Hamilton Hill Kindergarten interview – Project and Operation Manager, Ayano Iizumi
Recently, Hamilton Hill Kindergarten welcomed a new staff member, QQ, member of the lunch club. Ayano Lizumi, project and Operation Manager @ Hamilton Hill Kindergarten speaks about this fruitful encounter.
How did you find out about the French Chamber Foundation?
It was a coincidence actually. Our former project operator knew the former Head of Recruitment Department of French Chamber, Laure Piron, who told us about the French Chamber Foundation. We thought “Why not give it a try?” and then we were in touch with Indy, the Foundation Representative, for further action.
What were your expectations of the Foundation?
We posted job advertisement on various platforms like jobsdb and there were some applicants. However, it didn’t work out and the person resigned after two days. Since the Foundation and BOKSS act as a middleman, we felt more assured and secure regarding the communication and job matching service. On the day of the interview, Indy and Eric, the Foundation and BOKSS representatives, accompanied QQ, which showed the professionalism and compassion of the service. (It is definitely more reliable and stable than finding candidates on our own.)
What do you think about the profile that we successfully placed at your kindergarten?
We are thankful to have QQ joining our team and we are pleased to work with the Foundation. QQ is very cheerful, communicative and gets along with others. On the first day of work, she already had a cooperative spirit (team player) and is willing to integrate into the team. We are also hoping QQ can become our permanent staff and be part of our dream team.
Would you consider our services again and recommend us to other companies?
Definitely. Not many companies and people know about the French Chamber Foundation and the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) concept. I was surprised that we could contribute back to the local community especially considering the unstable economic environment.
In the near future, we would like to find 1-2 more part-time cleaning staff from the Lunch Club as it gives stability and trustworthiness in its job matching services. We hope we can set as an example for others to follow and may the streak continue!
What’s happen in Mong Kok?
After a long time of unemployment, Mrs. Fung needs employment assistance as she did not know how to start finding a job. At the Lunch Club in Mong Kok, she received advice about the working environment and labour market. Relying on the FCF services, she found a job as part time relief security officer and, after one month, Mrs. Fung had significantly improved her situation as she was hired in a full time security job.
Mr. Wong, a 55-year-old man, lives in New Territories with his family and has started studying the Patient Care Assistant course at Oi Kwan Social Service. Mr. Wong had no idea about his career, and thought he was too old for job seeking. After several career talks and goal setting, Mr. Wong has found a new job, increasing his revenues.