From Great Resignation to Great Re-Evaluation: New Research Shows Global CHROs Continue to Grapple with Talent Retention

Sep 13, 2022 6:02 AM ET

Executive Networks releases “Global CHRO of the Future” research at HR Tech

New York, NY (Sept. 13, 2022) – What’s priority number one for Chief Human Resources Officers (CHROs)? According to Executive Networks’ “Global CHRO of the Future,” a research report sponsored by XpertHR, it’s keeping employees satisfied through the “Great Re-Evaluation.” The research explores the challenges CHROs are grappling with in the workplace—including how, where and why we work—and the technology and structural solutions they are implementing in response.

“The Global CHRO of the Future research provides valuable context into the increasing complexity, mounting tensions, and very real challenges of CHROs in today’s tumultuous business climate,” says Laci Loew, Senior Global Analyst, HR Strategy and Insights, XpertHR. “We’re proud to sponsor this seminal research which defines actionable insights for senior HR leaders seeking to build and sustain a purposeful workplace and a successful workforce.”

According to the research, three-quarters of CHROs indicated that talent retention and attraction are their key priorities and HR leaders are struggling to stem the tide of resignations. Other strategic areas of concern and opportunity for senior HR leaders include environmental/social/governance (ESG), future of work issues, internal talent mobility, work-life balance, diversity/equity/inclusion (DE&I), employee well-being, and leadership development.“The past two years have changed the way we work in profound ways, and HR leaders are under pressure to help their organizations re-think what will make employees want to stay,” said Jeanne Meister, Executive Vice President, Executive Networks. “In many cases, it comes down to meeting employee priorities and purpose.”

Insights from the research report will be explored during a panel discussion, “How CHROs Are Preparing for the New World of Work,” at the HR Technology Conference & Exposition on Wed. Sept. 14. Jeanne Meister, Executive Vice President at Executive Networks, will moderate. After the session, Meister will field questions and delve deeper into research results at the XpertHR booth on the HR Tech tradeshow Expo Hall (#6516), beginning at 3 p.m. PT.

About the Survey

Executive Networks completed primary research with 112 Chief Human Resource Officers from Global 1000 organizations representing 4 million employees through a 40-question survey as well as 10 one-on-one interviews with global CHROs. The research was sponsored by a consortium of companies including meQuilibrium, Task Human, University of Phoenix, and XpertHR. The report can be found here.

About Executive Networks

Executive Networks is a senior peer community for global 1000 human resources leaders, connecting HR peers to each other and providing valuable insights, allowing them to meet new challenges head on. Through exclusive access to unique events, learning programs, tools, research, solutions and support, members bring shared knowledge back into their own organizations, sparking deeper growth and innovation to achieve strategic priorities. Learn more at

About XpertHR®
Global leader XpertHR empowers organizations to shape HR strategy, manage employee risk and embrace diverse talent ecosystems to create equitable, high-performing and purposeful workplaces. Since 2002, the data analytics and intelligent solutions provider has earned a reputation for providing expert insights, trusted resources and practical tools to help customers achieve greater efficiency, improve compliance and increase employee engagement. XpertHR is proud to be part of the LexisNexis® Risk Solutions portfolio within RELX, a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers. To learn more visit

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