SARA
The South African Reward Association

Past Conference Presentations

2019
2018
2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008
2019

2019

Day 1


  • Abdullah Verachia - Global trends shaping our world & business
  • Caroline Brown - Clicks Case Study
  • Dianne Auld - Power Query - My new BFF
  • Lelo Skosana - The Impact of an employer opt-in living wage for SA
  • Nicol Mullins - Providing Viable Employee Benefits Across the Continent
  • Panel - Rewarding the Millennial


Day 2


  • Deon Smit - Powerful Decision Making with HR Metrics and Analytics
  • Dr Mark Bussin - Turning governance theory into action 
  • Dr Thabi Leoka - Global & Local Economic Outlook
  • Elana Hattingh - Rewards Optimisation
  • Jack Van Der Merwe - An insider's view into Gautrain Management Agency, Gautrain Project Operations, Extensions & Expansion


Diane Auld Excel Worksheets


  • LTO Data - January
  • LTO Data - Jan to March - Power Query
  • LTO Data - Jan to June - Power Query
  • LTO Data - February
  • LTO Data - March
  • LTO Data - April
  • LTO Data - May
  • LTO Data - June
  • LTO Data PQ Instructions
  • Median Salary Data - Power Query
  • Median Salary Data - Raw Data & PQ Instructions

2018

2018

  • Anelisa Keke (Exec Directors - Practices and Rem Trends)
  • Chris Blair & Bryden Morton (Sustainable Executive Remuneration)
  • Dr Mark Bussin (HR and Reward Trends)
  • Eunice Sibaya (The critical connection between financial and emotional wellness)
  • Jill Larkan (National Health Insurance)
  • Mechell Chetty (HR in a connected World)
  • Renzo Tognocchi (Are you afraid of the big bad robot)
  • Tashmia Ismail-Saville (Unlocking the limitless opportunities)
  • Tina Georgeoulakis (Dynamics of Rewad in Multinationals)

2017

2017

Video Presentations


  • Please click here for the video presentations


Paper Presentations


Day 1


  • Designing Successful Incentive Plans - Dianne Auld
  • Equal Pay for Work of Equal Value… A few years on - Shaun Barnes & Talita Laubscher
  • Extraordinary in 1º - Juanita Vorster
  • In Search of Balance - Lasiba Mothata
  • New Peril in the Practice of Pay - Penny Milner-Smyth


Day 2


  • ACSA Housing Scheme Programme - Daily Ramasia & Dr Simphiwe Madikizela
  • Engaging Today's Workforce POV 29 white paper - Lewis Garrad
  • King lV™ – Grasping the Nettle - Ray Harraway
  • Leveraging Your Workplace for Employee Benefit - Adam Sargent
  • Make Engagement Real - Lewis Garrad
  • Managing the Wage Gap – practical considerations - Bryden Morton
  • Spend your Expat Money Successfully - Ruth Lockwood
  • The role of Reward in the Gig Economy - Renzo Tognocchi
  • Top 10 Global Mobility Trends - Simon Davies

2016

2016


  • Gavin Symanowitz & Mark Bussin - Engagement Trends in SA - how does the future look
  • Performance Management Panel - Mark Bussin
  • Avishal Seeth - Engaged Employerism
  • Bryden Morton - Closing the Gap in Pay Practices - November 2016
  • Dr M van Aswegen - Expatriate Selection
  • Kerryn Krige - The Disruptors
  • KING IV PANEL
  • Marina Champion - Inequality and Government Redress Policies
  • Prof Rob Snelgar - Do excessive rewards lead to decreased performance - handle
  • Yaron Assabi - Customer Advocasy in a mobile world
  • Dennis George - Panel Discussio- Our world - our work - our responsibility
  • Barrie Bramley - The New Normal 2016

2015

2015


  • Laurence Grubb - Now is the winter of our discontent
  • Martin Hopkins - The future of Reward - A journey to 2022
  • Chris Blair - How CEO pay in SA correlates with financial indicators of company performance in different industries
  • Dion Groenweg - Addressing the Global Talent Challenge - Final Distribution
  • Dr Frans - 2015 South Africa and the world (SARA)
  • Dr Mark Bussin - A journey in the life of a Global Head of Reward
  • Estea Rademeyer - A changing psychological contract between employer and employee
  • Prof Rob Snelgar - The influence of intrinsic rewards on the intrinsic motivation, retention and work engagement of employees

2014

2014

Johannesburg


  • African Journal of Reward launch - Martin Hopkins, PwC
  • Are our HR practices outdated - Marie-Claire Mclachlan, Culture Code
  • Array Formulas and Z-scores Excel Session - Dianne Auld, WorldatWork
  • Deciphering South Africa's current pay governance environment and where is it going - Ray Harraway, EY
  • Related Survey
  • Draft Code of Good Practice on equal pay for work of equal worth_2014 - Dianne Auld, WorldatWork
  • Economics and Ethics of Pay - Martin Hopkins, PwC
  • Evolution of Retirement funds - Costa Economou, Colourfield
  • GEO Global Equity Insights 2014
  • Motivation beyond money - Prof.Robin Snelgar, NMMU
  • Shift business with new Cloud Tools_Talent Strategy - Planning for future talent - Lee Naik, Accenture
  • The Journey towards seamless reward and talent management - Dr Mark Bussin, 21st Century
  • The Road Ahead 2020 Vision - Michael Jackson
  • The success of ESOPS – are we ticking the right boxes - Esme Van Eyssen, EOH
  • Unblock the Execution Gap - Michael Ferreira, PwC
  • Women and work and pay - Tony Macrae, United Arab Bank

Half-Day Conference - Durban


  • Are our HR practices outdated - Marie-Claire Mclachlan, Culture Code
  • Equal Pay Presentation Oct 2014 - Lionel van Schalkwijk, PE Corporate Services SA (Pty) Ltd
  • Motivation beyond money - Prof.Robin Snelgar, NMMU
  • MRS International Mobility October 2014 - Alan Sec

2013

2013

Thursday, 24 October 2013

  • Cold Sweat – Impossible is Nothing: Peter van Kets - Extreme Endurance Adventurer
  • The World and South Africa beyond 2013 - How a fox sees it: Clem Sunter - Motivational speaker & Sizwe Nxedlana - Chief Economist , First National Bank
  • Reward next practices - How will we reward to engage and retain employees in the future?: Tom McMullen - Reward Practice Leader North America, Hay Group UK
  • More than money: the 4 Drives: Marie-Claire Mclachlan -  Senior Business Director and Performance Improvement Consultant, Achievement Awards Group
  • Can we really solve our problems by throwing money at it?: Estea Rademeyer - Industrial Psychologist, EOH Human Capital Solutions
  • Using social media for effective communication to your work force: Mike Stopforth - CEO,  Cerebra
  • Payroll Giving: Dawie Crous - Trustee, The Giving Organisation
  • Elementary introduction into Variable Pay: Martin Hopkins - Partner/Director, PwC

Friday, 25 October 2013


  • Your sales compensation future: Why sales leadership needs your help: David Cichelli - Snr. Vice President, The Alexander Group Inc


PANEL DISCUSSION


  • Talent Management - New generation Reward Strategy: Facilitated by : Dr Mark Bussin - Chairperson, 21st Century Pay Solutions
  • Elementary introduction into Reward Governance: Dr Ronel Nienaber - General Manager: Global Rewards and Benefits, Sasol
  • John Gatherer - Co-author of the book 'I am Talent'
  • Talent Management: New Generation Reward Strategy: Sue Vyvyan-Day - General Manager, Discovery
  • Is it time to use Market Pricing?: Dianne Auld
  • The changing face of African mobility: Simon Davies - K2 Corporate Mobility
  • Total Reward Statements: Alan Burger - CEO, InfoSlips
  • Impact Recruitment, Retention, Productivity and ROI through Spouse/Partner Support: Susan Musich – Executive Director, Passport Career, LLC
  • A creative and practical presentation on employee benefits including recent developments and practices: Jerry Botha - Director, Tax Consulting
  •  - Calculator (Excel Spreadsheet)
  •  - Flexible Benefits & New Retirement (Excel Spreadsheet)
  • Reward Frontiers, Realities and Opportunities - Life as an Expat in the UAE: Tony Macrae - Executive Vice President, United Arab Bank
  • Reward Practitioner of the Future: John Rubino - President, Rubino Consulting Services
  • Building sustainable Reward practices in Africa going forward: Paolo Cuicci - Regional Head of Reward, British American Tobacco (Holdings) Ltd 
2012

2012

Thursday 11 October 2012


  • Lessons from the cutting edge of reward science - The unexplored competitive advantage - Andrew Sykes, Work Wellness Actuaries, Chicago
  • The role of legends in today’s reward landscape - Peet Kruger, RP Consulting
  • Transforming remuneration data into critical insights using Excel Dashboards - Dianne Auld, Pick ‘n Pay
  • Sales Incentive Schemes - A recipe to remain relevant & avoiding the pitfalls - Envor Moos, VASDEX Associates and Outcomes Based Remuneration (OBR) Luchaan Zeelie, First National Bank
  • Make employee benefits more rewarding! - James Hine, Eluleka Consulting Transforming remuneration


Friday 12 October 2012


  • Golden principles of reward that have withstood the test of time - Maureen Hovy, Cisco Systems, Australia
  • True Cultural Change: Moving from base pay to incentive rewards in a financial services company - John Rubino, Rubino Consulting Services, New York
  • Disproportionate income inequality and wage gaps lead to sick societies - Ian McGorian and Mark Bussin, 21st Century Pay Solutions
  • Productivity in South Africa: Is reward management part of the problem or part of the solution? - Kirk Kruger, Kirk Kruger Remuneration Consulting
  • Executive Remuneration: How the economic trends have impacted on executive remuneration and what the future holds - Laurence Grubb, Khokhela Consulting and Legends of Reward conference South African reward and pay trends in context by Mike Schüssler, Economists.co.za
  • Performance versus retention – which one should you pay for? Or should it be both? - Sue Tosh, Standard Bank and Ronel Nienaber, Sasol
  • The evolution of rewards - Nicolene de Beer, First National Bank

2011

2011

Wednesday 26 October 2011

Remuneration Committee
  • Dobermans or Spaniels – Theo Botha


Rewards Think Tank
  • Attract & retain
  • Attract and Retention Initiatives
  • Attraction and retention factors
  • Talent Identification Process at FNB - Nicolene de Beer, Head of Reward, FNB
  • Attract and Retention Initiatives Workshop - Ronel Nienaber


Thursday 27 October 2011


  • KEYNOTE ADDRESS: “The new normal in Rewards” - Anne Ruddy, President of WorldatWork, USA
  • The Total Rewards Concept: Getting from Theory to Practice - Arthur Sika, Ernst & Young
  • Real issues in Employee Benefits - Joanna Legutko, Jacques Malan Consultants and Actuaries and Reg Magennis – EOH Health
  • Reward and Remuneration Challenges in the Public Service and State Owned Enterprises - Riah Phiyega, Chairperson of the Presidential State Owned Enterprises Review Committee
  • Expat Remuneration from Opposite sides of the ring - The different Methodologies used in Expatriate Remuneration
  •  - Nazlie Samodien, Ericsson
  •  - Anesa Naidoo, Sasol
  •  - Linkie Bahula, Vodacom


Friday 28 October 2011


  • Changing the Game – Reward Scenarios for Foxy Thinkers - Chantell Ilbury
  • How the World's Most Admired Companies have adapted to the changing economic climate in terms of reward, motivation and innovation. - Shaun Barnes, Haygroup
  • Increasing the impact of pay through manager involvement - Nicolene de Beer, First National Bank
  • Global Work Life Initiatives: The latest and greatest from around the world. - John A. Rubino, Rubino Consulting Services (RCS)
  • New Research on Compensation Change Management Processes - Lynne Mayers, Corporate Leadership Council


  • IML Keypad Questionnaire Feedback

2010

2010


Day 1
  •  The importance of and Revisiting of Group Risk Benefit Strategies - Cornelius du Plessis (927K)
  •  Self funding rewards & recognition options - Steven Levey (1.5M)
  •  Long Term Trends in SA - JP Landman (682K)
  •  Lessons learnt in the aftermath of the Global Financial Crisis of Financial Services Remuneration - Brendan Olivier (1.9M)
  •  Impact of Dual Careers - Susan Musich (8M)
  •  Global Policy for International Secondees – Sasol - Anesa Naidoo (1.2M)


Day 2 
  •  The five elements of life - John Rubino (1.1M)
  •  South Africa - The most unequal society in the world - Patrick Craven (316K)
  •  Short term incentives, production bonuses and sales schemes - Laurence Grubb (1.8M)
  •  Reward Employee Engagement & Customers - Barry Coltham (3.1M)
  •  Return On Investment - Delivering Value on Remuneration Structuring - Jerry Botha (314K)
  •  Results of local and international research on sales compensation practices - Dianne Auld (1.5M)
  •  Research findings of a doctorate thesis on the ROI of incentive schemes in SA - Lukas de Swardt (1.4M)
  •  Optimising the ROI of your Remuneration offering - Peet Kruger (510K)
  •  Inspire the Spirit of Employees through Flexible working arrangements - Kathy Pillay, Chrisilla Kohary & Norma Mayimela (1.3M)
  •  IML - Results (446K)
  •  Global trends, practices and case studies in paying for performance - Michal Kisilivetz (251K)
  •  Emotional Spend - Linda McMullin (20K)
  •  Conversations That Count Integrated Talent Management - Carol Hondonga (596K)
  •  Changing the way we learn to make Reward decisions and being Compliant – A Case Study -  (781K)


Total Reward Toolkit
  •  The Total Rewards Model How To Make It Work For You And Your Organization - John Rubino (1M)
  •  SARA Total Rewards TOOLKIT (862K)
  •  Flip Charts.zip - A collection of photo's of the flip charts created by the presenter during the Total Reward Workshop


Future focus 
  •  The impact of retirement reform on employee benefits - Willem Loots(1.8M)
  •  Corporate governance and executive remuneration – a local and global perspective - Nia Davies (1.3M)


AGM
 If You’re Not Growing You’re Dying - David Molapo (329K)

2009

2009

    • Val du Pre le Roux (444K)
    • SARA Conference 2009 - questionnaire results (5M)
    • Ronel Nienaber (51K)
    • Ronel Nienaber (324K)
    • Rene Richter (4.2M)
    • Patrick Craven COSATU (813K)
    • Nicolene de Beer (582K)
    • Neil Ulrich (835K)
    • Mark Goulding (1.3M)
    • Lukas de Swardt (300K)
    • Kris Crawford (1M)
    • John Rubino HOT BUTTON ISSUES (792K)
    • James Arnott (9.9M)
    • Italia Boninelli (1.9M)
    • GR9 Sam Hlabati (1.3M)
    • GR6 Ronnie Moholane (372K)
    • GR4 Mark Bussin (1.1M)
    • GR3 Nicolene de Beer (448K)
    • GR1 John Rubino (1.3M)
    • EMG Paul Runge (192K)
    • EMG Ian Ridgwell (317K)
    • EMG David Harding (1.1M)
    • Craig Raath (859K)
    • Clem Sunter (130K)
    • Arlene Brown and Laurence Grubb (323K)
    • Ania Krasniwska Shahidi new (913K)
    • Alan Hosking (582K)
2008

2008

  • Tom Gosling (909K)
  • South Africa challenges (900K)
  • SARA Master Class 5 November 2008 (2.3M)
  • Rene Richter (541K)
  • Oupa Magashula (1.8M)
  • Master Class (795K)
  • Martin Hopkins (282K)
  • Mark Stoffberg (1.7M)
  • Mark Bussin (1.2M)
  • John Rubino (926K)
  • Jaco Breytenbach (4M)
  • Italia Boninelli (1.3M)
  • Ian Holmes (314K)
  • Hilton Brown (4.2M)
  • Harris Uys (403K)
  • Gina and Lester (1.5M)
  • Gavin Watkins (1.5M)
  • Gavin Watkins (2) (819K)
  • Dr R F Botha (526K)
  • Dianne Auld The Pay Structure Journey print (2.6M)
  • Christo Bester (559K)
  • Cameron Clark (2.3M)
  • Barbara Parry (1.1M)