Tag: Human Resources

G20 Could Disrupt Yangtze River Delta Operations

As the Group of 20 (G20) Summit—the annual, large-scale global government conference—heads for Hangzhou, China in September, companies with operations in the Yangtze River Delta (YRD) region are planning for expected disruptions to production and logistics.

/ June 27, 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

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

How China’s New ‘Family Planning’ Regulations Affect Foreign Businesses

With a population of almost 1.4 billion people, China’s family planning laws are incredibly important. While many people may be aware of China’s previous ‘one child policy’, the country also had a number of other rules and regulations in place...

/ January 14, 2016

What Scarce Labor Means for Talent Development in China

A look at what best practices attract the best talent Jennifer Lawrence A China-based human resources (HR) director for a leading US multinational corporation (MNC) recently lamented, “We recruited for a regional sales director based in Shanghai, selected four candidates...

/ June 1, 2015

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

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