HR professionalism in foreign-invested enterprises in China
Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management
Faculty of Business and Law
School of Business / Centre for Innovative Practice
The purpose of this study is to analyse the degree of professionalism of HR professionals in foreign-invested enterprises in China. Our findings reveal that HRM in China is still at the initial stage of professionalism. There are many conditions of professionalism that are not yet attained including the fact that many HR professionals are not HR-qualified. Many also appear to possess low level of common body of knowledge about HR-related issues. The strategic role of HR is also not being practiced frequently in the HR field in China. The study highlights the need to improve the professional education system and certification system as well as the establishment of an ethical record in HR implementation and practice in the country.