Valuable lessons to be learnt from a job rejection

One of the hardest things for people to deal with is rejection. When you’ve followed all the rules to writing a winning CV and stuck to the formula of how to impress your interviewer, naturally, you’ve walked out of the interview feeling confident that the job is yours. Then comes that email,...

Success doesn’t come from salary alone

Most people base their success on the salary they earn as well as what their job title is, always striving to increase their earnings and work their way up to the most senior position. Yet, as that age-old saying goes, money can’t buy happiness, and a high salary does not necessarily equal...

How NOT to ask for a pay rise

By Las Rodrigo, Head of Recruitment - Links International Macau

Asking for a pay rise is never easy. In fact, it’s in our human nature to be almost embarrassed to ask for an increase in salary, even if we are doing well in our respective job positions and therefore deserve a pay rise.

Hong Kong employers offer non-statutory benefits to keep employees happy

We often talk about employee engagement and work-life balance. That is because these two things, which ultimately go hand in hand, are key factors in the overall success of a business; i.e. without a good work-life balance, employees lack motivation and engagement, thus leading to an inferior...

Asia's New Hot Job

By Nick Lambe - Managing Director, Links International

I was recently quoted in an article on eFinancial Careers about the new hot job – Conduct Risk.

How to leave a good impression on your recruiter and why this is important

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

As we all know, first impressions count, and nowhere is this more true than during the recruitment process when you are interviewing for a new job. When you meet your recruitment consultant for the first time, a ...

Big Data or Human Insight?

By Nick Lambe – Managing Director, Links International

I recently read an article regarding Big Data Analytics which discussed how human insight is essential to the process of managing change.

How important is work-life balance and why?

By Phoebe Wong - Associate Director of HR Outsourcing, Links International Singapore

Work-life balance is probably one of the most important factors for candidates when considering a new job, and also one of the most significant factors that can lead to employees wanting to leave their current...

A letter to all candidates facing counter-offers

By Luna Chan, Senior Consultant – HR and Administration, Links International Hong Kong

In our many years in recruitment in Asia, we have learnt that, during the job search process, it’s not uncommon for a candidate who has accepted a job offer to be presented with a counter-offer by their...

What’s trending in HR tech in Asia?

By Scott Thomson, Chief Operating Officer, Links International

As a business we are always interested in what HR tech and practices our Asia-based clients are using, and more importantly, which ones are actually working well!

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