Posts Tagged Chinese hiring

“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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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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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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Posted in: China, China Recruitment - Getting Good People, Chinese Culture, Resumes

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