Institute for China Studies

Effective Personnel Management In China

E-Learning | Certificate Course


The PRC Labour Contract Law requires employers to draft and implement an employment handbook within their organizations. In the employment handbook the rights of the employees are listed, and employment obligations specified. The handbook must be compliant with law and regulations and is subject to standards of fairness and reasonableness.

Employment handbooks should be regarded as an extension of the employment relationship in which the company clearly communicates the companies’ policies to its employees and provides its employees with detailed discipline records and measures in order to have the necessary evidence in hand should there be a need to prove grounds for implementing disciplinary measures. Employment handbooks are legally binding in courts.

In this publication multiple examples of main provisions which are commonly included in the employment handbook will be provided. These provisions are substantiated by additional information on the purpose of the provision, the meaning and implication of its content, and further information on the background to place the provision in a broader context. 

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Experienced Professionals

Actionable Knowledge

Official Data Sources

Tailormade Literature

Our programs and courses are designed and taught in close partnership with experienced foreign and China-based industry professionals.

New gained knowledge and insights from our programs, courses and business-oriented publications ate directly applicable in business.

Data from official sources is utilized to provide a detailed and accurate view of the latest developments in China’s business environment.

To reflect the latest business developments in China, our programs and courses include tailormade literature and reading materials. 

Personnel are an organization's most important asset. In this course you will learn the important role the employment handbook plays in human resources management in China, providing guidelines for management of employee behavior at the workplace.
Dr. Van Ostende
Founder, Institute for China Studies

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If you want to expand your knowledge even further, you can continue your studies towards one of our HR Diploma programs “Recruitment, Contracting, and C&B strategies for China” or “Personnel Management Strategies for China”. When you are admitted, you can submit an exemption request for the course that you have already obtained, and you will go through the entire program even faster.