The African People’s Advisory Group (APAG) ( is set to publish its second findings report tracking various human resources trends on the African continent with a particular focus on new ways of working.

This year, the study attracted a larger number of participants than the introductory study in 2021. Deon de Swardt, managing partner of APAG, says: “We are overwhelmed by the number of responses to this year’s analytics study. The more responses we receive, the more reliable the insights and trends presented in the report become. With 188 participants from 21 countries covering 20 industries, it is clear that this report is valued across the continent as its popularity continues to grow.”

APAG has identified six trends that are unpacked and detailed in the report:

Traditional staffing and organizational structures are under pressure

One of the big shifts noted in this year’s research is a movement in the level of intent to change organizational structures and begin redesigning work. Last year it was reported that there was limited intent to redesign workplaces and organizational structures to benefit from the impact of technology and 4IR. A 17% increase was registered this year.

As Janene Schwartz, managing partner of APAG, says, “The lack of focus on redesigning organizational structures was a surprise in last year’s study. It’s good to see organizations focusing on ensuring that structure and role content support a technology-driven business world.”

African continent shows first signs of ‘Great Resignation’

By now, most people in human resources and management have heard of the term “The Great Resignation.” Africa is beginning to experience a version of the Great Resignation. In the study, 52% of participants noticed an increase in the number of resignations in their organizations.

Remote and hybrid work models promote productivity

If you were to ask any HR professional what is one of the hottest buzzwords in HR circles right now, “hybrid work” would likely be high on the list. Hybrid work has gained popularity with the advent of the post-pandemic era.

Although hybrid work has become more popular recently, many organizations surveyed still allow and encourage remote work.

Performance management as a transformative practice

Covid-19 has given organizations the opportunity to re-examine the effectiveness of their performance management practices, and in many cases, it would seem, these practices have not lived up to expectations. This is probably why we are seeing so many changes in performance management practices reported this year.

The post-pandemic workplace is very human-centered

It became clear that a more people-oriented work culture was developing. This is due not only to changes from the point of view of the organization, but also to a certain extent to the demand from the employees. Employees vote with their feet, and progressive organizations work hard to create constructive employee experiences.

The HR skills agenda is clear, now is the time to act

The role of human resources has grown significantly over the past two years. This feature is expected to effectively deal with the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. HR had to deal with not only day-to-day business, but also telecommuting, cost pressures, employee health and supporting the business in maintaining the highest levels of employee engagement.

In conclusion, APAG Managing Partner Nicole Mullins says: “Ultimately, the report shows us that there is a very clear shift towards a business culture that is truly human-centred. We’re excited to see how this broader trend develops in the coming years.”

To learn more about these six trends and receive a link to download the report, join APAG on August 18 during the online presentation of the report.

Click here ( to register for the online launch or receive the report directly to your inbox.

Distributed by APO Group on behalf of the African People’s Consultative Group.

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