Archive for March, 2013

Unreasonable Fear in China

Unreasonable Fear in China

I sometimes talk about things we should fear or be concerned about in China. Today, let’s talk about one unreasonable fear in China.  One of my customers mentioned to me how he felt before he let go of his power hungry ‘invaluable’ Shanghai leader. He had this guy before we dug him out of that hole. […]

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Posted in: China Recruitment - Getting Good People, Decision Making, Motivating Workers

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Pulling the Trigger in China – Make is Faster

Pulling the trigger to let people go should never feel good. If we can lightly let people go, then we need to think a little about our humanity. Conversely, if we cannot let people go, we are in another ditch. General Powell is very quotable in the area of leadership. and one that often comes […]

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Posted in: China, China Recruitment - Getting Good People, Leadership

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Train or Replace? Which is Better With Your Employees?

Have you heard the phrase:”Hire for character and train for skills”?   Let me explain what I have discovered that can give us an answer to the question: Train or replace? I personally have trained and/or hired many hundreds of people in China with great success.   In training I have noticed a distinct gap […]

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Posted in: China Recruitment - Getting Good People, Decision Making, Team Development

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Wrong People, Wrong Method Example

I am familiar with a host of businesses decisions on people in China that went bad. Here is one. Mistake 1: Focusing on Resumes In 2006, one US$20M factory of a US MNC  I know was searching for a GM.  They had a candidate with character and deep knowledge of China and leadership here.  The […]

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Recruiting in China – To Outsource or Not to Outsource

Recruiting in China for China is not core data for most companies, and it often crushes them in China. We can think strategically on this. Following on from our last post on How to Find a Good Recruiter for your Business, I wanted to cover outsourcing here. People are the key to your business.  You […]

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How to Get a Good Headhunter for Your Business and Use Them Well

Many have the question:”How do I get a good headhunter for my business? ” They further ask, “How should I use a headhunter?” Here are my answers to these two good questions.  Hope you can implement successfully. A Good Headhunter for Your Business has the Following: 1. Desire to understand you and your company’s specific needs […]

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Posted in: China Recruitment - Getting Good People

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China Market Stats

Recent PDF report from Amcham Shanghai highlights the present China opportunity. China has at least 80 Million people who are middle class by American standards, but this quote is the real eye opener. This new environment also offers tremendous opportunity to tap into China’s fast developing domestic market, which according to McKinsey & Co. is expected to […]

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Posted in: China, Market Entry

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