Posts Tagged ‘HR’

What Do China’s Millennials Want ?

Tuesday, February 4, 2014 10:44 No Comments

For a number of years, I had it pretty good.  I had a number of teams that were under me, were stable, and were producing.  It was at a time when a lot of questions were being asked about the post 80s generation in China, but for whatever reason I was immune. But, those days […]

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China’s “Migration Transition” Is Changing the Factory Floor

Sunday, January 13, 2013 19:33 1 Comment

While catching up on some reading, the following passages from Arrival City (A book about the migration of people to the city) reminded me of a trend that I have been observed in China: Back-and-forth migration was indeed occurring, often for many generations.  But eventually there was something of a tipping point, a moment where […]

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An Interesting Debate on Labor in the East Vs. West

Thursday, July 17, 2008 7:53 4 Comments

Was recently alerted by the Economist of a debate they are having about the dynamics of globalization, and whether or not the West is losing its competitive edge to the East. It is a hot topic for many, for some it is white hot, and in some parts of the world (Ohio for example) it […]

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Are Chinese Managers Better Than, Equal to, or Less Than Western Managers?

Tuesday, June 24, 2008 14:05 3 Comments

It is a topic that has been debated in many a bar, and on many a blog. The quality of Chinese management. The Institute of Leadership & Management has just release a very interesting report (PDF Here) on Western and Chinese managers. Specifically, they set out to see just how far back Chinese managers were […]

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Chengdu Investment News: April 30

Thursday, May 1, 2008 20:52 No Comments

1. Sichuan’s imports and exports increased quickly in the first quarter From January to March, the accumulated imports and exports of Sichuan province reached 4.06 billion US dollars, up 59.7% year-on-year, while 24.6% higher than the national average for the corresponding period, learned the journalist recently from the Chengdu Customs Office. 2. 150-million-yuan bill agreed, […]

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GOOD Halfpat Article on China’s Expatriates

Saturday, April 26, 2008 21:55 No Comments

This Month, GOOD Magazine has put together a China issue where they have profiled a number of expatriates living in China in their article Strangers in a Strange Land. Having done our own series on Halfpats before, there are a lot of things that come through in this article about the future of expatriate professionals […]

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If You Hold an F Visa. PAY ATTENTION

Friday, March 7, 2008 22:26 7 Comments

A few weeks ago, I wrote the post Notice: Chinese F Visas Cannot Be Renewed Past Olympics, and apparently I was wrong. Over the last 10 days or so, I have been fielding emails, Skypes, and phone calls from friends and readers about the pain in the butt that has become their extension process… and […]

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Looking For a Job In China? You Are Not Alone…

Thursday, February 28, 2008 23:54 No Comments

h/t to China Digital Times for this picture posted on Netease. It is timely as my director and I were talking about the difficulties of new graduates finding good jobs now, and the fact that all the babies born in 2007 (year of pig) and 2008 (Olympic babies) are probably going to create a very […]

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