Archive for Chinese Culture

Falsifying Applications is an Everyday Thing in China

I recall some over positive resume tendencies when I was young, but falsifying applications was not part of my cultural background.  It has never been well in China.  When I got a job leading a US$1M start up in 1997, I thought a long time before I could think of someone trustworthy among hundreds of […]

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Posted in: Change Management, China, China Recruitment - Getting Good People, Chinese Culture

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Doing M&A in China – Avoiding the HR Trap

Doing M&A in China takes all the thinking you can muster. Everyone does legal and financial due diligence. Too few do HR due diligence. Further, their thinking from and on HR after the purchase will not make most companies nearly as successful as they should be. Doing M&A in China is a huge HR challenge. […]

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Posted in: Change Management, China, China Recruitment - Getting Good People, Chinese Culture, Culture Development, Motivating Workers, Private Equity Acquisition Recruitment

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China-US Relations Not as Bad as in 1999

The Chinese Trade War and present US and Chinese President’s have certainly made everyone think more about the relationship. With some far right talk of decoupling from China more people have thought about the number 1 and 2 economies in the world and how unrelistic it is to decouple.  So phase 1 agreement got signed. […]

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Posted in: China, Chinese Culture, Government Issues

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Hiring China Expats As a Last Option?

Hiring China Expats has always been low on business owners’ lists. This quote from China US Focus is a good measure of what I also see. They are less willing to offer higher priced expat packages. On top of that, local Chinese talent educated in the West is increasingly available, and in most cases local […]

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“We Chinese People Would Never Scam Like That”

I was at a trade show in Shanghai yesterday and started talking with a Chinese leader for a US company that worked closely with and knew OSI Group and the scandal that had devastated them in China. They also earn money with these same large US companies because of trust issues in the food chain. […]

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China Finance Hiring – 6 Key Thoughts To Do Better.

China Finance hiring is competitive and has talented people. The good news is they are generally more honest than GM positions in China.  The bad news is 65% have lied to get the job in their resume and interview process. How do you feel about the fact that most Finance managers working for MNC’s in […]

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China Engagement – More Thought To Be Successful

Wanted to give you a little more thought on China Engagement.  Ran across an informative and useful article at Boston Consulting Group. China Engagement for Employees is More Important Now Economic growth and the eager new players have run up against a substantial challenge in China: talent is increasingly difficult to find and keep, and […]

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