2022 MegaTrends: 3 Global Trends Impacting Your Business

Webinar Replay

Each year, UKG identifies the most significant workforce trends and provides industry-leading research and insights to help organizations proactively implement strategic, meaningful change.

As today’s business leaders continue to adjust to regulations, innovations, and dramatically altered employee expectations, it’s clear that future-facing initiatives and strategic solutions are foundational to navigating a complex talent landscape and maximizing workforce potential.

In this webinar replay, Dr. Jarik Conrad and Karina Monesson explore:

  • The growing prevalence and influence of the “grey-collar” workforce, and how employers can combat talent shortages and workplace inequity
  • How to cultivate outcomes-based leadership, positively influencing trust, transparency, and productivity in the process
  • The crucial role of agency and agility to keep pace with compliance complexities

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About the Speakers

Karina Monesson | Sr. Manager, HCM Research & Advisory | UKG

As Sr. Manager of HCM Research & Advisory, Karina Monesson leads UKG’s thought leadership research strategy and partners closely with business leaders to help them maximize the value of their technology investments.

A former journalist and market researcher, Karina speaks regularly with conference and customer audiences about HCM trends and best practices and her work has been featured in Forbes, SHRM, HR Dive, HR Executive, HR Daily Advisor, and Human Resources Today.

 She serves on the Research Board for the Equity at Work Council and the Board of Directors for Conquer Addiction, and she is passionate about leveraging research, data, and technology to improve peoples’ lives and drive systemic change.

Dr. Jarik Conrad, SPHR, SHRM-SCP | VP, Human Insights & HCM Advisory, Executive Director, Equity at Work Council | UKG

Dr. Jarik Conrad, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, is the VP of the Human Insights and HCM Advisory team at UKG, one of the world’s most innovative human capital management and workforce management companies. Dr. Conrad also serves as the Executive Director of the UKG-sponsored Equity at Work Council (EWC), an interdisciplinary group of experts and practitioners dedicated to providing you with evidence-based strategies to eliminate workplaces inequities.

Immediately prior to joining UKG, he led The Conrad Consulting Group, where he served as an executive coach, keynote speaker, and management consultant. He has held human resources leadership roles in the private, public, and non-profit sectors. He has also been a research collaborator with the Mayo Clinic and an adjunct professor at Jacksonville University. 

Dr. Conrad earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois, two master’s degrees from Cornell University, and a Doctor of Education degree from the University of North Florida. He holds certifications in intercultural sensitivity, emotional intelligence, plant-based nutrition, personal training and weight management. 

He is a sought-after speaker in the areas of leadership, health & wellness, emotional intelligence (EI), and diversity, equity, inclusion & belonging (DEIB) and has been recognized as one of the world’s top people practitioners on HRD’s 2021 Global 100. He is also the author of the Amazon best-seller, The Fragile Mind. His next book, In Search of Humanity, is scheduled to be published in March of next year.

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