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Should We Accept All Chinese Cultural Differences?

Chinese Cultural Differences should be respected when talking food preferences. What about differences in levels of honesty? Recently, we explained a lie on a resume to a client.  The client declined to go further even though the guy interviewed well. We heartily agreed to not move forward with this guy. Chinese Cultural Differences in Lying […]

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Cost of a Bad China Hire – Thoroughly Avoidable Damage

The cost of a Bad China hire is worth looking at in a little more detail. While the situation is bleak, 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 way China is. […]

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Why China Hiring Background Checks?

China hiring background checks, also known as pre-employment background screening, are not emphasized in most companies here in China.  To see the legal issues in China hiring background checking, check here.  It is a lot more trouble than a cursory  background check, but our business knows it is important because of what we find out and because […]

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“Other China Recruiters Do Not Do That!”

China Recruiters, be they International and famous or Domestic, appear to be on the wrong track.  Last week we were doing some searching for a coffee house in West China called Greenhouse Coffee which is really a great and growing franchise. Finding talented workers for Xining, Qinghai  is not easy, but the kind of work […]

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Chinese People Are All Trained Politicians

Chinese People Are All Trained Politicians

Paul Wang is my General Manager, and one day we were talking about business culture and problems therein. Paul said, “Jim, Chinese people are all trained politicians.” I was shocked by what he said. I felt there was often a lack of transparency in Chinese people, but I never had put that together in that way. […]

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