has presented at many conferences, and on radio and has written widely on topics relating to behavioral psychology. She is especially passionate about the integration of innovation, neuroscience and behavioral psychology.
    Faatiemah Lodewyk, Industrial and Organisational Psychologist | Managing Director at TalentCore Consulting
    Faatiemah founded TalentCore Consulting because she embraced the opportunity to transform how she contributed and how she made a difference in an organisation. She is passionate about the People Sciences Division she leads and holds the role of Managing Director. Through her passion for partnership, mentorship, and human sciences she has built her 23 years’ experience and she has done so across leading organisations in Retail, Financial Services, and FMCG. Faatiemah’s expertise extends into Solution Development, HR Business Partnering, and years of applied experience across most areas in HR. She integrates her Industrial and Organisational Psychology discipline into all she does which in turn assist her to contribute more effectively. Her current focus areas through TalentCore Consulting is in Coaching, Personal Effectiveness, and Thinking Partnership.
    Maryke Burnett, Independent Change Consultant and Digital Enablement, Futureprufe
    "Running into the frontiers of change and inspiring companies to unlock the potential of new technologies, makes her world go around. She has 25 years of cross functional experience ranging from sales, delivery, service and HR. The most exciting part of her work is to see how companies get results from virtual transformation initiatives." Maryke has worked at companies like Mint Group and Deutsche Telekom

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    Junior HR Professional Online Conference  | 10 and 11 March 2021
    R4 500.00 Excl.VAT

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

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    To book your seat contact Magdeline Matlatse  on +2711 706 6009 or 
    magdeline@knowres.co.za
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