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Management challenges in human resources in Asia

Many (medium-sized) companies already have offices and/or sales subsidiaries in Asia, but still have little experience with the HR tasks there.  Accordingly, they often lack confidence when it comes to the following issues:

  • recruitment and selection,

  • HR management and development as well as

  • training and instruction of their local staff

for example, in China, India, Indonesia, Singapore or Vietnam. For this reason, in 2008 MTI began conducting a study every two years, comparing Europe and Asia with respect to advanced training and HR development in companies. Based on a survey of European companies with offices or locations in Asian countries, the study deals with this core question: What are the key challenges companies face in the near future in terms of HR work in Asia? The study examines several topics including these: What challenges do companies face in the various Asian countries

  • when seeking qualified personnel,

  • when maintaining and motivating their workforces and

  • when training and developing their staff?

And: What strategic objectives do they pursue in HR work?

Would you like more information about the recent Asia study conducted by MTI or to participate in the next one? If so, send us an e-mail or give us a call.