Chinese recruitment market in the UK

21 October 2014

08.30 - 10.00

Bird & Bird, 15 Fetter Lane, London EC4A 1JP

Join Bird & Bird and People First for a breakfast discussion on the Chinese recruitment market in the UK: an overview of the immigration and employment legal system.

The Chinese employment market (James Kent – Team China Manager, People First):

  • Overview of the current pool of Chinese speaking talent in London
  • Existing & potential challenges of recruiting candidates with Chinese language skills
  • General feedback from candidates about their interview experiences with Chinese, international & local employers in London
  • Introduction to candidates' preferences when applying for roles
  • Attracting Chinese speaking talent: common trends & key content

Introduction to immigration and employment law (Jon Goldsworthy & Timothy Goodwin, Bird & Bird LLP)


  • Overview of the Points-Based System
  • An examination of the rules relating to Tier 1 ("high value migrants") and Tier 2 ("sponsored skilled migrants")
  • How do migrants qualify for settlement and citizenship
  • An overview of the prevention of illegal working rules


  • Contractual vs. statutory employment rights
  • Equality & discrimination
  • Setting up in the UK: employment issues to think about
  • Managing problems in the relationship: grievances, discipline and termination
  • Disputes & litigation in the Employment Tribunals

Would you like to attend?

The programme

08.00 - 08.30
Registration and breakfast
08.30 - 10.00
Presentations and Q&A