This year’s Sanlam Group HR Conference focused on how HR can continue to build a better world for generations of employees to come – a theme aligned with the Group’s centenary message of building lasting legacies for generations to come.
Delegates included HR colleagues from across the globe, including representatives from Uganda, Tanzania, Mozambique, Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Morocco, Malaysia and the UK. The conference provided an opportunity for colleagues to connect, collaborate and look at HR’s role as strategic partners, agents of change, employee advocates within the future world of work. While the topics explored were centred on the challenges and opportunities that HR faces, case studies from some of the businesses were also shared to further promote Group collaboration and shared learning.
The conference offered HR professionals from across the Group a unique opportunity to reflect on how we are supporting Group and business strategies. Critical to Sanlam’s competitive edge is the capacity to both attract and retain key talent. A host of initiatives are required to ensure we do this well, and it starts with good leadership practices and driving the right culture, supported by an end-to-end employee experience that is inclusive, relevant and development focused,’ says Julia Dyssell, Head: Group HR.
A key thread throughout the conference was the need to lift the digital experience of staff within the businesses; the employee digital experience is not yet on par with that of our clients and we are working hard to fix this.’