Emergence Growth commits to HR Indaba Africa 2019


The premier HR and reward consultancy signs up super early for next year's event.

Specialist human capital, rewards and learning solutions provider Emergence Growth has re-signed for the HR Indaba Africa 2019, taking advantage of the early-bird discount, which exempts the company from paying the increased rate to showcase at next year’s event. Emergence Growth specialises in enabling greater performance by assisting organisations to better attract, reward, engage, develop and retain highly talented people. 

“When it comes to HR, I believe that the difference between what the market needs and what academia is producing is a total mismatch. We help people and organisations bridge this gap, creating opportunities for growth and performance enhancement,” Dr Pat Smythe, Executive Chairman of Emergence Growth.

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Pat says the company has a deep understanding of where Africa is when it comes to HR issues like employee engagement, making it an expert on people strategies in Africa. 

“For instance, we have found the spirit of ‘ubuntu’ as we call it here in South Africa, is something that enhances Africa’s position when it comes to the soft people issues. African organisations are generally more compassionate, diverse and culturally aware than their American or European counterparts, so employees generally work in a more accepting and tolerant workplace,” says Pat. 

“What companies in African countries haven’t yet mastered is how to maximise efficiency and to engage with their workforces in such way that it delivers the most effective results. Our presence at the HR Indaba would allow us to interact with HR practitioners and share some of our insights regarding how they add more value when they are back in their organisations."

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