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Global HR Update Q4 2019

In this edition of our Global HR Update, we share our outlook for the fourth and final quarter of 2019. Included is our review of our recent Global HR Networking series in the US where the focus was on the post-Ulrich HR operating model. We also share new thoughts on succession planning and showcase perspectives on the future of work from the Virgin Unite 100% Human at Work initiative. We also have two very topical podcasts to share.

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

Global HR Outlook

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On a global basis we are seeing a continued streamlining of the HR function, and a heavy focus on Talent Acquisition leadership. Mental health, culture and employee experience continue to be at the top of many HR leaders’ agendas.
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Beyond Ulrich – What’s Next for the HR Operating Model

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Traditionally HR leaders have been guided by the Ulrich model as
a framework for their HR functions. We looked beyond the model to a post-Ulrich world at two recent ChapmanCG HR leaders meetings.
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Succession Planning as a Retention and Performance Management Tool

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Succession plans protect a business from disruption, and also let top talent know it’s worth staying for a real shot at the top spots. Read more on using succession planning as a tool.
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How to Make Work More Human: With a Nod from Sir Richard Branson

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Innovative HR leaders are paving the way for a more human future of work. The 100% Experiments Collection showcases examples of the latest creative thinking in this space.
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The Value of an HR Leader Gaining True Global Exposure

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There’s undoubtable value in gaining true global exposure. Listen for tips on navigating both country and company cultures, nuances in global HR roles and responsibilities, plus advice on balancing family needs.
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Change Through Transformational Leadership​

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Listen in to an insightful conversation with HR leaders on culture and leadership transformation.
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How Can HR Leaders Position Themselves as True Business Leaders?

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How should HR leaders position themselves as true business leaders? In this video the ChapmanCG team share insights and advice on this important topic.
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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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Anna Taylor

Senior Director

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Anna Taylor

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Anna is a Senior Director with ChapmanCG, based in the South of France. She works closely with the global management team to identify senior HR leadership talent and also focuses on building ChapmanCG’s HR contact base worldwide.

Originally from New Zealand, Anna has worked in Auckland, London and more recently in France, with almost a decade of executive search experience across a variety of industries throughout EMEA. Prior to joining ChapmanCG, she worked for a boutique technology search firm specialising in helping both multi-national corporates and start-ups expand throughout Europe and the Middle East.

Anna has an MSc in Psychology from Canterbury University, and enjoys traveling, yoga and the odd half marathon in her spare time – although can be easily convinced to postpone a training session for good wine with friends instead.

Ben Davies

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Ben Davies

CEO

Ben Davies is the CEO at ChapmanCG and is responsible for the continued expansion of the business globally.

He has played a pivotal role in driving ChapmanCG’s rapid growth across the Americas, EMEA and the Asia Pacific. Ben’s previous experience included leading senior executive search assignments for top multinationals in EMEA, North America and the Asia Pacific for ChapmanCG and prior to that, for the London office of Korn/Ferry International. His global mandate includes enhancing ChapmanCG’s ties with global client headquarters in EMEA and North America.

Ben is passionate about best practice executive search and recruitment methodologies and processes. As a result, he has a heavy focus on driving innovation internally at ChapmanCG. He also advises key clients as they build their businesses internationally, and in particular across rapid-growth and emerging markets.

Ben studied Sports Science at the University of Wales, Cardiff. He has successfully completed ultra-marathons in Mongolia and Ecuador.

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Fiona Jury

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Fiona Jury

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Fiona Jury is the Senior Director, Global Research and Market Intelligence at ChapmanCG. She is passionate about excellence in search delivery and leads ChapmanCG’s global research and market intelligence team in identifying top-quality HR talent.

Fiona’s executive search and recruitment career spans over 20 years, working across multiple markets including Asia Pacific, the United States, the Middle East and Australia/New Zealand. A search consultant at heart, Fiona understands the unique needs of clients. During her time with ChapmanCG, Fiona has delivered on CHRO, Global HR Director, Regional HR Director, Global Talent Head, Global Head of Reward and many other high impact searches.

Prior to joining ChapmanCG, Fiona held a variety of leadership and senior consulting roles at Talent2 and at Morgan & Banks/TMP. She possesses broad industry experience across pharmaceuticals, FMCG, financial services, media, professional services and IT & Telecommunications.

Fiona originally qualified as a Chartered Accountant and spent her early career with Coopers & Lybrand. She holds a Bachelor of Economics (Accounting) from Monash University in Melbourne. Outside of work, Fiona enjoys spending time with family and her three children. She enjoys all sports and is fascinated by human ingenuity and positive psychology.

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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 15 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.

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Paul is a Managing Director with ChapmanCG based in Australia, and is a member of the organisation’s global leadership team. He holds responsibility for people and performance across the Asia Pacific region, and he works with a dynamic team across the company’s developed markets of Singapore, Hong Kong, China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Australia and New Zealand. Paul also takes a hands-on approach to building ChapmanCG’s business and brand in Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines.

Before joining the ChapmanCG team, Paul spent eight years at Talent2 International as Managing Director of the recruitment business across Australasia, where he also served as a member of the global recruitment team. Prior to this he held various senior management roles with TMP Worldwide (NASDAQ listed) and Morgan & Banks (ASX listed) across Australia and New Zealand.

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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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