7 hours to Find, Interview and Hire the right candidate? Impossible!

7 hours to Find, Interview and Hire the right candidate? Impossible!

All in a day’s work with Monjin Yachting! We’re all about breaking it down, speeding it up and making it simple. Captain of +100mtr superyacht in Spain loved using Monjin to recruit the newest member of their crew. The yacht was mid-audit the same day they were recruiting. It was a busy day onboard. And yet, with the Monjin platform, they got the job done in less than 7 hours. Even though the decision needed confirmation from 4 different parties located in different locations and time zones. Here’s how it happened: 10:00 Crew agent in Antibes sent an invitation to 10 candidates to complete their Monjin Interview. 12:15 Captain in Spain received stewardess’ Monjin Interviews from crew agent. 12:18 Captain and Chief Stewardess both watched the Monjin interviews and Captain instructed Chief Stewardess to call one of the applicants and talk about the open position on-board. 12:45 Chief Stewardess gave positive feedback to Captain and asked Captain to share the stew’s Monjin Interview with the Yacht Manager and owner’s representative. 12:47 Yacht Manager and Owner’s Representative, both located in the Middle East, watched the Monjin Interview and send feedback to Captain. 14:20 Yacht Manager Chief Stewardess and Captain all agreed that interview was successful after gauging the candidate’s skills, enthusiasm and experience via the 20 minute recorded interview. Captain informed Chief Stewardess that interview was successful and would like to hire her. 15:45 All applicant’s certificates, references and other paperwork were checked and noted to be all in order by the crew agent. 16:20 ATR (application to recruit) form was sent to Yacht manager who signs it. 16:50 Applicant in France was officially informed that she has been...
Sharing Safety            #Justice for Jacob

Sharing Safety #Justice for Jacob

Monjin Yachting is Sharing updates on Jacob’s progress & spreading awareness about the importance of Safety measures onboard. Monjin Yachting is donating 50c to the Justice for Jacob page every time this post is Shared on Facebook.  At 22 years old, Jacob has been living his dream of travelling and working onboard a yacht in the Mediterranean. He is a funny, genuine and caring young man. The engineer was involved in a tragic incident, while cleaning the side of the Yacht he was working on. Jacob was hit in the head by the fender hook he was rigged up to. He was submerged in the water and this led to him drowning. Jacob is suffering from severe brain damage and other complications. Doctors don’t believe he will make much more progress. His sister, Jenade says Jacob is a fighter and their family remains hopeful. Friday, 12th June update from Jenade, Jacob’s sister : “I have just come back from visiting Jacob and the Doctor asked the nurses to take him out of the ITU ward and outside to enjoy the beautiful weather we have had today. He thinks it could help with his recovery. Whilst I was applying cream to Jacob’s feet he moved them as if it was tickling him the nurse saw and said she has never seen him do this before and that it was a good sign 😀 Jacob is also breathing totally on his own no tubes and wires just a “Swedish Nose” (that’s what they call it) attached to the tracheostomy and he was breathing so comfortably. A positive day.” This incident reminds us of the dangers that all yachting professionals must...
How2Yacht & Monjin Colloborate to Revolutionise recruiting in Yachting

How2Yacht & Monjin Colloborate to Revolutionise recruiting in Yachting

How2Yacht have always been a step ahead and now present an effective crewing solution for all their clientele. In what is an innovative and pioneering collaboration with Monjin, they intend to extend the platform of online interviews to serve the yachting industry effectively. Over the years, How2Yacht have gained immense insight and experience into what their discerning customers require in the highly specialized super yacht space. In a particularly personalized service industry, it is critical that inter personal communication is at its finest. Using an online interview as a reference point raises the bar like never before. This comes on the heels of their tie up with YotSpot, one of yachting’s premier jobseeker portals. A dual advantage for How2Yacht as they leap ahead in the yachting world, capitalizing on what matters most – the persona of the crew! Why online job interviews? For a start, it enables Captains and Yacht Management to identify the best candidates for the job! They are able to see a more real image of the candidate via this forum. For Yacht Crew: The privilege of being able to say your piece and project the best of yourself is an invaluable advantage. It could prove to be the ultimate game changer. How it works: Monjin Yachting is an easy-to-use online platform where yachting candidates from around the world respond to a video interview request or sign onto Monjin’s portal and post their CV and certificates. How2Yacht’s clients who have a vacancy to fill, can access vetted crews’ video interviews on the Monjin platform, gauge how a candidate will respond to guests & crew, present themselves...
Why Dovaston Crew is sailing with Monjin Yachting

Why Dovaston Crew is sailing with Monjin Yachting

….and creating a benchmark in recruitment It has been 20 years since the Dovaston Crew started placing people from across the world in top crews. The two decades of experience has made them the top placement company in the yachting industry. These days Dovaston is flooded with requests for crew placements from across the globe. The Dovaston Crew has a rigorous process in place that helps them find the best out there. They build a detailed picture of the candidate and this is added to their expansive database, ready to be showcased to the world. Dovaston values traditional interviews as a way to assess a candidate’s personality and find the best position to suit a particular candidate. These are some of the challenges that Helen faces while using their traditional intensive interview process: She has to set up interviews She has do that across time zones It means travel costs are added to it She and team have to communicate about the prospective candidates with captains and HR managers, which costs time again. She has to also connect with candidates She has deadlines to manage, as the industry cannot function without tight timelines. Finally, she has to get the best person out in the world in quick time. How much time to you spend interviewing each and every candidate? The answer is, way too much. Time which could easily be spent to doing something other than hiring. Playing golf for instance. Which is why, Helen Warren, who heads Dovaston Crew is constantly looking for strategies that address one simple question effectively: “How can we make our crew recruitment process...
6 Easy Tips to Rock your Video Interview

6 Easy Tips to Rock your Video Interview

So you’ve been chosen to take a Monjin Video Interview? This is your opportunity to show your true colours and impress a recruiter beyond the words you write on your black and white paper CV. Monjin Online interviews give you the chance to show your great personality and enthusiasm as well as your skills, from where ever in the world you take your interview. Follow these simple tips to take advantage of the ease and convenience of video interviewing: Just Be You You don’t need to be perfect. Your interview isn’t going to be broadcast on national TV. Be confident about how your personality, interests and background will help you rock this position. You are being recorded at all times throughout the video interview. If you happen to look away from the webcam during the 10 seconds you’re given to read the next question and record your answer, don’t worry about it. The recruiter is looking for an authentic introduction to you, not a robot. So just relax, speak positively about the experience you’ve gained, talk clearly and be yourself. Dress Your Best If you’re the best person for the job, show it. Wear a polo-shirt, do your hair and have a good light source coming from infront of you to brighten your face. For you girls, use a little makeup – not a lot. Let’s leave your sunnies for your day off by the beach. Put on Your Best Smile Once the video recording begins, be sure to smile, be professional and keep your body language in check – sit up straight in your chair and don’t sit too...