China Briefing Releases New China Human Resources Guide

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Dec. 20 – China Briefing has just published the second edition of their “Human Resources in China” guide following the sellout success of the first edition released last year. Many new laws and regulations have come into effect in China concerning the hiring, welfare and dismissal of staff over the past 12 months.

Due to the rapidly changing nature of the labor market and the laws that govern it in China, it can be very difficult for foreign investors and managers to understand how to manage human resources on the mainland. Specifically-designed to cover the most important issues relating to managing a Chinese workforce, this guide details the HR issues that both local managers in China and investors looking to establish a presence on the mainland should be aware of.

This guide covers the following topics:

  • Recruiting professionals in China
  • Breakdown of professional clusters throughout China
  • Issues to consider when initially hiring staff
  • Hiring non-permanent staff
  • Designing labor contracts
  • Designing a company HR handbook
  • Structuring salary packages
  • China’s social security system
  • Managing the monthly payroll process
  • Calculating individual income tax
  • Labor unions
  • Handling sick, injured and pregnant employees
  • Terminating the employment relationship
  • Severance pay and its tax treatment
  • Organizing visas for foreign staff in China

Human Resources in China (Second Edition) was written by Dezan Shira & Associates in conjunction with Direct HR.  The book is available for immediate PDF download from the Asia Briefing Bookstore priced at US$40, hard copies are also available.

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