Ranked as the world’s freest economy for the 24th consecutive year, Hong Kong is an ideal place for overseas and Mainland companies to run their regional and local operations. The total number of companies with parent companies outside Hong Kong is close to 9000! Some of the major lines of business are import/export trade, wholesale and retail, as well as professional business services. 35% of the nearly 3,000 start-ups last year are foreign owned and mostly active in supply-chain management, e-commerce, professional consultancy services, and computer technologies.
Since the 1970’s, Hong Kong businesses take advantage of the excellent talents in Hong Kong’s job market to establish headquarters or sales/procurement/trade offices in Hong Kong, while owning or subcontracting manufacturing facilities beyond the border in Mainland China where they find an unlimited supply of highly qualified factory workers. Hong Kong is often seen as the entry point to Mainland China.
SERVICE FOCUS POINTS
Recruiting exceptional leaders is G&S Asia’s core competency. Just like any other major market, Hong Kong and Mainland China have many written and unwritten rules. Whether you are looking for a C-level professional to head your Asian operation, a sales engineer that has the perfect balance between technology, marketing and sales, or other high level professional, we are happy to be your reliable partner.
Our retainer-based services in executive search cover the sourcing of professionals for high-level full-time positions as well as a range of interim management needs. With every search assignment, we dig very deeply into our professional network, built over decades of business experience by our consultants. Having a mix of locals and German speaking staff and leadership, we at G&S understand your needs, and guide you every step of the way to a successful placement.
What differentiates us are our trusted European connections, our familiarity with various Asian’s mentalities as well as our ability to understand your vision, company culture, and immediate as well as longer term needs. Whatever your plans are, feel invited to contact us anytime for a free initial consultation.
MARKET ENTRY & EXPANSION
Any market entry move should be based on proper research. We can assist with a market entry mode research and an in-depth strategic scenario planning, as well as supporting implementation of the plan. Once your strategy is set, we can be on your side, introducing the proper professionals, and help you within our core expertise of executive search, change coaching and intercultural trainings.
G&S Hong Kong works with strategic partners, such as Neuland Business Solutions in Hong Kong and Singapore. The Hong Kong office assists with company registration, company secretarial services, financial reporting, payroll and welfare management, and other business administration support. The Singapore as well as the Hong Kong branch provide a pool of former senior management experts who turned into management consultants and interim-managers. These experts prepare strategic reviews and implementation plans, conduct training seminars or one-on-one-coaching for Mergers & Acquisitions, cross-cultural awareness development, and change management.
OUTSOURCING BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
During start-up or rapid growth or need for cost cutting, companies might consider giving up doing certain administrative functions with their own resources and instead outsourcing the complete management of these tasks to an external service provider.
Such outsources task could be financial reporting, even outsourcing to a part-time CFO, HR administration, shipping management, among others.
G&S Hong Kong in conjunction with their strategic partners has access to reliable outsourcing service providers. Let us provide suggestions and calculations that do not only consider the cost impact but also other risks and benefits.
Instead of occupying time for support functions, companies might wish to concentrate on their primary functions, such as marketing, sales, service, and product development. “Do what you can do best and outsource the rest!”
COACHING & WORKSHOPS
A number of highly experienced coaches, mentors, and seminar leaders are available to prepare expatriates before they start a job abroad or during their assignment period in Asia. Also, Asian managers and employees might need to develop a better understanding of working with foreign managers and headquarters.
Companies with need for rapid adjustments to the business environment might find it helpful to be supported by change management workships conducted by us or our partners.
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G&S HONG KONG LIMITED
Unit 912, 9/F,
International Trade Centre,
11-19 Sha Tsui Road,
Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong SAR
T: +852 3905 2365