Category: HR & Staffing

The Glass Ceiling in China: Is it Getting Thinner or Thicker?

What does the prominence of successful businesswomen, despite pressure from society and family, say about the glass ceiling in China? By Bennett Voyles Family pressures and workplace biases mean that women in China have only a one-in-15 chance of reaching...

/ January 7, 2015

Reinventing Globalization: China’s Second Continent

The following excerpts are from former New York Times reporter Howard W. French’s most recent book, China’s Second Continent, which details the lives of China’s one million-plus migrants in Africa. Modern globalization’s first great wave has now crested, and is...

/ November 24, 2014

The Business of Urbanization in China

The government is preparing to throw billions into urbanization in China, but has it thought through the hardware challenges? By Colin Shek Perhaps the most striking way to take in China’s startling urbanization is to sit in front of a...

/ September 16, 2014

Flexible Work Hours Spreading to China

As China’s workforce reaches new levels of maturity and wealth, flexible working arrangements are an increasingly important part of HR strategies By Jake Parker Rising office rents, increasing traffic problems, and a recent rapid decline in air quality have led...

/ August 22, 2014

Air Pollution Impedes Executive Hiring in China

By Christina Nelson Rapidly increasing wages, high demand for qualified workers, and high turnover rates have made recruiting and retaining talent one of the top challenges multinational companies face in China year after year. But there’s another issue making employee...

/ June 10, 2014

Dealing with Dispatch Labor under China’s New Labor Law

By Jake Parker  New regulations limiting the proportion of dispatch—or temporary—workers in China went into effect more than a month ago, constraining hiring choices and requiring labor force restructuring for many companies. A follow-up to the 2013 Labor Contract Law...

/ April 18, 2014

Company Culture in Building a Strong and Stable Workforce in China

Chinese employees value companies with a clear vision and leaders they can admire and trust.  By Christine Raynaud and Angie Eagan  In today’s knowledge economy and environment of economic globalization, corporate culture has become an important competitive force in recruiting...

/ November 8, 2013

The Expat’s Competitive Edge

Technical skills, cross-cultural knowledge, and language abilities can help expats in China find positions in a competitive market. By Abraham Sorock  While foreigners once occupied a privileged position at the center of business in China, companies today are dedicated to...

/ October 21, 2013

How Asian Firms Are Meeting Global Hiring Challenges

As Asian multinationals expand abroad, they are developing employee recruitment and retention strategies in overseas markets to bolster growth. What can Western companies learn from these efforts? By Christina Nelson  Chinese investment abroad is booming. In 2012, Chinese companies invested...

/ September 23, 2013

What a China Team Needs

By Janet Carmosky Consider the scale, the scope, and the stakes of the engagement of American businesses with China today: it’s a regional base, a place to tap engineering and manufacturing resources, an important market, and a breeding ground for...

/ August 13, 2013