Recruiter Magazine has spoken with a couple of recruiters in the Chinese recruitment market with one commenting that “the topic of salary and money comes up very quickly” in the Chinese hiring process verses other markets. In fact, it’s something that people want to “talk about very quickly.”
Another recruiter commented that Chinese candidates are very keen to understand the intricacies of the benefits beyond the salary that they are being offered. He suggested this is important because benefits can denote status or prestige.
Finally and because prestige take a high priority in Chinese culture, job titles are also critical. In fact, some Chinese job candidates may decline what would otherwise appear to be a career-progressing role if the title is not right.