Lean conversion: managing the human side of change

With the days of China being a low-cost country long over, its manufacturing is at risk of being squeezed between innovation leaders on the one side and low-cost competitors on the other.


Going local: developing Chinese leaders in European companies

A key for talent engagement and sustainable business development in China


Draft amendments to the PRC Employment Contract Law

On 29th June, 2007, the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (SCNPC) promulgated the Employment Contract Law (ECL).


Speak their language: how to communicate with China’s Generation Y

Talent management is a perpetual challenge for employers, and one which seems to become more challenging with each new generation that breaks through to the job market.


The pitfalls of employee-created IP

Preventing unnecessary losses from R&D activities in China


Find your purpose: how to lead in a changing world

In today’s changing world, CEOs are under more pressure to transform, adapt and align organisations to succeed or, increasingly, just to survive.


Talent attraction in the China market

The fight for talent in China is becoming more intense, and it is no longer about who can offer the biggest package.


Corporate dissolution: is prior consent required before terminating labour contracts?

In the face of China’s increasingly strong economic headwinds, some businesses are having to revise their strategies in order to ensure profitable growth.


Manufacturing Non-disclosure Agreements in China

In this article, the China IPR SME Helpdesk return to the topic of protecting IP when seeking Chinese manufacturers as partners.