China industry spotlight: Human Resources
The HR department is often the first and last department that every employee interacts with during their term at any company. HR plays a huge role in how employees feel about their work and their company. Do each of the departments have competent, hard-working staff? Are good employees being recognized and appreciated? Does everyone have access to training and a career path? How can we best communicate the company’s new strategy? These are just some of the questions that HR deals with on a daily basis.
Any person working in HR within China must be able to do well inside of a multicultural work environment. Even if everyone at the company is Chinese, the clients, suppliers or contractors may be from other countries. Understanding cultural differences and creating a way to communicate despite language barriers is essential to success. As an HR professional, you will help a company achieve their business objectives indirectly. You will play a crucial role in ensuring the company runs smoothly and that employee issues are resolved with a win-win result for both the company and the employee.
Getin2China can help you find an internship in HR and learn more about China’s unique culture along the way with an internship in Beijing or an internship in Shanghai. Internships are the perfect opportunity to test different industries and company environments to learn about what type of career best suits you.
- Improve the company’s job descriptions to accurately correspond to the current job positions
- Collect data about the important aspects of each job
- Update the employee handbook and training manual
- Compare current procedures with labor laws and employee satisfaction
- Brainstorm about ways to improve employee morale and decrease turnover
- Assist with HR projects and KPIs
Experience and qualifications
Preferably a graduate with a degree in human resource management, communications or business. Some important skills to possess are customer service, attention to detail, communication, and problem solving.