VANESSA RAATH

VANESSA RAATH

Having recently returned from SourceCon in Seattle, where she delivered a keynote presentation, we are pleased that Vanessa will be presenting at the APSO Conference 2019. Vanessa has more than 10 years’ experience in the Recruitment Industry, specializing in the area of IT Applications and Tech Sourcing. The South African Recruitment Industry is sitting on the cusp of major change. The candidate is King and whoever ‘holds’ the candidate will win the business. Good talent is scarcer than ever to find and we are fighting factors like emigration and a weakening Rand which are either driving people out of the country or to seek remote work from foreign companies to be paid in a stronger currency. The struggle to find scarce skills just got harder. As an industry, we need to start looking at new and innovative ways to source candidates or we are going to see agencies shutting their doors forever. How are you changing the way that you are sourcing candidates to keep up with the high demand for scarce skills?

Vanessa currently runs her own business as a global technical sourcing specialist and trainer and co-hosts South Africa’s longest running Twitter Chat, #JobAdviceSA

KATRINA COLLIER

KATRINA COLLIER

APSO are pleased to be able to bring the International keynote speaker to our shores!

Katrina Collier challenges conventional recruitment thinking, technology buzzword bingo and anyone who thinks a robot can do what we do! She instills excitement and confidence into recruiters and sourcers, who are encouraged to make better use of technology and engage with potential recruits humanely.

WOULD YOU, REPLY TO YOU?

HR, recruiters and sourcers don’t necessarily have an issue finding people, they have an issue evoking a response, engaging people and stopping candidates from ghosting. She is the author of The Robot-Proof Recruiter and delivers keynotes, inspiring all those involved in the recruitment lifecycle, to change their mindset and use a candidate-centric approach.

She is also the founder of multiple DisruptHR events across the UK, an Ambassador for Retrak Charity, and co-host of The #SocialRecruiting Show podcast. You’ll find her tweeting @KatrinaMCollier and on Instagram, LinkedIn & Facebook, championing the #BeHuman cause.

KOBUS NEETHLING

KOBUS NEETHLING

“Dr Kobus Neethling is one of the top 3 speakers in the world on the topics of creativity and innovation” and is regarded as the leading creativity expert in South Africa. He is a world-renowned speaker and author of more than 90 books and many TV series including a number of international bestsellers. In order for us to thrive as an industry faced

with many challenges, we need to rethink our approach. Dr Neethling will discuss the role that creativity will play in the New Era of Recruitment of century” and explore the 3 zones of creativity, moving from problems to possibilities and ideas for extraordinary times.

JUSTIN COHEN

JUSTIN COHEN

Bestselling author, Justin Cohen, inspires and equips people and organisations to realize their potential to boost their sales, service and leadership. He has spoken and trained in over twenty countries to Fortune 500 companies including Microsoft, Virgin, Barclays, BMW, EY. Whether you’re looking for clients, investors, or employees, you need to know how to pitch your products, services, and ideas in a way that is most likely to secure you the deal. Justin Cohen’s internationally acclaimed six-step formula is designed to do just that. Having taught and refined his ‘Pitch To Win’ programme for five years, and having helped win numerous multimillion-dollar deals in that time, Justin now shares his secrets for success in the Pitch To Win presentation..

  • The number one reason a winning pitch gets chosen over the competition.
  • The mindset of people who win the most pitches.
  • A step by step guide to creating and delivering a winning pitch script.
  • How to reduce nervousness and develop ‘big pitch temperament.’
  • How to win without being “salesy.”
  • How to win with integrity, by living your purposeJ
ROBIN BANKS

ROBIN BANKS

Back by popular demand! APSO is delighted that Robin Banks will be closing out the APSO Conference 2019!

He is a highly-sought after International Speaker and has spoken to CEO’s and Senior Management from Global Fortune 500 companies. He is a prolific speaker and presenter and has an amazing ability to combine solid content with a humorous and dynamic presentation.

  • The power of mindsets
  • Dealing and coping with change
  • Internal vs external locus of control
  • Maintaining positive attitudes
  • Creating empowering beliefs
  • Generating a vibrant energy field

“You will leave this talk feeling highly motivated, having challenged your own mindset and will be inspired to implement these practices in your personal and professional life.”

ALEX GRANGER

ALEX GRANGER

Conference MC and Host

Alex Granger is an International Speaker, Author, Strategic Facilitator, Co-Founder and Chief Purpose Officer of Twice Blue, a human capital consulting firm.

Alex delivers dynamic and life changing experiences to thousands of delegates internationally, inspiring ordinary individuals to accomplish their goals and dreams, and helping businesses to adopt a new and more meaningful purpose, and profitable vision. As a key resource for conferences, strategic sessions, people development and business interventions, Alex has that rare ability to shift mindset, presenting new insights, and diffusing complexity.

We are honored to have Alex hosting the APSO Conference 2019 and look forward to his wonderful insights throughout the course of the day.

JOHN BOTHA

JOHN BOTHA

John Botha is the Chief Operations Officer at Global Business Solutions. He has represented BUSA at NEDLAC, is a member of the CAPES Executive and has previously held the position of Global Executive: Strategic Enablement and Business Optimisation for a listed workforce solutions business.

GBS are an approved business partner to APSO and provide valuable services in all Labour Relations and Labour Law matters.  John will address the following:

  • How to conduct a workforce solutions-based analysis of the client’s business
  • Addressing stakeholder interests
  • Value-adding solutions and ROI measurement
  • Value-proposition re-directed
ADELE DU RAND

ADELE DU RAND

STRESSED. WORK OVERLOAD. TIME POOR. DISTRACTED. DISCONNECTED. DISENGAGED. BURNED OUT. WHAT CAN WE DO ABOUT IT?

Burnout has been labeled as the biggest occupational hazard of our time.  It happens more than we would like to acknowledge, and often with high achievers.  The impact of burnout is crippling, not just for the individuals who are burned out, but also for the teams they work in and the organizations and communities.

If you want to prevent burnout, build stress resilience and find joy in your life, this is for you

FARHAD BHYAT

FARHAD BHYAT

Farhad is the founder of FAROSIAN, South Africa’s first and premier Social Media Assurance company. The core focus of FAROSIAN as a specialist social media company is to assist businesses to achieve their strategic objectives through the effective navigation of the risks and benefits associated with social media.

Farhad will talk about why social media screening is no longer a “like to have” but is now a necessity in the context of recruitment.

In addition, he will touch on the proposed “Hate Speech Bill” and highlight how this will affect recruitment decisions and why we should ensure that we have policies for Social Media Risk Mitigation.

SIPHO DUBE

SIPHO DUBE

DIRECTOR

“Sipho graduated from Vista University in 1992 with a BCom specialising in Economics.

He also successfully completed various certificate programs via the Insurance Institute of South Africa and has been employed in the employee benefits industry since 1993.

During this time, he fulfilled various managerial roles with, inter alia, Alexander Forbes Consultants & Actuaries, NBC Consultants and Actuaries and Liberty Corporate Benefits.

Sipho acts as Benefit Consultant to various Ensimini clients

 

JUDITE JENKINS

JUDITE JENKINS

Judite has worked the past 16 years, in Human Resources, fulfilling the positions of Head of Human Resources South Africa, for a multinational organisation. She has notable experience, in strategic & operational human resources, performance management, remuneration & payroll, recruitment, training & development, Industrial Relations and registered as Principal Officer pension & provident Funds.

Judite originally comes out of the recruitment industry, having been with Quest (Adcorp Holdings) for 5 years and is a qualified NBI ® practitioner.

After a successful career, Judite can add value to clients by encompassing the Human Resources inherent requirements along with the skills of being an NBI® practitioner.

 

JONNATHAN KOCH

JONNATHAN KOCH

 Jonnathan is a founder of two recruitment tech brands and a systems specialist with 20 years experience in the recruitment and technology industries. He has a keen interest in educating people on the 4th industrial revolution and has taken part in debates on what the 5th industrial revolution might look like. He has spoken at dozens of conferences on technology and recruitment.

Previously he founded and run a number of successful recruitment agencies,an HR consultancy and an outdoor media company. He has consulted with corporations on setting up and running internal talent acquisitions departments.

Currently, he is involved with a number of recruitment related technology projects of which Talentgenie.co.za & Talentscraper.com are his latest and most exciting projects. He has successfully merged his years of practical experience with his love for technology. He will be talking to staying relevant in the face of socio-political constraints, AI and automation and where the growth opportunities are for industries of the future.