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Top HR Podcasts of 2018

Since our launch of the ChapmanCG Global HR Interview podcast series in 2015, we have published over 160 interviews with our Global HR Network, which you can subscribe to on iTunes. Covering digital trends in HR, agile working, company culture, D&I and everything in between, here are our top podcasts from 2018 to add to your podcast listening list.

Embracing Agile Working in HR

Cindy Davies, Senior Vice President of Talent and Development at Thomson Reuters, shares how agile working is helping HR leaders to be more responsive to employees and business needs in this interview with ChapmanCG’s Tim Spriggs.


Navigating the Journey from Diversity to Inclusion

Over the years, a heightened focus on building diverse teams and inclusive cultures has motivated senior executives to push the dialogue forward in their organisations.
Renata Janini Dohmen, Senior Vice President – Human Resources for Asia-Pacific and Japan at SAP, discusses how the organisation is navigating the journey from diversity to inclusion with ChapmanCG’s Lavanya Ullas.


The Future of Employee Engagement

Employee engagement is evolving rapidly as HR leaders harness its value for everything from business performance to change programs. Mohit Misra, VP Global Head of Talent Management, Acquisition, OD and Diversity at The Chemours Company, shares his experience, with ChapmanCG’s Alan Mait, of transforming organisational health and his predictions for future trends.


Viral Culture Change and Future-Fit Leadership

Supporting leaders to establish future-fit behaviours can play a critical role in helping culture change programs to go viral. Gina Wilson, EMEIA Organisational Development Leader at EY, shares her experiences of viral culture change programs with ChapmanCG’s Abby Walters.


The Utilisation of Tech in HR

Technology has changed everything, from the way we order our food to the way businesses interact with customers. It has impacted the way orders are processed to the way employees interact with one another. And since the dawn of the Information Age, one company has always been there. Microsoft. Katsuyoshi Sugita, Head of Human Resources for Microsoft Japan, discusses utilising tech in HR with ChapmanCG’s Yan Sen Lu.


Practical Employee Wellness Programmes in Emerging Markets

Many organisations see emerging markets as tough markets to penetrate. And when multinationals manage to get a foothold, finding the right talent, and keeping that talent, represents the next set of challenges. Therefore, ensuring that the right programmes are in place is critical. Joe Chalouhi, Senior HR Director Global Growth Organisation and Oil & Gas Middle East, North Africa, Turkey & Pakistan for GE, discusses practical employee wellness programmes in emerging markets with ChapmanCG’s Abby Walters.


Digital Trends that will Shape HR Over the Next 10 Years

New technologies such as AI and other digital trends are continuing to transform the way HR functions operate. Charu Maini, Vice President of HR – Global HR & Legal at Pearson, speaks to Tim Spriggs about her experiences of digital transformation and predictions for how digital will shape HR over the next 10 years.


How to Set Yourself Apart as an HR Leader

For HR leaders to retain a seat at the top table, it’s important that they have significant influence within the business. But how do you differentiate yourself and your team from other senior leaders? In this podcast, ChapmanCG’s Tim Rayner speaks with Aaron Falcione, Vice President of Human Resources at Merck/MSD International to discuss how you can set yourself apart as an HR leader.


Optimising Organisational Culture

People want to work in environments where they feel engaged and inspired. Organisations therefore, need to develop a unique culture, which differentiates them from the competition. Of course, the fit goes both ways, and to be successful employees need to find the right fit for them.
Paulo Pisano, Group HR Director — CHRO at Galp Energia, discusses organisational culture and engagement in the workplace with ChapmanCG’s Tim Rayner.


From CHRO to CEO

The role of CHRO is gaining importance like never before. Today, the role has become much more of a game changer, with a direct reporting line to the CEO. With advanced leadership abilities and strategy implementation skills, CHROs are seen as enablers of business strategy. This begs the question, can CHROs become CEOs? Dr. Bernd Lehmann, CEO of Euler Hermes speaks with ChapmanCG’s Frieder Rummel about his move from CHRO to CEO.


Here are our 10 Top 2017 Podcasts:

  1. Women at the Top: Amanda Vaughan, Global Human Resources Director at AXA Partners & AXA Assistance
  2. The Power of WeChat: Anne-Marie McCaughan, APAC Head of Employer Branding and Recruitment at Henkel and Beecher Ashley-Brown, Co-Founder and Senior Vice President at AJINGA.com
  3. Leading, Mentoring and Developing HR Leaders of the Future: Stella Strazdas and Oscar Fuchs
  4. China’s Productivity Challenge: Yi Wang, Vice President & Area HR Director at GlaxoSmithKline:
  5. Millennials in the Workplace: Vishpala Reddy, Vice President of Human Resources at American Express
  6. Open Source Change Management: Dr. Daniels Dirks, CEB’s Consulting Director and Head of HR Consulting EMEA
  7. Spearheading Transformation Change: Rachael Pogson, Global Vice President of Talent Acquisition & HR Central at Seagate Technology
  8. Developing a Global Mindset and a Global Career: Stella Strazdas and Oscar Fuchs
  9. HR in a Fast-Moving Commercial Environment: Catherine Blachère, Head of Human Resources, Intercontinental Region at Bristol-Myers Squibb
  10. HR and Emerging Technologies: Addie van Rooij, Vice President HR Global People Operations at Hewlett Packard Enterprise

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Abby Walters

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Abby Walters

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Abby is a Senior Director with ChapmanCG’s EMEA practice. She leads complex searches across UK, Continental Europe and the Middle East, and works closely with the global team to identify senior HR leadership talent across the region.

Abby has enjoyed almost 20 years working in the executive search industry, based in both London and Dubai. Prior to joining ChapmanCG four years ago, Abby worked with a major international search firm and a boutique legal search business, leading teams and advising clients on senior level executive assignments across Europe and MEA region. She has an excellent reputation for her bespoke and consultative approach.

Outside of work, Abby can be found buried in cookery books, preparing for half marathons and looking after her 2 young and very active daughters. She is an avid skiier and is consistently looking for new travel opportunities. Abby holds a Bachelors Degree in Modern Languages (German and Italian) from University of Exeter.

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Alan Mait

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Alan Mait

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Alan Mait is a Managing Director with ChapmanCG based in The United States. He is a trained Barrister-at-Law with 16 years’ executive search and recruitment experience spanning North America, Latin America, Asia, and the United Kingdom. Today, Alan is responsible for executive search for ChapmanCG’s top clients across The Americas region. Within the U.S., Alan has led successful searches for global, regional and country level HR generalist and specialist roles nationwide. Prior to joining ChapmanCG, Alan worked in Hong Kong with a highly reputable boutique retained search firm.

Throughout his career, Alan has learned the value of cultivating, maintaining and enhancing relationships with senior business and HR leaders, offering credible and accurate market information to aid key hiring decisions. His successes have fueled a desire to keep learning and to appreciate the unique challenges inherent in each hiring process. He is passionate about bringing greater diversity into organizations and helping the next generation of leaders achieve great things.

A keen sportsman, Alan spends most of his spare time in the boxing ring or gym and enjoys the occasional stroll around a golf course.

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Managing Through Change – HR Transformation Challenges and Solutions

HR transformation is central to many an HR strategy these days. An informative ChapmanCG HR roundtable…

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Alan Mait Promoted to Managing Director

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Global HR Outlook Q3 2018

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Six Key Factors For Successful Remote Leadership

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Frieder Rummel

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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.

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Steve Brown

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Steve Brown is a Managing Director with ChapmanCG based in Singapore. He specialises in HR search across Southeast Asia and Greater China. He has over 17 years experience in the search industry in the United Kingdom, Australia, Southeast Asia and China.

Prior to joining ChapmanCG, Steve worked for Profile Search & Selection, where he was responsible for the specialist HR practice in Singapore and Shanghai.

Originally from Scotland and now living in Singapore, Steve attended Glasgow Caledonian University, where he studied International Tourism & Hospitality Management.

In his spare time, Steve is an avid traveler and explorer who is passionate about photography.

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Powering Business Transformation through Culture Shaping

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Elevating the Value of HR – Being Innovative in a Changing Era

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The Future of Work: Becoming Tomorrow's Employer of Choice

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Tim Rayner

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Tim Rayner

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Tim is a Senior Director with ChapmanCG, based in Spain. He works across both Asia and Europe to identify HR talent worldwide. Tim is originally from the UK and his roles have spanned the UK, continental and Eastern Europe, and Australia.

Throughout his fifteen-year career, Tim has been deeply involved in recruitment, talent management and consulting within HR. His extensive broad business exposure has helped him build a strong knowledge base across a variety of professional disciplines and sectors on a local, regional and global basis. Prior to joining ChapmanCG, he was General Manager of the Hunter and Central Coast region for Hudson in Australia.

Tim has a BA (Hons) in Business and Tourism Management from the De Montfort University in the United Kingdom and is currently learning Spanish. He also has significant past experience as a lifeguard for Surf Life Saving Australia.

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Culture & Business Transformation 17 September 2019

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Talent Development 18 July 2019

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Talent Development 9 December 2018

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Total Rewards 6 December 2018

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Adapting Rewards to Fit the Future Workforce

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Culture & Business Transformation 8 May 2017

HR Technology and the Employee Experience

We recently met in Paris with a great group of Regional and Global HR leaders…

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Talent Acquisition 21 April 2016

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Tim Spriggs

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Tim Spriggs

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Tim Spriggs is a Managing Director with ChapmanCG based in the UK. He works with the team to identify high-calibre HR talent across EMEA and internationally.

Tim has worked on behalf of some of the top global multinationals and has a background in global HR search. He works with our teams across Europe, APAC and North America to foster our strong links between our global headquarters and the regions.

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, 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 media 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.

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Future of Work 29 May 2019

Destination Agile: HR’s Role in the Journey

A group of HR leaders took part in this session with a topic of ‘Destination Agile:…

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Culture & Business Transformation 9 August 2018

Enabling the Cultural Revolution

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Digital Transformation 17 July 2018

Four Essential Tips to Attracting and Retaining Quality Digital Talent

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Talent Acquisition 17 July 2018

The Changing Landscape of Singapore’s HR Talent

In Singapore, hiring quality talent remains a key challenge for most CEOs and senior leaders.…

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