Back

Global HR Update Q1 2021

As we start 2021, it is clear that HR will remain ‘front and centre’ for organisations again this year. Well-being remains a major issue for business and we feature an article on this important topic. We examine the importance of driving change through ideation and an interesting case study of a job share. We also formally initiate video conversations with HR leaders as a regular series with some vibrant content to commence the year.

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

Global HR Outlook

In our latest Global HR Outlook, ChapmanCG’s President and COO Stefanie Cross-Wilson anticipates some key themes for what promises to be a busy, productive, and memorable year for HR.

Read more >

Importance of well-being

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

The concept of well-being at work continues to grow. Nicola Hasling looks into the impact of company culture and leadership on the wellness proposition.
Read more >

Ideation

Building Momentum Through Ideation

As leaders, we want to affect change. In this article our Founder Matt Chapman looks into how we can create momentum within our teams to generate ideas and deliver results.
Read more >

Job Share

Future of Work: Job Sharing

As part of a series of “Future of Work” conversations, Lucy Allard speaks to Lucy Carter and Debra Dean about how they started their relationship as a job share and the benefits for both them and their employer.
Read more >

Talent Acquisition – The Keys to Success

Managing Director Alan Mait talks with global talent expert, Cynthia Burkhardt about the changing landscape of talent acquisition and the key attributes needed to deliver a holistic and forward-thinking talent strategy.
Read more >

Globalisation of a Japanese Company

Managing Director Neal Walters talks with Tatsuo Kinoshita, CHRO of Mercari about the challenges and successes of globalising a Japanese company.
Read more >

HR Opportunities

APAC

Europe, Middle East and Africa

Americas

Newsletter

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

Recent Posts

Key Contributors:

Alan Mait

Managing Director

Consulting Team
View more
Consulting Team

Alan Mait

Managing Director

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.

Latest Articles by Alan

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…

ChapmanCG
Read
ChapmanCG News 28 December 2020

A look back at top articles from 2020

The Top 5 Trends in German HR in the 2020s The HR trends shaping work…

ChapmanCG
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…

ChapmanCG
Read
Global HR Updates 25 February 2020

Global HR Update Q1 2020

In this edition of our Global HR Update, we will be looking broadly at key…

ChapmanCG
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…

ChapmanCG
Read
HR Trends 25 November 2019

ChapmanCG Top HR Podcasts for 2019

The ChapmanCG Global HR Interview is the online destination for the most engaging conversations with…

ChapmanCG
Listen
Global HR Updates 6 November 2019

Global HR Update Q4 2019

In this edition of our Global HR Update, we share our outlook for the fourth…

ChapmanCG
Read
HR Trends 20 February 2019

HR and Talent Trends in Toronto

Toronto is a city that is a rapidly taking its place on the world’s financial…

Andrew Trac
Read
ChapmanCG News 10 January 2019

Top HR Podcasts of 2018

Since our launch of the ChapmanCG Global HR Interview podcast series in 2015, we have…

ChapmanCG
Listen
Total Rewards 6 January 2019

An HR Leader’s Guide to Compensation and Benefits

Traditionally, many rewards functions have offered compensation and benefits that are ‘one size fits all’.…

ChapmanCG
Read
Lucy Allard

Director

Consulting Team
View more
Consulting Team

Lucy Allard

Director

Lucy is a Director with ChapmanCG based in London. Her recruitment career spans over 10 years working across Singapore, Hong Kong and the United Kingdom. She works with the team to identify high-calibre HR talent across Europe, as well as globally.

Prior to joining ChapmanCG, Lucy held a variety of senior consulting roles at Profile Search & Selection and a boutique Singapore-based search firm, where she was instrumental in growing the firm’s HR network. Lucy has also worked as an in-house search consultant within the travel and leisure industry. Before moving into executive search, Lucy worked at M&C Saatchi for several years in account management.

Lucy holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Manchester. Outside work, Lucy enjoys traveling and being as active as possible, be it skiing, yoga, tennis or simply running around after her three young children.

Matthew Chapman

Founder

Global Management
View more
Global Management

Matthew Chapman

Founder

Matthew (Matt) Chapman is the Founder of ChapmanCG. Matt oversees ChapmanCG’s future strategy, innovation and image across the globe. He also personally provides HR search and career counsel to HR leaders whose careers have grown alongside ChapmanCG — some of whom are now the biggest HR names in the world.

Matt has a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting and Business Law from the University of New South Wales, Australia. He is a Singapore Citizen and divides his time between Asia Pacific, the Americas and EMEA.

Matt is a wellness, self-improvement and fitness addict. He has completed six desert, 250km ultra-marathons in Chile, China, Egypt, Antarctica, Namibia and Madagascar.

EA Registration Number: R1111550 Licence Number: 08S3543

Latest Articles by Matthew

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…

ChapmanCG
Read
ChapmanCG News 30 December 2020

What 2020 has meant to ChapmanCG

Matthew Chapman, Founder We always believed HR was “at the centre” but this year has…

ChapmanCG
Read
ChapmanCG News 1 December 2020

Global HR Update Q4 2020

As 2020 draws to a close, the HR community is reflecting on the challenges of…

ChapmanCG
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…

ChapmanCG
Read
ChapmanCG News 4 March 2019

ChapmanCG appoints Stephanie Nash to the new role of Global Chief People Officer

Global HR executive search firm ChapmanCG today announced the appointment of Stephanie Nash to the…

Ben Davies
Read
ChapmanCG News 23 May 2018

What CHROs Look for in Their Asia HR Head

The Asia HR Head possesses a unique set of skills that allows them to meet…

Matthew Chapman
Watch
Talent Development 25 March 2018

The Asia HR Head Competitive Advantage

Asian HR leaders have learned to adapt to environments where there is no ready-made human…

Matthew Chapman
Watch
Culture & Business Transformation 17 April 2017

Managing Change and the Data Frontier

With a backdrop of Tokyo Tower and sprinkled cherry blossoms in a nearby park, Neal…

Matthew Chapman
Read
Culture & Business Transformation 10 March 2017

ChapmanCG HR Leaders Breakfast Series: The Future of HR

DSM’s impressive regional HQ in Singapore was the location of ChapmanCG’s latest HR leaders breakfast…

Mathew Boardman
Read
Digital Transformation 9 November 2016

Technology, With a Purpose

Charles Bendotti, Global CHRO at Philip Morris International, David Thomas, APAC HR Head at Manulife…

Tracy Goh
Read
Nicola Hasling

Director

Consulting Team
View more
Consulting Team

Nicola Hasling

Director

Nicola Hasling is a Director with ChapmanCG and is based in Houston in the United States. She leads senior searches for ChapmanCG’s major clients across a range of industries and identifies high-caliber CHRO and senior HR executive talent.

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.

She has over 20 years’ experience in executive search, including managing the Houston office of a United Kingdom-based search firm and conducting senior-level assignments across Europe. In her earlier career, Nicola also worked in human resources management roles, corporate sales and for the diplomatic service in London and Prague.

Nicola grew up in the United Kingdom and holds an MBA from Henley Management College, England. Now living in Houston, Texas with her family, she is a keen tennis player and enjoys spending time with her horse, including competing in eventing.

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

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…

ChapmanCG
Read
ChapmanCG News 30 December 2020

What 2020 has meant to ChapmanCG

Matthew Chapman, Founder We always believed HR was “at the centre” but this year has…

ChapmanCG
Read
ChapmanCG News 1 December 2020

Global HR Update Q4 2020

As 2020 draws to a close, the HR community is reflecting on the challenges of…

ChapmanCG
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…

ChapmanCG
Read
Global HR Updates 28 April 2020

Global HR Outlook Q2 2020

In this edition of our quarterly Global HR Outlook, ChapmanCG’s Matt Chapman and Stefanie Cross-Wilson…

Matthew Chapman
Read
Global HR Updates 25 February 2020

Global HR Update Q1 2020

In this edition of our Global HR Update, we will be looking broadly at key…

ChapmanCG
Read
Global HR Updates 6 November 2019

Global HR Update Q4 2019

In this edition of our Global HR Update, we share our outlook for the fourth…

ChapmanCG
Read
ChapmanCG News 2 September 2019

The Future of Work is 100% Human

ChapmanCG continues to support 100% Human at Work. Our latest contribution, a collection of case…

Ben Davies
Read
Well-being 29 January 2019

How Can HR Leaders Integrate Work and Life?

The role of work-life balance in helping to attract new talent is creating the need…

ChapmanCG
Watch
ChapmanCG News 5 January 2019

ChapmanCG Announces Leadership Changes

To prepare for future global growth, ChapmanCG has announced several leadership changes. Ben Davies will…

Matthew Chapman
Read