South Africa’s FUTURE OF HR launched its 4th annual Summit in Johannesburg, South Africa today 18 July 2018.
“The acceleration of digital technology is driving change in every market sector and the global workforce faces radical adjustments. No discipline is being affected more than human resources,” says Gareth Pike, FUTURE OF HR Project Manager.
“As digitally-driven businesses face seismic shifts in the way they need to manage human capital, human resource practitioners are being positioned at the centre of these fluctuations. Their response to the developments in this evolving landscape is key.”
The frequent advances in robotics and automated communications has led to thought leaders and human resource personnel expanding their knowledge set in oder to keep up with the pace of digital disruption.
“We firmly believe in embracing the human resource industry’s role as a catalyst for change – the HR industry’s technological innovations feed directly into improving the potential for employment across Southern Africa. There are those who might argue that the increased automation of human resource functions pose a threat to jobs, but consider the new jobs being unlocked by the tech wave, from data analysis to user experience management and employee training roles,” says Pike.
“With all eyes rightfully on Africa as the next big economic growth story, it is vitally important to ensure that this growth benefits all Africans and so agility in this ever-changing terrain is a fundamental element of any modern business strategy,” concludes Pike.