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Investors and Hiring Managers are Similar with Devastating Result

I never before considered investors and hiring managers to be similar. I do now. Theranos got $400 Million in investment and was only 1/100th as strong as they said they were. I saw a LinkedIn Post on investors and the Theranos case, and it made me think of recruiting being so similar. Theranos lied repeatedly […]

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Recruiting Pedigree Complex and the Fear of Not Choosing IBM

What I call Recruiting Pedigree Complex is a complex condition in big companies that costs Billions. Most of us know the saying that no one ever lost their job because they chose IBM. Most of us also see how that influences hiring in bigger companies. It is sad to watch. We find trustworthy talent and hiring […]

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Great Leaders and Fatal Flaws – We Can Avoid

Great leaders are certainly made and not born as my Alma Mater knows. However, sometimes great leaders still fail after learning much. Are we doomed to a fatal flaw? In our company situation, great leaders are discovered and recruited for our Western customers. Experiences in their lives and choices they made led them to be who […]

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China HR – The Anchor Keeping Your Company from Flying

We are a recruiting firm and some people think that means we work with the China HR in Western Companies active in China. Nothing could be further from the truth. China HR Managers – Beautiful on the Outside, But Do Not Look Under the Hood What are China HR Managers good at? The best are […]

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Employer Brand Management – 9 Ways to Attract Better Candidates

Employer Brand Management-9Ways 1. All candidates are treated like gold as they all have friends in the industry who will hear about our behavior. 2. When candidate resumes are submitted, all possible speed is given to respond quickly and professionally so candidate is not left waiting unnecessarily. 48 hours should be the limit and 24 […]

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Why China Hiring Background Checks? Part II

China Hiring Background Checks Required? Dan Harris on China Law Blog gives a hearty yes.  He here said what his China firm is seeing. I have pasted on how he sees our experience in finding 15 out 15 were materially lying in the recruiting process. I suspect many are surprised by the above, but I can […]

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Temptations at Work in China on the Internet

Online temptations at work are surely as big in China as they are in the US. First let me put up a thought from American Business Magazine  Social media has clearly revolutionized the way we communicate. We can reconnect with high school friends, send 140-character messages to celebrities and rally hundreds of people behind an […]

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Hire Slow Fire Fast is Important and Needs Understanding

Hire Slow Fire Fast is from an HBR article you can find here.  It really is well done. I recommend you read it all. I might amend it to say Fire Fast and Hire Carefully. Now, I have a mitt full of exceptions given that each leader has his own personality and potential weaknesses. Hire […]

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China Employer Branding – Impacting Us More Than We Know

China Employer Branding is a topic in the West and needs more thought for Western Companies in China. Being professionals in getting the best people for Western Companies in China, we know China Employer Branding is happening whether companies like it or not. Companies that manage poorly and use workers and have bad bosses are […]

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