Global Recruiting Challenges: Culture, Fit, Regulations – Podcast

How do you translate the global brand of an enterprise with their unique corporate culture around the world to a local setting; and make sure that it conforms with the culture of the local communities that you’re working in? Listen to this great podcast from TotalPictureRadio, sponsored by Riviera Advisors.


Danielle Monaghan is HR Director for North Asia, including Greater China, Japan, and Korea, for Cisco Systems, and Roel Lambrichts director, talent acquisition for Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc. Danielle and Roel participated in a panel discussion moderated by Jeremy Eskenazi, Managing Principal of Riviera Advisors, at ERE Expo 2012 Spring in San Diego titled “A Frank Discussion About Global Recruiting.”

Danielle Monaghan is the HR Director for North Asia, including Greater China, Japan, and Korea, for Cisco Systems, leading the client-facing HR manager organization. She has been based in Beijing for more than five years Her team oversees multiple initiatives to support Cisco’s growth in the region, such as management of mergers and acquisitions, new employee orientation, new management assimilation, downsizing and “rightsizing,” high-potential talent identification, and management of annual cycle programs and creation of operational excellence.

She is responsible for a full service of functions including supply and value chain, R&D, business operations, legal, finance, sales, and services. Prior to this role, she was senior director of HR – Global Staffing and Diversity for Microsoft’s Entertainment and Devices Division and senior director of HR for Microsoft China R&D based in Beijing, and head of executive recruiting for Microsoft in the United States, responsible for the talent acquisition of GM, VP, and SVP candidates to fill Microsoft’s most senior executive and technical positions.

Roel Lambrichts is director, talent acquisition for Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc., based in Brussels, Belgium. CCE is one of the largest independent manufacturers, distributers, and marketers of Coca-Cola and other products. CCE currently produces and distributes Coca-Cola and other products in Great Britain, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Monaco, Norway, and Sweden.

In his role leading talent acquisition at CCE, Roel is responsbile for an international team of talent acquisition professionals providing full-cycle recruiting and staffing services, campus/university relations, and employer branding strategies. Prior to this responsibility, he was responsible for the CCE European Talent Acquisition Process Team, coordinating the startup strategies, planning, and implementation of a new pan-European talent acquisition organization. He also served in an HR manager/generalist role prior to his responsibilities in CCE’s talent acquisition function.

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Jeremy M. Eskenazi, SPHR, CMC

Jeremy Eskenazi, is the Managing Principal of Riviera Advisors, Inc.

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