• Has hiring good people in China been tough for you?

  • Do you absolutely have to get it right this time?

  • Do you need better hiring options in China?

  • Was your company's last hire in China a total dud?

  • Have you lost confidence in your China hiring?

  • Do you wonder if you can do better than this?

Do You Struggle With Your Hiring in China? 

Vlad Hermann
Vehicle Access Systems Technology

With Michael and his team recruiting all of our senior management, our China business grew 40%, we cut admin by half, and our profits doubled.


  • We Don't Just Care About Hiring

  • We Care About You

  •  21 Years in Search in China

  •  100s of Successes

  •  Clients Like You Rate Us 95%

  •  American Standards of Excellence

  •  Hand Crafted Recruiting Strategies

We Care and We Take Care

Why Should You Consider Working With Palio?

We understand how busy, overstretched CEOs, and their teams, can get swamped in China attempting to hire well. So we’ve evolved a Palio Framework that allows you to construct a compelling opportunity package that top candidates find intriguing, hire great execs, and grow your profits in China.

The Palio Framework is revolutionary because it takes recruiting in China from a hit-or-miss proposition to a certainty that you will hire tight-fit, “A Player” executives at the top of their game in your industry. And we guarantee in writing that they will perform well.

No more duds.

For you, here's the REAL DIFFERENCE between Palio and all other recruiting firms on earth - THESE THREE GUARANTEES...

  1. Your new hire will perform at 90% or better in Year One against a scorecard we construct together. 

  2. If your new-hire exec leaves for any reason within 3 years, we'll replace him/her for free.

  3. If you are not happy with our service during the first 90 days of the search (the most active phase), we'll refund your money.

Is this you?

You've lost faith in your hiring process in China. You’re frustrated with your current process and feel stressed because you should be interviewing and hiring much better candidates.  You can’t really get your point across to your local search consultant, and you just know what you're doing isn't going to get you the right people, the leaders you need.


You’re not alone.

Have you already suffered the consequences of the typical hiring process, and hired a dud -- someone who never measured up, or ended up costing you royally?

Again, you're not alone.

The good news is, a far better alternative is available... and not for much greater cost.

Tracey McKenzie

Vice President Human Resources

JLG Industries

The people The Palio Group brought in have added a tremendous amount of talent and capability to the JLG team in China and Asia, so — an outstanding job.


It is a whole different ball game for us now…the results are game changing for us.

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Dr. Andrew Rickman, OBE
Chairman and CEO
Rockley Photonics

Michael and Palio exceeded my expectations by delivering an outstanding shortlist of absolutely first rate, global CTO talent, one of whom is now leading our JV in China.

I recommend Michael and Palio unreservedly.

  • My guess is if you put a number to it, it would turn your stomach... it’s more than you would think.

  • How many opportunities have you missed because your China hiring process just didn’t produce good quality candidates?

  • How much management bandwidth have you expended on China because you don’t have the right person in place?

  • How many times have you asked yourself if you’re getting the full picture from China?

  • How many times have you sat in an interview and wondered why you weren’t seeing better quality candidates?

  • Hiring in China shouldn’t be a shell game -- too often it is.

  • You and your western peers are being misled every day and you shouldn’t be.

  • You can change all that.

  • Do something different today.

  • Jump on a short call with an American search advisor / recruiter, someone you can relate to -- on-scene in China for the last 35 years -- who has hundreds of successful senior searches to his credit, knows this market, and knows exactly what you’re facing.

  • Get started on a path towards achieving the results you need in China.

How Much is Poor Hiring Really Costing You?

Toni Bernards

CEO China


We are very happy with Palio. This was very impressive and a totally different approach (concept). It was enjoyable to work with such professionals.

Michael, thanks again for your great service. This is absolutely recommendable.


China Office


Room 413 Hua Teng International Office Building, 
No.3 Da Jiao Ting Zhong Jie, Chaoyang District
Beijing, 100022, China

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Email: michael.whelan@thepaliogroupsa.com
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