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Global HR Update Q4 2021

Our final Global HR Update for 2021 features the year’s hottest topics and trends for HR including remote working and DE&I. These play into how company culture will develop over the coming year. Culture building is at the heart of our conversation with JLL’s Helen Snowball. We also consider the broader role of HR leaders within a business. Adidas Canada President Alim Dhanji shares his insights on this topic and highlights interesting and creative ways for HR to drive change across an organisation.

We hope you enjoy this latest update from our team.

Global HR Outlook

ChapmanCG’s President and COO Stefanie Cross-Wilson provides her quarterly update on global trends in the HR profession. It is an extremely busy market with top HR talent being heavily in demand!

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Ageism in the Workplace

DE&I is of great focus around the world DE&I is of great focus around the world today. Ageism is an important but often overlooked part of the discussion. In this article, Managing Director Steve Brown flags this critical issue and looks at opportunities for businesses to eliminate age discrimination in the workplace.
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Unlocking Human Potential Through Remote Working

ChapmanCG started in 2008 as a remote working company. Our founder Matt Chapman discusses why he took this direction, the impact it has had on the business, and why leading organisations will continue to embrace remote working in the future.
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Mixing HR and Business – The New HR Leader

Managing Director Tim Spriggs talks to Alim Managing Director Tim Spriggs speaks with Alim Dhanji, President of Adidas Canada, about how HR leaders should mean more to a business than just HR, and how they can influence and help drive the broader business agenda.
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Spotlight on China

China continues to be a great focus for businesses around the world. Our team at ChapmanCG considers the compensation landscape for HR, and more broadly what makes this great country such a promising focal point over the coming years.
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Conversations with HR Leaders

ChapmanCG Director Fleur Daniell talks with Helen Snowball, CHRO, JLL APAC about the key elements that need to be taken into consideration in creating and maintaining Company Culture in today’s climate.
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Ben Davies

CEO

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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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Fleur Daniell

Director

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Fleur Daniell

Director

Fleur is a Director with ChapmanCG based in Singapore. With over 15 years of experience across the APAC and London markets, she works with the APAC team to identify high-potential HR talent and lead senior HR leadership searches across the region and globally, with particular emphasis on Singapore and Hong Kong markets.

Prior to joining ChapmanCG, in Hong Kong Fleur worked for a Fortune 100 Commercial Real Estate company; specialising in the Singapore and South East Asia Professional Services sector, with particular emphasis on the Human Capital Management Consultancies, Commercial Real Estate and Legal industries.

Passionate about facilitating career development, Fleur is an advocate of the Human Resources function and its’ ability to attract, manage and develop high-calibre talent.

Originally from the UK, Fleur has worked in New York, London, Hong Kong and Singapore. In her spare time, Fleur loves to take part in x3-day ultra-marathons in places such as Nepal and Lijiang – when in Hong Kong you’ll find her hiking somewhere along the MacLehose Trail, playing tennis and taking a keen interest in the world of horse racing.

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Kalkin Cao

Senior Director

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Kalkin Cao

Senior Director

Kalkin is a Senior Director with ChapmanCG based in Shanghai and responsible for leading ChapmanCG’s domestic business in mainland China. He partners with CHROs and CEOs from Multinationals, startups, and Chinese Enterprises to recruit exceptional HR leaders and high-potential talent across every industry sector.

With over a decade of expertise in HR search and consulting, Kalkin brings in-depth market insights and observations during the rapid evolution of the Human Resources profession in China.

Kalkin is passionate about helping both HR leaders and emerging HR talent to unlock their true potential and fulfil their career ambitions by opening career opportunities aligned to their values.

Born and raised in Shanghai, Kalkin is a citizen of the world and enjoys travelling, as well as spending quality time with his family and friends.

Katherine Qu

Managing Director

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Katherine Qu

Managing Director

Katherine Qu is a Managing Director with ChapmanCG, based in Singapore. She works with the global team to identify top HR talent across Greater China, Singapore and SEA.

Prior to joining ChapmanCG, Katherine started her own executive search business in Beijing, which focused on senior executive roles for leading Chinese companies in the consumer, healthcare and real estate industries. Subsequently, Katherine held positions with Hudson and Charterhouse Partnership, a boutique executive search firm based in Singapore. Katherine has also had extensive industry experience across different sectors with global leaders such as Pepsi, Pfizer, and Lenovo.

Katherine was born in China and was educated in both China and the United States, achieving her Master of Business Administration from the University of Maryland. She has worked in China, Singapore and the United States, and speaks both Mandarin and English fluently.

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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.

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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

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.

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Tim Spriggs

Regional Managing Director - EMEA

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Tim Spriggs

Regional Managing Director - EMEA

Tim Spriggs is Regional Managing Director, EMEA with ChapmanCG based in the UK where, as part of the executive committee, he leads the EMEA business.

Tim and his team deliver senior retained executive searches for a range of clients from global multinationals to SMEs and has a background in global HR executive search. He is particularly passionate about finding unique and exceptional talent for his clients across the region.

Prior to returning to the UK in 2017, 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, consumer goods, 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 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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