You may not think of CN&CO as being in the business of HR, but it is actually one of the services we offer. Not the transactional stuff (payroll, disciplinary hearings and the like), but the organisational stuff (strategy, communication, recruitment, etc.). It’s what puts the “people” in our “people and brand” approach to business.

“HR is an incredibly broad field,” says CN&CO’s Carel Nolte, who has headed up the HR functions at a number of companies. “It’s basically anything to do with people in a business. And as we all know, a company’s brand is simply the sum of the individual brands of the people who make it up. So people and brand are indisputably intertwined.”

Carel has spoken at several conferences and workshops about the importance of people in any organisation. One of has talks was delivered at the 2018 HR Indaba – the biggest HR conference in Africa. And this year he’ll be on the podium once more.

“Anyone in HR or management will find the HR Indaba an incredibly useful event to visit,” he says. “It really is diverse and interesting, pulling in many service providers from all the different disciplines within HR.”

Registration for the 2019 event is open – and attendance is free! Simply follow this link and use the invitation code VIP2019.

HR Indaba 2019 takes place on 16 and 17 October at the Sandton Convention Centre.

“It might seem like a long way off, but it’s best to get events like this into your diary as early as possible,” says Carel. “With the busy lives we lead, our calendars fill up quicker than we think!”