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Global HR Update Q2 2020

We are seeing the HR profession going through substantial change as a result of the COVID-19 impact. In this edition of the Global HR Update, we feature some topical HR trends as HR professionals around the world look forward to a return to growth mode.

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Global HR Outlook

As we see great change around the world, ChapmanCG’s Matt Chapman and Stefanie Cross-Wilson reflect on longer-term HR trends to keep in sight. They also consider the characteristics and qualities that will enable the best HR leaders to keep themselves, their teams, and their companies healthy and vital.

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Well-Being

Well-Being at Work
(Wherever That Might Be)

Well-being at work has been growing in importance over the years. Without the right focus and action, the workplace can cause or contribute to many forms of both physical and mental illness. We showcase some of the latest thinking on well-being and explore its importance to organisations.

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Engaging a Remote Workforce – Maximizing Productivity

Many individuals and organizations have found themselves suddenly confronting the challenges of a remote workforce. ChapmanCG embraced virtual working from our inception. In this article, we share some best practices and insights from ourselves and global HR leaders.

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Global HR Leaders Look to an Agile Future

The workplace is changing in unprecedented ways. We see HR pushed to the forefront of businesses, playing a critical role in becoming a driver of agility, and enabling a new type of organisation designed around a more responsive and nimbler workforce.

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Shifting the Global Talent Acquisition Model for Hiring Success in Japan

We share some insights on attracting and acquiring top HR talent in Japan. This is a unique market and a difficult talent landscape to navigate. Here we cover what can be done by multinationals to differentiate themselves in attracting best-fit Japanese talent.

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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.

Matthew Chapman
Matthew Chapman

Founder

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Matthew Chapman
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Matthew Chapman

Founder

Matthew (Matt) Chapman is the Founder of ChapmanCG.

He has also created the Thrive HR Exchange, a global community platform for people leaders and HR professionals to find and exchange inspiration, ideas and insights. Discover some of his interviews with HR leaders here.

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.

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Vargin Yeke

Managing Director

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Vargin Yeke

Managing Director

Vargin Yeke is a Managing Director with ChapmanCG based in Singapore. He works to identify first-class HR talent across the ASEAN region and internationally with a key focus on senior HR appointments in Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam across all sectors.

Vargin began his executive search career in 2007 in the UK, where he successfully led teams across various industry sectors, eventually specialising in Human Resources. Originally from Istanbul, he has lived and worked in Turkey, the UK, Thailand and Singapore.

An international-level water polo player and coach, Vargin has represented his club and country in multiple competitions in Europe for over 10 years. He is now a keen triathlete and a qualified triathlon coach with multiple podium finishes across APAC. Vargin holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Translation & Interpretation from Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey.

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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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Nicola Hasling
Nicola Hasling

Senior Director

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Nicola Hasling
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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.

Andrea Merrigan
Andrea Merrigan

Director

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Andrea Merrigan
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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.