SREY Sokha, a 22-year-old college graduate, went in spanking new to look for a job in the hospitality sector.
When she saw the announcement of One Park’s Recruitment Day, as part of its mission to find outstanding Cambodian talents to work in its Residential and Apartment Services, last Saturday, she decided to give it a try.
Sokha was surprised on that very day itself.
Instead of walking in for the interview routine dressed in formal attire, some 100 candidates (looking bewildered), were given colourful T-shirts and asked to let their hair down, dance the Zumba and Sa Sa and play a few rounds of fun games, followed by a welcome breakfast and then it was networking.
“I was nervous before coming here,” said Sokha said at the one-morning event. “But, any negative feeling and nerves were gone after so much fun.”
“I hope I can get a job with One Park and work with all these friendly people.”
Other candidates share Sokha’s feeling. The job occasion seemed more like a celebration rather than recruitment day. The unconventional method led to an enjoyable atmosphere and allowed the management team and job candidates to familiarise with one another before the interviews.
“Instead of the old way of recruiting, we want to break the ice,” says Jung. “A 10-minute interview cannot get us acquainted fast,” said General Manager of One Park, Demain Jung who is the founder of the Intercontinental Hotel (now known as Grand Duke Hotel)
“We want to get to know each other and we want to do it through some fun activities, to be at ease and then we can talk to one another.”
Developed by GRED (Graticity Real Estate Development) and located north of the heart of Phnom Penh, One Park is “an interlace” of luxurious residences, businesses a 5-star international hotel and high fashion.
Surrounding arterial roads allow for quick access to other parts of the city, it aims at redefining a new lifestyle in Phnom Penh through one seamless integrated development. – by Taing Rinith