On June 15th, Dezan Shira & Associates Partner Adam Livermore gave a speech to Ischam Shanghai members on the topic of hiring in China. Together with Adam, Vivian Mao and Allan Xu, the Senior Manager and Manager of Business Advisory Services team in Shanghai attended the event and shared their knowledge and experience during a Q&A and networking session with attendees, answering questions from their professional point of view on China’ s labor law.
During the presentation, Adam introduced the four common methods of hiring in China including direct hire, labor dispatch, outsourcing, and utilizing independent contractors. He pointed out the key benefits and limitations of each method and explained under what circumstances the employers may face risks when using these methods. Adam deliberated on the differences between outsourcing and labor dispatch as from his work experience, these two ways of hiring are often the most confusing concepts for foreign direct investors in practice.
For access to the presentation slides, please visit our Knowledge Sharing Platform.
To learn more about HR Management in China, please refer to the Asia Briefing publications ‘Payroll Processing in China: Challenges and Solutions’ and ‘Navigating HR Audits in China’.