Source | Mercer Consulting
Noodles are costlier than dosa and so are their cooks! Employees in China cost their employers more than their Indian counterparts, reveals Mercer’s 2005 China and India: Comparative HR Advantages report. While India certainly is less expensive than China, the report shows that neither country has a clear advantage over the other in any of the important aspects of human resource management.
Drawing partly from the What’s Working country reports for China and India, this report compares economic trends, HR and business issues, remuneration levels, and regional differences among cities in each country. China and India: Comparative HR Advantages is a ready reference for HR managers to understand the emerging issues and trends in HR practices of these two countries.
The table below highlights some of the findings of the report and shows where there are differences and similarities between the two countries. The report is quite revealing and a valuable source of information on HR practices in two of the most important emerging markets worldwide.
Everyone with an interest in China and India should have a copy!
China and India: Comparative HR Advantages
 This response was based on a survey conducted by Mercer Human Resource Consulting in both India and China. The question was: “What drives employee engagement?” The survey is included in the What’s Working country reports for China and India, Mercer Human Resource Consulting, 2004. A synopsis can be found in China and India: Comparative HR Advantages.