Category: HR & Staffing

China Implements New Unified Work Permit Pilot Scheme

On September 9, 2016, the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs’ (SAFEA) announced that the existing Foreign Expert Permit and Alien Employment License will be merged into a single permit. The new permit introduces a tiered classification system for foreign...

/ October 7, 2016

Four Mistakes to Avoid When Hiring Your Next Information Security Chief

Arguably, no hire is more important today than chief information security officer. If that seems like an overstatement, then ask the board of directors of Target, Sony Pictures, Home Depot, J.P. Morgan, or any one of the long list of...

Leveraging IT to Facilitate Efficient Payroll Processing in China

Not so long ago, it was common for organizations in China to share input data for their monthly payroll with their payroll processing vendors through corporate email. It was also not unusual for those vendors to process their clients’ payroll...

/ August 17, 2016

Preventing a leadership crisis in Asia’s talent pipeline

Scarce—and in some cases, unprepared—management talent hampers some multinational companies’ growth ambitions in Asia. Therefore, it is vital for companies to develop a pipeline of prospective leaders. Failing to plan in advance could leave critical positions temporarily unfilled, something that...

Multinational companies’ HR issues larger than ever

The battle for talent is where the larger war for market supremacy will be won. Many talented individuals in China are questioning whether Western-based MNCs are still the employer of choice. Chinese companies are offering competitive compensation packages, attractive career...

/ July 20, 2016

Prioritizing HR to succeed in China

Domestic Chinese companies are often held back by their lack of HR savvy. By identifying HR challenges, local firms and multinationals can put themselves firmly on the road to success.

/ July 18, 2016

The Changing Landscape of China’s Manufacturing Sector

The relentless momentum of investors turning their sights toward China has softened as slowing growth and stock market volatility cause alarm among observers. In 2015, foreign direct investment (FDI) into China’s manufacturing sector came in at $39.54 billion, a slight...

/ July 15, 2016

Quick tips to learn Chinese

Learning the “world’s hardest language” is all about your mindset and how you use your memory. And the good news is that there's a fast, easy way to store Chinese vocabulary in your memory and recall it on command. All...

/ July 11, 2016

Industry 4.0 will disrupt existing markets and usher in change

The fourth industrial revolution is the move toward advanced industrial devices, systems and services that will deliver less costly, more efficient use of assets and increase business value. These outcomes are achieved by analyzing data to improve decision making about...

/ July 8, 2016

Concerns linger about final NGO law provisions

Foreign non-governmental organization (NGO) law deliberations began roughly one year ago. The final law made changes to the draft that addressed two of USCBC’s suggestions: to remove limits on the number of China-based foreign representative offices and the percentage of...

/ July 4, 2016