Back

Our Insights Round-Up for 2022

As 2022 finishes and we start to look into what 2023, we reflect on some of the top-viewed articles of the last 12 months.

Global HR Outlook_Main

Global HR Outlook Q4 2022

ChapmanCG President and COO Stefanie Cross-Wilson shares an overview of hot topics and trends within global human resources as we transition into a new year.
Read more >

The great resignation

Unpacking the Great Resignation

The “Great Resignation” is analysed by ChapmanCG Senior Director Anna Taylor. She looks at potential root causes and the various ways businesses might want to think about combating employee turnover.
Read more >

Is Internal Mobility the Future of Talent Retention?

ChapmanCG Director Andrea Merrigan evaluates how a thoughtful and creative internal mobility strategy can help businesses develop and retain top employees.
Read more >

The Effects of Climate Change on Talent Strategy: Exciting Work Ahead for In-Demand Talent Leaders

Senior Director Fiona Jury looks at how climate change and the need for sustainability have the potential to shape talent strategy around the world.  
Read more >

The Future of HR

It is Time for Rising Talent to Shine

HR is playing a pivotal role in shaping the future success of businesses, so it is a great time to be working in the HR profession. Senior Director Abby Walters looks at common themes key to moving up the ranks.
Read more >

talent tips for turbulent times

Five Talent Tips for Turbulent Times

Managing Director Steve Brown considers key strategies that HR and businesses should be thinking about to be ready for more rough waters ahead in our tight labour market.

Read more >

Sustainability

Sustainability: HR’s Next Frontier?

The case for a strong sustainability strategy has been on the business agenda for a while. ChapmanCG Senior Director Nicola Hasling investigates the opportunity for human resources practitioners to help lead the way for their organisations.
Read more >

Focus on India

The Great Impact of India on Global HR

India is earning growing recognition for the depth and breadth of its HR talent. ChapmanCG Director Prachi Desai and Associate Director Devijaya Nair discuss the role HR leaders have in nurturing homegrown talent and positioning India as a global HR hub.
Read more >

Newsletter

Keep up with the latest HR insights and updates.
Sign up

Recent Posts

Key Contributors:

Abby Walters

Senior Director

Consulting Team
View more
Consulting Team

Abby Walters

Senior Director

Abby is a Senior Director with ChapmanCG’s EMEA practice. She leads complex searches across the 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 over 20 years working in the executive search industry, based in both London and Dubai. Prior to joining ChapmanCG, 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 the MEA region. She has an excellent reputation for her consultative approach.

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

Latest Articles by Abby

Culture & Business Transformation 28 December 2022

Our Insights Round-Up for 2022

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

Avatar photoChapmanCG
Read
Diversity and Inclusion 4 July 2022

Taking a Data-Driven Approach to I,D&E

In partnership with Estée Lauder Companies

Abby WaltersCaspar Bungay
Read
ChapmanCG News 1 July 2022

Mid-Year Throw Back

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

Avatar photoChapmanCG
Read
Future of Work 27 June 2022

It is Time for Rising Talent to Shine

The world continues to go through turbulent times with many businesses looking to regain lost…

Abby Walters
Read
HR Trends 15 June 2022

Spotlight on Europe

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

Tim SpriggsAbby WaltersTim Rayner
Read
ChapmanCG News 18 May 2022

Global HR Update Q2 2022

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

Avatar photoChapmanCG
Read
Future of Work 28 February 2021

Planning for Success

Working in close partnership with Ascend, the talent strategy boutique, ChapmanCG recently hosted a vibrant…

Abby Walters
Read
Talent Acquisition 4 September 2020

A Perspective on Global Talent Acquisition Priorities

From the outset of the global pandemic, Talent Acquisition functions in many organisations have been…

Abby Walters
Read
Culture & Business Transformation 13 June 2019

Driving Change and Evolving a Positive Company Culture

Understanding and identifying behaviours in your organisation is a first step to driving change and…

Abby Walters
Read
Culture & Business Transformation 1 February 2019

Innovation in Diversity and Inclusion Techniques Across the Middle East

Diversity and inclusion practices in the Middle East are changing. This emerging market is constantly…

Abby Walters
Read
Andrea Merrigan

Director

Consulting Team
View more
Consulting Team

Andrea Merrigan

Director

Andrea Merrigan is a Director with ChapmanCG based in Germany.

Andrea works as part of our EMEA team to deliver regional and global searches for ChapmanCG’s major clients across a range of industries and HR specialisations. Prior to her current role, Andrea worked for ChapmanCG in Singapore.

Before joining ChapmanCG, Andrea was an HR recruitment specialist with Profile Search & Selection in Singapore and a Talent & OD Professional, working both in consulting and in-house.

Andrea is originally from the Republic of Ireland and has spent over seven years living and studying in New York, Hawai’i, China, Japan, and Singapore. Outside of work Andrea loves to travel, dance and spend time with family.

Latest Articles by Andrea

ChapmanCG News 5 January 2023

What Trends Will Shape HR in 2023?

As we enter 2023, it is time to highlight and prioritise some of the issues…

Avatar photoChapmanCG
Read
Culture & Business Transformation 28 December 2022

Our Insights Round-Up for 2022

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

Avatar photoChapmanCG
Read
ChapmanCG News 7 September 2022

Is Internal Mobility the Future of Talent Retention?

As executive search professionals, our job is to find and attract talent for organisations, bringing…

Andrea Merrigan
Read
ChapmanCG News 17 August 2022

Global HR Update Q3 2022

In this edition of ChapmanCG’s Global HR Update, we call out the latest HR trends around…

Avatar photoChapmanCG
Read
HR Trends 14 March 2022

Spotlight on Germany

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

René RossoFrieder RummelStanislav MedvedevAndrea MerriganOrelia Chan
Read
ChapmanCG News 16 February 2022

Global HR Update Q1 2022

It has been a busy start to 2022, with our HR network saying that this…

Avatar photoChapmanCG
Read
Global HR Updates 29 April 2020

Global HR Update Q2 2020

We are seeing the HR profession going through substantial change as a result of the…

Avatar photoChapmanCG
Read
Well-being 23 April 2020

Well-Being at Work (Wherever That Might Be)

The concept of well-being at work has been rapidly growing in importance over the past…

Steve Brown
Read
Future of Work 16 December 2019

The Future Workforce

We recently brought together an expert group of Talent, Learning & OD Leaders for a…

Andrea Merrigan
Read
Talent Acquisition 25 November 2019

How Are Talent Acquisition and Employer Branding Evolving

Talent Acquisition and Employer Branding is evolving. Up for debate is how HR leaders are…

Avatar photoChapmanCG
Watch
Anna Taylor

Senior Director

Consulting Team
View more
Consulting Team

Anna Taylor

Senior Director

Anna is a Senior Director with ChapmanCG, responsible for senior HR searches in the United States. She has been with ChapmanCG since 2015 in various roles around the world.

Originally from New Zealand, Anna has over 15 years of US and international search experience. In her current position, she leads regional and global HR searches across a variety of industries and HR specializations. She is most often called upon to lead heavily nuanced VP, SVP, EVP, and CHRO searches which require a creative approach and hard-to-find HR skillsets. A super-user of ChapmanCG’s technologies, processes and methodologies, Anna acts as a mentor to the global consulting team on best search practices.

Prior to joining ChapmanCG, she worked for a boutique technology search firm specializing in helping both multi-national corporates and venture capital funded start-ups expanding throughout Europe and the Middle East.

Anna has an MSc in Psychology from Canterbury University. She enjoys travel, yoga, and the odd half marathon in her spare time—although she can be easily convinced to postpone a training session for good wine with friends instead.

Devijaya Nair

Associate Director

Consulting Team
View more
Consulting Team

Devijaya Nair

Associate Director

Devijaya (DJ) Nair is an Associate Director with ChapmanCG based in Hong Kong. She partners with CHROs across industries to identify and successfully hire top-HR talent pan-Asia, with a specific focus on the Hong Kong, Southeast and South Asia markets. Prior to joining ChapmanCG, Devijaya specialised in HR business partnering and talent acquisition within the private banking, general insurance and retail sectors in Mumbai, India.

Born and raised in Mumbai, India; Devijaya relocated to Hong Kong in 2018 with her husband and son. She has a Postgraduate in Human Resource Management and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Management with honours in Marketing from Mumbai University. Outside of work, Devijaya enjoys travelling, exploring different cuisines and performing Bollywood & Folk dance. She is trained in an Indian Classical Dance form called Bharatanatyam.

Licence Number: EA License 69316 (HK)
Fiona Jury

Senior Director, Global Research and Market Intelligence

Consulting Team
View more
Consulting Team

Fiona Jury

Senior Director, Global Research and Market Intelligence

Fiona Jury is the Senior Director, Global Research and Market Intelligence at ChapmanCG. She is passionate about excellence in search delivery and leads ChapmanCG’s global research and market intelligence team in identifying top-quality HR talent.

Fiona’s executive search and recruitment career spans over 20 years, working across multiple markets including Asia Pacific, the United States, the Middle East and Australia/New Zealand. A search consultant at heart, Fiona understands the unique needs of clients. During her time with ChapmanCG, Fiona has delivered on CHRO, Global HR Director, Regional HR Director, Global Talent Head, Global Head of Reward and many other high impact searches.

Prior to joining ChapmanCG, Fiona held a variety of leadership and senior consulting roles at Talent2 and at Morgan & Banks/TMP. She possesses broad industry experience across pharmaceuticals, FMCG, financial services, media, professional services and IT & Telecommunications.

Fiona originally qualified as a Chartered Accountant and spent her early career with Coopers & Lybrand. She holds a Bachelor of Economics (Accounting) from Monash University in Melbourne. Outside of work, Fiona enjoys spending time with family and her three children. She enjoys all sports and is fascinated by human ingenuity and positive psychology.

Latest Articles by Fiona

Culture & Business Transformation 28 December 2022

Our Insights Round-Up for 2022

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

Avatar photoChapmanCG
Read
Culture & Business Transformation 14 December 2022

Imagine a Better Future at Work

100% Human at Work (the Australian Chapter)

Fiona JuryPaul JuryKate Vuleta
Read
Future of Work 7 June 2022

The Effects of Climate Change on Talent Strategy: Exciting Work Ahead for In-...

Many countries and industries are experiencing talent shortages as a result of technological change as…

Fiona Jury
Read
ChapmanCG News 18 May 2022

Global HR Update Q2 2022

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

Avatar photoChapmanCG
Read
HR Trends 11 March 2022

2022 Australian Economic Outlook

Talent Shortages, Productivity and Employee Experience

Fiona JuryPaul Jury
Read
Culture & Business Transformation 3 November 2021

Psychological Health & Safety

Addressing the Root Causes and Building Organisations that Thrive

John MacLeanFiona Jury
Read
Culture & Business Transformation 7 September 2021

Cultural Disruption: How to Build Culture in the Hybrid Workplace

Culture can be defined as “the tacit social order of an organisation: It shapes attitudes…

John MacLeanFiona Jury
Read
Global HR Updates 25 August 2021

Global HR Update Q3 2021

In this edition of ChapmanCG’s Global HR Update, we call out the latest HR trends around…

Avatar photoChapmanCG
Read
Culture & Business Transformation 7 December 2020

Five Ways HR is Driving the Future of Work

We are on the cusp of a new dawn. Organisations are faced with a once-in-a-lifetime…

Fiona Jury
Read
Culture & Business Transformation 31 December 2019

Our Top Human Resource Articles for 2019

As we close out the year, we'd like to bring you the top ten most…

Avatar photoChapmanCG
Read
Nicola Hasling

Senior Director

Consulting Team
View more
Consulting Team

Nicola Hasling

Senior Director

Nicola Hasling is a Senior Director with ChapmanCG and is based in Northern Virginia, in the United States. She is responsible for senior level HR searches across all disciplines of HR in the energy, industrial, pharmaceutical, financial and professional services, and consumer goods sectors for major blue chip and private equity backed organizations.

Prior to joining ChapmanCG, Nicola was with Heidrick & Struggles International where she was a core member of the firm’s CHRO, CEO and Board of Directors, Private Equity, and Energy and Natural Resources practices. Originally from the United Kingdom, Nicola has over 20 years of experience in executive search, primarily in the US and has also conducted international searches in Europe and Asia. In her earlier career, Nicola worked in human resources management roles, corporate sales and for the diplomatic service in London and Prague.

She holds an MBA from Henley Management College, England. After spending time in Houston, Texas, she is now located close to Washington, D.C., which allows her the opportunity to spend time with her horse and compete in eventing and continue to try to improve her tennis skills.

Latest Articles by Nicola

ChapmanCG News 5 January 2023

What Trends Will Shape HR in 2023?

As we enter 2023, it is time to highlight and prioritise some of the issues…

Avatar photoChapmanCG
Read
Culture & Business Transformation 28 December 2022

Our Insights Round-Up for 2022

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

Avatar photoChapmanCG
Read
Talent Acquisition 16 November 2022

Sustainability: HR’s Next Frontier?

Sustainability is becoming increasingly important in every organization, with many public company CEOs making bold…

Nicola Hasling
Read
ChapmanCG News 9 November 2022

Global HR Update Q4 2022

In our last Global HR Update for 2022, we highlight sustainability as a blossoming opportunity…

Avatar photoChapmanCG
Read
Global HR Updates 28 December 2021

Top Articles of 2021

As 2021 finishes and we start to look into 2022, we reflect on some of…

Avatar photoChapmanCG
Read
Well-being 10 October 2021

World Mental Health Day 2021

Well-being has taken on a renewed focus in the light of the global pandemic in…

Avatar photoChapmanCG
Read
Diversity and Inclusion 12 July 2021

Preparing for the Future of Work

Key Themes in Human Resources 2021

Nicola Hasling
Read
Diversity and Inclusion 2 June 2021

Revisiting HR Priorities in Times of Change

In 2016, we published the much-viewed Five Areas of Interest for Today’s HR Leader. Only…

Steve Brown
Read
ChapmanCG News 11 March 2021

Well-Being Belongs at the Heart of Organizational Culture and Leadership

Well-being in its broadest sense is impacted by several elements including mental and physical health,…

Nicola Hasling
Read
Global HR Updates 3 March 2021

Global HR Update Q1 2021

As we start 2021, it is clear that HR will remain ‘front and centre’ for…

Avatar photoChapmanCG
Read
Prachi Desai

Director

Consulting Team
View more
Consulting Team

Prachi Desai

Director

Prachi Desai is a Director at ChapmanCG based in India. As part of the Asia Pacific team, Prachi works to deliver best-in-class HR leadership talent for organisations in India and Southeast Asia.

With an MBA in Human Resources, Prachi started her recruitment career as a Talent Acquisition Manager at an Indian Insurance company in Mumbai. For two years she was responsible for mid to senior level recruitment across all functions. She then relocated to Japan and worked as a Principal Consultant based in Tokyo specialising in senior talent across FMCG, Retail and Hospitality sectors for over 6 years, before moving back to India.

Prachi enjoys spending time with her daughter, loves to explore different cuisines, enjoys reading fiction and travelling.

Stefanie Cross-Wilson

President and COO

Global Management
View more
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

ChapmanCG News 10 January 2023

Innovations in Employer Branding: A Cross-Industry Perspective

A Virtual People and Culture Lab Hosted by ChapmanCG

Stefanie Cross-WilsonChristopher Kouns
Read
Culture & Business Transformation 28 December 2022

Our Insights Round-Up for 2022

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

Avatar photoChapmanCG
Read
ChapmanCG News 20 December 2022

2022 – The Paradoxical Year

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

Steve BrownStefanie Cross-WilsonTim Spriggs
Read
ChapmanCG News 14 November 2022

Global HR Outlook Q4 2022

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

Stefanie Cross-Wilson
Read
ChapmanCG News 9 November 2022

Global HR Update Q4 2022

In our last Global HR Update for 2022, we highlight sustainability as a blossoming opportunity…

Avatar photoChapmanCG
Read
Global HR Updates 22 August 2022

Global HR Outlook Q3 2022

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

Stefanie Cross-Wilson
Read
ChapmanCG News 17 August 2022

Global HR Update Q3 2022

In this edition of ChapmanCG’s Global HR Update, we call out the latest HR trends around…

Avatar photoChapmanCG
Read
ChapmanCG News 23 May 2022

Global HR Outlook Q2 2022

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

Stefanie Cross-Wilson
Read
ChapmanCG News 18 May 2022

Global HR Update Q2 2022

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

Avatar photoChapmanCG
Read
ChapmanCG News 21 February 2022

Global HR Outlook Q1 2022

The bull run of hiring activity has not stopped since late 2020. The start to…

Stefanie Cross-Wilson
Read
Steve Brown

Regional Managing Director - Asia Pacific

Global Management
View more
Global Management

Steve Brown

Regional Managing Director - Asia Pacific

As the Regional Managing Director – Asia Pacific at ChapmanCG, Steve Brown finds exceptional Chief People Officer level talent (and their direct reports) for a broad range of clients including complex multinationals going through transformation and growth, to smaller and leaner organisations looking for contemporary and innovative people and culture solutions.

Steve has enjoyed an exciting and meaningful career journey of over two decades in the executive search and talent industry, having lived and worked in the UK, Australia, Singapore, mainland China, and Hong Kong SAR. He has a successful track record including delivering multiple high-profile HR searches both at C-level (group and global) and regional, across various industry sectors.

Steve is also a member of the executive committee at ChapmanCG, responsible for leading our world-class consulting team based across Asia Pacific. His team are located in mainland China, Hong Kong SAR, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Southeast Asia, and Australia.

Professionally, he is passionate about fostering long-term partnerships with HR influencers and CEOs to help organisations build diverse teams and inclusive workplaces, which ultimately drive innovation and high-performance.

EA Registration Number: R1216206 Licence Number: 08S3543 (SG) EA License 69316 (HK)

Latest Articles by Steve

Culture & Business Transformation 28 December 2022

Our Insights Round-Up for 2022

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

Avatar photoChapmanCG
Read
ChapmanCG News 20 December 2022

2022 – The Paradoxical Year

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

Steve BrownStefanie Cross-WilsonTim Spriggs
Read
ChapmanCG News 28 September 2022

Spotlight on our Asia Pacific Team

For many CEOs and CHROs, the Asia Pacific region continues to take centre-stage for business…

Steve Brown
Read
Culture & Business Transformation 20 September 2022

Driving Your Strategic Agenda: Coaching for Transformation Within Your Organi...

Building coaching capability within organisations is taking greater prominence as a transformation tool used to…

Steve Brown
Read
HR Trends 13 September 2022

Five Talent Tips for Turbulent Times

Finding and keeping top talent has never been easy. A continued tightening labour market, new…

Steve Brown
Read
ChapmanCG News 17 August 2022

Global HR Update Q3 2022

In this edition of ChapmanCG’s Global HR Update, we call out the latest HR trends around…

Avatar photoChapmanCG
Read
Global HR Updates 28 December 2021

Top Articles of 2021

As 2021 finishes and we start to look into 2022, we reflect on some of…

Avatar photoChapmanCG
Read
ChapmanCG News 23 December 2021

2021 – A Year of Contrasts

Steve Brown, Managing Director APAC 2021 enjoyed a remarkable rebound from the challenges of the…

Steve BrownStefanie Cross-WilsonTim Spriggs
Read
HR Trends 20 December 2021

Spotlight on China

The Chinese economy experienced astonishing growth in the last few decades that catapulted the country to become…

Steve BrownKatherine QuBen DaviesKalkin Cao
Read
ChapmanCG News 30 November 2021

Ageism in the Workplace

In partnership with the Center for Creative Leadership and Thrive HR Exchange, ChapmanCG recently led…

Steve Brown
Read