Singapore enforces stricter rules on visa applications

By Phoebe Wong – Head of HR Outsourcing, Links International, Singapore

Singapore’s Ministry of Manpower (MOM) and Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) have taken some new measures in order to control the number of foreigners living and working in Singapore.

Recruitment and Online Dating: what's the difference?

Recruitment and online dating – it’s kind of the same thing, right? It seems that some recruiters think so! We came across an article that claims that recruiters, when struggling to get hold of candidates by email or on the phone, have turned to dating apps to look for their next hire.

You don't need a degree from a top university to work for a top bank

By Nick Lambe - Managing Director, Links International

Human Resources Online recently approached me with regards to a comment about Goldman Sachs' new interview process that allows candidates from any schools, not just Ivy League schools, to apply for a job with the bank.

Referrals vs. Recruiters - how to get the best job

By Sophia Wong - Associate Consultant, Human Resources & Administration, Links International Hong Kong

During my career in recruitment, I have encountered many candidates who told me that they preferred to find jobs via internal staff referrals, such as from friends or ex-colleagues, for...

How to avoid being a serial job hopper and why

By Eric He - Division Manager, Links International Shanghai & Beijing

When speaking to clients about their recruitment needs, they frequently ask us to find them candidates who have a stable employment history.

Onboard Q2 2016 - Quarterly Update on Payroll and Visa Developments in Asia

Links International’s HR Outsourcing team sends out a quarterly update called ONBOARD, to keep clients aware of significant payroll and visa developments across the Asia-Pacific region. Here are the latest updates for your information:

How to get a job at a global bank

By Nick Lambe – Managing Director, Links International

I was recently quoted in an article on eFinancial Careers that gives young bankers advice on how to make it into an international firm despite not making the cut at graduate level.

Working mothers could improve their children's future prospects

By Charity Ip – Senior Consultant, Asset Management, Links International Hong Kong

I had my first child nine months ago. Returning to work was a big decision for me and I struggled for months before committing to work again.

The importance of taking holidays

By Aily Foo - Senior Consultant, Temporary & Contract, Links International Hong Kong

Feel frustrated at work? Perhaps it's time to take a break!

A Boxing Recruiter's Journey

By Las Rodrigo – Head of Recruitment, Links International Macau

As many of you may or may not know, I have undertaken the challenge of taking part in the annual Hedge Fund Fight Nite, which is happening at the end of this week.

Fresh graduates - winning the uphill battle

By Stanley Chan - Consultant, Human Resources & Administration, Links International Hong Kong

Being a fresh graduate and starting your job search is an uphill battle in the concrete jungle. Living in Asia does not make things any easier.

Are investment banks really attracting more Millennials?

By Nick Lambe - Managing Director, Links International

I was recently quoted in an article on Human Resources Online about how more Millennials are applying for banking jobs this year, after a slight lack of interest in previous years.

Links International makes great pizza!

Links International cares about its employees and strongly believes that meeting important business targets should be commended and rewarded. That's why last week, after reaching our Q1 target, our Hong Kong recruitment and payroll outsourcing office was taken on a surprise adventure that...

Advice for graduates: step outside your comfort zone and set goals for the future

By Tracy Leung - Manager, Sales & Marketing Recruitment Team, Links International Hong Kong

It is the time of year when graduates are coming towards the gruelling process of job applications and interviews. Perhaps you have already secured your ideal job which will set you up for your future...

Lunch Seminar with Brit Cham: What HR tech and best practices are trending in Asia?

As part of Links International's 2016 HR Tech in Asia Survey, we asked Asia’s HR leaders what HR tech and practices they used and which ones made their lives easier.  The key findings included:

Quoted on eFinancial Careers: Why Chinese tech giants are hiring investment bankers

Links International was recently quoted in an article on eFinancial Careers regarding the increasing interest from Chinese tech companies in hiring investment bankers to help them with their international expansions and takeovers.

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