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  Morgan Philips Greater China Talent Report, now in its 7th edition, takes the pulse of over 3000 Greater China professionals and executives. For the first time, this year, the research was conducted in partnership with Assessfirst, a leading global on-line provider of talent assessment solutions in order to drill deeper into work culture and leadership style preferences. The research revealed the following trends. Salary increases secured when changing jobs continued to decelate in 2016; however the job market remained active and intentions to change jobs in 2017 are higher than those expressed a year ago. This indicates a pause in salary increases rather than in job creation. Middle age and senior professionals are keenest on changing jobs in 2017. Is this perhaps the expression of work fatigue? As age increases, an emphasis on work-life balance becomes more important as a reason for changing jobs. After career advancement and money,... Read more
  On 23rd Mar, David Ng, Managing Director (Shanghai, Beijing) of Morgan Philips shared the findings of “2017 Morgan Philips Talent Report – Change to Win” at EUCC annual HR Excellence Conference (European Chamber Commerce China). Senior executives coming from different industries (Consumer, Pharmaceutical, Professional Services, Chemicals, etc.) attended the conference and discussed talent-related topics on attracting, recruiting, developing and retaining in today’s changing economic landscape.    
Morgan Philips Executive Search Greater China surveyed over 3,300 junior to senior executives at the end of December 2016 and early January 2017. The survey explored employees’ intentions, motivations, relocations, and preferred culture & leadership style. This proprietary industry-leading barometer for the talent sector is now in its 7th year.   Click here to download First Data Release – Part 2 – Relocation
Morgan Philips Executive Search Greater China surveyed over 3,300 junior to senior executives at the end of December 2016 and early January 2017. The survey explored employees’ intentions, motivations, relocations, and preferred culture & leadership style. This proprietary industry-leading barometer for the talent sector is now in its 7th year. Click here to download First Data Release – Part 1 – Talent Intentions to Change Job in 2017  
  博禹 Morgan Philips Executive Search has been awarded “Best Cross-Border Recruitment Agency” (Gold) and “Best Recruitment Firm – Human Resources” (Silver) in the 2016 HR Vendors of the Year Awards in Hong Kong. What a great honor! We won’t be what we are today without the support from our valued clients, candidates and our diligent team. Thank you all for a great and rewarding 2016. We are looking forward to a greater 2017!                
Morgan Philips Launches Free Video CV App in Greater China and Expands Service Portfolio by Introducing New Service Brand Fyte   Hongkong, September 8, 2016 – Morgan Philips Greater China announced today the introduction of the free video CV app Fyte4U and the debut of Fyte, its new service brand. Fyte4U, the latest video tool that the Morgan Philips Group has launched globally, is available at Apple and Google Play stores and is free to download for everyone. The app features step-by-step guidelines to draft a simple personal career profile with the built-in teleprompter that allows candidates to make a video self-introduction easily and with confidence. “For candidates, making a video CV with Fyte4U is almost as easy as taking a selfie. Unlike other Apps in the market, it gives control to the applicant and is fast to use,” commented Christine Raynaud, CEO of Morgan Philips in Greater China. “We believe... Read more
Let’s start with a question – what is talent?   The words which immediately spring to mind are skill, expertise, experience, etc., closely followed by the idea of sector or job know-how.  Only when several candidates arrive at the finish line in a dead heat, does personality comes into the equation.  But why in this order? The key ingredient of talent is above all personality.  But, be careful, this does not just mean recruiting nice people.  A professional personality is built with experience, but not only with this. Does this all seem rather vague? Of course – recruitment doesn’t claim to be an exact science.  A professional personality consists of three dimensions – vision, motivation and adaptability.  Take, for example, when there is a management vacancy and you want to promote a member of the team.  Obviously, you bet on the most experienced; but someone younger and with less experience... Read more
In the recent past, we have seen more and more overseas market expansion and M&A initiatives being carried on by Chinese Enterprises. Mainland Chinese business owners understand the challenges  of building multi local operations as much multi-national companies do and thus their interest for Foreign talent has increasedtremendously. Yet, they face challenges in terms of cultural differences and integration. Morgan Philips Greater China, an executive search company established in Greater China for 18 years and active with both Foreign and Chinese clients was invited to share its experience and recommendations with a group of over 40+ Anhui province enterprises’ leaders and government representatives during their visit to Hong Kong on May 20. The program was organized by HKTDC SME Centre as part of the One belt One Road strategic development programs. Our training program was delivered by Apple Liu, Head of Morgan Philips Guangzhou and blended academic content with real case... Read more
Discover our 2016 Greater China Talent Survey Morgan Philips Executive Search Greater China (formerly MRIC) surveyed some 2,000 junior to senior Greater China executives at the end of December 2015 and early January 2016. The survey explored employers’ key hiring challenges in 2016 and employees’ intentions and motivations. This proprietary industry-leading barometer for the talent sector is now in its sixth year. This year included probing perceptions into how digital platforms are currently supporting the challenges of hiring or securing new positions. Download the Morgan Philips Talent Survey Contents: Executive summary Part 1 – Hiring executive talent in 2016 Part 2 – Changing job in 2016: Employees’ intentions Part 3 – Understanding employees’ motivations Methodology About Morgan Philips Executive Search  
Morgan Philips Greater China (formerly MRIC) released the initial findings and press release from its 2016 Talent Survey with nearly 2,000 junior to senior Greater China executives. A decrease in job changes and salary increases The survey indicates a decrease in job changes and salary increases. The actual job changes declared in 2015 were slightly below the intentions stated in the previous year’s survey. In Hong Kong, 21% of the respondents changed their jobs compared with the intended 26%; in Mainland China, 17% of the respondents actually moved (intentions 21%), and in Taiwan, 19% declared a job change (intentions 20%). The proportion of those changing jobs without a pay rise continued to increase for the third consecutive year: 27% in Mainland China, 28% in Hong Kong and 24% in Taiwan. In Mainland China, there has also been a decrease in the higher salary brackets of hikes for three consecutive years.... Read more