2022 HR Trends that Impact Instructional Designers

February 9, 2022
4 minutes
Janet Clarey joined #IDIODC February 9

Many Instructional Designers work within Human Resource departments.  So, it would make sense to learn as much as possible about the things that are important to HR leaders.  Learning and Development has been a hot topic for HR departments for many years.  However, in a post pandemic world suffering from "the great resignation" it is more important than ever.

Janet Clarey, from McClean & Company has released their 2022 HR Trends Report.  As a researcher familiar with the challenges of Learning and Development she is uniquely positioned to help us understand how these trends will impact instructional designers.

In preparation for this episode you can get the highlights of the report here.

And while all of the "Critical Insights" have some sort of Learning and Development component the most telling is this one:

"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."

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About Janet Clarey

Janet Clarey is a Director for McLean & Company. She leads a collaborative team that creates and delivers practical HR research and advisory services to help HR leaders drive measurable results in their organizations. She brings a broad background to McLean & Company. Her experience includes over ten years of conducting and writing HR research and providing advisory and consulting services to HR leaders and practitioners.

Janet has knowledge across several HR disciplines with specific expertise in workforce issues including analytics, culture, talent management, learning and development, career management, employee experience, and diversity, equity and inclusion. She has broad knowledge of the HR technology landscape, having worked as an industry analyst covering solution provider markets. She has been a frequent speaker, panelist, and workshop facilitator at HR industry events around the globe and virtually and has contributed to workforce learning blogs and managed jointly a learning industry awards program.

Janet also has over ten years’ experience as an HR practitioner in the learning and development profession. In her role as a practitioner at an insurance company, she focused on instructional design, implementing competency-based technical training programs, curriculum development, and selection and implementation of eLearning authoring tools, virtual classroom tools, learning and talent management systems, and content management systems. In a subsequent practitioner role, she led the creation of a B2C online Academy for a community-based services company for the global learning technologies industry.

Prior to joining McLean & Company, Janet worked for over five years at a leading multinational professional services firm. She enjoys helping HR leaders make sense of a rapidly changing workplace and workforce and believes that many little things done right can bring significant results. She is eager to connect and share knowledge and help others build capabilities and enjoys connecting people in her network.

Janet holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and Media Studies from the State University of New York at Oswego, a Master of Science degree in Instructional Design for Online Learning from Capella University, and has completed coursework toward a Ph.D. in Instructional Design, Development, and Evaluation at Syracuse University.


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