recruitment and talent acquisition in China.

recruitment and talent acquisition in China.

As one of the world’s largest economies, China has a huge appetite for high-skill workers to drive innovation and success. With the growth of new sectors and rapid transformation of the domestic market, how can you build your talent strategy to meet the evolving talent needs in this ever-changing landscape?

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attracting the best talent to drive growth

According to our Talent Trends research, 83% of talent leaders in China say acquiring the required skills their company needs has become a priority for corporate leaders. It’s no surprise why.

Talent is how your company innovates, grows, cares for customers and sells. People are how your organization realizes its purpose. They are your competitive advantage.

At the same time, the skills gap and talent scarcity are standing in your way. Although China is the most populous country in the world, 22% of the population will be 60 or older by 2027. That’s why 78% of human capital leaders in China say the skills gap is worsening and will lead to even greater challenges in the future.

With widening talent gap and an ageing population, how can you attract the best talent and acquire critical skills to fulfill the growth ambitions of your business?


are you ready for total talent management?

If you’re going to beat talent scarcity now and in the future, you simply can’t manage your workforce in silos. When you take a holistic view of your workforce and the talent that’s available to get work done right now, you not only gain a competitive recruiting advantage, but a competitive business advantage. That’s why 95% of employers in China say they’re planning to adopt a total talent model this year.

Among those who have already adopted a holistic talent strategy, 91% are extremely satisfied with the results. And 45% say it has helped to reduce the impact of talent scarcity by allowing them to hire talent, no matter the worker type.

With the right talent analytics infrastructure, change management strategy and a collaborative mindset in place, total talent management delivers measurable value to your business and helps you build for the future. Find out whether your company is ready to move forward now, or what steps will put you on the path toward total talent readiness.

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should I insource or outsource recruitment?

pros and cons of RPO and MSP.

Talent scarcity, demand for digital skills, a focus on freelancers and independent contractors, and an always-growing HR technology landscape are adding complexity to the way companies source and hire people. Should you use internal resources to deliver talent, or do you outsource to an expert in the field?

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talent acquisition challenges in APAC

how RPO services deliver better access to talent.

Do you know what emerging skill sets your company needs and how you can deliver them? How do employer brand, HR tech and the rising expectations of candidates impact talent acquisition? Watch this episode of Talent Trailblazer TV to learn how you can keep up with the fast-changing HR environment.

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who will you recruit in 2022?

APAC’s future in-demand skills.

Automation is changing the way work is done, and it’s creating a new landscape for talent in APAC. What will be the top 10 digital skills that employers will need most in 2022? How should companies source, attract and engage talent with these niche skills? Read our blog to learn more.

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the rise of the gig economy

engage APAC’s contingent workforce.

With growing talent scarcity, companies in China are increasingly turning to contingent talent to gain a competitive advantage. What are the barriers to engaging contingent talent in the region, and how can companies navigate these challenges? Watch this episode of Talent Trailblazer TV to learn more.

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RPO in 2 minutes.

What are the most challenging parts of your job related to talent? Recruitment marketing and attracting top performers to your organization? Shortening the hiring cycle with the help of advanced recruiting tech? Or establishing meaningful talent analytics for better decision-making?

Whether you need to support growth, build your workforce to launch a new service, centralize your processes or improve the talent experience, recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) gives you greater access to the talent you need faster.

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RPO in China

  • what is recruitment process outsourcing (RPO)?

    RPO can support part or all of your company’s permanent workforce hiring through a comprehensive set of external recruitment resources. Whether you’re seeking specialized recruitment expertise or need to transform your entire talent acquisition function, RPO can offer process excellence, scalability, cost savings, talent tech and predictive analytics.

    > explore different RPO models

  • how do RPO solutions work?

    Your RPO solution will be customized with a specific scope and set of services that directly address your company’s goals, requirements, market and recruiting challenges. When you partner with Randstad Sourceright, our experienced talent advisors and strategic sourcing team based in China will work with you to build your sourcing and talent acquisition strategies to hire the right talent for your business.

    You also get access to a global network of experts who specialize in strategic sourcing and recruiting, employer branding and talent attraction, workplace diversity and inclusion, AI and smart recruiting technologies, as well as advanced talent analytics.

    Our team works directly with yours to set talent strategies that align with your business goals and will help you overcome barriers such as talent scarcity. Get your guide to learn more about outsourcing recruitment.

    > download the RPO playbook

  • what does RPO cost?

    RPO costs can vary based on your model, the scope, hiring volume and project details. To better understand your potential ROI, we’ve built a business calculator. Just answer a few questions to start building your business case.

    > take me to the RPO calculator

  • can’t I just hire a contract recruiter?

    One RPO model allows you to hire a recruiter (or recruiters) on demand. In this quick-start option you can get the sourcing, screening, recruiting and onboarding help your company needs right away. You can scale up or down to meet demand, and our specialists work within your current processes and technology infrastructure to be the extra set of hands you need right when you need them.

    > learn about recruiter on demand

  • see RPO in action.

    Find out how this manufacturer centralized talent acquisition to boost employee retention to 95%.

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MSP in 2 minutes.

If contingent talent, contractors and freelancers aren’t already a part of your workforce, you need to rethink your talent strategy now. 67% of working professionals in China are more open to non-traditional work arrangements than in the past. The alternative workforce is growing and can widen your talent pool in a scarce market instantly.

Your competitors are looking for ways to gain greater business agility, and the growing contingent workforce can deliver an advantage. Watch to learn how a managed services program (MSP) can help you navigate the complexities of compliance, cost and talent quality to deliver better access to skills and drive business growth.

managed services programs in China

  • what is MSP staffing?

    A managed services program is a highly effective way for employers to manage their contingent workforces. Using a vendor management system (VMS), we give you complete visibility into your contingent talent and can help you stay compliant with labor regulations.

    > discover more benefits of MSP

  • how managed services programs work?

    Your managed service provider (MSP) acts as an integral part of your company’s talent function and manages the entire contingent talent life cycle, from requisition through invoicing and payment. As your MSP, Randstad Sourceright delivers the talent, market and program data you need to make smart workforce decisions.

    We help you attract, engage and re-engage skilled contingent professionals, and build relationships with talent suppliers to get you the best rates and talent quality. Get your MSP guide to learn more.

    > download my MSP playbook

  • what are the costs of MSP?

    Discover your potential ROI with a managed services program. Spend a few minutes with our MSP calculator to begin building your business case.

    > take me to the MSP business case calculator

  • see MSP in action.

    Learn how this leading global financial services organization realized cost savings and better access to contingent talent with a regional managed services program across its APAC offices.

    > read more


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