Jinri Toutiao, China’s popular personalized news platform, is among the new wave of tech giants alongside group-buying and life services company Meituan-Dianping and the ride-sharing company Didi and others. The competition for top-notch talent is fierce, and employee poaching is commonplace. Yet, Toutiao is well-known for its employee retention. CEO Zhang Yiming is confident that his HR strategy makes his employees more loyal and his company more attractive to job seekers. In a blog post on ZH Island’s Wechat wemedia account, Zhang outlines some best practices on how to hire, motivate and retain talent if you and your competitors are vying for the same people. He also offers some advice for those looking for the top jobs in the tech industry. Some of Zhang’s recommendations sound far-fetched (for most companies anyway), and others seem a bit stale. Nonetheless, given that the CEO of one of China’s most successful companies wrote it, getAbstract recommends reading the advice if you are in charge of hiring or looking for a job.
In this summary, you will learn
- How to attract and retain the right talent for your company,
- Why paying high salaries and bonuses matters, and
- What qualities you should nurture to be an attractive candidate.
About the Author
Zhang Yiming is the founder and CEO of Toutiao, China’s popular news and information platform.