2022 HR Trends - Session #1

Thursday, January 13 at 1:00pm ET | 10:00am PT

Webinar Summary 

2021 was a year of reactive solutions to new HR challenges, with efforts often lacking a strategic, long-term focus.

The labor market is more competitive than ever, and organizations like yours are struggling with attracting and retaining talented employees.

All of this means that as your role as an HR professional grows and expands in 2022, priorities and strategies will need to change to adapt to the new world of work. Among other things, this means a greater focus on wellbeing and the employee experience for HR as well as the broader organization.

Join us for our 2022 HR Trends Webinar where we will discuss the four key HR trends that will drive HR priorities in 2022: 

Trend #1Recruitment & Retention
Trend #2: Adapting to a new world of work
Trend #3: DEI: After the tipping point
Trend #4: Skills in an age of change


Featured Speakers



Karen Mann

Vice President, HR Research, Learning & Advisory Services, McLean & Company 

  • Karen Mann is the Vice President of HR Research, Learning Solutions, and Advisory Services at McLean & Company where she leads the client-facing HR research and learning solutions teams. A results-driven Human Resources professional, Karen has a passion for making a difference. As a collaborative leader and big-picture thinker, she has a proven ability to implement programs and initiatives, and stay focused on making work matter.

  • Karen brings a wealth of expertise to McLean & Company and its members, with almost three decades of HR experience in national and multi-national corporations in the technology, telecommunication, business-to-business services, and retail industries. She also gained exposure to the nonprofit sector as a member of the Board of Directors for a regional agency.

  • Karen earned her MSc in International Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations from Manchester Business School in the UK. She is a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (Chartered MCIPD), holds the Certified Human Resources Executive (CHRE) designation, and is a Certified Coach Practitioner.


Talia Speigel

Senior Consulting Analyst, McLean & Company 

  • Talia Speigel is a Senior Consulting Analyst on the HR Research & Advisory Services team at McLean & Company with a focus on performance management, competencies, onboarding, and culture. With a strong research background, Talia understands the importance of a data-driven approach to research and uses analytical data to inform the HR strategies and activities she develops.

  • Prior to joining McLean & Company, Talia completed an Honors Bachelor of Science in Biological Science with a minor in Neuroscience at the University of Guelph. In her final year, she completed a research project studying addiction, reinforcement, and memory. Talia uses her neuroscience background to bring a unique behavioral perspective to her research.


James Kim

Consulting Analyst, McLean & Company

  • James is a Consulting Analyst on the HR Research & Advisory Services team at McLean & Company. He has a passion for using data and insights from research to guide organizations toward HR best practices. James’ areas of interest include metrics and analytics, HR technology, and leadership development.

  • Prior to this role, he worked in the public services sector where he provided support to a provincial government’s labor relations and compensation functions. James also has experience conducting academic research in organizational behavior and has authored papers on topics including leadership, collaboration, and organizational networks.

  • James holds a Master of Industrial Relations and Human Resources as well as an Honors Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Criminology from the University of Toronto.

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