About HR Indaba Online

You can look forward to Top CHROs sharing their knowledge, a live keynote from international HR sensation Stan Slap, cash prize giveaways and a first-of-its-kind live-streamed pitch fest. You can also look forward to a world-class virtual expo with the who's who in HR tech, recruitment and talent management answering all your questions LIVE.


June 7, 2022 09:00

Live Keynote: Stan Slap, Global Culture Guru

Stan Slap, CEO
SLAP Company
June 7, 2022 10:00

Mandatory vaccinations: Where we are now and where we are headed

Johan Botes, Head: Employment Practice
Baker McKenzie
Steven Teasedale, Chief People Experience Officer
Dr Noluthando Nematserani, Head: Centre For Clinical Excellence
Gerhard Papenfus, Chief Executive
National Employers' Association of South Africa

The subject of mandatory vaccination policies is hotly debated. On one hand, businesses implementing these policies do so because they have a responsibility to protect the health of employees and customers. On the other, employees who are against such policies say their constitutional right to bodily integrity and freedom of belief is being infringed. In this conversation, you will get the latest update from legal experts and human capital leaders who have implemented mandatory vaccinations policies.

June 7, 2022 10:00

Value for money: Maximising the value and sustainability of wellness initiatives

Allan Sweidan, Co-founder
The Panda App
Lettie-Basani Phume, Group Human Capital Executive
Momentum Metropolitan
Navlika Ratangee, MD

Covid-19 required that organisations go above and beyond for their employees, particularly when it came to mental wellness. Now, with the world progressing towards the recovery phase of the pandemic many organisations will continue finding ways of addressing their workers’ changing social, emotional, physical and financial needs. The challenge they face is that with the under-utilisation of such benefits, the cost is often unjustified. Join this session to to learn about maximising the the value derived from wellness intitiatives.

June 7, 2022 11:00

Pitch Fest 1 with Chris Forrest

Chris Forrest, Legendary South African Comedian

Live in-studio short pitches with leading HR service providers hosted by funny guy Chris Forrest. Partners you will be hearing from include: Workday, Zeelo, Vodacom Business, SmartAdvance and Trainiac SA.

June 7, 2022 12:00

The great resignation: Understanding its impact on the war for talent

Zain Reddiar, Independent Consultant
Samsung Africa
Roshni Gajjar, MD
StratAstute Consulting
Ncumisa Mtshali, Executive Head of Human Resources
Bryte Insurance

The Great Resignation, also known as the Big Quit, is an ongoing economic trend in which employees have voluntarily resigned from their jobs en masse, beginning in early 2021, primarily in the United States. This has caused a tight labor market pushing companies to offer better benefits and higher salaries. Join this conversation to find out how this trend reveals itself in corportate South Africa, if at all, and how employers equip their arsenal in a post-pandemic talent war.

June 7, 2022 12:00

Hybrid carbon copy: Think twice before replicating hybrid work models

Deseree van den Berg, Executive Head: Human Capital
Risk Benefit Solutions
Dieter Veldsman, Thought Leader
Academy to innovate HR
Nicola Tager, Global Head of Careers

Many organisations have switched to hybrid work models, not only because this is better for employee health and safety during the pandemic but also because flexibility is now a must-have element of a competitive EVP. But hybrid models have many variations and it is important to choose one that works for your organisational culture. In this discussion, you'll learn about different approaches - from full-on flexibility to a more structured schedule for working on-site - and their impact on workplace dynamics.

June 7, 2022 13:00

Pitch Fest 2 with Chris Forrest

Chris Forrest, Legendary South African Comedian

Live in-studio short pitches with leading HR service providers hosted by funny guy Chris Forrest. Partners you will be hearing from include: Talentsmith Technology, Workday, HRTorQue, ASI and Interviewme.

June 7, 2022 14:00

Talent swap programmes: How to put them together and what to expect

Terryn Palani, Group Executive: Talent, Capability and EXX
Michaela Voller, CHRO
Dimension Data
Lisa Andrews, HR Director - Talent & Organisation Africa
Unilever Africa

Conventional internal talent mobility initiatives may not be sufficient for today’s post-pandemic workforces. Talent swaps, which see organisations exchange employees for a given period of time, can offer an exciting opportunity to retain and invigorate high-performing and high-potentiatial employees. Talent swaps increase employees’ understanding of how other organisations operate and enhance the transfer of knowledge and skills between companies. Join this conversation to hear top human capital executives speak about the process of setting up a talent swap and the pitfalls to avoid.

June 7, 2022 14:00

What is left of leave? Mastering the leave liability balancing act

Andile Mabindisa, HR and Talent Executive
Sthembiso Phakathi, Director: Human Capital
Dolores Mashishi, MD
DSM Advisory

The coronavirus pandemic created a variety of unexpected challenges for employers, among them the complexities regarding leave liability. Many organisations have experienced an increase in leave liability as employees working from home have not taken leave due to travel restrictions. In this conversation, you will learn more about how to better manage this leave liability without creating friction between employer and employee.

June 7, 2022 15:00

Pitch Fest 3 with Chris Forrest

Chris Forrest, Legendary South African Comedian.

Live in-studio short pitches with leading HR service providers hosted by funny guy Chris Forrest. Partners you will be hearing from include: SmartWage, Henley Business School, Oracle and Coachhub.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, you’ll need to register for this online event. Simply follow the link at the top of the page and submit your information. Then you’ll receive an email confirming your registration for the event.
No the event is entirely FREE for HR Professionals.
This event is for HR Professionals.
You will be able to explore many of the great products we have to offer:
  • Live Demos & Seminars
  • Live Chat Functionality
  • Product Flyers
  • Videos
This is an online event. You can participate anywhere that you have Internet access. The event is accessible from desktop, mobile and tablet devices.
Google Chrome, Safari, Firefox, and Edge.
All staff members can have access but they must be individually registered.
Yes. Similar to a “cart”, you will be able to add documents to your “Swag Bag” and then email them to yourself.
A swag bag is a virtual briefcase where you can save documents from a booth. You can access files in your Swag Bag for 2 weeks after the event and email them to yourself or others.
The presentations will be recorded and available to watch after the live events conclude until the 7th September 2022. Please register for the event and you’ll be sent a link to access the sessions.
Your login details will be emailed to you ahead of the event.
You will be able to chat with exhibitors during designated times.
Yes. Only the exhibitor you are chatting with will be able to see your messages.
Yes. At each exhibition booth you can Live Chat with a representative from that company. You can also submit a question during the breakout sessions following the main presentation.

Contact Us

Have any questions or want to showcase your brand - contact Nick Smith - nsmith@chro.co.za  today.