Top 5 HR Trends and Priorities for 2022

Emerging HR trends, expected challenges and next steps for CHROs and HR leaders

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    Gartner surveyed more than 500 human resources leaders across 60 countries and all major industries to identify HR trends and assess HR priorities and expected challenges for 2022.

    Building critical skills and competencies tops the list, but many HR leaders will also prioritize change management, leadership, and diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) initiatives.

    Download the full report to learn more about:

    • The top 5 initiatives chief human resource officers and HR professionals are prioritizing in 2022
    • Common challenges HR leaders are facing for each priority
    • Actions HR leadership should take to address each priority in the year ahead

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    This annual report is derived from the Gartner HR Priorities Survey, which polls CHROs and HR leaders on common challenges and asks them to rank their top priorities for the year ahead. This report is designed to offer HR leadership teams a better understanding of emerging HR trends and insight into what their peers are focusing on in the year ahead to help drive strategy for the HR function.

    This year, Gartner received responses from HR leaders across 60 countries and all major industries. Thirty-nine percent of participants were CHROs or heads of HR.

    1. Building critical skills and competencies

    2. Organizational design and change management

    3. Current and future leadership bench

    4. Future of work

    5. Diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI)

    • Hybrid work is driving business transformation.

    • Rising turnover is increasing competition for talent.

    • Pressure is mounting to make progress on DEI.