, Hong Kong
Photo by Andrea Piacquadio

Why positive recruitment experience matters

Four in 10 would decline a good offer due to unprofessional selection process.

Over half of the job seekers (52%) in Hong Kong have turned down an attractive offer due to negative recruitment experience, SEEK has found. 

Jobseekers will particularly turn down an offer if they got asked discriminatory questions or have poor chemistry with the interviewers during the selection process.

Four in 10 (41%) said they would decline a good offer if the selection process is too slow or unorganised.

SEEK also found that despite 68% of talent in Hong Kong being approached with job opportunities multiple times a year, only 6% feel that they have all the power when negotiating with employers.

The study also found that even those offered IT roles, which are amongst the most sought-after job functions, do not feel confident in negotiations, with only 3% saying they feel completely in control.

Another aspect of the recruitment process where companies should focus is job ads.

According to SEEK, 33% of job seekers prefer job ads with a salary range, whilst 27% prioritise job postings with a detailed description of job duties. 

Follow the link for more news on

Join Hong Kong Business community
Since you're here...

...there are many ways you can work with us to advertise your company and connect to your customers. Our team can help you dight and create an advertising campaign, in print and digital, on this website and in print magazine.

We can also organize a real life or digital event for you and find thought leader speakers as well as industry leaders, who could be your potential partners, to join the event. We also run some awards programmes which give you an opportunity to be recognized for your achievements during the year and you can join this as a participant or a sponsor.

Let us help you drive your business forward with a good partnership!