Monaco Yacht Show 2015 – Fair Play for Monjin

Monaco Yacht Show 2015 – Fair Play for Monjin

For the second year in a row the Monaco Yacht Show was the playground for our Monjin Team to mingle with Captains, Crew, Crewing Agents and the entire yachting industry elite. And what a great show it was! Marking the 25th anniversary of the Monaco Yacht Show, this year’s event brought together the supreme players in the superyachting world with Monaco acting as the ultimate glamorous backdrop. Over the past year, we spent our time talking to top crew agencies like Dovaston and Viking Recruitment to customize the Monjin online video interviewing platform to satisfy the needs the best online video interviewing solutions for the yachting world. “This year the Monjin|Luxury team were busy introducing the Exclusive Monaco Yacht Show offer to recruiters, and we’re excited by the positive response we received,” says Mrs Titta Uoti-Vaisanen, sales and marketing Monjineer based in France. Monjin teamed up with How 2 Yacht to share the Monjin video interviewing concept with interested visitors. The How2Yacht crew shared the Monjin concept of using online video interviews to get to know potential crew members more personally, gauge their skills and share their video interviews for feedback. How2Yacht reported that several Captains they met at the show were signing up to use the Monjin platform to find new crew members to join them next season. “Crew agents were fully onboard when we told them about our latest service: Monjin is now equipped to lighten the load for crew agents. We will coordinate the full Monjineering of all your candidates’ video interviews so you’re completely Hands OFF on getting your database Monjineered,” says Ms Uoti-Vasianen “This frees up...
Hire for Results, Not  for Skills

Hire for Results, Not for Skills

Hiring a suitable candidate is an art form! It requires much more than a mere check list of skills. A seasoned analyst will have the ability to see beyond the obvious…to evaluate the true potential of the candidate and rate this over any other experience mentioned in a resume. The hiring process is often simplified to matching present skills with the job at hand, with little or no window to accommodate the untapped potential of the person. In order to have a candidate deliver to the best of their ability, and by extension ensure success fur an entire organization, it is imperative we look beyond. Outlined below are some key qualities that could be the ultimate game changer! 1. Adaptability – A candidate who can adapt and think on his feet, is likely to be a solution provider in the most tricky situations. Often, circumstances are unforeseen and being able to find a way out rather than give up, is crucial to the end game. 2. Determination – The determination to persevere towards a goal and see it through, is the mark of a doer. It reflects the ability to maintain focus on the larger picture, and is an assurance of the reliability of their performance. A person who gets a project on the table is more valued than one proposing a cloudy idea. 3. Attitude- It is sometimes more crucial to have the right attitude over aptitude in order to be a successful team player. Leading a group towards fruition successfully, is more than the sum of all its minor parts. Being open and inclusive, yields better results...
Making Waves in Crew Recruitment

Making Waves in Crew Recruitment

The superyacht industry is the industry to work in. The travelling and visiting the most incredible places in the world, living in the best sites in the international scene, throw in an occasional heli ride. Crew flock to top ports in the Med and US every season to find jobs on these luxury superyachts with an estimated 30,000 crew set to join the industry within the next 5 years. With so many eager yachties looking to make their mark on the industry, recruiting should be a walk on the dock right? Not quite. Recruitment agencies spend valuable time screening hundreds (if not thousands) of candidates’ CVs on their database. After CV number 101, they all seem to claim to be ‘fluent in 4 languages’ or ‘be great team players’. So how can you properly assess candidates and pinpoint these qualities? How many meetings, phone and online calls are scheduled, only to be less than blown-away when meeting the candidate in person? Monjin Yachting is a revolutionary online video interviewing platform that’s modernizing the hiring process for recruiters, captains, yachts and jobseekers in the yachting industry. Make faster recruiting decisions, with less time and money spent on shortlisting candidates. “Work smart, not hard,” as Jobs put it. Interview potential crew by watching their video interviews, evaluate their personality, skills and enthusiasm without scheduling a call or meeting until you know they’re a potentially awesome fit. It’s time to cut the clutter. Some of the best crew won’t happen to be dock walking on your doorstep. Many are in all four corners of the world, whilst captains are in the other...
Recruitment Meets Technology

Recruitment Meets Technology

Video interviewing works for organisations because it works for candidates. A video interview provides candidates with an innovative way of expressing themselves. A Video interview is a powerful and authentic medium for a candidate to showcase the best of themselves. It provides a more transparent dialogue and in that , is superior to a telephonic interaction. We think it has a wider appeal and works best for both candidates and organisation. A candidate’s moment in the spotlight Asynchronous interviewing allows candidates to focus on their OWN responses to questions, rather than merely anticipating that of the interviewer. Recorded interviewing allows candidates to directly express their passion and enthusiasm for a cause- something that cannot be replicated with telephonic interviewing. Social media has shown us that, given the right opportunity and technology, people want to be heard and seen. Video interviewing provides candidates with this opportunity. More convenient than telephonic screening and direct interview With recorded video interviews, candidates no longer have to work with recruiters to schedule telephonic or direct interviews. Instead, they can respond to a series of pre-formatted questions and record their responses at a time and place of their convenience. This way, interviews become congenial for busy candidates juggling work, family and education commitments. Be Visible Globally Recorded video interviewing helps to overcome the tyranny of distance. With video interviewing, it doesn’t matter if you’re in the next room or on the other side of the world. Video interviewing virtually puts the candidates in the same room as your interviewer. A level playing field for all candidates It’s no longer about how well you can build rapport with a telephonic interviewer or how one candidate can manipulate the telephonic interviewing process. Video interviewing gives everybody the same opportunity and also allows...
What's New on Monjin?

What's New on Monjin?

  Great for Candidates.  Epic for Recruiters. Monjin has released its most exciting new features yet – for recruiters and for candidates. We’re motivated to consistently improve both the recruiter and the candidate’s interview experience. We set out to streamline the interview experience – one that is interesting the first time round and becomes an essential part of crew placement before you know it. The best part is there’s nothing you need to actively do – except enjoy them. These are the 7 features that are an absolute must for you to know about: For the Recruiter: One Platform. All You Need. Decide whether candidates upload their professional documents AND their video interview. List which documents are compulsory for a particular job description and keep all candidate information on one platform. To Share or Not to Share. You can choose whether to share the candidates’ compulsory documents when sharing a candidates’ video interview. Or you can wait to send the full candidate’s details only once the candidates have been shortlisted. Status Update. Update a candidate’s status to keep track of whether they have been selected for a position or not on your Monjin dashboard. Extract Your Info. Copy & Paste or Print your list of questions, job description and invites from the Monjin platform all at once by pressing this icon. Candidates can now upload their CV & relevant documents AND their Video Interview. You can have the best of both worlds, with Monjin. For the Candidate: Step by Step Internet Speed Test. The new ‘Candidate Landing page’ gives step by step instructions to test you have the right bandwidth before taking your video interview to...