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Previous meetings held by Mondelez International
  • Preparing Thailand for the Workplace of the Future

    On 30th March, nearly 30 HR Leaders from both global and local companies representing a variety of industries gathered at the Mondelez offices in Bangkok to discuss ‘Successfully Managing Change: Preparing Thailand for the Workplace of the Future’. Our host, Yosayut Sahawatcharin, Head of HR of Mondelez, started the meeting by taking the group through the Mondelez journey of change over the past few years. Yosayut identified the company’s drivers of change as: 1) Organisational Change Drivers, such as Leadership Transitions, M&A, Restructuring; 2) Macroeconomics: Customer Demographics, competitors with new technology-driven business models, new laws and regulations, and the political…

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  • Indonesian HR Leaders Discuss "Big Data" in Jakarta

    Having completed the Europe, U.S. and Singapore networking sessions, The Chapman Consulting Group’s Spring 2014 Global HR Leader Series’ next stop was Jakarta. More than 25 Indonesian HR Leaders met on 5 May, when Loethano Novi Syukriadi from Mondelez co-hosted the discussion, along with Graham Tollit, Director of ChapmanCG. An impressive range of companies were present including 3M, AkzoNobel, Campbell Soup Company, Ericsson, Fonterra, IBM, IKEA, Honeywell, Manulife, PwC, Ritz-Carlton, Sandoz and Yahoo! Allowing for a few latecomers due to the notorious Jakarta traffic, the group launched into the key topic for discussion, “HR Analytics and the Growing Importance of…

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  • Should HR Invest in 'Big Data'?

    This was the question addressed to a group of 25 regional HR Business Partners gathered by The Chapman Consulting Group at the Mondelez offices in Singapore on 24 April. Many industries were represented by companies such as Goldman Sachs, Jones Lang Lasalle, Lego, Proctor and Gamble and Singapore Petroleum, among others. The day began with a presentation from Zhi Rong Lim, Regional HR Business Partner for Asia Pacific Mondelez International, our host for the day. Lim provided an overview of Mondelez, a US$35 Billion global snacks company with operations across 165 countries and well-known brand names including Cadbury, Nabisco and…

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  • The 7 New China Realities for HR Leaders

    The Chapman Consulting Group has just concluded its HR Leader networking sessions in the cities of Beijing and Shanghai. Hosted at the China headquarters of Adidas, CIGNA, Mondelez and Volvo, more than 100 HR leaders took part in the four sessions also attended by Matthew Chapman, CEO and Tim Spriggs, Director at The Chapman Consulting Group. If you’ve got an HR team with responsibility for China, you should be thinking about the following seven priorities. 1. Salary inflation Salaries for business and HR positions in China continue to rise at 10-20% on average per annum. Employees who move externally on…

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  • Talent Acquisition Challenges in China

    In a lively and engaging session, co-hosted by ChapmanCG and Mondelez, Talent Acquisition leaders converged from a range of organisations including Alcatel Lucent, Deloitte, GE, Pfizer, Reckit Benckiser, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, IBM, Philips, Merck, Deutsche Bank, Tektronix, WPP, Coach and DraftFCB. As always with this group it was an energetic and interactive session fuelled by delicious Mondelez products! The Challenge In general, talent acquisition functions in China are still striving for a more business aligned model. The need to influence and sync with business objectives is increasingly important to ensure the right talent is attracted in the optimal…

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  • HR Directors Discuss Successful Change Management Approaches in Japan

    The Chapman Consulting Group co-hosted another series of HR roundtable discussions for select Japan HR Heads over the last week. Japan HR leaders from high-profile multinationals in the Financial Services, Consumer Goods, Hospitality, Retail, Industrial, Technology, Media, and Life Sciences sectors met over a series of breakfasts, lunches and afternoon teas at the Japan headquarters of BP, General Electric, Kraft Foods, Morgan Stanley and Stryker. The topic of discussion was how HR leaders can successfully encourage change within international corporate environments in Japan. In many ways corporate culture in Japan is no different than in other countries in the implementation…

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