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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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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

HR Trends 14 March 2022

Spotlight on Germany

Germany has seen an increase in HR recruitment over the last nine months. But what…

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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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Diversity and Inclusion 28 August 2019

Improving Diversity and Inclusion

Improving workplace diversity and inclusivity is a must in any business if you're to head…

ChapmanCG
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Talent Development 15 July 2019

Talent Dynamics in Thailand and Southeast Asia

Foreign businesses continue to be attracted by Thailand’s strategic position between China and India and…

Vargin Yeke
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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

Well-being 31 May 2022

Well-Being and Resilience

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

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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,…

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Well-being 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…

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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…

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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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Nicola Hasling

Senior Director

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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.

Latest Articles by Nicola

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…

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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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Diversity and Inclusion 12 July 2021

Preparing for the Future of Work

Key Themes in Human Resources 2021

Nicola Hasling
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Diversity and Inclusion 2 June 2021

Revisiting HR Priorities in Times of Change

In 2016, we published the much-viewed Five Areas of Interest for Today’s HR Leader. Only…

Steve Brown
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ChapmanCG News 11 March 2021

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

Well-being in its broadest sense is impacted by several elements including mental and physical health,…

Nicola Hasling
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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…

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Employee Engagement 1 March 2021

Don’t Get Left Behind!Talent, Engagement and Culture Strategies for 2021

Virtual People and Culture Lab

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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…

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Employee Engagement 6 May 2020

Engaging a Remote Workforce – Maximizing Productivity

There has been, and will continue to be, a lot spoken and written about working…

Nicola Hasling
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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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Stefanie Cross-Wilson

President and COO

Global Management
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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

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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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ChapmanCG News 31 August 2021

Global Outlook Q3 2021

Around the world, we are seeing unprecedented movement in Human Resources, with the traditional ‘slow’…

Stefanie Cross-Wilson
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Global HR Updates 25 August 2021

Global HR Update Q3 2021

In this edition of ChapmanCG’s Global HR Update, we call out the latest HR trends around…

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Steve Brown

Regional Managing Director - Asia Pacific

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Steve Brown

Regional Managing Director - Asia Pacific

As the Regional Managing Director – Asia Pacific at ChapmanCG, Steve Brown finds exceptional Chief People Officer level talent (and their direct reports) for a broad range of clients including complex multinationals going through transformation and growth, to smaller and leaner organisations looking for contemporary and innovative people and culture solutions.

Steve has enjoyed an exciting and meaningful career journey of over two decades in the executive search and talent industry, having lived and worked in the UK, Australia, Singapore, mainland China, and Hong Kong SAR. He has a successful track record including delivering multiple high-profile HR searches both at C-level (group and global) and regional, across various industry sectors.

Steve is also a member of the executive committee at ChapmanCG, responsible for leading our world-class consulting team based across Asia Pacific. His team are located in mainland China, Hong Kong SAR, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Southeast Asia, and Australia.

Professionally, he is passionate about fostering long-term partnerships with HR influencers and CEOs to help organisations build diverse teams and inclusive workplaces, which ultimately drive innovation and high-performance.

EA Registration Number: R1216206 Licence Number: 08S3543 (SG) EA License 66251 (HK)

Latest Articles by Steve

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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HR Trends 20 December 2021

Spotlight on China

The Chinese economy experienced astonishing growth in the last few decades that catapulted the country to become…

Steve BrownKatherine QuBen DaviesKalkin Cao
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ChapmanCG News 30 November 2021

Ageism in the Workplace

In partnership with the Center for Creative Leadership and Thrive HR Exchange, ChapmanCG recently led…

Steve Brown
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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…

ChapmanCG
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Diversity and Inclusion 2 June 2021

Revisiting HR Priorities in Times of Change

In 2016, we published the much-viewed Five Areas of Interest for Today’s HR Leader. Only…

Steve Brown
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ChapmanCG News 12 May 2021

Global HR Update Q2 2021

The future of work is a consistent theme in our conversations with HR contacts around…

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Culture & Business Transformation 14 April 2021

Redefining the Employee Experience for Today’s Workforce

The past few months have seen the world separated by travel bans and social distancing…

Steve Brown
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Future of Work 20 January 2021

The Open Talent Market

Schneider Electric is Revolutionising the Future of Work.

Steve Brown
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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…

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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.

EA Registration Number: R1652680 Licence Number: 08S3543

Latest Articles by Vargin

Talent Development 22 June 2020

Inspiring a Learning Culture for Future Generations

Learning and Development is ever evolving, with the days of ‘classroom’ only learning long behind…

Vargin Yeke
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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…

ChapmanCG
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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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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…

ChapmanCG
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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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Talent Development 25 September 2019

Shifting Talent Requirements for HR Teams

Data and analytics are being used not only to inform business decisions, but in the…

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Talent Development 5 September 2019

How Can HR Business Partners Stand Out?

Our latest video features leading members of ChapmanCG discussing how they can help HR leaders…

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Talent Development 15 July 2019

Talent Dynamics in Thailand and Southeast Asia

Foreign businesses continue to be attracted by Thailand’s strategic position between China and India and…

Vargin Yeke
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Future of Work 10 July 2019

What Will Be the Biggest Disruptors for HR in the Future?

Based on our business knowledge and our conversations with HR leaders, the ChapmanCG team, including…

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Talent Acquisition 9 June 2019

The Future of Work: Becoming Tomorrow’s Employer of Choice

The future of work shows that tomorrow's employer of choice will be flexible and a…

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