Recruitment Tips for Employers

Learn about where to post a job vacancy, how to arrange job interviews, labour laws and other points to note when you are hiring new employees.

Where to Post Job Vacancies

You can choose to post job vacancies with the Labour Department (LD) via the Interactive Employment Service. If you would like to employ persons with disabilities or graduate trainees from the Employees Retraining Board (ERB), other channels are also available.

Post a vacancy via the Interactive Employment ServiceEmployment of persons with disabilities via Selective Placement DivisionEmployee referral and matching service from the ERB

Recruitment Advice

Access the link below to learn about how to conduct an interview and assess candidates. You can also refer to the LD's publications which provide guidance on hiring persons with disabilities.

Recruitment BriefcasePublications for employers on employing persons with disabilities

Statutory Obligations under Labour Legislation

Before entering into an employment contract, you should familiarise yourself with labour legislation in Hong Kong.

Overview of major labour legislationFAQs about labour laws

Other Points to Note

You should take all practical steps to ensure that the job seeker is lawfully employable, for example, they are holders of Hong Kong Permanent Identity Cards.

Don't employ illegal workers

You should consider the capabilities of the candidates rather than their gender, age,  family status or race. You should follow the codes of practice against discrimination in employment.

Discrimination in the workplace

If you have genuine difficulties in finding suitable staff locally, be they professionals or technicians, you may apply to the Immigration Department and the Labour Department respectively for importation of labour.

Entry for employment as professionals in Hong KongSupplementary Labour Scheme
Last revision date: April 2016