Rising Star Annual

Rising Star Annual – For Talent & Those who Nurture it

After 4 years of a successful Rising Star Programme in South Africa, we believe it is time to collate our knowledge and share with all those who have supported us over the years.
As discussed in the 2013 Rising Star Summit – Talent: Whose Job Is It Anyway? there are many stakeholders involved in the creation of an engaged and dynamic workforce: the leader, HR, the line manager, the mentor, peers and of course, critically, the individual themselves.
With this publication, distributed to all our recognised Stars over the past 4 years, as well as their supporters, managers, CEOs and mentors, we will draw together our thoughts and findings (eg Rising Star Summit 2014 – The Stars Speak Out – What Engages Me?) as well as highlighting the Stars and where they are now.
In addition to some of the themes highlighted below and featuring leading edge articles from the country’s top thought leaders and CEOs, as well as the Stars, we will break the publication into 12 key sectors replicating the award industry categories.

Each sector will highlight all the Stars recognised since 2012, feature one or two success stories (‘Where are they now?’), include a talent specific industry overview and case studies of successful organisations.
If you want to speak to the Stars and the rest of the economy, take your chance to feature your organisation here and add your voice to this already exciting network.

Rising Star – The Annual will help government and SA businesses understand:

• How we can develop the leaders of tomorrow
• How we can create role models for people of all backgrounds in business
• Overcoming key issues businesses face when trying to recruit international talent
• Unmissable strategies and practices for attracting, training and retaining top talent
• How the government and companies can create growth through employment opportunity
• The skills we will need now, and how we should educate the workforce of tomorrow
• How government and businesses can work together to tackle our crippling youth unemployment
• What the government needs to do to make employment red tape more manageable

Other editorial features:

• Talent: Whose Job Is It Anyway?
• The Stars Speak Out – What Engages Me?
• Can Talent Aspirations and Organisational Goals be Aligned?
• Women in traditionally male industries
• Diversity in talent: the Art of Balance
• Social media – the new way of doing business
• Profit with Purpose – the role of CSI in talent retention
• The ROI of developing talent
• The value of Mentorship and Skills transfer in developing and retaining talent
• Inner Resource, Outer Success (Rising Stars)

In addition, we would like the following benefits of participation:

• Positive impact on employer of choice/great place to work initiatives
• Access to broad network of SA’s identified Rising Stars
• Participation in and access to the development of Rising Star profiles / talent profiles which are culturally sensitive to SA
• Opportunity to engage in dialogue with Rising Stars, other blue chip SA organisations and learning &
• development providers on what development and support needs Rising Stars have / Rising Star identification processes / engagement issues / etc