Posts Tagged ‘Management’

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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The Halfpat Life: Oki

Friday, April 27, 2007 5:00 1 Comment

For Oki, life in Amsterdam just wasn’t exciting enough, and the lure of studying Kung Fu was the initial draw to China. Instead of taking the expat route and finding a company that would send him over, he originally was set to take the plunge to further his study of Kung Fu… but as luck […]

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The Halfpat Life: Lauren

Friday, April 20, 2007 0:20 5 Comments

Originally from China, Lauren Kwan recently left China after 2 years in Shanghai. A graduate of Harvard (Major in East Asian Studies), living and working in China was “just something I knew I wanted to do in my lifetime, so I made it happen” Instead of taking the expat route and finding a company that […]

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The Halfpat Life: Jon

Friday, April 13, 2007 2:17 Comments Off on The Halfpat Life: Jon

Moving to Beijing almost 10 years ago, Jon came over with a corporate parachute to assist a Fortune 100 consumer electronics company on a project. Now, he is cofounder and managing partner of an industrial design firm in Shanghai. To help folks get ready he has no recommendations at all… just do it Language Background: […]

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McDonald’s and Yum Cleared

Wednesday, April 11, 2007 4:36 Comments Off on McDonald’s and Yum Cleared

WSJ is reporting that McDonald’s and Yum have been cleared by officials in Guangzhou of underpaying student employees in their stores. While there are a number of other cities investigating still, McDonald’s and Yum can breath a small sigh of relief…. a small sigh. As I pointed out earlier this week, it did not matter […]

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The Halfpat Life: Sydney

Thursday, April 5, 2007 20:02 Comments Off on The Halfpat Life: Sydney

Originally from the Shanghai, Sydney has been back in China for 4 years now following time in New York City and Hong Kong. What brought her back to China was Booming market, vibrant social atmosphere, language ability, all combined with the fact that I was going through your typical major mid-twenties crisis and in need […]

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