The last one was Gao Enyang, a top-notch computing expert whom Wen Xinya was extremely pleased with. Hence, she allowed him to skip the interview.
The few of them returned to the office while Wen Xinya shifted her gaze onto Yan Shaoqing. “Brother Yan, these three individuals the international undergraduates’ association sent to us are not too bad.”
Especially Zheng Yifan.
Yan Shaoqing was indeed very reliable.
Yan Shaoqing said, “It’s probably because they want to express their sincerity since it’s our first time cooperating with them.”
After all, it was a long term cooperation and sincerity was the most important element.
Wen Xinya could not help but ask, “Didn’t you say that there were four of them?”
Zheng Yifan was in charge of managing the company’s operations while Chen Xinchen was in charge of managing the finances, and Gao Enyang was in charge of all IT-related stuff. Hence, the expansion of the Lanxin Cosmetics storefront would be delayed.
Yan Shaoqing said, “One of them is great at management, but I’m not very satisfied with him, so I dismissed him.”
Wen Xinya nodded and decided to stop probing.
Yan Shaoqing had been treated harshly ever since he was young because of his looks. Hence, it was rare for someone like him to have such a moral and upright personality. He had always had a good judgment of people and had never made a mistake before.
Yan Shaoqing continued, “Although Yang Xinchen is not a top elite, he’s rather talented in calculating without a calculator. Besides, he can also come up with an elaborate financial and investment plan based on the amount of liquid funds that we have. If we nurture him well and put him through training, he’ll definitely become an outstanding financial talent.”
Wen Xinya was a little shocked to hear that he was just the talent that they needed. It was no wonder that he could impress Yan Shaoqing. “It’s a shame that Yang Xinchen is a little too reserved. He has a long way ahead of him.”
He wouldn’t grow as fast as Zheng Yifan, either.
Yan Shaoqing nodded and said, “It’s alright, we don’t need him to grow that quickly. We just need him to perform his duties well. At the same time, we also have to develop his loyalty and his sensibility.”
That was the real reason behind his decision to hire Yang Xincheng because he felt that the latter was just like a blank slate whom they could shape to their desires.
Wen Xinya immediately understood what he meant and she gazed at him solemnly. Within just three years, Yan Shaoqing had improved tremendously. He had rich work experience and had a shrewd way of perceiving issues and handling matters. She believed that he could surpass Secretary Cao with a little more time.
Yan Shaoqing did not notice that she was staring at him. He slid the document towards her and said, “Zheng Yifan may be an incredible talent who’s more suited for managing Lanxin, but I don’t plan to assign him to a high post immediately. I want to test him and put him through more training. I think it’d be a great idea to let him assist Sis Li in expanding the Lanxin Cosmetics storefront. What do you think?”
He felt that Wen Xinya had a different opinion towards Zheng Yifan. When she looked at him, it was as if she were looking at a victor. However, employees would have to understand the company better in order to develop a sense of belonging and loyalty. Yan Shaoqing felt that it was also necessary to let them join in on the company’s development instead of sitting in a high position and handing out instructions. Otherwise… they would only enjoy the taste of victory and reaping the fruit of their labor. They would never get to appreciate the majesty of their business.
After giving it some careful thought, Wen Xinya realized that Zheng Yifan had been through several obstacles in his previous lifetime before finally achieving success. In this lifetime, he met her earlier than he did in the previous one and skipped the arduous parts of his career. She wondered if that would affect his future.
Am I making the right decision by expecting a lot from Zheng Yifan?
Besides… she may have had a good impression of Zheng Yifan in her previous lifetime, but one would never know someone’s true colors. She began to doubt her decision to assign him to such an important task without getting to know him better.
After some thought, she felt that Yan Shaoqing’s suggestion was brilliant. “In that case, you shall work harder and see to Lanxin’s operations for the time being while we let him assist Sis Li in the expansion of the storefront.”
Yan Shaoqing heaved a sigh of relief as a smile formed on his hideous face. However, the tender lines made him look less grotesque.
Wen Xinya frowned and asked, “Sis Li, is there an issue?”
Shaking her head, Li Mengjie said, “There are no major issues. I just think that you’re being a little too hasty by hiring them without interviewing them.”
As a woman, Li Mengjie was definitely more meticulous and hence, she was a little disapproving of the idea.
She knew that Yan Shaoqing had established a cooperation with an American international undergraduates’ organization which had sent those three individuals to them. Since they had graduated from elite schools and were extremely talented, she was not worried about their competency at all. Her only concern was that they might be too arrogant and conceited.
Having understood her concerns, Wen Xinya said smilingly, “Sis Li, I chose not to interview them, not because I trust them, but rather because I’m pleased with their credentials and I can’t find any fault with them either. Our company is now in the midst of expanding and, during such circumstances, interviews are not important. As long as they prove their character and abilities through their work ethics and performance, there’s no need to take that redundant step.”
Their hands-on work would be the best interview. Lanxin Company was still in the midst of development and had a long way to go. She believed that she would be able to witness their work abilities as the company progressed.
Li Mengjie heaved a sigh of relief and said, “In that case, I can rest my mind.”
She was just afraid that Wen Xinya would trust those so-called elites too easily and blindly.
Ouyang Feng burst into laughter and broke his silence. “Sis Li, Xinya is such a smart person. Since when have you ever seen her letting others take advantage of her? Just you wait and see. She’ll definitely squeeze those three people dry. You must have forgotten how we managed to come this far.”
Li Mengjie laughed and said, “You’re right, I was worrying for nothing.”
Even Yan Shaoqing began laughing.
Wen Xinya glared at Ouyang Feng and clenched her jaw in anger. “You have a share in the company too. It’s your duty to serve the company.”
Ouyang Feng groused. “So that’s why you gave us those tiny portions of the company’s shares back then. You’re so young but already so scheming… ”
Li Mengjie laughed and said, “You accepted the offer, so you have to be responsible and accept that you have to serve Xinya for the rest of your life.”
Ouyang Feng lamented. “Ah, it’s all my fault for making poor decisions!”
Wen Xinya gritted her teeth in annoyance.