Category: HR & Staffing

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

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...