Digitally China is a bi-weekly podcast from RADII hosted by Tom Xiong and Eva Xiao, and produced by Jacob Loven. On each episode, the team will tackle a different timely tech-related topic, providing key insights on all you need to know about the fast-changing nature of innovation in China. Find previous episodes of Digitally China here and subscribe on iTunes here.
In China’s fast-growing tech industry, it’s easy to focus on exciting new products and businesses while overlooking one of the most important elements of any company: the talent.
In this episode, we look at how the recruiting process at Chinese tech firms does — and doesn’t — differ from that of multinational firms, and how China’s new wave of tech professionals view their career options.
Incentives/disincentives for working at multinational firms vs. Chinese internet companies
The importance of 996 or working overtime
Probation and the concept of “hire fast, fire fast”
Unstructured vs. standardized hiring practices
China’s gender discrimination problem
Vincent Wang, a senior associate at executive recruiting firm Atkins & Associates
Ben Jiang, who runs the India bureau of Krasia, an Asia-focused tech media platform
A Zhen, a product manager and team leader for front-end development at a Shanghai-based internet company
Listen to the latest Digitally China episode below or find it (and previous episodes) on iTunes here.
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