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Global HR Update Q1 2020

In this edition of our Global HR Update, we will be looking broadly at key HR trends for the first quarter.  We focus on employee experience which is very topical right now globally. We have also taken a deeper dive into the evolution of HR in Germany over the next decade.  At the time of writing, China and Asia are grappling with the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19). Nonetheless our outlook remains very positive and we take a look at China talent development and succession planning in this issue.

We hope you enjoy this edition of our Global HR Update.

Global HR Outlook

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As we move into the first quarter of 2020, HR search remains busy and buoyant. Transformation, culture change, employee engagement, and leadership capability are all topics that are top-of-mind with leading multinationals.  Companies are investing heavily in physical and mental health and wellbeing and we have enjoyed taking a closer look at the next evolution of Wellness.

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China: The Master of Succession Planning

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Despite the current uncertainties in China, it has a strong economic outlook and a demand for talent from around the world. This is especially noteworthy for the global HR community.

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The Top 5 Trends in German HR in the 2020s

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The HR trends shaping work in the coming decade are already here – we present five that will impact Germany over the next ten years.

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The Candidate Experience – A Timely Reminder

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As we enter one of the busiest times of year for hiring HR professionals, the question of how to attract the best talent surfaces once again. We review the candidate experience to make sure steps are front of mind.

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How do you prepare and support HR through Agile transformation?

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In an ever-changing marketplace and with tight competition, an Agile approach can allow HR functions to readily adapt to changes in business strategy. However, this shift in methodology requires a thought out transition and does not come without its challenges.

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Key Contributors:

Stefanie Cross-Wilson

President and COO

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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.

Steve Brown
Steve Brown

Managing Director - APAC & EMEA

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Steve Brown
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Steve Brown

Managing Director - APAC & EMEA

Steve has worked for over two decades in the executive search and talent industry across multiple international markets, including the UK/Europe, Australia, Singapore, the Chinese mainland, and Hong Kong. Throughout his career, he has successfully executed numerous high-profile HR searches at the Chief, EXCO, and regional levels, spanning diverse industry sectors. His true passion lies in fostering lifelong relationships with CHROs, HR Leaders, and CEOs, advocating for a skills-based approach to enable inclusive and connected workplaces.

Steve is responsible for leading our world-class consulting team across APAC and EMEA, helping companies transform and accelerate growth by identifying and placing the best commercially astute CHROs and HR leadership teams who will elevate, drive, and sometimes challenge, the people agenda. By promoting the recognition and utilisation of diverse skill sets, we can drive creativity and exceptional performance.

Steve is a member of the Executive Committee at ChapmanCG.

Expertise: Delivering searches at group, international, regional, and market level for CHROs and their direct reports across HR business partnering; HR COO; talent management; people capability; organisation development; talent acquisition; total rewards; people analytics; diversity and inclusion; well-being; and ESG.

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