Special event – May 13th – Talent Retention and HR Management in China



Friday, May 13th, 2016 – 6pm @ Spazio Italia

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Cecilia FAN, Co-founder and Publisher of China Higher Education

REN Run 任润, Associate Professor at Guanghua School of Management, Peking University

Daisy XU, Founder and CEO of the professional social network AfterWork 六点一刻




Human resources management is a major challenge for foreign companies doing business in China. While labour force population is shrinking, the lack of talents and high staff turnover rates are deeply affecting business productivity. However, foreign SMEs do not focus enough on all the aspects of talent management, that includes recruitment, development and retention of talents in the company. Understanding how China’s education and training system works, what university graduates look for when applying for jobs, learning how to attract, motivate and, most of all, retain young professional talents, are a few of the elements that will be discussed during this first roundtable organized by the China-Italy Chamber of Commerce and ThinkIN China.


This is a special event designed for CICC members and ThinkIN China Registered Members.


Please RSVP before Thursday, May 12th 2016




Cecilia FAN

Cecilia is a Co-Founder and Managing Consultant of the Beijing Consulting Group and Co-founder and Publisher of China Higher Education. She holds an MBA from Mt. Eliza Business School (currently Melbourne Business School) and a Master of Applied Finance degree from the joint Tsinghua University / Macquarie University program.

With over 20 years of consulting experience, her clients include fortune 200 companies, education institutions, NGOs, Government departments, as well as SMEs from Australia, New Zealand, the US, UK and Europe.

Cecilia was a columnist for a leading Australia-China business magazine for 7 years, and currently also works as a business and culture freelance trainer for Asialink Business at the University of Melbourne.

Cecilia is a regular contributor and speaker at major international education conferences on China education issues. She is also a convenor for an NGO, the Australia China Alumni Association and serves on the International committee of the Victorian Curriculum Assessment Authority, Australia.



Dr. Run Ren is an associate professor in the Department of Organization and Strategic Management at the Guanghua School of Management, Peking University, China. She got her doctoral degree in Management from Texas A&M University. She teaches Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management at undergraduate, MBA, and PhD levels. Her research interests include organizational justice, creativity, leadership, and human resource management. Her work has appeared in international high-quality journals. She also has consulting experiences with various firms, including Samsung, Gome, Foxconn, and the State Grid.


Daisy XU

Daisy is the Founder and CEO of the professional social network AfterWork (六点一刻 App). She holds an MBA from the University of Queensland & Melbourne Business School, Australia.

Daisy has over 15 years of research experiences with top global firms and most recent years with Mercer, a global leader in human capital consultancy. She worked with many multinational and local companies, tackling their talent challenges, especially how to retain and develop the high potential young generation in an organization.

Her passion with AfterWork social platform is “sharing is the most efficient way of learning”, where young professionals gather, share and exchange their work and life experiences.



18.00 – 18.30 Registration

18.30 – 20.00 Panel Discussion and Q&A

20.00 – 21.00 Networking & Refreshments provided by

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Spazio Italia

Hai Long Plaza, 13 Worker Stadium North Rd,

Building 1, 1st floor, Unit 1-01, 1-02,

Chaoyang District, Beijing



海隆大厦, 工体北路13号院




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