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Global HR Update Q1 2023

It has been a busy start for HR search in 2023. Our Global HR Outlook provides a summary of where we are seeing opportunities for HR professionals looking for new roles early in the year. As a related topic, Managing Director Finian Toh offers some practical suggestions and observations on how HR leaders can think about their own career development.

We feature two “Conversations with HR Leaders” podcasts: Executive Advisor Frieder Rummel talks with Martin Barner, Head People & Organization Operations and Digital Solutions at Sandoz about the future of work and company culture; and EMEA Regional Managing Director Tim Spriggs chats with Ollie Phillips, Founder of Optimist Performance, on how he uses his experience as an international rugby player to work with organisations to develop team and leadership skills.

We hope you enjoy our first edition of the ChapmanCG Global HR Update for 2023.

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Global HR Outlook

While we are happy to see a more positive and faster start to senior HR hiring in 2023 than was generally expected, some areas of HR are doing better than others. In this Global HR Outlook, President and COO Stefanie Cross-Wilson looks at early-year HR search activity and hiring trends.
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Navigating Your HR Career Path

HR leaders are well versed in career and capability development and in up-skilling their team and workforce. But do they focus enough on their own career planning? Managing Director Finian Toh shares a few tips and thoughts on this important topic.
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The Future of Work and Company Culture

Can companies successfully operate a hybrid work model and maintain strong team and cultural bonds? Martin Barner, Head of People & Organization Operations and Digital Solutions at Sandoz AG, shares his experience and thoughts with Executive Advisor Frieder Rummel.
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Creating Winning Cultures

Speaking to EMEA Regional Managing Director Tim Spriggs, Rugby Sevens legend turned leadership coach Ollie Phillips of Optimist Performance revisits the challenges he overcame as a rugby player and shares how he uses those learnings today to support corporate teams through cultural and leadership challenges.
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Director Human Resources

We are proud to work with one of the world’s largest and most respected independent conservation organisations, World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), to recruit an experienced Director of Human Resources based in Singapore.
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Finian Toh

Managing Director

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Finian Toh

Managing Director

Finian Toh is a Managing Director with ChapmanCG based in Singapore. His focus is on senior-level appointments across the full spectrum of HR functions in local and global multinational organisations.

He is a knowledgeable subject matter expert in HR who has a successful track record of leading senior HR searches and provides deep insights into HR market trends, talent landscape and astute career planning advice for HR professionals. Prior to joining ChapmanCG, Finian led the Human Resources Practice of a leading regional search firm in Singapore where he was instrumental in building the business as well as successfully delivering senior HR mandates across various industry sectors in Asia Pacific.

Finian graduated with a First Class Honours degree in Commerce from The Australian National University and holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Corporate Governance from The Governance Institute of Australia. He is qualified as both a Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA) and a Chartered Secretary. He speaks English, Mandarin and Cantonese fluently.

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Latest Articles by Finian

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Navigating Your HR Career Path

As the global HR profession continues to evolve in 2023, we at ChapmanCG believe it…

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Global HR Update Q1 2023

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Creating a DE&I Culture Is The Only Way Forward

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The HR profession was conceptualised in the late 19th century to look after worker’s well-being…

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EVP – Do You Truly Value Your Biggest Asset?

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Frieder Rummel

Executive Advisor

Executive Advisor
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Executive Advisor

Frieder Rummel

Executive Advisor

Frieder Rummel is an Executive Advisor for EMEA with ChapmanCG based in Vienna, Austria. He supports the EMEA team to build relationships with CHROs and global HR leaders in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, with a primary focus on Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Frieder also works as a leadership consultant and coach, and he leads assessment and talent projects for ChapmanCG. His experience involves decades of intense corporate work, including 18 years with Procter & Gamble, 12 years with Allianz and three years with Hershey’s.

Frieder has worked in Germany and Austria and, most recently, spent eight years in Asia. The focus of his work has been on Human Resources, but he has also spent time as a Managing Director and Head of IT, as well as acting as a company spokesperson. His last corporate role before joining ChapmanCG was as Senior Director, Human Resources, Asia, Europe, Middle East and Africa for the Hershey Company.

Frieder is originally from Germany and holds a Master’s degree in Mathematics from Philipps University Marburg and a Doctorate in Mathematics from Technical University Darmstadt. He speaks both German and English fluently. In his spare time, Frieder enjoys nature and culture and has completed more than a dozen full marathons, with half a dozen in tropical climates.

Latest Articles by Frieder

Culture & Business Transformation 2 March 2023

The Future of Work and Company Culture

The last few years have had a large impact on working life and business structures.…

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ChapmanCG News 23 February 2023

Global HR Update Q1 2023

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HR Trends 14 March 2022

Spotlight on Germany

Germany has seen an increase in HR recruitment over the last nine months. But what…

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ChapmanCG News 16 February 2022

Global HR Update Q1 2022

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Future of Work 21 October 2021

Employee Experience – The Next Phase

Part of the European Coffee Club Series - Germany

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HR Trends 5 March 2021

HR Leaders Talk Show Germany – The State of HR in 2021

We were pleased to host the first 2021 edition of our Germany HR Leaders Talk…

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Future of Work 30 September 2020

2020 – The Unplanned Year

We were pleased to host the latest edition of our “Germany HR Leaders Talk Show”,…

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Culture & Business Transformation 8 July 2020

HR Leaders Talk Show – A Year of Two Halves

We were excited to host our first edition of the “HR Leaders Talk Show” Germany…

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HR Trends 25 November 2019

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The ChapmanCG Global HR Interview is the online destination for the most engaging conversations with…

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Change Through Transformational Leadership

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Stefanie Cross-Wilson

President and COO

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Global Management

Stefanie Cross-Wilson

President and COO

Stefanie Cross-Wilson is President and COO at ChapmanCG, based in Los Angeles. Along with Ben Davies, Stefanie is responsible for the day-to-day running of ChapmanCG. She also leads complex HR searches globally for ChapmanCG’s top clients.

Before joining ChapmanCG, Stefanie was President, Recruitment & Talent Management for North America at Hudson (NASDAQ: HSON). Prior to that she lived and worked in Asia for over 20 years, most recently as Hudson’s Asia CEO.

Stefanie has worked extensively with leading multinational employers across a broad range of geographies and industries. Working closely with HR and business leadership teams, she advises on the development and implementation of best practice HR and Talent strategies.

Stefanie is originally from Chicago and a graduate of Sydney University in Australia. She is an international speaker and subject matter expert on global Human Resources and Talent Acquisition trends, and working cross-culturally.

Latest Articles by Stefanie

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We are seeing a more positive and faster start for HR hiring than expected in…

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As 2022 finishes and we start to look into what 2023, we reflect on some…

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Where do we start? Just as most countries in the world have been easing out of…

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As the year winds down, business and HR planning for 2023 is underway. With geopolitical…

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The market remains hot for HR hiring globally this quarter, despite economic uncertainty. While some…

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The demand for top talent remains high across regions, countries, and industries this quarter, despite…

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Tim Spriggs

Regional Managing Director - EMEA

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Tim Spriggs

Regional Managing Director - EMEA

Tim Spriggs is Regional Managing Director, EMEA with ChapmanCG based in the UK where, as part of the executive committee, he leads the EMEA business.

Tim and his team deliver senior retained executive searches for a range of clients from global multinationals to SMEs and has a background in global HR executive search. He is particularly passionate about finding unique and exceptional talent for his clients across the region.

Prior to returning to the UK in 2017, Tim spent five years in Singapore where he was instrumental in building the China business and covered international work out of Asia. Prior to ChapmanCG, Tim worked for JD Haspel, a boutique London-based executive search firm, where he specialised in EMEA HR search assignments across multiple sectors including technology, pharmaceuticals, consumer goods, financial services and natural resources.

Before moving into executive search, Tim’s passion for sport led him to his first career in sports marketing and sponsorship with Octagon. He has a BA (Hons) in American Studies from the University of Nottingham, and a CIM Diploma from the London School of Marketing.

In his spare time, Tim enjoys running and cycling in the Chilterns and is known to have the occasional swim in the Thames near his home in Henley.

Latest Articles by Tim

Culture & Business Transformation 14 March 2023

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Cultural challenges, language challenges, team challenges – Ollie Phillips had to deal with them all…

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It has been a busy start for HR search in 2023. Our Global HR Outlook…

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ChapmanCG, in partnership with Ubisoft, were delighted to bring together an engaged group of senior…

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In partnership with Estée Lauder Companies

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It is hard to believe that six months of the year has gone by already.…

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HR Trends 15 June 2022

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In this selection of focus videos our European team reflects on the impact the growth…

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This quarter, we are seeing the global HR community heavily focused on all things Talent,…

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