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HRCap Speaks as Key Lecturer at KMA-ATD22: The Top 10 HR Trends & Recommendations

Written by HRCap, Inc.

May 19, 2022

On Friday, May 13, 2022, Andrew Sungsoo Kim, our founder and CEO at HRCap was invited to speak at the KMA-ATD22 NYC Local Special Program Seminar, hosted at our HRCap Headquarters Office in NJ.

KMA (Korea Management Association) is South Korea’s leading Knowledge Service organization that specializes in lifelong learning, executive development, and management consulting. ATD (Association for Talent Development) is a non-profit formed in 1944 in Washington D.C. to promote ongoing training & development programs for HR leaders so that they are best equipped to develop talent programs in their respective workplaces. ATD is the largest global talent development association with members across 100 countries, 20,0000 organizations, and 70,000 unique HR professionals.

For KMA-ATD22, over 20 HR professionals signed up for Team B (NYC-Orlando), learning more about the emerging Top 10 HR Trends in America, transformed and accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Going over the effects of COVID-19 on the job market, Andrew Kim shared 10 top trends that HR professionals should be aware of and how to position their organization for success.

The seminar further addressed our HR Trends for 2022:

  1. Booming Industries & In-Demand Skills

  2. Importance of Learning & Development

  3. Shift to Data Literacy

  4. Investment in Cybersecurity

  5. Emphasis on Emotional Intelligence & Soft Skills

  6. Normalizing Hybrid Organizational Work Space

  7. Rise in Freelance Economy

  8. Higher Total Compensation & Fulfilling Career Opportunity

  9. Attracting Top Talent & Hiring Right

  10. Retaining Top Talent with Employee Experience Programs

Read Related: Cracking the Top 10 HR Trends of 2022

After the Top 10 HR Trends, Sehoon Shon, Software Engineer at Netflix, spoke about his work experience, interview process, and the work culture environment. His team continues to operate according to a hybrid/remote work schedule and has flexibility as to where and even when he works. He also shared Netflix's values and work culture, which revolves around "Freedom and Responsibility." Although the employees are given a lot of autonomy, they encourage employees to use their best judgment, maintain a sense of responsibility for their work, and keep Netflix's best interest in mind.

Key Takeaways

COVID-19 pandemic has forever changed the work setting into a hybrid work environment. More companies will give employees flexibility on not just where they work but also when.

Another important trend is on how employers should approach total compensation and employee experience programs. With many employees voluntarily quitting, organizations need to create a holistic benefits program that not only retains employees but attracts new ones as well.


HRCap believes it is important to continue to take part in these seminars to share data-driven insights. With a stronger understanding of these top 10 HR Trends, organizations and businesses can adjust accordingly and be prepared to take on the challenges and opportunities that come with the shifting trends.

We hope to continue working with global organizations like KMA to advise and bridge gaps of understanding by volunteering and guest speaking at seminars. We believe that it is our Corporate Social Responsibility to give back to the community by educating the wider community of HR leaders, informing job seekers, and helping career builders to get ahead of the trend.

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