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2022 HR Trends Report

People-centric solutions to the organizational challenges of 2022.

  • 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 are struggling with attracting and retaining talented employees.
  • HR’s role continues to evolve in the face of new priorities from organizations and employees alike.

Our Advice

Critical Insight

  • As HR’s role expands, so does its stress. HR departments must spend more time addressing their own development and wellbeing as well as that of the broader workforce.
  • Make the employee and candidate experience a priority to address a number of HR challenges in 2022, including employee attraction and retention.
  • A part of adapting to the new world of work in 2022 will be ensuring that working hours don’t increase, causing burnout and turnover.
  • Without a strategic focus on long-term sustainable initiatives, many organizations have now stalled in their DEI journeys.
  • With tight labor markets a reality for many, hiring for aptitude and training for skills may well be the path forward for learning and development in an age of change.

Impact and Result

  • Discover the four HR trends defining HR's path in 2022: Recruitment and retention: two sides of the same coin; Adapting to a new world of work; DEI: After the tipping point; and Skills in an age of change.
  • Understand where best to use limited resources by using the data and analysis from McLean & Company’s 2022 HR Trends Report to inform your HR strategic plan in areas like retention, talent acquisition, learning and development, and more.
  • Understand which HR practices and trends have the biggest impact on organizational performance, workforce productivity, HR effectiveness, and more.

2022 HR Trends Report Research & Tools

1. Prepare for key trends shaping the future of HR in 2022

Inform HR strategic plans and prioritize best practices.

2. Compare with key trends from 2021

Evaluate year-over-year changes in priority, effectiveness, and impact on the organization.

Workshop: 2022 HR Trends Report

Workshops offer an easy way to accelerate your project. If you are unable to do the project yourself, and a Guided Implementation isn't enough, we offer low-cost delivery of our project workshops. We take you through every phase of your project and ensure that you have a roadmap in place to complete your project successfully.

Module 1: 2022 HR Trends Keynote

The Purpose

  • Discover the major trends that are reshaping HR.
  • Learn the types of initiatives and practices used by leading HR departments.
  • Understand the key challenges and opportunities facing HR.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Gather information to inform your HR strategy.
  • Reveal areas where your organization is not aligned with industry practices.
  • Gain understanding of practices that are driving HR in the future.




Use the data and analysis from McLean & Company’s 2022 HR Trends Report to inform your HR strategic plan.

  • An understanding of the most impactful HR trends and practices to evaluate for adoption in your organization.

About McLean & Company

McLean & Company is an HR research and advisory firm providing practical solutions to human resources challenges via executable research, tools, diagnostics, and advisory services that have a clear and measurable impact on your business.

What Is a Blueprint?

A blueprint is designed to be a roadmap, containing a methodology and the tools and templates you need to solve your HR problems.

Each blueprint can be accompanied by a Guided Implementation that provides you access to our world-class analysts to help you get through the project.

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Speak With An Analyst

Get the help you need in this 1-phase advisory process. You'll receive 1 touchpoints with our researchers, all included in your membership.

  • Call 1: Talk to your account manager to set up a call with an analyst on resources related to the 2022 HR Trends Report.


  • This report captured input from over 826 business professionals on their current people practices and performance.

Search Code: 97952
Last Revised: December 6, 2021


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