“Other China Recruiters Do Not Do That”

“Other China Recruiters Do Not Do That”
 

China Recruiters, be they International and famous or Domestic, appear to be on the wrong track.  Last week we were doing some searching for a coffee house in West China called Greenhouse Coffee which is really a great and growing franchise. Finding talented workers for Xining, Qinghai  is not eas...

Categories: China, Chinese Culture, Getting Good People, Resumes
Posted on Mar 3, 2014

Your Home Country Chinese Staff Leading Your China Charge?

Your Home Country Chinese Staff Leading Your China Charge?
 

Chinese Staff in American companies 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 are often the wrong person when you put them back in China Some companies think sending their Chinese Engineer to go...


China Press Freedom – How Should We View It?

China Press Freedom – How Should We View It?
 

China Press Freedom is in the news, and I want to talk about it here. You can see what the White House recently said here. China has poor press freedoms, but is it because they hate freedom? See this chart of the world showing Press Freedom. China over the last 30 plus years has made greater [&hell...

Categories: China, Chinese Culture, Government Issues
Posted on Feb 7, 2014

What’s Trust in China Got To Do With Our Success?

What’s Trust in China Got To Do With Our Success?
 

People worthy of our trust in China are rare, and that is worth talking about again in this blog. Vernal Management has a blog post that I want us to take a look at it. I recommend this blog, and you can find the whole thing here. I paste  one point here: In study after […]...

Categories: China, Chinese Culture, Getting Good People, Leadership, Resumes
Posted on Jan 6, 2014

Chinese Self Esteem – Why China Put a Rover on the Moon

Chinese Self Esteem – Why China Put a Rover on the Moon
 

Chinese Self Esteem is on display on the Moon more so than their technology for all who care to think about it. China made world headlines this week putting a rover on the moon that is out digging now.  See a story on that here if you have not already. Why do I say this […]...

Categories: China, Chinese Culture, Getting Good People, Government Issues
Posted on Dec 16, 2013

Bad Chinese Management – Does It Have To Be This Way?

Bad Chinese Management – Does It Have To Be This Way?
 

Chinese are not bad managers, but Westerners are bad at knowing which Chinese to hire and empower which leads to Bad Chinese Management. The Diplomat  has an article that I just ran across on why Chinese are bad managers. It is worth a read.  I have something to add. I have written before about C...

Categories: China, Chinese Culture, Culture Development, Getting Good People
Posted on Nov 25, 2013

What Kind of Chinese Management Do You Want?

What Kind of Chinese Management Do You Want?
 

Chinese Management is not universally bad.  However, many problems exist and one should think carefully about what you are getting. A Chinese employee of mine left his American Fortune 500 company to join us saying, “The last American left in 2006, and the culture degraded from their own, and...

Categories: China, Chinese Culture, Getting Good People
Posted on Nov 19, 2013

China Recruiting Transparency and the Cost to You

China Recruiting Transparency and the Cost to You
 

China recruiting transparency is related to the Chinese cultural situation and your own ability to be clear.  China Transparency in the government sector according to Transparency International rates a 39.  100 is ideal and anything below 50 represents a serious corruption problem.   China is 80 ...

Categories: China, Chinese Culture, Getting Good People, Government Issues
Posted on Nov 5, 2013

How Does Chinese Urbanization Affect Your China Hiring Quality?

How Does Chinese Urbanization Affect Your China Hiring Quality?
 

Is Your China Hiring Quality impacted by recent and on going Chinese Urbanization?  I was talking with a group of Chinese professionals today and 5 of 6 had grown up in the countryside. How many of your hires in the West grew up with chickens pecking about? Or grew up with parents who lived at [&he...

Categories: China, Chinese Culture, Getting Good People
Posted on Oct 24, 2013

Is Using the Art of War for Doing Business in China a Good Concept?

Is Using the Art of War for Doing Business in China a Good Concept?
 

Is using the Art of War for doing business in China or anywhere a good concept? American Business Magazine, which I usually like,  wrote about using Sun Tzu to manage your business. Read the article here. Doing Business in China : War or Win-Win as a Goal? Small Business principles from a war ma...

Categories: China, Chinese Culture, Getting Good People, Leadership
Posted on Sep 5, 2013

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