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Hiring a remote team in a country as China comes with a lot of overhead, such as compliance, local laws, taxes, etc. As a company, you don't want to worry about knowing all the local laws. Instead you want to focus on your remote team and the business. Rivermate's Employer of Record (EOR) solution helps companies hire remote employees in China. We take care of global payroll, taxes, benefits, compliance and HR activities. So you can focus on growing your business.

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1. Hire a remote team in China with Rivermate

Payroll, benefits, taxes, and compliance can be difficult to manage in China, particularly if you don't have established local relationships. You can hire employees in China effectively, conveniently, and in full compliance with all relevant labor laws using Rivermate's global Employer of Record (EOR) solution. We handle the responsibilities and legal risks associated with foreign employment so you can concentrate on growing your company.

2. Introduction

Rivermate is a global employment solutions company that provides Employer of Record services in China.

As an employer of record, we help you hire employees and run payroll services in China, allowing you to avoid the necessity of first establishing a branch office or subsidiary in China.

It is not necessary to establish an entity in order to hire an employee. We can hire your employee in any country with a few mouse clicks. Using our Employer of Record solution, you can have full compliance, benefits, and automated payments.

If you wish to hire a remote team in China or individually hire remote employees in China, Rivermate’s global employer of record services will make sure that the process will be as seamless as possible for you.

Send us a message so we can talk about how Rivermate’s Employer of Record China services can best help your company!

3. Hire a remote team in China

After India, China has the world's biggest working-age population. Following the epidemic, the Chinese employment market recovered in the fourth quarter of 2020, and hiring in China has been on an upward trend since then.

According to the Bloomberg China Labor Report, more than half of the country's employable talent is seeking for new opportunities in IT, commercial markets, education, entertainment, and so on. However, according to the National Statistics Bureau, the job picture still bears the scars of the epidemic. Because of the inconsistency of working-class people's availability, more than 44% of Chinese enterprises suffer a massive talent gap.

4. Cost of living in China

China's cost of living is $758, which is 1.23 times less costly than the global average. China ranks 108th out of 197 nations in terms of cost of living and 90th in terms of quality of life.

In China, the average after-tax wage is $882, which is adequate to pay living costs for 1.2 months.

5. Cost of renting in China

Rent in China is between $300 and $500 per month on average. However, this may differ based on your location and lifestyle. Living alone is more expensive than living in a shared living area.

6. Major industries in China

The Chinese government has been aggressively developing its global trade channels via the Middle East, Asia, and Europe. This has provided significant exposure to the Chinese market.

The primary areas in which China has begun to spend more heavily include big data, tourism, and aviation, satellite transmission, space missions, the IT industry, medical device manufacture, and so on.

The government intends to generate nine million jobs for the presently unemployed.

The government is also aiming to enhance the industrial sector, which contributes over 35% to the GDP.

In China, the average Internet speed is 113.5 mbps. In China, the average download speed is 24.02 mbps and the upload speed is 30.56 mbps.

The government is pushing businesses and service industries to implement flexible employment arrangements.

7. Hiring cost in China

When it comes to recruiting, the cost of hiring is an essential issue to consider. It is determined by a number of different criteria, including the cost of living in the city and the total amount of money spent in the city. When you try to recruit someone in a certain city, numerous major factors influence the cost of hiring, including:

- Onboarding costs

- Training

- The cost incurred in taking interviews, conducting the screening process, and completing the hiring

- Opportunity costs

8. Employment laws China

The majority of Chinese labor rules apply to individual work partnerships.

Currently, collective labor connections have no significant significance in Chinese employment legislation.

The legal structure has shifted more toward employee-friendly rules and standards.

The applicable rules are straightforward, yet the authorities have considerable authority.

Local law (at the state level) has a considerable influence on current work agreements.

In China, the following laws regulate employment relationships:

1. the Labor Code;

2. the Union Law;

3. the Labor Contract Law;

4. the Mediation and Arbitration of Labor Disputes Act;

5. the Work Safety Law;

6. the Collective Contract Regulations;

7. the Social Security Law.

Aside from the aforementioned laws, various local rules exist and must be studied and followed in addition to the central laws. Furthermore, the Supreme Court's judicial interpretations provide the legal basis for employment.

9. Top skills China

China's labor market is thriving. There are several entry-level career options available for innovative and motivated new graduates. Senior-level roles benefit from experience and industry expertise. Distinct cities have different sorts of talents depending on the city's major profession.

Major industries hiring the most in China include:

- chemicals

- food processing

- consumer products

- machine building

- technology

- mining

- transport

- textiles

Top Skills City-wise Occupation-wise

The most English-speaking occupations are in Beijing and Shanghai, and most corporations locate their headquarters in these two cities. Shanghai is China's primary financial center. These cities have the greatest possibilities in the following fields:

- Management

- Sales

- Production

- Back end consumer assistance

- Advertising

- Digital marketing

Other notable cities include Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, and Tianjin on the Chinese coast. Many firms with jobs in these locations have their headquarters in these cities.

- Shipping and delivery

- Marketing and production

- Loading and packaging of products

- Sales

- Foreign investment

- Export business

- Mining

- Food processing

Wuhan is the nation's talent center. There are several prospects for professionals such as judges, attorneys, physicians, bank managers, chief executive officers, chief financial officers, orthodontists, pilots, and others.

Wenzhou and Changzhou have a middling population and less work opportunities. These cities provide a wide range of employment opportunities. However, academics, financial experts, clerks, hoteliers, and management professionals make up the bulk of talents in these cities.

Ningbo and Shenyang, on the other hand, are mostly tourist destinations. The majority of employment are available in the food industry, hotel and tourist businesses, and travel agencies.

Many agro-based industries exist in Harbin and Qingdao. As a result, businesses dealing with food and beverage processing, packaging, labeling, chemical plants, heavy industries, and storage facilities abound.

10. Economic landscape in China

According to national statistics bureau figures, China's GDP grew by 0.6% in the first quarter of 2021 compared to the fourth quarter of 2020. Expert experts estimate a 5.6% increase between the third and fourth quarters of 2021.

11. Market size in China

China's market size is large enough to provide jobs for all of its working-age people. The expected growth rate of 5.6% is encouraging for the absorption of the Chinese labor force. Professional training via training institutions, on the other hand, must take center stage in order to bridge the skill gap generated by the epidemic.

12. Minimum wage in China

The minimum wage in China varies by province and city. For example, as of 2021, Shanghai has the highest monthly minimum wage of 2,480 yuan, followed by Shenzhen at 2,200 yuan and Guizhou at 1,570 yuan. Employers typically pay employees on a monthly basis, either in cash or via a bank transfer.

Although a 13th-month bonus or salary is not required by law, it is a market norm in China. Instead of a guaranteed bonus, you can state in the employment contract the monthly salary, the frequency with which employees will be paid, and the total annual salary. You can then specify that a bonus is optional but will be distributed if certain conditions are met. Salespeople frequently receive a commission plan in lieu of this bonus.

13.Why choose Rivermate to hire your remote team in China?

Establishing an entity in China to hire a team takes time, money, and effort. The labor law in China has strong worker employment protection, requiring great attention to details and a thorough awareness of local best practices. Rivermate makes expanding into China simple and effortless. We can assist you with hiring your preferred talent, managing HR and payroll, and ensuring compliance with local legislation without the hassle of establishing a foreign branch office or subsidiary. Our PEO and Global Employer of Record (EOR) solutions in China give you peace of mind so you can focus on running your business. Please contact us if you'd like to learn more about how Rivermate can help you hire employees in China via our Employer of Record (EOR) / PEO solution.

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