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Why use a recruitment agency?

Why should you use a recruitment agency when it seems like there are so many cheaper alternatives which work just as well?
When you first look at it, placing a free job ad online, particularly on social media makes a lot of sense. It doesn’t cost you any money, you see every person that applies, you get to make your own shortlist and then interview all the applicants people who seem good on paper.

Onboarding and After

This is our final article in the series and in it we discuss the importance of onboarding and how to quickly and easily prepare for the arrival of a new hire. A professional and smooth on-boarding is an essential part of every hiring. A simple checklist is all you need to prepare for every new hire and once the process is in place it is just activated for each starter. There are numerous online checklists an onboarding tools available free so there is no excuse for not having this organised.

Managing the Offer Stage

Our articles have taken you – as a business-owner or Human Resources Manager – through the recruitment process from sourcing all the way to final selection. Now we will talk about the final stage of making and managing a job offer.
We say ‘Managing’ rather than ‘Making’ an offer because it is critical that you achieve a successful hiring after all the work and use of resources to get to this point.

Making a Final Selection

At this point we have described the recruitment process and now we deal with making the hiring decision. We also discuss how a good HR Manager should handle things if the decision-making starts to go wrong.

Interviewing – Part 2

In the first article on interviewing we focused on preparing and starting an interview. In this article we will discuss how to handle the main part of the interview – the body – as well as closing and following up on the interview.

The Impact of COVID 19 on the Cambodia Recruitment Market

2020 has been a difficult year for most businesses in the world, even if only because of the lack of predictability that COVID-19 has brought. In many ways Cambodia has not been heavily impacted in terms of lockdowns and closures, although two main sectors of the economy have suffered a great deal, namely the garment/footwear sector and the hospitality/tourism sector.

Interviewing – Part 1

This article and the one which follows describe the best ways to prepare and carry out effective interviews
For a lot of the recruitment process everything is very CV-driven but at this stage that changes. Although interviewing seems very different to a CV-based assessment it is essential that recruiters maintain a systematic, criteria-based approach. 

Shortlisting Candidates – Part 2

This is our second article on the shortlisting process and it deals with how to tackle problems that sometimes occur during the  process. At the end of the candidate shortlisting process you should have been able to cut the long list down to a shortlist of the candidates you want to interview. Of course, sometimes this doesn’t happen.

Shortlisting Candidates – Part 1

We are going to describe the best methods for turning long lists into shortlists in 2 articles.  Here we give you information which is suitable for recruiting for senior roles. You can find information in the previous articles on Screening candidates which was more suitable for lower-level roles and mass recruitment.

Screening Candidates – Part 2

In our first article on screening we described how to make a long list into a short list. In this second article on screening we describe some techniques you can use when the recruitment process is not going well and we will take you from long list stage to shortlist stage.