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The hiring process: recruitment and on-boarding

Best practices and guidelines for HR professionals who are hiring new talent to their organisation


Recruitment is one of the most important functions of HR, and integral to the future growth of any business. A bad hire is akin to a bad apple in a barrel and a robust recruitment and on-boarding practice can directly reflect the professionalism of your business. It can also help promote your company’s work ethic and culture to the new employee from day one.

This course will provide HR leaders with a guide to recruit effectively and efficiently within the Hong Kong SAR. It will also outline robust guidelines for interviewing, contract negotiation and on-boarding of new hires.

Designed by Human Resources Online, a pan-Asia media & events brand that is passionate about the progression of HR, this online course aims to equip you with the necessary knowledge and skills to:

  • Effectively look internally to source talent

  • Devise an effective recruitment plan

  • Optimise LinkedIn effectively for your hiring needs

  • Learn best practices for interviewing remotely

  • Understand the essentials to on-boarding a new hire successfully

Attend this course if you want to:

  • Develop performance standards and objectives by which to judge the new hire

  • Know what essential preparations look like ahead of a joiners first day

  • Fully understand what the statutory entitlements are for employees in the SAR

  • How to conduct a review at the end of the period

  • How to approach an extension to the probationary period

  • Learn best practices for employee dismissals during probationary period

Course content

  • Video recordings and teachings from a leading expert
  • Prepared simulation and exercises
  • Materials for reference and self study
  • Case studies and best practices that prepare you for situations you may face


Alex Beattie

Sara Beattie Appointments

Course Syllabus

Module  1

Types of recruitment

You will learn

  • What the best practices are for transferring talent internally

  • How to handle internal promotions and its potential effects on team dynamics

  • How to re-hire ex-employees and best practices for reintegrating them back into the organization

  • How to engage with recruiters and how to spot a successful recruiter

  • About contingency and retained recruitment: what works best for your hiring needs

Module  2

Identifying and attracting talent

You will learn:

  • Best practice for devising an effective recruitment plan

  • How to identify pools of talent

  • How to engage with relevant communities on social media

  • To develop an effective internal company referral schemes

  • How to write an effective job description

  • About reviewing cover letters and CVs and what to look out for

Module  3

Using LinkedIn Effectively

You will learn:

  • How best to optimize your company page

  • The power of developing your network and the importance of employee amplification

  • How to write effective job descriptions for LinkedIn

  • How to efficiently and effectively use LinkedIn’s InMails

Module  4

Screening and interviewing successfully

You will learn:

  • How to conduct an Initial screening of potential new hire

  • Best practices for conducting an interview remotely

  • What should interviewers be looking out for when interviewing potential candidates

  • How to determine if the employee would be a good cultural fit

  • The essentials for developing a positive candidate experience

Module  5

Conducting job offers

You will learn:

  • Effective ways to conduct a background check in Hong Kong

  • About conducting contract negotiations positively

  • How to close a candidate with an effective job offer

  • A guide to drafting contracts

Module  6

Successfully on-boarding of new staff

You will learn:

  • The essentials for welcoming new staff to the company

  • How to prepare effectively for a joiners first day

  • Best practices for office orientation and meeting the team for the first time

Module  7

The probationary period

You will learn:

  • About developing performance standards and objectives by which to judge the new hire

  • How to conduct reviews at the end of the period

  • How to approach an extension to the probationary period

  • Best practices for employee dismissals during probationary period

  • How to use probationary periods for existing staff due to promotion or transfers

Module  8

Employee entitlements

You will learn:

  • What are the statutory entitlements for employees in the SAR

  • An overview of the Employment Ordinance (EO)

  • About effective pre-employment screening and verification

  • What are best practices when drafting employment contracts

  • About confidentiality agreements

  • How best to calculate the components of wage

    • Statutory holiday pay

    • Statutory annual leave pay

    • End-of-year payment

    • Sickness allowance

    • Maternity leave pay

    • Paternity leave pay

    • Wages in lieu of notice

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Your price: USD129

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Contact us

For more details, contact:
Cyrus Ching
[852] 2861 1882  
[email protected]