Archive for Resumes

Chinese Values – We Need To Think More

We need to see better that Chinese values are not all the same.  When I go to Western businesses in China, I am often struck by the mishmash culture that companies have put together. In pursuit of perfect resumes, they have forgotten that they need everyone to be on the same team.  I see companies […]

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Why US Made in China for China is Now Not as Good as Made in the USA

Since China allowed Japanese TV makers to sell in China in the 80’s, Chinese people have been gobbling up foreign brands. They know they have higher quality and are safer too. In the 90’s, you had to localize production in China as Made in America was too expensive.  Now the sense of the Chinese consumer […]

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Why Do US Companies in China Make Bad Hires?

Bad hiring by US companies in China is epidemic. Let me explain, and yes, it is not just US companies doing this.  Western companies in China often know how to find out if a candidate has a strong enough mechanical engineering background. However, they do not know how to assess if the candidates are honest, […]

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Changing Worker Lifetime Habits

Merry Christmas to all of you celebrating this holiday. Recently, I read The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg.   It is interesting and well written. He notes that Alcoholics Anonymous 12 step process is good, but they know that most people can not move from live long habits without a cataclysmic event or deep […]

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Resumes – Top Western Company Chinese Leadership

Resumes – Top Western Company Chinese Leadership

Top leaders naturally have more achievement and more experience to list, and our company has a mittful that are good leaders as well, but the tendency is for leaders to drift away from building their teamwork ability. They are individual contributors of merit.  They compete, well the younger people compete too, but they are not […]

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Guanxi in Recruiting- A New Look, Part I

So Chinese are known for doing business with their friends. The word Guanxi is being internationalized as networking did not seem to capture what was happening. I want to talk about Guanxi in recruiting. Why do Chinese work with friends and relatives? Trust.  They hire a relative while thinking: “You may not have as much […]

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Bogus Resumes and Scott Thompson of Yahoo!

Scott Thompson, CEO of Yahoo!, has a computer science college degree listed that he never received (It was accounting).  Another leader at Yahoo! has a degree that she got but in a different major.  See the whole story here So if a relatively honest and even naive America can have falsehood in resumes, then how […]

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My Success and Failure in China

When I think over my 20 plus years of experience in China, I can list what brought me success and failure in China pretty readily. Success: Hired the right first person who worked for me and the company capably, hard and loyally Created enough safety so that workers told me what the problems were as […]

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Ideal Job Descriptions – What a Mess and Especially in China

Ideal Job Descriptions are not just overblown they are causing problems. Listened to a great IdeaCast by Harvard Business Review yesterday and wanted to give you the location and introduction here. It is an interview with Frances Frei and Anne Morriss, authors of Uncommon Service: How to Win by Putting Customers at the Core of […]

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