Chapter 9

Human Resource Management in China

Can You Find Skilled Staff and Retain Them?1

Human Resource Management (HRM) in China can be translated as renli ziyuan guanli.2 It is generally thought that organizations internationalizing to China do not pay enough attention to the recruitment and retention of Chinese staff, and yet it is one of the most challenging areas of Chinese business operations because of the “war for talent” that exists between organizations. As such, it is extremely important for foreign businesses internationalizing to China to be aware of the HR issues they will experience. These issues include skill shortage problems, attracting and recruiting staff, training and development (T&D), compensation, and retaining staff. ...

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