Posts Tagged ‘HR’

How Critical is Being Able to Speak Chinese? Ask Richard Ong

Wednesday, July 18, 2007 3:34 8 Comments

A bit off our normal topic range, when I saw the FT article Goldman executive hits China barrier I knew All Roads readers needed to see it. Over my almost 6 years in China I have run into many who thought that they did not need Chinese in China, and in Shanghai there are more […]

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Open Discussion: China’s Labor Law

Monday, July 9, 2007 4:59 2 Comments

Moving to China for many rests on their ability to save money, and as we all know the cost and availability of labor have been one of the key considerations for investing in China. So, when the new labor law drafts were being reviewed, managers up and down the east coast began to sweat bullets… […]

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The Halfpat Life – Devrim

Thursday, July 5, 2007 0:28 Comments Off on The Halfpat Life – Devrim

Originally hailing from Turkey, Devrim came to Shangahi via Phoenix and New York and has been in town for the last 2 years with a global logistics company (current assignment opening branch in Urumqi). Right now, the plan is for another 2 years, but his relationship with China has been “Love – Hate”, so sounds […]

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China’s Talent Pool: Warning, Lifeguard Not on Duty

Monday, June 4, 2007 4:21 1 Comment

HR in China is always a hot topic among myself, clients, friends, & employees, and it has been for everyday of my 5+ years in China. Last week, Shaun Rein of CMR expressed his opinions in the article How Multinationals Err In China The essentials of the article are best summarized by Freight Dawg’s Eric […]

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The Halfpat Life: Brian

Friday, May 25, 2007 2:35 Comments Off on The Halfpat Life: Brian

Brian has spent the last seven years in China, and is currently the Managing Partner of the Executive Search Group Orion China Originally coming to China for business opportunities, he sees no end in sight to his stay in China… Defaintely a good sign for his business. He already has a significant amount of experience […]

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China’s HR Canary Needs a Little Oxygen

Tuesday, May 15, 2007 1:13 4 Comments

With 1.3 billion people in China, it is hard to imagine that there could ever be a shortage of labor in China. just think about that… 1.3 billion people. How can you run out of people? Well, for some industries, finding people is becoming a huge problem, and more and more I am being exposed […]

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The Halfpat Life: Kimberly

Friday, May 4, 2007 10:43 1 Comment

Originally hailing from Sydney Australian, Kimberly has spent the last five year in Hangzhou (studying) and Shanghai (working), and recently took a new job with an event management firm (Account Manager). Another member of the ORIENTED crew, she originally came to China as part of a language & culture university program, she came back looking […]

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Dockers Strike at Major Chinese Port

Thursday, May 3, 2007 6:58 2 Comments

For those of you that remember the lengths it took to circumnavigate the long shoreman stike at LBC… get your planning books out. A couple weeks ago while meeting with MAx from the Supply Chain Council, he mentioned that he had see news of a strike in the south (see Crane operators end strike at […]

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