china dispatch employee dedicated workerWhat is a China Dispatch Employee ?

A China dispatch employee is someone who works for you but is signed on by another company than your own.  I also like to call these dedicated workers.

China has no easy path to hire workers if you have no entity in China. It is illegal to simply send money overseas to their bank every month for example.  The government wants to make sure all benefits and taxes are being paid. Professional employees would want an entity in China to sign them. So then dispatch workers are used. China found that Western companies in China would use dispatch workers, so they could avoid paying mandatory benefits. The government cracked down on this. That way is not a good usage.

SHI Group has the explicit legal right to carry dispatch workers for our customers. We only do it with professionals we recruit and background check for our clients as trust the people we check to sign on our license. See also Recruitment Agency China.   A China dispatch employee can help our customers who are outside China but need boots on the ground for some reason.  Then the company does not need to register an entity in China or manage making legal payroll payments.   It can even mean we provide office space and local oversight.

A Successful China Dispatch Employee Starts With Recruiting

SHI Group China’s recruitment methodology is just the first step. After the hire, SHI Group’s experience in leadership, coaching, and understanding and relating to employees differentiates our services.

China Dispatch Worker Examples

  • Design Engineers
  • Purchasing Officers
  • Sales Managers
  • Distributor Management Managers
  • Service Technicians
  • Market Research Engineers
  • Government Relations Sales People
china dispatch employee dedicated worker

Registered Entity

  • In China, it is impractical to hire someone without a legally registered entity in China.
  • Your business does not need to go through the lengthy and costly process of setting up a Rep Office or WOFE. Each of these legal entities have requirements that are difficult to navigate.
  • SHI Group becomes your legally registered entity in China providing everything your business needs to operate in China, including some or all of:
    • Administrative & Sales support
    • Recruiting quality workers
    • R&D equipment sourcing
    • Oversight of your employees
    • Providing office space
    • IP Protection

Deeper Examples of a China Dispatch Employee


Expand your business with your own person on the ground for business development. This person is a critical part of your growing team that will expand your business in China. All of their contacts are yours.  Hiring a China distributor means they keep the information.

Research & Development

Chinese engineering is some of the best in the world and very cost effective for Western companies. R&D in China also provides the benefits of adapting your products for the Chinese market.


With more purchases of Western equipment in China, companies need service personnel on-site. Strategically place equipment servicing technicians in China to grow your business.


Managing from America can be extremely challenging. As the complexity of your sourcing operation grows, having an in-China sourcing/quality expert in the same time zone is invaluable. SHI Group can assist with hiring a dedicated sourcing expert for your business in China.

Market Research

Get the insights your business needs by having your own market researcher on the ground in China that will help your business grow. This person is not a consultant doing research, but a crucial team member who is gathering company-owned information.