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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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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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China Business Folly: Following Inc. Magazine to Bankruptcy?

Never thought I would get advice leading to China Business Folly in Inc.  Inc. Magazine has an article up that demands a response. See the whole crazy article here.  It is called  “Best Hires For Each Stage in Your Business Life Cycle. ” Everyone has a bad day and certainly this is a regrettable article […]

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Posted in: China Recruitment - Getting Good People, Leadership, Team Development, Uncategorized

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Rowing Together- In China this Force Multiplier is Not Used Enough

Rowing Together makes  a business hum, but it happens so rarely.  How do we get there?   I keep an eye on a lot of blogs. Today, American Business Magazine made me smile–and grimace. I paste some here and you can see the whole excellent article here. One time, during an off-site with a company’s […]

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

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“I Hired You to Get Managers Not to Pay to Outsource Recruiting!”

“I hired you to get the right people not to pay to outsource recruiting!” Many an owner in the West has poured Millions of USD down the drain in China with this apparently wise phrase. This is a complicated idea I want to unpack. Sometimes the home office should look this way at what is […]

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

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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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Posted in: China Recruitment - Getting Good People, Resumes, System, Team Development

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

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Excellent Colleagues Trump Everything Else

“Excellent colleagues trump everything else” This quote deserves more attention in this excellent HBR article on Netflix success. See the article here and the larger quote below. “One day I was talking with one of our best engineers, an employee I’ll call John. Before the layoffs, he’d managed three engineers, but now he was a one-man department […]

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

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China Talent War is On and Growing – SME’s Can Still Win

The China Talent War can be won with the right focus.  I just fell upon a slightly dated article from HRM Asia that is of enduring value. Here is a quote from that article. With an abundance of university graduates available, the issue is not talent but suitability, says Elizabeth Martin-Chua who was formerly Senior Vice-President, […]

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