Archive for China

Chinese Culture – What is Stealing?

In the Chinese culture stealing is understood different than in the West. Let me explain why Chinese are different.  Then, I will tell you some examples that you may have had experience with here in China. China has two words that are instructive on Chinese attitudes toward theft. The word 偷   (tou1) means to steal.   […]

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In China Get Your Values Clear

In China get your values clear, then your way gets easier. Companies often work hard on what technology or what experience they want in an open position. Companies work to carefully develop a Job Description and then use it to guide the recruiting process. However, they have fuzzy thinking about what values they need or […]

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Why is China So Different Than the West?

I want to mention a book by John K. Fairbanks. It was published in 1967, and the title is  China:  The People’s Middle Kingdom and the U.S.A In that time, China was in the middle of the cultural revolution and was killing and torturing itself in horrible ways. It was further vilifying America in every […]

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The Value of Transparency in Hiring

Lets talk transparency in hiring. In China, I know a business where a production manager physically intimidated a quality manager. Workers had to restrain the production manager from hitting the quality manager in a meeting. The Western leader never knew this happened. We need to have businesses where information like this moves to the right […]

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Posted in: Being the Right Person, China, China Recruitment - Getting Good People, Culture Development, Leadership, Team Development

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Knowing Your Core Values

A friend of mine noted that a lot of SME decisions in family companies have been “done by the seat of their pants.” Indeed, many entrepreneurial people are successful going with their gut in their home country. That’s great if it works. However, when you come to China, you can’t depend on your gut feelings. […]

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About the China Recruiting Blog

Welcome to the China Recruiting Blog The China Recruiting Blog started as the China Business Leadership Blog Dec 2010. You can see blogs here all the way to that strong but tenuous start.  I write about a lot of issues as have a lot of experience since starting to work in China in 1991. However, […]

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