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Global HR Update Q1 2022

It has been a busy start to 2022, with our HR network saying that this year is not about looking back over the ups and downs of the last two years but moving forward and re-affirming plans. The use of technology in the HR space has been an area of development which we cover here. We also continue to look at well-being which will clearly be a growing focus for HR in the future.

We hope you enjoy this latest edition.

Global HR Outlook

In our first Global HR Outlook for 2022, ChapmanCG President and COO Stefanie Cross-Wilson looks at the top themes that the HR community will be facing for this quarter and beyond.
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Keeping Up with Tech: Preparing and Empowering

HR Technology is influencing the HR agenda in new ways. ChapmanCG Directors Ringo Lau and Dee Karsan look at how this is affecting HR practitioners and their talent management efforts.
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The Role of Well-Being in Unlocking a Sustainable, High-Performance Culture 

Our Founder Matt Chapman shares some personal thinking on the future role of well-being in shaping and driving culture and performance. His definition of well-being, and how this evolved, is a ‘must read’!
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Reflections of Well-Being as We Look to the Year Ahead

In partnership with Development Beyond Learning, ChapmanCG Founder Matt Chapman and DBL Founder Josh Mackenzie reflect on the importance of well-being. As individuals and leaders, their understanding and commitment to this subject is inspiring.
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Spotlight on Germany

In the last six months, Germany has been particularly busy for ChapmanCG. In a selection of focus videos, our team in the region reflect on the impacts these changes are having on hiring the best local HR talent in that thriving market.
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Key Contributors:

Andrea Merrigan

Director

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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 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…

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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…

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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
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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…

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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…

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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
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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
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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…

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Talent Development 28 October 2019

How Can HR Leaders Position Themselves as True Business Leaders

How should HR leaders position themselves as true business leaders? Our ChapmanCG team have considered…

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Digital Transformation 30 September 2019

Cracking the Code: From Digital Transformation to Sustainability 

The consequences of digital transformation features high on today's HR leaders' priority list. Faced with…

Andrea Merrigan
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Dee Karsan

Director

Consulting Team
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Consulting Team

Dee Karsan

Director

Dee Karsan is a Director with the ChapmanCG team based in Japan. He has over six years of recruitment experience across Asia Pacific and Japan.

Prior to joining Chapman CG, Dee worked as a Senior Consultant focussing on senior-level HR searches including HR Head/Directors, HR Business Partners and Heads in specialised functional COE areas. He has worked across all industries with particular success in Healthcare, Manufacturing, and Technology.

Originally from London, Dee relocated to Japan in 2015. When he is not recruiting, he enjoys playing a variety of sports and has a strong passion for food, exploring different cuisines as well as cooking and is also a keen pool player.

Frieder Rummel

Executive Advisor

Executive Advisor
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Executive Advisor

Frieder Rummel

Executive Advisor

Frieder Rummel is an Executive Advisor for EMEA with ChapmanCG based in Vienna, Austria. He supports the EMEA team to build relationships with CHROs and global HR leaders in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, with a primary focus on Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Frieder also works as a leadership consultant and coach, and he leads assessment and talent projects for ChapmanCG. His experience involves decades of intense corporate work, including 18 years with Procter & Gamble, 12 years with Allianz and three years with Hershey’s.

Frieder has worked in Germany and Austria and, most recently, spent eight years in Asia. The focus of his work has been on Human Resources, but he has also spent time as a Managing Director and Head of IT, as well as acting as a company spokesperson. His last corporate role before joining ChapmanCG was as Senior Director, Human Resources, Asia, Europe, Middle East and Africa for the Hershey Company.

Frieder is originally from Germany and holds a Master’s degree in Mathematics from Philipps University Marburg and a Doctorate in Mathematics from Technical University Darmstadt. He speaks both German and English fluently. In his spare time, Frieder enjoys nature and culture and has completed more than a dozen full marathons, with half a dozen in tropical climates.

Latest Articles by Frieder

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
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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…

ChapmanCG
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Future of Work 21 October 2021

Employee Experience – The Next Phase

Part of the European Coffee Club Series - Germany

René RossoFrieder RummelStanislav Medvedev
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HR Trends 5 March 2021

HR Leaders Talk Show Germany – The State of HR in 2021

We were pleased to host the first 2021 edition of our Germany HR Leaders Talk…

René RossoFrieder Rummel
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Future of Work 30 September 2020

2020 – The Unplanned Year

We were pleased to host the latest edition of our “Germany HR Leaders Talk Show”,…

René RossoFrieder Rummel
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Culture & Business Transformation 8 July 2020

HR Leaders Talk Show – A Year of Two Halves

We were excited to host our first edition of the “HR Leaders Talk Show” Germany…

René RossoFrieder Rummel
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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…

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Culture & Business Transformation 17 September 2019

Change Through Transformational Leadership

HR leaders gathered recently to discuss managing and leading change through transformational leadership at ChapmanCG…

Tim Rayner
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Talent Development 22 May 2019

Talent Management on a Global Scale

Talent acquisition should tie into long term business objectives and focus on the needs and…

Frieder Rummel
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Culture & Business Transformation 16 April 2019

Lessons in Cultural Change from Microsoft

We are on the cusp of the most exciting and disruptive wave of technology humankind…

Tim Spriggs
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Matthew Chapman

Founder

Global Management
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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

31 May 2022

Well-Being and Resilience

In October this year I will be undertaking the ultimate test of resilience, competing in…

Matthew Chapman
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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,…

ChapmanCG
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22 March 2022

Reflections on Well-Being as We Look to The Year Ahead

In June 2021, ChapmanCG and Development Beyond Learning (DBL) partnered to deliver a World Well-Being…

Matthew Chapman
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Future of Work 10 March 2022

The Role of Well-Being in Unlocking a Sustainable, High-Performance Culture

The well-being space has always interested me. I remember back in 2004 when I did…

Matthew Chapman
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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…

ChapmanCG
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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…

ChapmanCG
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Future of Work 6 December 2021

Unlocking Human Potential Through Remote Working

When I founded ChapmanCG, remote working was the lifestyle I wanted. The idea came about…

Matthew Chapman
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ChapmanCG News 17 November 2021

Global HR Update Q4 2021

Our final Global HR Update for 2021 features the year’s hottest topics and trends for…

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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…

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Well-being 20 September 2021

Make It a Priority

Our bodies and minds are capable of a great many things. Pushing ourselves and persevering…

Matthew Chapman
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Orelia Chan

Director

Consulting Team
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Consulting Team

Orelia Chan

Director

Orelia Chan is a Director at ChapmanCG based in Düsseldorf, Germany.

She is part of our EMEA team to deliver regional and global searches for ChapmanCG’s clients across a range of industries and HR specialisations.

With more than 12 years’ experience in the recruitment industry, she was previously a Financial Services specialist with Profile Search & Search in Singapore, and Pure Search and Robert Walters in Singapore and Hong Kong. Prior to her recruitment career, Orelia worked at Bloomberg LP in Hong Kong as a Client Services and Analytics Representative.

Orelia is originally from Hong Kong and has had an international career based in USA, Singapore, and Germany. Outside of work Orelia enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, watching football, exercising, and travelling.

René Rosso

Managing Director

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René Rosso

Managing Director

René Rosso is a Managing Director at ChapmanCG based in Germany, leading the ChapmanCG consulting team and offering in the region. His focus is on senior and executive search mandates while partnering with local and global clients across DACH, EMEA and globally.

René has more than 15 years experience and knowledge in the recruitment industry, having spent the last 10 years focusing on HR positions across sectors. Prior to joining ChapmanCG René helped set up and launch three recruitment agencies in Germany, including Robert Walters and Frazer Jones where he also led the German business as Managing Director and Partner.

René studied political sciences, Anglo-American history and English and holds a diploma in Information Economics from the University of Applied Sciences in Cologne. Before moving into the recruitment business in 2006, René worked in the media sector as an information specialist, including RTL, one of Europe’s biggest broadcasting companies.

René, who supports Borussia Mönchengladbach, enjoys quality time with family and friends, going to concerts and loves being outside going on hikes or competing in his local triathlon club.

Latest Articles by René

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
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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…

ChapmanCG
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Future of Work 21 October 2021

Employee Experience – The Next Phase

Part of the European Coffee Club Series - Germany

René RossoFrieder RummelStanislav Medvedev
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HR Trends 6 August 2021

The People Influence in Hyper-Growth Companies

Part 2

Rene Rosso
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Culture & Business Transformation 29 June 2021

The People Influence in Hyper-Growth Companies

In this Conversation with HR Leaders, Senior Director René Rosso talks with Founder of Strategy in…

Rene Rosso
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HR Trends 5 March 2021

HR Leaders Talk Show Germany – The State of HR in 2021

We were pleased to host the first 2021 edition of our Germany HR Leaders Talk…

René RossoFrieder Rummel
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Employee Engagement 22 October 2020

Creating and Maintaining Employee Engagement in Times of Uncertainty

With work environments continuously changing through 2020, business are looking to ensure that employees remain…

Rene Rosso
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Future of Work 30 September 2020

2020 – The Unplanned Year

We were pleased to host the latest edition of our “Germany HR Leaders Talk Show”,…

René RossoFrieder Rummel
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Future of Work 20 July 2020

Is Germany Finally Ready to go Agile?

Agility has been the talk of the town in the HR community in Germany for…

Rene Rosso
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Culture & Business Transformation 8 July 2020

HR Leaders Talk Show – A Year of Two Halves

We were excited to host our first edition of the “HR Leaders Talk Show” Germany…

René RossoFrieder Rummel
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Ringo Lau

Senior Director

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Consulting Team

Ringo Lau

Senior Director

Ringo is a Senior Director with ChapmanCG based in Hong Kong. His role involves in-depth research and analysis to seek out high-calibre HR talent across the Asia Pacific region, with a particular focus on Hong Kong and North Asia. He also assists the group in the design and delivery of strategic internal projects involving process and operation development.

Before joining ChapmanCG, Ringo did several internships as a business analyst and photographer. He holds a Master’s Degree in Management and Organisational Analysis from the Warwick Business School, as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing.

Outside of work, Ringo enjoys travelling, outdoor activities and photography. Prior to his move to study abroad, he was one of Hong Kong’s top competitors in athletics.

Licence Number: EA License 69316 (HK)

Latest Articles by Ringo

ChapmanCG News 1 July 2022

Mid-Year Throw Back

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

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Digital Transformation 1 March 2022

Keeping Up with Tech: Preparing and Empowering

The implementation of HR technology to achieve organisational goals and increase efficiency has been increasing…

Ringo LauDee Karsan
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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…

ChapmanCG
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Digital Transformation 19 November 2018

HR Transformation in the Digital Era

Digitalization has been a reality in the world of HR for years now, but it…

Ringo Lau
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Digital Transformation 20 October 2018

Digital Economy – A Game Changer for HR and Talent

At a recent ChapmanCG Leaders Roundtable we explored the digital economy as one of the…

Ringo Lau
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Talent Development 15 October 2018

What Makes an HR Leader Stand Out in China?

When multinational companies first entered China, companies looked abroad for international HR leaders to train…

ChapmanCG
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Talent Development 8 April 2018

Challenges for Hong Kong HR Leaders

Hong Kong is an interesting market with a distinctive culture that creates a unique set…

Nathalie Hinrichsen
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Culture & Business Transformation 30 June 2017

HR’s Impact on Culture—And What’s Gen Y Got to Do With It?

Recently, ChapmanCG and AIA co-hosted another HR Leader Networking Section in Hong Kong. Chaired by…

Ringo Lau
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Talent Acquisition 16 June 2017

Employer Branding in China Has Gone Digital

ChapmanCG had the pleasure of bringing together around twenty senior Talent Acquisition leaders in Shanghai…

Ringo Lau
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Digital Transformation 9 November 2016

Technology, With a Purpose

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

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Stanislav Medvedev

Director

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Stanislav Medvedev

Director

Stanislav Medvedev is a Director with ChapmanCG based in Berlin and is responsible for search mandates across Germany and Europe while keeping close contact with our local networks. Stanislav, who speaks German, English and Russian, has fifteen years experience with serving clients in Germany, UK and Eastern Europe.

In his last role with Egon Zehnder, Stanislav led global operations in the services sector. Building on his experience across industries he successfully executed client projects in various sectors across functions including Human Resources.

Stanislav started his career with McKinsey where he worked on client projects across industries and set up and developed the Moscow research team. This was followed by nine years with Munich Re where he worked as sales manager for global clients in property reinsurance.

Stanislav studied Business Administration and Economics in Germany, Russia and South Africa.

In his free time, he enjoys travelling, snowboarding and hiking.

Stefanie Cross-Wilson

President and COO

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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 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
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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…

ChapmanCG
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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
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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,…

ChapmanCG
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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
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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…

ChapmanCG
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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…

ChapmanCG
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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
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ChapmanCG News 22 November 2021

Global Outlook Q4 2021

As we move towards the close of 2021, the HR talent landscape is extremely competitive…

Stefanie Cross-Wilson
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ChapmanCG News 17 November 2021

Global HR Update Q4 2021

Our final Global HR Update for 2021 features the year’s hottest topics and trends for…

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