SPEAKER CANCELLED: China: The People Challenge

SHRM 2016 Annual Conference & Exposition
Workplace Application: Leave with an understanding of the key challenges facing the HR community in China today, including its cultural dimensions and talent retention challenges.

This session will share the challenges faced and lessons learned and the initiatives the presenter implemented in global organizations to address those challenges. Examples of successful retention initiatives, best practices in maintaining global standards whilst embracing local cultures, and how to localize your brand message to attract the right talent will also be highlighted. You will leave this session with a solid understanding of:

·         The unique people dynamics that the China market brings, and some practical solutions with which to address them.

·         How to manage talent in a cross-cultural setting.

·         How to tailor retention initiatives to meet market specific challenges.

·         How to position your employer value proposition to attract the right talent.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 10:45am to 12:00pm

Susie Bates


Susie has been living and working in senior organizational development and HR roles in Beijing, China since the Spring of 1981, and was instrumental in the start-up of the UK firm, Rolls-Royce International operations in China, where she held senior roles from 1981 thru to the late 90s. 

Susie has held senior HR roles in China within Xin De Telecom, a Siemens/CITIC finance leasing joint venture, and, up until the summer of 2011,  was the Vice-President for Human Resources & Recruitment for the United Family Healthcare group, with overall responsibility for the recruitment of healthcare providers, nursing staff and healthcare professionals for the group’s China-wide operations. 

Susie joined the Interpublic Marketing Services group in Beijing, China in April 2013, where she holds the position of Director of Human Resources & Talent with China-wide responsibility providing HR leadership to the group’s six agencies in China, including Weber Shandwick, Jack Morton, Golin Harris, Octagon, DeVries PR and FutureBrand.  

Susie is a firm believer in developing home-grown talent within an organization, and lists amongst her values, Passion, Integrity, Commitment and life-time growth; she plays  an active role in the HR Forums of both the European and British Chambers of Commerce,  is a long standing member of the US Society of Human Resource Management, the American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration, and the UK Chartered Institute of Personnel Development, and is a frequently invited speaker at both Chinese domestic and international Human Resources and Organizational Development events.

Room TBD
Amount of Credit: 
Credit Type: 
Global Credit
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
Relationship Management
Global & Cultural Effectiveness
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