join our live webinars on 5 key topics across 5 major cities
When Covid-19 arrived on Africa’s shores officially in February 2020 more than half (51%) of companies around the world had no business continuity plan to combat the pandemic. As a result, the outbreak highlighted gaps and inequalities across economic policies, affordable quality healthcare and digital transformation. Due to the impact of Covid-19 on employees, the role of HR was propelled to the forefront to help companies navigate the triple threat crisis.
In light of the situation, companies across various industries focused on employee health, safety and wellbeing, flexible working arrangements and skilling of employees. Will companies in Africa build on these critical strategies and actions that have redefined the world of work in 2020? What will HR leaders consider as they reinvent their businesses for growth with confidence?
Reinvent for economic growth
How is Africa flexing?
A recent Mercer survey shows that 76% of companies in Africa are considering implementing flexible working at a greater scale than prior to the pandemic with 48% updating their existing policy while 28% are creating a new one. HR leaders believe flexible working increases productivity and engagement levels, as well as enhances their EVP. What should companies consider to ensure an effective flexible programme?
Right-skilling Africa for the future
Cultivate a healthier workforce
Considering the long-term effects of Covid-19 on mental and physical health beyond the pandemic, it is no wonder that 68% of companies in Africa revealed that their Health and Benefits strategy has moved up in the list of priorities. To enhance support, 70% of companies reported that they have implemented psychological counseling to help employees manage stress and anxiety. What other areas of focus are essential to improving quality of life for employees in Africa?
How can Africa prepare for the next?
Join our line-up of local and industry experts with experience across various African markets.
|09:00 – 09:10||Welcome|
|09:10 – 09:40||Reinvent for economic growth|
|09:40 – 10:15||How is Africa flexing?|
|10:15 – 10:45||Right-skilling Africa for the future|
|10:45 – 11:15||Cultivate a healthier workforce|
|11:15 -11:45||How can Africa prepare for the next?|
|11:45 – 12:00||Q&A and Closing|
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