Global Talent Trends and the Workforce of the Future

Thursday 12:00 – 1:00 PM

Session Description


Are you just beginning your journey or is your organization leading the charge?

Our Global Talent Trends 2019 study found a staggering 73% of companies expect significant disruption and 99% are taking action to prepare their organization for the future of work. But, where do you stand on this journey? Are you leading the pack, or just getting started?

In this session, we will explore the trends that are re-shaping the way we work, discuss how we each measure up, and chart a path forward to ensure we are preparing our organizations—and its people—for the future of work. You’ll walk away with practical advice on what you can do today to begin building your workforce for the future.

Rhonda Newman

Rhonda is a Senior Partner and leader of Mercer’s Career business in the Central Market. Previously, Rhonda was leader of Mercer’s Communication and Change practice in the U.S. Based in Dallas, Texas, she specializes in working with organizations on change management strategies surrounding large-scale reorganization and transformation as well as design and implementation of short- and long-range employee communications strategies. Introducing behavior change and developing the communication strategy to support it (particularly for global organizations) can be complex for any organization; her expertise in complicated strategies has proven beneficial to many companies.

Rhonda’s experience spans 30+ years – 4 years in corporate communications and 29 in employee change/communications. Her client engagements cover a wide variety of industry segments including retail, energy, health care, entertainment, food service and technology. Her client list includes many Fortune 500 companies.

Rhonda’s work has been recognized by the International Association of Business Communicators and the Employee Benefit Communication (EBC) Awards sponsored by Business Insurance Magazine. She has also been a featured speaker at SHRM, the Conference Board, Council on Employee Benefits and other seminars. She has served on the Program Committee for the Dallas/Ft. Worth Business Group on Health. She has appeared on television speaking on topics such as global talent trends. Rhonda holds a BBA from the University of Texas at Arlington – specializing in marketing with a minor in management. She holds a Certified Marketing Director designation from the International Council of Shopping Centers. She is also a member of IABC.