Category: HR & Staffing

Transitioning Key Executives to China

Going above and beyond traditional relocation programs helps expats hit the ground running. by Betsy Neidel For companies with a global outlook, having a foothold in China is a growing necessity. A recent survey by the US-China Business Council revealed...

/ January 1, 2012

The New PRC Social Insurance Law and Expatriate Employees

With implementation details still unclear, foreign employees and their employers face uncertain financial and procedural hurdles. by Lesli Ligorner, Gordon Feng, and Mitchell Mosvick China’s new Social Insurance Law, which took effect on July 1, 2011, established the first national,...

/ January 1, 2012

The Ins and Outs of Hiring Local Senior Executives

As the war for talent intensifies, understanding China’s cultural nuances is key to hiring local senior managers.by Alex Eymieu Over the last decade, mainland Chinese companies have been competing more aggressively with multi-national corporations (MNCs) for senior business executives. For...

/ January 1, 2012

The Hospitality Talent Gap

China’s hospitality and tourism industry creates jobs and contributes to the country’s GDP, but it also faces human resources challenges. by Vincent A. Wolfington and Mark A. Wolfington PRC government policy initiatives, rapid economic growth, and recent events, such as...

/ January 1, 2012

New Talent Outlook

A recent survey of mid- to senior-level managers in China shows they have rising ambitions—and a desire to balance work with home life.by Christine Raynaud and Chris WatkinsIs there still a talent war in China? A recent MRI China Group...

/ April 1, 2011

A New Labor Era: Higher Costs and Greater Pressures

Recent labor unrest may bring more challenges ahead for foreign companies operating or investing in China. by Luming Chen and Samuel Estreicher A series of labor conflicts erupted in China in 2010. Various foreign-invested factories concentrated in China’s coastal areas...

Unionization and Collective Bargaining: New Tools for Social Harmony

As the PRC government renews its unionization campaign, companies must prepare to respond to greater labor pressures.by K. Lesli Ligorner and Todd Shengqiang LiaoAll is no longer quiet on the unionization front. After putting its unionization drive on hold in...

China Issues New Rules Governing Representative Offices

The PRC government recently announced new rules and policy changes that affect the registration and operation of foreign representative (rep) offices in China. The new rules, issued jointly by the State Administration of Industry and Commerce (SAIC) and the Ministry...

/ March 1, 2010

Creating an Innovative Talent Pool

Though China’s pool of scientific talent has expanded in recent years, the country must now focus on raising the pool’s quality and using it effectively.by Denis Fred Simon and Cong Cao Intense international competition and an increased emphasis on innovation...

/ November 2, 2009

Developing the Next Generation of Chinese Business Leaders

To ensure the long-term success of their business in China, companies must learn how to identify and develop high-potential individuals among local staff.by William C. ByhamMost multinational corporations (MNCs) do not have enough local leaders to manage their growing businesses...

/ November 1, 2009