One of the hottest HR activities in China is executive coaching. While the “old China” might consider coaching a remedial process for executives who were failing, it is now being seen more and more as a reward for the best executives to help them progress on a faster track. This article covers the best way to select a coach in China and highlights some of the key competencies to look for in an executive coach here.
Part of the new recession-mythology is the notion that certain companies will emerge from this crisis stronger than they were when the global downturn started. Like many myths there is a grain of truth hidden deep within the cocoon of thrice-repeated tall tales. When the dust settles, there will indeed be a few new winners and a handful of impressive transformations. Many tough-guy bosses are in for a shock, however, when their best people suddenly…
“The most difficult staff to find for our manufacturing operations have been good QC people and good financial managers,” a British manager said recently during a round of beers at the local Blue Marlin. We were bemoaning the point that QC managers with draconian approaches to imposing quality processes and testing on production tend to drive away the good engineers, while QC managers that just want to fit in get nothing achieved.” Meanwhile, “We’ve had …
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By Gregory Sy
Due to increasing market pressures and other situation-specific factors, employers are often required to terminate employees in China. This article briefly outlines some of the issues that must be addressed by employers before and after employee termination, including matters to consider during the hiring of prospective employees, from the perspective of the employer.
1. Grounds for Termination:
a. Immediate Termination
An employer may terminate an employee without requirement for notice in the following situations:
1. During the probation period, if the employee is determined to be unfit for the position;
2. The employee materially breaches the rules and regulations provided by the employer;
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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. Read the rest of “Empowering Employees” or post a comment