Category: HR & Staffing

Turning up the Heat: China’s High Temperature Allowance

By Jake Liddle Between the months of June and September, Shanghai companies with outdoor labor must take measures to maintain a workplace temperature of less than 33 degrees Celsius, 91 degrees Fahrenheit. Employers who fail to meet this minimum must...

/ June 17, 2016

Q&A: Why are China’s CFOs so pessimistic?

As China settles into it's "new normal" of slower, but steady growth, Deloitte China surveyed Chinese CFOs about their expectations of the climate in China in the medium and long term. The survey showed that CFOs are less optimistic, wary...

/ June 15, 2016

Hiring Disabled Workers in China: Incentives and Challenges

The Chinese government plans to increase the monthly subsidy for families whose only child is disabled and unable to support the family as the parents age. The announcement—widely reported in Western media—has re-energized discussion of the role of the disabled...

/ May 25, 2016

Talent in China: Find it, grow it, keep it

What do multinational companies operating in China look for when hiring top executives, and how do they develop those executives’ leadership expertise? Eric Dieny of DHR International and Jennifer Lawrence of Cambridge Corporate Training recently provided hiring insight to US-China...

/ May 11, 2016

Drop in China’s social insurance rates could cut labor costs

Rising labor costs in China are setting off alarms with foreign investors because of increasing minimum wages and living standards, as well as the extensively developed social security system. However, as the central government exerts pressure to maintain economic growth...

/ May 6, 2016

Companies seeking executives who are adaptable

The Morgan Philips Talent Survey explores employers’ hiring challenges in 2016 and employees’ intentions and motivations. This proprietary industry-leading barometer for the talent sector—now in its sixth year—includes probing perceptions into how digital platforms are currently supporting the challenges of...

/ May 2, 2016

Handling Mass Layoffs in China’s Manufacturing Sector

As China’s annual growth begins to slow, mass layoffs may be unavoidable for many American manufacturers as they are faced with declining demand and rising business costs. It is important for these companies to understand the complicated conditions and strict...

/ April 22, 2016

Not so temporary

Labor Dispatch Laws Change the Makeup of Companies in China Because it’s a flexible and cheap option, labor dispatch–when a company hires employees on a contract basis through an outside agency–is one of the most popular ways to hire employees...

/ March 30, 2016

How to Become a Certified Chinese Tax Resident

When a foreign business or individual makes income in China, it may be subject to tax in both the business or individual’s home country and China, which could substantially increase their tax burden. Many investors therefore choose to set up...

/ March 23, 2016