Archive for Culture Development

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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How Good is our China Hiring Process?

How good is our Chinese Hiring Process?  Because we are recruiters, We know Chinese managers and salesmen leave Western Companies for private Chinese companies . My GM, Paul Wang, mentioned this to me a while back and just a few minutes thinking about it proves the point. Many candidates do not want to leave their […]

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

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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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Posted in: China, China Recruitment - Getting Good People, Chinese Culture, Culture Development, Motivating Workers

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Cultural Comparison of China and the United States

Comparison of China and the United States can always show vast differences. This tool I introduce today is no different and very insightful.  I want to note the  Geert-Hofstede country comparison tool. They are interesting to take a look at. I want to note power distance and individualism in respect to the US and China. Power […]

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Posted in: China, China Recruitment - Getting Good People, Culture Development, Motivating Workers, Team Development

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Walmart China Discoveries Are Not an Anomaly or Required to Accept

Walmart China has a problem and so do over 70% of the Western Businesses in China. Western Companies continues to think they can hire in China by their own western wisdom and succeed.  OK, some of the 70% are succeeding but not nearly as well as they could have.  Further, they always face the risk […]

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Posted in: China, China Recruitment - Getting Good People, Chinese Culture, Culture Development, Leadership

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China Executive Search With Chinese GDP #1

Companies are not thinking through China Executive Search in the right way. China’s economy is number 1 using purchasing power parity (PPP). So let’s get this right. Let me give an example to show what I mean. China Executive Search Placement Gone Wrong Last year, we had a placement of ours fired by the GM […]

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Posted in: China, China Recruitment - Getting Good People, Chinese Culture, Culture Development, Leadership

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Deep Weaknesses in Relying on Interviewing in China

Interviewing in China is important and takes time. However, relying on expert interviewing is certainly not a plan in China. China Law Blog has a post up on suing in China. I paste my point of interest below. China’s arbitral bodies allow little to no discovery and they oftentimes do not even allow live testimony. […]

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Posted in: China, China Recruitment - Getting Good People, Chinese Culture, Culture Development, Team Development

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Cost of a Bad China Hire-Avoidable Damage

The cost of a bad China hire is worth looking at in a little more detail. While bad and mediocre hiring is too common, there is hope for the companies who are ready.  Most companies are not clearly aware how much they are losing. Often, they have been manipulated or think this is just the […]

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Posted in: China, China Recruitment - Getting Good People, Culture Development, Featured, Team Development

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Starbucks China: Adapting and Maintaining to Success

Though Luckin Coffee is losing money every month to try to undercut Starbucks on price, Starbucks China is still an amazing foreign retail success story, and I see two reasons. 1. They adapted to China and Chinese tastes. 2. They maintained their core values. One of their values is to be a good place to […]

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Posted in: China, China Recruitment - Getting Good People, Chinese Culture, Culture Development, Leadership, Motivating Workers, Uncategorized

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Third Party Hiring Can Bring You China Business Success

China business success does not have to be like pulling teeth. Ford won when their President and CEO Bill Ford surrendered to seeking an outside placement to solve his woes. Alan Mulally from Boeing was a true outsider and that is what saved Ford while the others went bankrupt. Now Ford is doing great and […]

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

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