Rethinking the business of HR - National HR Standards

Join us for a breakfast event ​​​​​​​​dedicated to HR professionals

The purpose of the HR Standards initiative driven by SA Board for People Practices (SABPP) is to reduce inconsistencies in HR practice and to provide a common and standardised framework for sound HR practice. The HR Standards project enabled the HR profession to improve its credibility, status and impact in the workplace.

Since the launch of the HR Standards, the HR fraternity has seen major improvements in terms of productivity. Organisations which are working with the HR Standards can now identify and bridge the productivity gaps. Moreover, organisations which have gone through an HR Audit are even much stronger.

We invite you to a breakfast session with SABPP to gain introductory and further insights on:

  • how to generate integrated standards and metrics for your HR function that align to your business strategy

  • 13 National HR Standard Elements

  • how HR can impact on the bottom-line of your business


Siphiwe Moyo, Professional Speaker, Facilitator & GIBS Adjunct Faculty, Paradigm People Solutions

Siphiwe Moyo is an International Professional Motivational Speaker based in South Africa. He is an Adjunct Faculty member at GIBS, the Chairman of the Board at the South African Board for People Practices (SABPP), the Past Chapter President of the Professional Speakers Association of Southern Africa (PSASA) and a member of the Global Speakers Federation (GSF). Siphiwe holds a Masters in Business Administration, an Executive Development Programme, a B Comm. (Honours) in People Development and a Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources. 

Marius Meyer, Chief Executive Officer, SA Board for People Practices (SABPP)​

​Marius Meyer is CEO of the SA Board for People Practices (SABPP), the professional body for HR practitioners and Education and Training Quality Assurance Body for HR in South Africa. He is responsible for the quality assurance of 69 learning providers, as well as the HR accreditation of all universities in South Africa. 

Marius facilitated training and consulting interventions for more than a 100 companies. Previously Marius lectured in HRD at the University of South Africa and University of Johannesburg and he is still involved in academic work for North-West University, the University of Cape Town and Stellenbosch University.  He has been an HRD practitioner, consultant, academic and manager for the last 22 years. 

Marius is registered as a Master HR Professional and Mentor with SABPP.  He was an advisory board member of the African Society for Talent Development, as well as South Africa's first talent management magazine, Talent Talks.  Marius is a regular speaker at local and international conferences and author of 22 books and 200+ articles. He has a passion for leadership, strategy, governance, change management and people development. 

The latest output of his team is the National HR Competency Model, as well as a full set of national HR standards, the first set of national HR standards in the world. A comprehensive HR audit framework has now been developed to audit application of the HR standards within companies. Marius facilitated HR standards sessions in Zimbabwe, Zambia, Namibia, Botswana and South Africa. Also, under his leadership the Minister of Justice approved SABPP HR professionals in South Africa as Commissioners of Oaths.  


7.30 am   Registration & Networking Breakfast

8.30 am   Presentations and dialogue

10.30 am Ends


GIBS campus, 26 Melville Road, Illovo, Sandton, Johannesburg

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