By Ron Cune
Whether your production facilities in China grow slowly or fast, there comes a time you need to expand, and hire new employees. China however doesn’t have a very well developed system of recruitment agencies specialised in temporarily workers like Manpower that allows the entrepreneur to act fast. The new labour law in many cases obliges you to hire new employees for a longer period of time.
Finding dedicated employees isn’t easy in Europe. In China, Western Managers face even a bigger challenge. The cultural differences make it hard to see through the person and see what the added values of the candidate are.
As a result to often the newly hired employee has been selected on the appearances, the Masters degree or his/her language skills. Western Managers tend to overrate these factors.
For example, oral expression doesn’t say much about the candidates qualifications for the job.
Those who are able to express themselves perfectly won’t guarantee a perfect match in your organisation.
Let’s be frank, you probably need someone who is able to get the job done. Not someone who is just able to explain the situation.
Ron Cune, Dragondancers