JD.Com: HR Management Challenges Arising from Rapid Growth and Transformation
Between 1998 and 2018, JD.com Inc. (JD.com) transformed from a compact disc (CD)-burner shop into a technology-driven group of service companies (JD Group) and China's largest retailer by revenue. Yu Long joined the Group in August 2012 as chief human resources (HR) officer and general counsel. Over the years, Long launched various initiatives to strengthen the HR team and improve its practices to support the Group's rapid growth and transformation. This case describes the new challenges that faced the Group's HR management committee headed by Long.