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Global HR Update Q2 2021

The future of work is a consistent theme in our conversations with HR contacts around the world. In this update, we have an exclusive talk with Unilever’s Placid Jover on employment experience, which considers everyone who is associated with a business, not just employees. We also have a timely conversation with a well-being expert, Amy McKeown. Our Founder Matt Chapman looks at how we can reset our minds daily, to be more effective in everything we do.

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

Global HR Outlook

Our President and COO Stefanie Cross-Wilson looks at key themes for the quarter (and beyond). In addition to discussing some ongoing market trends in the various HR specialisations, Stefanie shares a view on the importance of candidate experience.

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Reset

Working through each day with the right mindset is important. In this article, our Founder Matt Chapman looks at how we can use the regular discipline of resetting our minds to tackle what lies ahead.
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Revisiting HR Priorities in Times of Change

Times have changed dramatically over the last year as have HR priorities. In this article, Managing Director Steve Brown revisits some key areas of focus and takes a fresh look at the latest thinking and available resources.
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Women’s Well-Being and Mental Health

Managing Director Tim Spriggs discusses the importance of well-being and mental health with strategist and consultant Amy McKeown.
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Talent and Employment Models

Managing Director Alan Mait talks with Placid Jover, VP HR, Unilever Latin America about the future of work and the impact on talent and employment models.
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Alan Mait

Managing Director

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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.

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Matthew Chapman

Founder

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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

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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.

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Steve Brown

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Steve Brown is Managing Director with ChapmanCG based between Singapore, Hong Kong, and Shanghai. He leads the ChapmanCG team across Southeast Asia and Greater China. Steve has 20+ years’ experience in the search industry, gained in the United Kingdom and the Asia Pacific.

Steve has developed a strong track record of successfully delivering multiple high-profile HR searches across Asia, and across various industry sectors. He is passionate about fostering long-term partnerships with HR influencers and top HR talent regionally and globally.

EA Registration Number: R1216206 Licence Number: 08S3543 (SG) EA License 63331 (HK)

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Tim Spriggs

Managing Director

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Tim Spriggs is a Managing Director with ChapmanCG based in the UK. He works with the team to identify high-calibre HR talent across EMEA and internationally.

Tim has worked on behalf of some of the top global multinationals and has a background in global HR search. He works with our teams across Europe, APAC and North America to foster our strong links between our global headquarters and the regions.

Tim spent five years in Singapore where he was instrumental in building the China business and covered international work out of Asia. Prior to ChapmanCG, Tim worked for JD Haspel, a boutique London-based executive search firm, where he specialised in EMEA HR search assignments across multiple sectors including technology, pharmaceuticals, financial services and natural resources.

Before moving into executive search, Tim’s passion for sport led him to his first career in sports marketing and media sponsorship with Octagon. He has a BA (Hons) in American Studies from the University of Nottingham, and a CIM Diploma from the London School of Marketing.

In his spare time, Tim enjoys running and cycling in the Chilterns and is known to have the occasional swim in the Thames near his home in Henley.

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