An Examination of HR Strategic Recruitment and Selection Approaches in China

Zhou, Guozhen (2006) An Examination of HR Strategic Recruitment and Selection Approaches in China. [Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)] (Unpublished)

[img] PDF - Registered users only - Requires a PDF viewer such as GSview, Xpdf or Adobe Acrobat Reader
Download (968kB)



In the past two decades, the manner in which organisations in the People's Republic of China (PRC) managed their human resources has changed dramatically (Braun and Warner, 2002). As the economy grows and moves into higher value-added work, strategic recruitment and selection are vital to an organisation's success. This dissertation seeks to examine the recruitment and selection strategy approaches in China. This research is based on 15 well-known firms, of which 11 are multinationals and 4 are distinguished medium to large sized domestic firms. The Western recruitment and selection practices are changing the traditional selection model in China. This dissertation portrays that the role of the HR of the participating companies is supportive and administrative but not strategic. A combination of recruitment channels are used when attracting talent. Although organisations in China use a combination of recruitment methods, they are far more reliant on external online recruitment agencies. The recruitment and selection process is more bureaucratic and less dependent on personal relationships. More organisations tend to adopt sophisticated selection methods. Management style and organisation culture play an important role in the recruitment and selection practice in China. It is recommended that organisations should take the initiative to set up a progressive programme of recruitment and selection change. Also, executives and regional managers need to build strong organisational culture with values that encourage employees to apply their individual potential to the conduct of their work.

Item Type: Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)
Keywords: Recruitment and Selection in China
Depositing User: EP, Services
Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2007
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2018 23:29

Actions (Archive Staff Only)

Edit View Edit View