Swiss China Business Academy (2023-2024): Manpower and Employment Regulations

Webinar | Thursday, May 23, 2024 | 10:30-11:30 CET / 16:30-17:30 China

Effectively tapping into both local talent pools and international workforce in China demands a comprehensive comprehension of the nation's labor statutes and bureaucratic procedures. This entails adeptly drafting labor agreements, navigating through intricate social insurance systems, and adeptly handling work visas. By staying abreast of developments, adhering to sound methodologies, and seeking expert counsel as needed, employers can adeptly recruit, engage, and retain talent, all while ensuring legal adherence and nurturing conducive workplace dynamics.

In an upcoming webinar presented by the Swiss China Business Academy (SCBA), esteemed speakers from Dezan Shira & Associates, including Bruno Hernandez, Senior Associate of International Business Advisory, and Mosley Li, Assistant Manager of Human Resources Administration and Payroll, will illuminate the intricacies of recruitment and human resource management in China. They will also offer invaluable insights into the pivotal considerations for multinational corporations as we navigate through 2024.

Key takeaways:

  • Procedures for employing local employees and foreign workers in China
  • Options for hiring local employees based on labor contracts
  • Manpower costs across different regions
  • Social insurance schemes for employees
  • Employment contracts and resolution of labor disputes
  • Work visas for foreign employees in China


  • 10.30-10.45 am CET( 4.30- 4.45 pm), Welcome, introduction and moderation speech, Connie Way, Moderator & Executive Director China, Biz Switzerland 
  • 10.45-11.15 am CET( 4.45- 5.15pm), Bruno Hernandez, Senior Associate, International Business Advisory, Dezan Shira & Associates; Mosley Li, Assistant Manager, Human Resources Administration and Payroll, Dezan Shira & Associates
  • 11.15-11.30 am CET( 5.15- 5.30pm), Free discussion   

About SCBA

Granted by Leading House Asia, ETH Zurich, as an Innovation Partnership Award, the Swiss China Business Academy (SCBA) is an applied science-oriented program providing a methodology not only for Swiss SMEs to obtain essential knowledge for entry into China but also a solid preliminary base for future localized marketing techniques. Serving as an efficient instrument and a fast lane to enter the Chinese market, it offers a guided journey through which Swiss SMEs benefit from localized marketing techniques and receive coaching to build strategic business relations and ecosystems.

SCBA consists of ten series of themes, which will be held monthly online between September 2023 and August 2024. Throughout the 12-month journey, a small in-house group of participants will be coached and engage in dialogue with our experts and speakers regarding Chinese market entry, investment, and business development.

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