"Australian Boards Should Have More Executives with CQ (China Intelligence)", Peter Arkell
It took me a while to finally speak to Peter and present to you this #podcast. I had a technical meltdown the first time when I had the chance to speak to him face to face but things didn't work out and I was pretty distraught. Peter however was so generous with his time and gave me a second chance to speak to him when he's back in #Shanghai.
Needless to say that Peter harbours broad industry experience and expertise in human resources, particularly in the #mining industry. I got to learn from his extensive knowledge and observations over the years, especially about the changing dynamics in the #human resources industry of three focus group: Western executives, overseas returnees and aspiring local talents.
Peter also provided some really keen advice on how China should be regarded, especially from the boards of the #ASX200 companies, which came in great timing as the #AusChina relations has gotten a bit frosty.
2:04 - Intro and Peter's China (Taiwan/Mainland) Journey
10:53 - How Peter entered the industry
16:39 - Traits and characteristics valued in talents, especially in business
22:51 - The "doubts" towards China
26:29 - The #ASX200 boards should have more CQ - China Intelligence
30:10 - The way to work with overseas Chinese students domestically
32:40 - Change of the dynamics in the talent pool
39:20 - Whether technology has impacted headhunting
41:01 - *Error* The Mass Entrepreneurship and Innovation was first introduced in 2014 by Premier Li Keqiang instead of 2015
41:24 - Do more and more Chinese people want to work for themselves?
44:17 - Whether "AI" will impact the labour market?
47:13 - Peter's tips and advice for doing business in China
50:46 - How to reach out to Peter
52:06 - Upcoming plans and events
What's mentioned and the extended reading?
Hai Gui - Overseas returnees and the pronunciation of which is the same as "sea-turtle" in Chinese
The Global Association of China (GMAC) and its upcoming events which Peter chairs
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