The China Skills Gap


    In this ComputerWorld article, Shanghai-based authors Maria Trombly and Bill Marcus offer interesting insight on the skills gap that has beset China’s tech and services industry.

    According to the authors, the challenge for companies involves finding people with management skills, specialized tech skills, domain experience and Western-facing experience — and once they’re on-board and involved in the work, getting them to stick around in the face of an even incrementally better job offer.

    As the big companies — the global consulting firms and multinational service providers — broaden their base in China (and thereby broaden the experiences of the people they hire and train) and expatriates return home, the problem will abate somewhat. But the country is bound to feel the squeeze for the long haul.


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