Category: HR & Staffing

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

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