The lively awards ceremony, MC'd by media personality “TK” (Tarryn Kay Trussell) of GoodhopeFM, directed a spotlight on South Africa's most committed, effective and inspiring leaders in human capital management, with diverse awards categories honouring HR teams, rising stars, industry legends and charismatic CEOs. This year, the “innovation” aspect of nominees' entries was particularly scrutinised by the judges, against the backdrop of an industry facing more digital disruption than just about any other (HR practitioners with an affinity for digital can now harness the advantages of an HR software and tools market worth $14 billion).
Tech aside, a focus on people and their potential will always remain “the heart” of HR, and the judging criteria also appraised HR practitioners, companies and public sector organisations across an array of more traditional factors such as employee engagement, employee wellness, skills and learning initiatives and workplace culture.
A host of business leaders, industry experts, VIPs and media representatives applauded last night's winners of 11 coveted Future of HR trophies inside Birchwood Hotel's Serengeti Lapa, while being treated to a lavish dinner and the a capella artistry of award-winning ensemble, Just 6. The winners of the 2017 Future of HR Awards were: Employer of Choice: Small to Medium Organisation Mundipharma (Pty) LtdEmployer of Choice: Large Organisation
Sponsored by Careers24Assupol LifeEmployer of Choice: Public Sector Organisation
Sponsored by Public Sector MagazineMhlathuze WaterBest Workplace Diversity & Inclusion Strategy IsilumkoBest HR Industry Innovation Using Technology
Sponsored by Kyocera Document SolutionsEricsson SA Best Learning & Development Strategy Fuel Online TrainingBest Health & Wellbeing Strategy Afrocentric Health Limited Best HR Team of the Year Pick n Pay Stores HR Rising Star of the YearTascha Hermann - Director: Green Grass ConsultingFuture of HR Hall of Fame Jeanett Modise - Executive Head, HR: Santam HR Leader of the Year
Sponsored by Thomas International Dirusha Ganapathy Juta - Founder: Beyond Transform
Topco Media, the organiser of the Future of HR Awards, would like to thank our associates at Careers24, our many sponsors and partners, our MC and VIP speakers, Birchwood Hotel & Conference Centre and, most especially, our award finalists and winners.