Archive for Chinese Culture

“Other China Recruiters Do Not Do That!”

  China Recruiters, be they International and famous or Domestic, appear to be on the wrong track.  Not so long ago we were doing some searching for an American company in West China. Finding talented workers in their remote location is not easy, but the kind of work we like. One candidate complained as we […]

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Your Home Office Chinese Leading as a China Returnee?

Chinese People working in Western countries work hard and are often valuable employees.  We should not think that makes them the right person to get you started in China. Great Chinese Staff in the West are often the wrong person when you put them back in China as a Chinese  Returnee. Returnees can be good, […]

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What’s Trust in China Got To Do With Our Success?

People worthy of our trust in China are rare, and that is worth talking about again. Vernal Management has a blog post that I want us to take a look at it. I recommend this blog, and you can find the whole thing here. I paste  one point here: In study after study, two distinguishing […]

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Chinese Self Esteem-Why China Put a Rover on the Moon

Chinese self esteem is on display on the Moon more so than their technology for all who care to think about it. China made world headlines this week putting a rover on the moon that is out digging now.  See a story on that here if you have not already. Why do I say this […]

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Bad Chinese Management-Does It Have To Be This Way?

Chinese are not bad managers, but Westerners are bad at knowing which Chinese to hire and empower which leads to Bad Chinese Management. The Diplomat  has an article that I just ran across on why Chinese are bad managers. It is worth reading.  I have something to add. I have written before about China and The […]

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What Kind of Chinese Management Do You Want?

Chinese Management is not universally bad.  However, many problems exist and one should think carefully about what you are getting. A Chinese employee of mine left his American Fortune 500 company to join us saying, “The last American left in 2006, and the culture degraded from their own, and we became Chinese.” What he means […]

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China Recruiting Transparency and the Cost to You

China recruiting transparency relates to the Chinese cultural situation, recruiters, and also your own ability to be clear.  China Transparency in the government sector according to Transparency International rates a 41.  100 is ideal and anything below 50 represents a serious corruption problem.  China ranks slightly worse than Tunisia, Lesotho, and Burkino Faso.  China ranks […]

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How Does Chinese Urbanization Affect Your China Hiring Quality?

Is Your China Hiring Quality impacted by recent and on going Chinese Urbanization?  I was talking with a group of Chinese professionals today and 5 of 6 had grown up in the countryside. How many of your hires in the West grew up with chickens pecking about? Or grew up with parents who lived at […]

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Is Using the Art of War for Doing Business in China Good?

Is using the Art of War for doing business in China or anywhere a good concept? The Art of War is an amazing and timeless manual on war. It could be put next to On War by Clausewitz as a classic. However, it is about War. War is about I win and you lose by any […]

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