Talent Shortages, High Turnover And An Uncertain Economy: Forbes’ Future Of Work Summit Will Address The Skills, Policies And Practices Shaping The New Talent Agenda

The future of work can mean many different things: from how we manage the return to office and hybrid work after the past few years, to how employers are shifting their requirements for the four-year degree, to what is driving the expanding labor movement and the growing burnout and mental health crisis reshaping the role work plays in our lives. The Forbes Future of Work Summit, taking place virtually and in person in New York City on November 15, 2022, will bring together leaders from organizations including Slack, Walmart, Moderna, McKinsey & Co., Thrive Global and Shopify to take a holistic view of the talent agenda and the new world of work, sparking conversation and sharing insights on both the future of work—and for workers.

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Talent issues have never been more of a priority for CEOs—and across their C-suite teams. Chief human resources officers have become one of the most important roles in every organization—key business partners who must manage multiple crises at once. Forbes has confirmed an impressive slate of speakers in this space, including:

  • Ken Chenault, Chairman & Managing Director, General Catalyst, Cofounder, OneTen and Former CEO & Chairman, American Express
  • Arianna Huffington, Founder & CEO, Thrive Global
  • Danny Meyer, Founder & Executive Chairman, Union Square Hospitality Group
  • Alexi Robichaux, Cofounder & CEO, BetterUp
  • Euan Blair, Founder & CEO, Multiverse
  • Brian Elliott, SVP & Executive Leader, Future Forum, Slack
  • Katie Burke, Chief People Officer, HubSpot
  • Annie Dean, Global Head of Team Anywhere, Atlassian
  • Donna Morris, EVP & Chief People Officer, Walmart
  • Katy George, Chief People Officer, McKinsey & Co.
  • Tia Silas, Chief Human Resources Officer, Shopify
  • Dean Carter, Leader of People & Culture
  • Tracey Franklin, Chief Human Resources Officer, Moderna
  • Pete Stavros, Co-Head, Americas Private Equity, KKR
  • Sarita Gupta, VP, US Programs, Ford Foundation
  • Andy Stern, President Emeritus, SEIU; Senior Fellow, Economic Security Project
  • Linda Golder Blount, President & CEO, Black Women’s Health Imperative
  • Christina Maslach, Professor of Psychology (Emerita) and Core Researcher at Healthy Workplaces Center, University of California, Berkeley
  • Guy Winch, Psychologist & Author
  • Kevin Akeroyd, CEO, Magnit
  • Rita Choula, Director, Caregiving, AARP

“Bringing together the leaders and innovators who are creating the strategies, technologies and models of tomorrow is an exciting opportunity to help create a more sustainable and equitable workforce,” says Jena McGregor, Senior Editor, Careers & Leadership Strategy, Forbes. “Leaders are grappling with talent shortages, high rates of turnover, disengaged workers, an uncertain economy and escalating pace of change, making this summit more important than ever before.”

According to Forbes research from 2021, chief human resource officers are driving big changes in company policies, with more than half of them now allowing greater work location flexibility and 95% of them spending more on employee wellness and benefits.

“The trends we’re seeing among employees – from quiet quitting to the Great Resignation – are responses to the growing stress and burnout epidemic,” says Arianna Huffington, Founder & CEO, Thrive Global and featured speaker at the Forbes Future of Work Summit 2022. “But now we have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to create a world of work centered on well-being.”

This event, which succeeds the 2021 Forbes CHRO Forward Summit, will provide attendees with the opportunity to hear discussions on a variety of timely topics including the future of hybrid work, building people-first cultures in a disrupted world, managing the mental health crisis and understanding the modern employee experience.

Magnit is the presenting sponsor of this event, with partner sponsor AARP and supporting sponsors UKG and Velocity Global. To learn more and to register to attend, visit Forbes Future of Work Summit. To join the conversation on social, follow #ForbesFutureofWork.

For sponsor inquiries, please contact sponsorships@forbes.com

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