Differences in HR Between China and the US
5 Main Differences between Chinese and US Workforce
Many more applicants available to fill open job positions in China Ü
In China, cultivating trust takes a much longer time than in America Ü
Chinese managers cannot be straightforward, blunt, and honest in their leadership style. Instead, Chinese managers use a more roundabout style to get workers to do what they want. Ü
Respect for elders in China. Younger employees respect those senior to them, no matter what. Ü
Side benefits outside of compensation are important to workers in the United States, but in China, this is a luxury that few workers ever enjoy. 5 Main Similarities between Chinese and US Workforce
Advancement in companies is based on who you know AND what you know. In other words, employees have to be somewhat political to be successful. Ü
Pay isn¡¦t the only motivator, but it is the main motivator. Ü
Business is for the most part guided by an ethical code that discourages lying and stealing. Ü
Equality for women in positions of power is improving
Most jobs in large companies require a 4 year university degree.
An American MNC trying to setup in China needs to give special attention the managers that it uses in China. Of course, the MNC will want to spend its most experienced managers over to China, however; these managers will need to have classes in cultural sensitivity. Managers should be careful especially with the concept of face and being careful not to cause employees to publicly lose face. In addition, there should be a long term HR plan to eventually hire Chinese local employees into management positions over time. In addition, HR should spend a great deal of time deciding on compensation that is fair according to local standards. They will also be able to save a great deal of money on benefits if they can find out exactly what the Chinese employees actually perceive they need. Lastly, HR will need to develop a...
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