CityPress - - Voices - Five traits of a highly ef­fec­tive HR man­ager:

The Ca­reers24 The Fu­ture of HR Sum­mit and Awards takes place at the Premier Ho­tel, OR Tambo In­ter­na­tional Air­port, this week.

The two-day event, from July 22 to 23, boasts a host of speak­ers. They will pre­dict the trends in the in­dus­try and of­fer those in the pro­fes­sion ways to im­prove em­ployee en­gage­ment, find and keep good tal­ent, and keep up with the law and reg­u­la­tions.

Among the speak­ers are rep­re­sen­ta­tives from Nike, Vo­da­com, Deloitte and McKin­sey.

There will also be break­away ses­sions cov­er­ing top­ics such as tech­nol­ogy vs hu­man cap­i­tal, how to cre­ate em­ployee well­ness and the face of the fu­ture work­force.

For a full pro­gramme, visit fu­ture­

The awards will be handed out in 13 cat­e­gories on July 23.

City Press and the sum­mit have five sets of dou­ble tick­ets to give away to the two-day event.

To win, SMS 34217 with your name, com­pany and job ti­tle and the key­words FU­TURE HR in the mes­sage.

SMSes cost R1.50 each.

An­a­lyt­i­cal – able to make sense of the num­bers and trends and in­ter­pret them in a use­ful way to your busi­ness.

Un­der­stands tech­nol­ogy and sys­tems and how they sup­port HR. If this is not your area of ex­per­tise, en­sure there’s some­one on your team who you trust and is great at this.

Un­der­stands busi­ness and is cu­ri­ous – reads, net­works and de­vel­ops him­self or her­self con­stantly.

Re­sults-driven. If what you do is not mak­ing a dif­fer­ence, your bud­get will shrink.

It’s no longer about just be­ing able to man­age change. You have to be ag­ile. Good­win is gen­eral man­ager of

hu­man re­sources at Me­dia24

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