Some time ago I posted an entry with regards to cloud computing and hr software. Today, I would like to get back to that, or sort of. In Europe, Microsoft publishes The Futures magazine, which according to their website “was created in 2007 to showcase best practices and case studies in Innovation, R&D, and highlight achievements across Europe”. I am telling you this because the new Futures issue is just out. This issue’s title is “Small Business: Europe’s innovation engine”. I am thrilled that one of our favorite hr software has been featured on this issue with a two pages article. John Dennehy, talks about how important is the cloud to both hr software provider and customers. Small business now are empowered with the right tools to get bigger and faster. If you are interested in reading the full article, here’s the PDF version featuring hr software.
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Sometime ago, I’ve discussed in a previous post about shortage of talent in China the problems that China is facing with its fast paced growth. It is apparent that this kind of situation is hard to control and deal with for China. I’ve found another article today in this respect. Basically, in the next three years, executive assignments will keep growing or at least, keep going steady. Also, it seems likely that more business will be done outside of the leading business centres, Shanghai and Beijing and that China is now facing the challenge to provide suitable candidates for senior execs and managers. In response to this need, companies have implemented a more aggressive recruitment campaign, and are actively sending employees out to North America, Europe or other locations in Asia in order to gain global exposure and return home with advanced managerial skills. Growth doesn’t come without challenges, and China has a lot to learn, especially how to deal with increased cultural differences. There is a lot to this argument, if you want to read the indepth article I came across you can find it here.
I just wanted to put out this post to bring myself and everyone else who’s new to this subject, up to date. In brief, since 01 January 2008 there has been a huge change in the Chinese employment law. Main changes, very summarised, are as follows: according to the Labor Contract Law (LCL) companies have to be legally compliant or they will be facing the chance to be sued. This translates into putting a written contract in place, as well as a written employee handbook, which should be maintained at all times. This is especially important from an employer point of view as without the publication of a handbook, they couldn’t be able to fire any employee as no cause can be established. These listed above are in brief the main changes which will affect employers, in particular foreign ones. I will follow up with more info about this topic as soon as possible.
So, in my previous post, I talked about talent and skilled workers. Here we are talking about the opposite. A not-well educated girl, whom, despite her lack of formal education, gets to a HR management position in a Fortune 500 companies. You all probably guessed already who I’m talking about. After the book, Du Lala stories have become plays and a movie. Also there will be TV series. Li Ke books are not only for recreation purposes, but can provide quite an insight in the working life in foreign companies in China. Most readers seem to be white collar workers looking for a career path inspiration, but also graduates Du Lala stories to acquire better social skills to deal with fellow colleagues and bosses. Du Lala is an example of an employee can develop and rise to the chance of better positions within the company. Besides teaching this, it sure made Human Resources Management more appealing! Also, you must check out this cool post on this hr software company blog!