Written by HRCap, Inc.
January 19, 2023
The Korea Daily is the largest Korean media group in the U.S. that printed its first U.S. edition in 1974 with the mission to "bridge mainstream America with the Korean and Korean American communities." With over 190,000 nationwide circulation, The Korea Daily delivers quality journalism to Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Washington DC, Atlanta, San Francisco, and Vancouver & Toronto. JoongAng Ilbo is one of the three biggest South Korean media company and was first launched in 1965. Since then, it has been a pioneer in the newspaper industry by launching new layouts, utilizing a system of specialist reporters, and introducing digital transformation.
We are excited and honored to have our CMO Stella H. Kim serve as an expert columnist to provide data-driven, high-quality articles that contribute to the growth and thought leadership of Korean-American communities, HR and business leaders, career professionals and job seekers, as well as the general public. With her seasoned experience and unique expertise in recruitment, talent intelligence, and organizational psychology, Stella will be writing to address issues on job market trends, recruitment guides, and multigenerational/multicultural trends in the workplace.
In her first column article "Skills are the Currency of the Future, Learning is the Only Key for the Future," Stella writes about the importance of learning agility and how learning is our only future.
About Stella H. Kim
Stella H. Kim, SPHR is an Executive Recruiter, HR Advisor, Talent Specialist, Labor Economist, and Org Psychologist.
Stella is an official Forbes HR Council member and Chief Marketing Officer (Global VP) at HRCap, the largest Asian American Global Executive Search & Total HR Solutions Provider. She is responsible for HRCap's Client Experience, Digital Transformation, and Global Branding -- managing agile projects for data-driven talent strategy, purpose-driven client satisfaction, process optimization, and employee engagement. She also founded, built, and leads the Executive Search Practice, specializing in retained Executive-level and Critical Hire Placements for SMB & Fortune 500 clients. Under Stella’s leadership, HRCap was named “2022 Top 10 Executive Search” by Manage HR Magazine, and “2021 New Jersey Best Place to Work” by NJBiz Magazine.
Prior to HRCap, Stella specialized in Workforce Management and Talent Analytics at the Professional Development Center of Excellence at IBM HQ, providing data-driven talent strategies that enhanced enterprise-wide employee engagement, cultivated a culture of learning and reskilling, and positioned IBM for greater business growth by pioneering "Skills as a Currency". Formerly, Stella was a Senior Strategy & Analytics Consultant at IBM Global Business Services, focused on organizational change strategy & data implementation projects for both IBM internal and client projects. She has also worked at McKinsey & Co., Sony Music, and LG Electronics.
Stella’s education in organizational psychology & econometric analysis, work experience in business strategy & talent management, and passion in social impact & change leadership have driven her to unlock increasing value in the unique intersection of technology, talent, and transformation. Her biggest expertise lies in identifying capability gaps and underlying opportunities to empower greater potential in individuals, organizations, and communities.
Stella is passionate about bridging cultural & generational diversity through organic appreciation, awareness, and acclimation. She serves thought leadership roles on advisory boards and non-profit organizations, and believes in the power of community-building for greater social impact and collective development. She serves as an executive coach and mentor to women across all level, and has recently been named "2022 Best 50 Women in Business in NJ" by NJBIZ Magazine.
Stella holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics from Princeton University and a Master’s degree in Social-Organizational Psychology from Columbia University. She is a certified SPHR® and has completed Executive Programs in Social Impact Strategy at University of Pennsylvania and HR Management at Villanova University.
Source: HRCap, The Korea Daily, JoongAng Ilbo
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