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Talent in China: Find it, grow it, keep it

What do multinational companies operating in China look for when hiring top executives, and how do they develop those executives’ leadership expertise? Eric Dieny of DHR International and Jennifer Lawrence of Cambridge Corporate Training recently provided hiring insight to US-China Business Council (USCBC) members in Shanghai.

What do multinational companies operating in China look for when hiring top executives, and how do they develop those executives’ leadership expertise? Eric Dieny of DHR International and Jennifer Lawrence of Cambridge Corporate Training recently provided hiring insight to US-China Business Council (USCBC) members in Shanghai.

Hiring top executives in China

According to Dieny, companies evaluate four skill sets during the hiring process, but just one of these essential traits becomes the basis for a final decision. Companies seek candidates with a track record of getting things done, as demonstrated by meeting or exceeding key performance indicators (KPIs). Functional expertise is equally important, and finalists for senior roles must demonstrate skill in one or more operational areas. Thus, functional expertise is rarely the ultimate factor. Likewise, a successful record of managing compliance policies and issues is required, but typically not the distinguishing feature among highly capable candidates. Instead, outstanding capability in so-called soft skills” most often becomes the deciding factor when companies choose between experienced managers.

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Source: China Business Review
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