“Don’t Throw Out the L&D Baby with the Bathwater”, and Other Wisdoms From This Year’s Ground-Breaking Conference

“Don’t Throw Out the L&D Baby with the Bathwater”, and Other Wisdoms From This Year’s Ground-Breaking Conference

If I could share only three things with the ardent L&D specialist who could not make it to 2019’s HR & L&D Innovation & Tech Fest, they would be: “Learning is an ecosystem of experiences.” – Tim Slade “L&D has to change – otherwise we will become obsolete.” – Thea Pelser “Don’t throw out the baby with the bathwater.” – Wayne Mott This year, dedicated L&D speaker streams were introduced to the well-established HR Innovation & Tech Fest – a ...

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Why Learning and Talent Mobility Are Key in Today’s Workplace

Why Learning and Talent Mobility Are Key in Today’s Workplace

A decade ago, few of us worked with a director of employee experience, a director of organisational learning and development, or a vice president of global impact and employee life. These roles were few and far between, which is just one simple example of how our workplaces are changing. The “2019 Deloitte Global Human Capital Trends” report surveyed nearly 10,000 respondents in 119 countries to get more insight into workplace changes, and how we’re reconsidering our approach to jobs; new recruiting, hiring, ...

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HR Has Become Our Moral Compass for Data Protection

HR Has Become Our Moral Compass for Data Protection

An ethical approach to data starts with employees. If people don’t manage information responsibly, how can we hope to track it, much less protect it? Education is the key to driving awareness, which is why HR must take the helm in driving this behavioural change across the business. Who would have thought flash drives would become our worst enemy? The convenience of USB sticks and mobile phones has made us more productive, but it has also created a logistical nightmare ...

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HR and L&D Start-Up Competition

HR and L&D Start-Up Competition

Do you have an innovative HR or L&D solution that is going to change the way we work? Want the chance to demo your product in front of South Africa’s fastest-growing HR and L&D community? We want to hear from you. We are hosting a start-up competition for HR + L&D Innovation & Tech Fest 2019. This is your chance to get your product in front of 350 HR and L&D professionals as well as international thought leaders and workplace ...

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How Adidas is Using Sports Psychology to Sharpen Employee Performance

How Adidas is Using Sports Psychology to Sharpen Employee Performance

Adidas is on a mission to evolve to a performance culture – establishing a fast-paced, feedback-driven performance management approach that has more in common with the elite athletes that they sponsor than their corporate competitors Nike and Puma. This signals a significant shift for Adidas in their performance strategy which previously conformed to the traditional PM model. “In the past, we followed the traditional approach of annual reviews at the end of the year. We were always looking back and ...

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