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The Biggest Workplace Trends of 2021
Raising the Bar on Employee Wellbeing, Culture, and Organizational Success
The Workforce Institute at UKG believes 2021 is the year of opportunity.
Following the unprecedented disruption of COVID-19, a reckoning with social justice, and a highly divisive political landscape, our fundamental way of working – and living – has changed forever.
This gives organizations the unique opportunity to raise the bar on the employee experience, from how they work to their wellbeing.
Join Dr. Chris Mullen, Ph.D. for a roundtable discussion with members of The Workforce Institute’s advisory board.
Join us to hear the top trends for workforce wellbeing in 2021, plus:
- Learn why workplace agility and employee resiliency will be the keys to your organization’s future success
- Understand the importance of building a people-centric work culture
- Get actionable strategies to boost engagement, wellbeing, and morale
- Learn how HR and management can lead these efforts – creating a better, more collaborative workplace
Dr. Chris Mullen, Ph.D.
The Workforce Institute at UKG
Dr. Chris Mullen, PhD, SPHR, SHRM-SCP is the executive director of The Workforce Institute at UKG, the leading workplace think tank focused on the frontline employee experience. In his role, Dr. Mullen leads the institute’s education and research initiatives, which focus on empowering organizations with meaningful strategies to improve employee engagement by delivering a modern work experience. His 15-year career as an HR practitioner and leader shaped his Ph.D. work in work-life negotiation.
His insights have been featured in publications including Harvard Business Review, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, and HR Magazine. Dr. Mullen resides in Colorado with his wife, three daughters, and son. He is an avid amateur mountaineer.
Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer
Natalie Bickford has worked in HR and HR leadership for more than 20 years and brings a wealth of experience in consumer-facing industries to Sanofi.
Prior to joining Sanofi, Natalie was Group HR Director at Merlin Entertainments, the world’s second largest location-based entertainment business, where she was responsible for 30,000 employees across Europe, North America, and Asia Pacific. She also held senior HR positions at Sodexo, AstraZeneca and Kingfisher Plc.
Natalie has a solid track record of transforming organizations, with a strong focus on inclusion and diversity. She was awarded “HR Diversity Champion of the Year” at the European Diversity Awards in November 2019.
David Creelman is CEO of Creelman Research. His focus is helping HR leaders and CFOs better measure and report on human capital to the CEO, Board and financial markets.
His clients include think tanks, consultants, academics and organizations in Japan, the US, Canada, and the EU. He publishes regularly in the US, Japan, Peru, Turkey, Brazil, South Africa, Holland, Romania, and Singapore. He has sat on many thought leader panels with the Human Capital Institute including Global Talent Management, Learning Strategies, and the ROI of Talent Management.
Prior to founding his own company David was brought in as Chief of Content and Research for HR.com. As the first employee of HR.com David played an integral role in growing a successful dot com; one that continues to thrive. For many years David was a management consultant in Canada and Malaysia, most notably with the Hay Group. He has an MBA from the University of Western Ontario and a Combined Honours B.Sc. in Chemistry and Biochemistry from McMaster.
Dan Schawbel is a New York Times bestselling author and the Managing Partner of Workplace Intelligence, a research and advisory firm helping HR adapt to trends, drive performance and prepare for the future. He has three career books: Back to Human, Promote Yourself, and Me 2.0. His new book, Back to Human: How Great Leaders Create Connection in the Age of Isolation, is a Washington Post bestseller. Through his companies, he’s conducted dozens of research studies and worked with major brands including American Express, GE, Microsoft, Virgin, IBM, Coca Cola, and Oracle. Dan has interviewed over 2,000 of the world’s most successful people, including Warren Buffett, Anthony Bourdain, Jessica Alba, will.i.am, Michael Bloomberg, Chelsea Handler, Colin Powell, Sheryl Sandberg, and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
He is the host of “5 Questions”, a podcast where he interviews a variety of world-class humans by asking them 5 questions in less than 10 minutes. In addition, he has contributed to publications for Forbes, Fortune, TIME, The Economist, Quartz, The Harvard Business Review, and others. Considered “one of today’s more dynamic young entrepreneurs” by Inc. Magazine, Schawbel has been profiled or quoted in over 2,000 media outlets. He has been recognized on several lists including Inc. Magazine’s “30 Under 30”, Forbes Magazine’s “30 Under 30”, Business Insider’s “40 Under 40”, BusinessWeek’s “20 Entrepreneurs You Should Follow,” and as one of Workforce Magazine’s “Game Changers”.
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