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Global HR Outlook Q3 2018

The global economy continues to perform well, making the outlook for the second half of 2018 a positive one. There has been a lot of movement within the HR world, with a focus on HR leaders who can do more with less and those with strong experience in Talent Management.

Overall, the global demand for top talent continues to increase. As a result, CHROs are forced to develop new strategies that focus on the employee experience. At the same time, technology and talent analytics continue to be at the forefront of Human Resources discussions.
For HR executive search, no specialization is currently busier than Talent Acquisition. We are seeing many organizations looking for transformative Talent Acquisition leaders who can bring strategic weight to bear, digital and technology expertise and, importantly, an ability to implement on a practical level within and across diverse geographies around the world.

Broader experience in HR Business Partnering, Talent Management, and/or deep talent analytics skills makes a Talent Acquisition leader even more attractive to progressive organizations. Conversely, elite heads of Talent Acquisition can ‘pick and choose’ their next career move, with many wanting to report directly to the CHRO as opposed to a Head/VP of Talent Management.

The ‘future of work’ is evolving at a rapid pace. Employee engagement and continuous learning are proving easier to establish in work environments where diversity, inclusion and innovation are staples.

Meanwhile, automation is making data analysis and interpretation, team building, creativity, and proven commercial judgment some of the most sought-after skills in a world where people will increasingly work alongside AI technologies.

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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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Ben Davies

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Ben Davies is the CEO at ChapmanCG and is responsible for the continued expansion of the business globally.

He has played a pivotal role in driving ChapmanCG’s rapid growth across the Americas, EMEA and the Asia Pacific. Ben’s previous experience included leading senior executive search assignments for top multinationals in EMEA, North America and the Asia Pacific for ChapmanCG and prior to that, for the London office of Korn/Ferry International. His global mandate includes enhancing ChapmanCG’s ties with global client headquarters in EMEA and North America.

Ben is passionate about best practice executive search and recruitment methodologies and processes. As a result, he has a heavy focus on driving innovation internally at ChapmanCG. He also advises key clients as they build their businesses internationally, and in particular across rapid-growth and emerging markets.

Ben studied Sports Science at the University of Wales, Cardiff. He has successfully completed ultra-marathons in Mongolia and Ecuador.

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Neal Walters is a Managing Director with ChapmanCG, based in Japan. He specialises in Japan & Asia Pacific HR search and recruitment, working on mandates for HR Directors, Senior HR Business Partners and head of function positions in Compensation & Benefits, Talent Acquisition, and Talent Management. He also works with the broader ChapmanCG team on international searches both in Japan and across the Asia Pacific region.

Prior to joining ChapmanCG, Neal worked as Vice President, Japan and Asia Pacific for en world Japan where he was responsible for executive-level searches and new business development for Japan and the Asia Pacific. Neal’s career in recruitment spans more than 12 years and he has a track record of providing excellent service around people and recruitment strategy development.

Originally from Canada, Neal has lived in Japan for more than 19 years. He graduated with honours from Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario with a Bachelor of Business Administration. In addition to English, Neal speaks Japanese. In his free time, he enjoys playing golf, ice hockey, squash and fitness training.

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Paul is a Managing Director with ChapmanCG based in Australia, and is a member of the organisation’s global leadership team. He holds responsibility for people and performance across the Asia Pacific region, and he works with a dynamic team across the company’s developed markets of Singapore, Hong Kong, China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Australia and New Zealand. Paul also takes a hands-on approach to building ChapmanCG’s business and brand in Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines.

Before joining the ChapmanCG team, Paul spent eight years at Talent2 International as Managing Director of the recruitment business across Australasia, where he also served as a member of the global recruitment team. Prior to this he held various senior management roles with TMP Worldwide (NASDAQ listed) and Morgan & Banks (ASX listed) across Australia and New Zealand.

Originally from Melbourne, Paul has worked in sports management, chartered accounting and advertising. He holds a Bachelor of Business from Chisholm Institute of Technology (now Monash University) and has participated in professional development at the Macquarie Graduate School of Management.

Paul’s personal interests revolve around his young family and trying to stay balanced with his professional and personal life. Paul is an avid lover of sport and has a particular passion for football, cricket and golf.

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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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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.

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