Fischer_William-ABill Fischer by  Fantake via Flickr

The chances of foreign managers to get hired in China, even for Chinese firms, increases, but on the condition they speak Chinese, says IMD-professor Bill Fischer in an interview with CNN.

Bill Fischer, a professor at Switzerland’s IMD Business School who has studied China’s changing business climate, said that Chinese firms are increasingly interested in hiring foreigners with experience in international financial markets and building global brands.

“The skills that go along with managing on a broad platform — those are skills that they haven’t had to develop in the past. But as they want to build their own brands, they want to do that as well,” he told CNN.

“The jobs are there, but they’re there for people who not only are experienced, but have some language skills, particularly if you’re working for a Chinese corporation,” he added.

More on hiring trends in China in CNN.

Bill Fischer is a speaker at the China Speakers Bureau. When you need him at your meeting or conference, do get in touch.

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