Who are South Africa’s most recognised HR leaders?

By on July 9, 2015
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Careers24 Future of HR Awards announces this year’s finalists

The landscape of business is changing and one of the biggest trends in business is now to focus on people. There has been a massive shift taking place in business where HR is being used to strategically align to an organisations goals.

The Careers24 Future of HR Awards is taking place at Emperors Palace, Johannesburg, on 23 July 2015. Hosted by Topco Media, in partnership with Careers24, the Awards seeks candidates who represent the best in the Human Resources (HR) Management profession in South Africa. This year’s prestigious event will feature Deputy Minister of Labour, Inkosi Sango Patekile Holomisa, as the keynote speaker at the awards.

The underlying motivation of these awards is to uncover industry leaders and bring them together to celebrate excellence in the HR profession, recognising individuals, teams and organisations for their outstanding achievements in people management by showcasing strategies and practices that deliver direct impact on business performance and innovations that set new standards for the industry. The finalists for the first Annual Careers24 Future of HR Awards have been carefully selected for holding these values in their business practices.

SABPP – “I was impressed with the quality and number of entries for a first time awards of this nature, across companies and individuals.” Siphilele observed that “the company awards are most interesting simply for the fact that smaller, unrecognised companies are doing ground-breaking things – this we would not have known, if it weren’t for these awards.”

Careers24 Head of Business Development for Africa, mentioned that it is important to give HR a platform to be recognised and shows the importance of HR being a more strategic role in business – HR roles should be seen on more boards and advising CEOs of organisations. Careers24, owned by Media24, is one of the most innovative recruitment portals in South Africa and understands the challenges the country is faced with; they have identified certain sectors such as the health sector to the extent that they provide the opportunity to post free adverts to accelerate the job applications.

Finalists amazed the judges with their entries in showing their commitment to best practice solutions in the field of HR. Judges are also blown away by the number of lesser known companies that are making ground-breaking strides in this field and what these awards will do to showcase their efforts.

Not only this, but the Careers24 Future of HR Awards offer a platform for these finalists to access valuable information and connections that they would normally be privy to.

Finalists for the First Annual Careers24 Future of HR Awards include MTN, Alexander Forbes, Bidvest, DELL, Vodacom, KPMG, Clicks Group and ABSA.

For the full list of finalists in their categories please visit http://futureofhr.co.za/awards/finalists-2015/ 

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