Back

Global HR Update Q4 2022

In our last Global HR Update for 2022, we highlight sustainability as a blossoming opportunity for the HR profession and will be excited to see what 2023 has in store for leaders in this space. Competency-based hiring is a favourite topic and one we are delighted to cover here. Our country feature is on the exciting India market which is rapidly growing in importance as a regional and global HR hub. We also report from London and share thoughts from prominent HR experts who attended our partner networking meeting with Virgin Unite.

We wish you a positive and productive end to the year!

Global HR Outlook

ChapmanCG President and COO Stefanie Cross-Wilson shares an overview of hot topics and trends within global human resources as we transition into a new year.
Read more >

Sustainability

Sustainability: HR’s Next Frontier?

The case for a strong sustainability strategy has been on the business agenda for a while. ChapmanCG Senior Director Nicola Hasling investigates the opportunity for human resources practitioners to help lead the way for their organisations.
Read more >

Competency Based Hiring

Competency-Based Hiring: Ensuring Best Fit Talent in Any Economy

Regardless of economic conditions, identifying and securing best-fit talent is the goal hiring managers strive for. ChapmanCG Director Christopher Kouns looks at the best-practice approach of competency-based hiring and its ability to transform hiring results.
Read more >

Focus on India

The Great Impact of India on Global HR

India is earning growing recognition for the depth and breadth of its HR talent. ChapmanCG Director Prachi Desai and Associate Director Devijaya Nair discuss the role HR leaders have in nurturing homegrown talent and positioning India as a global HR hub.
Read more >

Imagine a Better Future of Work

ChapmanCG has been a long-time partner of Virgin Unite and we were delighted to be part of this face-to-face forum in London. ChapmanCG Managing Director Tim Spriggs reviews the inspiring thoughts of key HR leaders at this 100% Human at Work event.
Read more >

HR Opportunities

Asia Pacific

Americas

Europe, Middle East, Africa

Newsletter

Keep up with the latest HR insights and updates.
Sign up

Recent Posts

Key Contributors:

Christopher Kouns

Director

Consulting Team
View more
Consulting Team

Christopher Kouns

Director

Christopher (Chris) Kouns is a Director with the ChapmanCG US team. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, he works on senior HR searches across the United States. ChapmanCG calls upon Chris to lead complex searches in talent-short locations, where an exceptionally fast and highly responsive approach is needed.

Prior to joining ChapmanCG Chris worked for the Lucas Group, where he led HR searches at the Director to Vice President level across a range of organizations, including private companies and the Fortune 500.

Chris is the author of two books and has written more than 100 coaching articles for World Class Coaching Publications. As a Collegiate Head Women’s Soccer Coach, he was named as a finalist for the NCAA National Women’s Soccer Coach of the Year.

Chris graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and History from Mars Hill University and has also completed master’s degree coursework at the University of Pennsylvania, Union College, and the University of West Georgia.

In his spare time, Chris enjoys travelling. He is also a founding member and season ticket holder for the 2018 MLS Cup Champions, Atlanta United.

Devijaya Nair

Associate Director

Consulting Team
View more
Consulting Team

Devijaya Nair

Associate Director

Devijaya (DJ) Nair is an Associate Director with ChapmanCG based in Hong Kong. She partners with CHROs across industries to identify and successfully hire top-HR talent pan-Asia, with a specific focus on the Hong Kong, Southeast and South Asia markets. Prior to joining ChapmanCG, Devijaya specialised in HR business partnering and talent acquisition within the private banking, general insurance and retail sectors in Mumbai, India.

Born and raised in Mumbai, India; Devijaya relocated to Hong Kong in 2018 with her husband and son. She has a Postgraduate in Human Resource Management and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Management with honours in Marketing from Mumbai University. Outside of work, Devijaya enjoys travelling, exploring different cuisines and performing Bollywood & Folk dance. She is trained in an Indian Classical Dance form called Bharatanatyam.

Licence Number: EA License 69316 (HK)
Nicola Hasling

Senior Director

Consulting Team
View more
Consulting Team

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

Talent Acquisition 16 November 2022

Sustainability: HR’s Next Frontier?

Sustainability is becoming increasingly important in every organization, with many public company CEOs making bold…

Nicola Hasling
Read
ChapmanCG News 9 November 2022

Global HR Update Q4 2022

In our last Global HR Update for 2022, we highlight sustainability as a blossoming opportunity…

Avatar photoChapmanCG
Read
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…

Avatar photoChapmanCG
Read
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…

Avatar photoChapmanCG
Read
Diversity and Inclusion 12 July 2021

Preparing for the Future of Work

Key Themes in Human Resources 2021

Nicola Hasling
Read
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
Read
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
Read
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…

Avatar photoChapmanCG
Read
Employee Engagement 1 March 2021

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

Virtual People and Culture Lab

Nicola Hasling
Read
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…

Avatar photoChapmanCG
Read
Prachi Desai

Director

Consulting Team
View more
Consulting Team

Prachi Desai

Director

Prachi Desai is a Director at ChapmanCG based in India. As part of the Asia Pacific team, Prachi works to deliver best-in-class HR leadership talent for organisations in India and Southeast Asia.

With an MBA in Human Resources, Prachi started her recruitment career as a Talent Acquisition Manager at an Indian Insurance company in Mumbai. For two years she was responsible for mid to senior level recruitment across all functions. She then relocated to Japan and worked as a Principal Consultant based in Tokyo specialising in senior talent across FMCG, Retail and Hospitality sectors for over 6 years, before moving back to India.

Prachi enjoys spending time with her daughter, loves to explore different cuisines, enjoys reading fiction and travelling.

Stefanie Cross-Wilson

President and COO

Global Management
View more
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 14 November 2022

Global HR Outlook Q4 2022

As the year winds down, business and HR planning for 2023 is underway. With geopolitical…

Stefanie Cross-Wilson
Read
ChapmanCG News 9 November 2022

Global HR Update Q4 2022

In our last Global HR Update for 2022, we highlight sustainability as a blossoming opportunity…

Avatar photoChapmanCG
Read
Global HR Updates 22 August 2022

Global HR Outlook Q3 2022

The market remains hot for HR hiring globally this quarter, despite economic uncertainty. While some…

Stefanie Cross-Wilson
Read
ChapmanCG News 17 August 2022

Global HR Update Q3 2022

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

Avatar photoChapmanCG
Read
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…

Stefanie Cross-Wilson
Read
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,…

Avatar photoChapmanCG
Read
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
Read
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…

Avatar photoChapmanCG
Read
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…

Avatar photoChapmanCG
Read
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
Read
Tim Spriggs

Regional Managing Director - EMEA

Global Management
View more
Global Management

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.

Latest Articles by Tim

Culture & Business Transformation 21 November 2022

Imagine a Better Future of Work

ChapmanCG recently participated in a 100% Human at Work event in London, powered by Virgin Unite,…

Tim Spriggs
Read
ChapmanCG News 9 November 2022

Global HR Update Q4 2022

In our last Global HR Update for 2022, we highlight sustainability as a blossoming opportunity…

Avatar photoChapmanCG
Read
Diversity and Inclusion 4 July 2022

Taking a Data-Driven Approach to I,D&E

In partnership with Estée Lauder Companies

Abby WaltersCaspar Bungay
Read
ChapmanCG News 1 July 2022

Mid-Year Throw Back

It is hard to believe that six months of the year has gone by already.…

Avatar photoChapmanCG
Read
HR Trends 15 June 2022

Spotlight on Europe

In this selection of focus videos our European team reflects on the impact the growth…

Tim SpriggsAbby WaltersTim Rayner
Read
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,…

Avatar photoChapmanCG
Read
HR Trends 31 January 2022

ChapmanCG Top 10 Trends for 2022

From conversations with a number of CHROs from different industries, ChapmanCG Managing Director Tim Spriggs…

Tim Spriggs
Read
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…

Avatar photoChapmanCG
Read
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
Read
ChapmanCG News 13 December 2021

Mixing HR and Business – The New HR Leader

As HR executive search experts, we are constantly asked by clients to find HR leaders…

Tim Spriggs
Read