1st Quarter Newsletter 2017
Hong Kong
Welcome to our new Human Resources Consulting Manager
Komal is from Hong Kong and is fluent in English, Hindi and Sindhi. Pursuing her passion and keen interest ...
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Hong Kong Salary Overview
IXPA Extension: +UK +USA
JM Gemini is a member of IXPA (International Executive Provider Alliance) - A combination of individual...
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China Salary Overview
Asia graduate salary expectations movement in 2017
When it comes to recruitment, offering compensation has to be somewhat in line with the candidate’s expectations...
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Singapore Salary Overview
Gemini Personnel Thailand takes off in their new office
Gemini Personnel Thailand has now moved and re-established our business in the heart of the eastern seaboard of Thailand...
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Thailand Salary Overview
Gemini Personnel Thailand  takes off in their new office 
Where we are at and why? 
Gemini Personnel Thailand has now re-established our business in the heart of the eastern seaboard of Thailand. In the industrial city of Laem Chabang which is home to the largest deep water container port in Thailand and hundreds of international and local companies. The office itself is contained within the Harbor Mall. This very brightly colored building is a 15-story office tower which is home to dozens of companies, making it the perfect location for us to be situated. more
Expat pay packages on the rise in China
Expat Pay Packages on the Rise in China
There has been a significant slowdown in Gross Domestic Product growth in Mainland China over the past few years. However China remains attractive for foreigners due to its compensation packages. Based on the survey conducted by Employment Conditions Abroad Limited (ECA) International 2015, China has further improved its expatriate packages, making China more attractive than Hong Kong in the Asia-Pacific region regarding the salary range. The average expatriate package in tier-1 cities including Beijing and Shanghai adds up to USD 276,000 per annum.

HSBC’s Expat Explorer Survey conducted in 2014 indicates the same salary trend. By taking into consideration quality of life, financial wellbeing, and the career progression ladder, China comes 3rd on the list behind Switzerland and Singapore. The survey highlights that China is the host country of the highest earning expats in Asia. In Mainland China 25% of the expat population’s annual salary exceeds USD 300,000. However the figures are not that rosy if other factors such as experience, economics and ease of raising a family abroad are taken into consideration. All these variables mentioned above pulls down the overall ranking of China to 27 out of 100 countries for 2015. 

The largest networking portal for expats (Internations) also conducted a survey on Top Working Destinations worldwide. Their survey showed that three quarters of the expats were satisfied with their remuneration in People's Republic of China. Furthermore, 90% of the foreign population has more disposable income in China then they used to have at home.

It’s needless to say that the three most important factors that determine the salary structure are the skill set possessed by expats, the industry benchmark and Chinese language skill. According to HSBC’s survey, 1 out of 6 foreigners in China and also in other developing countries are being employed in the field of education. However expats take on positions in a wide array of fields such as banking and financial services, sales and marketing, human resources, advertising and communications, manufacturing and industry, health sciences and information technology.

The last factor that HSBC takes into consideration is the culture. Half of the expat population in China tend to remain within the expat community and only 25% socialise more frequently with locals. As a result of that, China came 56 out of 64 on the “livability index”. Foreigners find Chinese people really friendly, but due to language and cultural barriers only one-third of the expats can get on well with locals according to the
Employment Conditions Abroad Limited (ECA) report.
IXPA Extension : +UK +USA
JM Gemini is a member of IXPA (International Executive Provider Alliance) - a combination of individual competencies of national providers into a global collaboration to provide interim management service with international approaches and local execution.

IXPA, the International Executive Provider Alliance comprises of partners across four continents with a physical presence in the following countries: Austria, Brazil, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Singapore, Switzerland and multiple countries in Africa. We are pleased to announce that we have added a further two partners to our successful alliance. We would like to introduce Mark Kitchen from Williams Bain as our partner in the United Kingdom and Reese Bourgeois from Flow Consulting as our partner in the United States of America.

Williams Bain (United Kingdom): Williams Bain is a tier 1 provider of Executive Interim Managers to United Kingdom organizations that are experiencing change. Its speciality is the rapid deployment of experienced ‘hands on’ Interim Managers who offer executive bandwidth or subject matter expertise. All of their Interim Managers are outcome focused and are hired to deliver specific objectives. Their case studies include global programme management for the Chief Executive Office or Chief Financial Officer, office transformation or the turnaround of underperforming divisions, creating or closing a United Kingdom division, delivering change management in multi-cultural international organizations, mobilizations, acquisition integration, disposals and initial public offering.

Flow Consulting (United States of America): Flow Consulting has been in business for over 20 years, working with its clients to improve profitability and performance dramatically. Examples of clients include large corporations, along with private equity firms. Flow Consulting provides its clients with both C-Suite and next level managers. They also provide specific specialists as needed (interim experts). Flow Consulting has fulfilled Chief Executive Office, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Information Officer and Chief Financial Officer  positions across small, medium and rapidly growing companies. At the next level, they have provided Vice President of Operations, Plant Managers, Mechanical and Industrial Engineers and Project Managers.

Visit www.ixpa-interim.com to check our international service offer and to see the profiles of all present partners today.

Mick McGeehan/ IMS Interim Management Solutions / Partner China IXPA
Top 5 Candidates in China
Regional Operation Director
Nationality: Chinese Languages: Native Chinese, French
Based: Shanghai Availability: One Month Notice
Skills: More than 20 years experience in automotive component field, familiar with automotive business. Strong at operation management, including setting up of new plants. Strong international mindset and working skills. Good at English and French.
China Continue Improvement Manager
Nationality: Chinese Languages: Native Mandarin, English
Based: Shanghai Availability: One Month Notice
Skills: Nearly 10 years of working experience in Lean and Six-Sigma, rich web content management system implementation experience, specialization in goal alignment, loss & waste analysis, project implementation plan project, Blitz and Kaizen project implementation. He managed 5 plants in China, also provides overseas technical support to other plants. Has good command of English and strong communication and organization skills, high sense of responsibility and high level of integrity. 
Operation Director - China Retail
Nationality: Chinese Languages: Native Chinese, English
Based: Shanghai Availability: One Month Notice
Skills: Experience professional in retail business, worked for International brand for years, has more than 10 years in management role, solid operation experience plus integrated and comprehensive knowledge of retail and luxury goods industry, good sense of marketing and visual merchandising, adding up to an entrepreneur spirit dedicated in apparel retailing. Has a deep understanding of China market, and its business environment, customer behaviors, familiar with the landscape of Chinese commercial real estate.
Vice President of Smart Devices Engineering
Nationality: Chinese Languages: Native Mandarin, English
Based: Beijing Availability: One Month Notice
Skills: Within experience research and development executive in mobile telecom, and 19-year rich experience from hardware/software design, product and program management, and business leader owning profit and loss for engineering site in Greater China. An action and results-oriented leader, with enthusiasm about technologies and innovations. Also as an inspiring leader, achieved remarkable experience in building up capable and innovative team from scratch, creating great products to be loved, inspiring innovation culture in the site, and leading site strategic transition. Experience in working in multi-nationality culture and leading multi-national team. Having worked abroad twice, United States and Singapore, he has proven capability to adapt to new environment quickly. Has great passion in innovation and creation, meanwhile always seeking for new challenges.
Asia-Pacific Service Senior Manager
Nationality: Chinese Languages: Native Chinese, Fluent English
Based: Shanghai Availability: One Month Notice
Skills: 14 years working experience in information technology project management field, has both corporate and consulting firm experience. In the recent 8 years, he held role in Asia-Pacific in Infrastructure service delivery function for multiple clients. Very solid Asia-Pacific cross countries project management experience and cross cultural handling skills.
For more details regarding these candidates, please contact to CC at cc.che@jmgemini.com
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