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Chinese Values Hiring

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Chinese values hiring is on my mind today. Last week was the 800th Anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta. It started a process that led to rule of law in the West. China has never had a Magna Carta moment. They might need less than 800 years once that moment is crossed, but […]

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Doing M&A in China – Avoiding the HR Trap

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Doing M&A in China takes all the thinking you can muster. Everyone does legal and financial due diligence. Too few do HR due diligence. Further, their thinking on HR after the purchase will not make most nearly as successful as they should be. Doing M&A in China is a huge HR challenge. Integration is the […]

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China-US Relations

China-US relations

China-US Relations surely are often not great, but never as bad as when the US targeted and bombed the Chinese embassy in Belgrade killing 3 Chinese people in 1999. The morning after the bombing, the local police office in the city I lived in called me to see if I was alright. I knew nothing […]

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Hiring China Expats As a Last Option?

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Hiring China Expats has always been low on business owners’ lists. This quote from China US Focus is a good measure of what I also see. They are less willing to offer higher priced expat packages. On top of that, local Chinese talent educated in the West is increasingly available, and in most cases local […]

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China Engagement – More Thought To Be Successful

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Wanted to give you a little more thought on China Engagement.  Ran across an informative and useful article at Boston Consulting Group. China Engagement for Employees is More Important Now Economic growth and the eager new players have run up against a substantial challenge in China: talent is increasingly difficult to find and keep, and […]

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Walmart China Discoveries Are Not an Anomaly or Required to Accept

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Walmart China has a problem and so do over 70% of the Western Businesses in China. Western Companies continues to think they can hire in China by their own western wisdom and succeed.  OK, some of the 70% are succeeding but not nearly as well as they could have.  Further, they always face the risk […]

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