Category: HR & Staffing

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

Developing Local Talent for Future Leadership

As more multinational corporations look to promote local hires to top posts in China, companies will have to step up their employee leadership development programs. by Joy Huang From the world’s manufacturer to the world’s market, China has transformed itself...

/ January 1, 2013

Managing the Ambitions of Chinese Professionals

Though compensation is important, career progression, better benefits, and a company’s strategic vision are all critical factors in whether an employee takes a new job.by Christine RaynaudDuring the last decade, the Chinese economy grew at a spectacular rate, continuously lifting...

/ October 1, 2012

China’s Rising Costs

Companies that reevaluate their China-based manufacturing operations can remain competitive despite inflation. by Simon Zhang Executives across China have been quick to mention rapidly increasing labor costs in recent years as one of their top concerns for their China operations....

/ July 1, 2012