Staffing issues in a furniture exporting organisation in Ningbo


This chapter examines the problems of a furniture exporting company located in Ningbo, a major shipping port near Shanghai. Along with many other companies in the eastern part of China, there are problems in finding suitably qualified staff to work in the organisation. Staff, when hired, can be difficult to train, or they do not wish to take responsibility for their work. They may state that the workload is more difficult than anticipated and then try to obtain a salary increase to compensate, even though they had been made aware of the job requirements prior to commencing. This action on the part of the employees is done in the knowledge that there is a skills shortage ...

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