Category: Operations

Company operations of businesses with offices in China

China’s Official Statistics

Recently, several media sources reported that Liaoning province had been fabricating its economic data from 2011 to 2014. As reported by the state-run People’s Daily newspaper, city- and county-level governments altered economic data, including exaggerating their fiscal revenues by at...

/ July 5, 2017

Asian Female Senior Execs in Multinational Firms Confined to Regional Roles

As the shortage in the Asian executive talent pipeline continues to pose a major business challenge for multinational companies, a majority of female Asian leaders at multinational corporations feel trapped in regional roles, according to a new study by Heidrick...

/ June 28, 2017

Securing Employees’ Financial Futures

Asian economies are grappling with ageing populations, which place government finances under strain while putting pressure on individual savings as an additional source of income in retirement. The impact is felt more in developed countries, which are at a more...

/ June 14, 2017

Expecting in China: Employee Maternity Leave and Allowances

Maternity leave in China can vary widely by location, especially in terms of ‘late maternity leave’ as determined by the local government. It can also be complex for an employer to calculate how much maternity leave and allowance female employees...

/ June 9, 2017

Managing Health Care Costs in the Asia Pacific

The 2016 Global Medical Trends Survey draws on responses from 174 leading medical insurers, of which 45% are from Asia Pacific. The survey results show the cost of health care benefits is projected to increase by 7.9% in 2016. The...

/ May 10, 2017

Quality of Leadership Matters Most to Senior Talent in China

Heidrick & Struggles China recently conducted a survey of 151 senior executives at director level or above in mainland China to understand how extensively employer branding affects corporate success, and the factors that attract them to and retain them at...

Labor Dispatch Services

Labor dispatch is an important option for foreign companies in China that require a low cost and flexible hiring process. Whether it is a company that needs to staff a short-term project within a demanding deadline, or one that needs...

/ April 24, 2017

Trade Union Law and Collective Bargaining in China

Industrial action in China entered uncharted territory last year. Labor unrest was previously confined for the most part to the manufacturing and construction sectors – the traditional linchpins of China’s growth. In 2016, however, it spread into the retail and...

/ April 21, 2017

China’s RMB Exchange Rate Issue Needs Objectivity

On February 24, hours after his new Secretary of Treasury, Steven Mnuchin, pledged a more methodical approach to analyzing China’s foreign exchange policy, US President Donald Trump publicly criticized China, labeling the Chinese as the "grand champions" of currency manipulation.

/ April 19, 2017

At Your Fingertips: Approaching China’s Mobile App Store Market

‘Appification’, or the process whereby web pages are translated into mobile operating systems for ease of access and use on smartphones, has gained momentum in China. As a result , mobile apps have become the main user interface, and have...

/ April 17, 2017