The Exclusive Corporate Headhunter Company and Recruitment Agency in the Philippines

We deliver an elite headhunting agency service in Manila for worldwide and local, Filipino clients. Our unique approach to headhunting is based upon application of the latest technologies and developments in recruitment science, coupled with an unrivalled talent database and dedication to client satisfaction.

Founded in 2010, Manila Recruitment has become the go-to headhunting and executive search firm to find needle in the haystack candidates for roles based in the Philippines.

As a leading headhunter agency in Manila, we have noticed that the market for highly skilled Filipino talent has become increasingly sophisticated in the last few years. Gone are the days of placing a simple job board advertisement and receiving tons of qualified replies from candidates for a headhunter company. The active candidate market (those who are actively applying for jobs with employers) has dried up, as the drivers for high-end roles have changed significantly. There is now an ever-increasing pull on Manila’s top executives, managers, experts and IT specialists from the following sources:

  • Domestic corporations are growing rapidly, fueled by one of the world’s top performing economies;
  • A strong domestic start-up culture is emerging, particularly for tech orientated start-ups;
  • Strong growth in the BPO, Shared Services, Outsourcing and Offshoring sector is continuing;
  • There is aggressive expansion of Multinational brands entering the Filipino market to target the new wealth of both consumers and B2B customers;
  • ASEAN integration is bringing more regional players into the Philippines.

These drivers ensure that the war to recruit and retain quality talent in the Philippines is fought fiercely. New market entrants and domestic companies alike, no longer have the luxury of quality candidates applying en-mass to their job postings. The majority of the top talent are already employed, earning strong salaries and receiving competitive benefits and bonuses. A new approach has to be taken – and this is using a headhunter agency to recruit the top talent in the Philippines.

The good news is that professionals in Manila are now more highly trained and exposed to international best practice than ever.

In order to reach them, you need to hire an expert headhunting agency in Manila who knows how to source and connect with passive talent (those who are not actively seeking new employment opportunities). If these ideal yet passive candidates can be found and presented with an enticing offer, they may well be open to looking at it more closely.

This is exactly what Manila Recruitment specializes in as a top headhunter agency in the Philippines. Our team of highly trained, professional headhunters has access to our database of over 200,000 executives, managers, experts and IT specialists in the Philippines. Additionally, each of our headhunters in Manila are internationally trained and certified in the latest passive talent sourcing strategies and online tools for headhunters. All training is specifically adapted to sourcing talent within the Filipino market. Each recruiter is also highly networked within the communities of professionals from which they headhunt Filipino talent. They operate and participate in community outreach programs by providing career advice to professionals at networking events, via blogs, social media and personal consultations. For this reason, our headhunter company are not just viewed as “poachers’ from their industry specialization, but as active community participants. This means, when we pick up the phone to target top, passive candidates or network multipliers for our clients, they answer the phone, and we get results.

Our passive talent headhunting capabilities, combined with our commitment to innovation in headhunting methodologies and technologies, ensures our headhunter company can reach a further 60% of the market for candidates than other headhunting companies, who rely heavily on job boards and LinkedIn. When you add our unique understanding of bigger picture business drivers and our deeply consultative, relationship driven approach, we can ensure to fill your toughest recruitment needs in the Philippines.

Our commitment is what sets us apart:

A unique recruitment agency service model for unrivalled candidate outcomes

Database & Community

200,000+ Candidates: Executives, Managers, IT roles and Experts. Plus unique network multipliers & community outreach programs run by all headhunters in their respective technology focus.

Certified Headhunter Company

We don’t rely on job postings! We pride ourselves on being the top headhunter agency in Manila for passive candidate sourcing. Each of our Filipino headhunters are internationally certified in the latest headhunting strategies, and can discover and engage more candidates.

Business Driven Approach

We invest time to align a tailored headhunting strategy with your strategic business objectives in the Philippines. We have deep expertise in headhunting for multinational shared service centers, corporate clients, plus first hires & growth for tech & start-up companies.

Market Entry Strategy

New to the Philippines? We have been the exclusive headhunter company in the Philippines for over 450+ Multinationals, corporations & start-ups entering the Filipino market. We specialize in creating whole new teams or augmenting existing teams.

We are here to support you in the 'new normal'

Our team are all working efficiently from home and our recruitment agency in Manila is fully operational. We are providing our services without interruption at the same standard that you have always been accustomed to. Therefore, we are here to help you with any recruitment need during and after the crisis.

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Our Market Leading Solutions

Each recruitment service has a transparent, unique and competitive fee structure and terms, and is delivered by a certified, professional recruiter in Philippines

Team Search

Recruit 4 or more positions, with any combination of Junior, IT, Expert, managerial, or executive roles

Technical & Expert Search

Recruit any Non-Managerial, Non-IT roles in HR, Finance, Sales, Marketing, Admin & Ops

Offshore Staff Solutions

Recruit executive, technical or expert roles for your offshore operation, bundled with payroll management and office space

Executive Search

Recruit C-level, VP, Country Manager, Director, General Manager & other managerial positions

Junior Search

Recruit all entry-level roles including trainees, executive assistants, and basic support staff

Remote Staff Search

Recruit for all executive, managerial, IT or technical roles with a focus on work from home arrangements

IT Search

Recruit all IT roles, all software roles, all digital, and technical positions

Expat Search

Recruit an expatriate living in the Philippines, or to repatriate a Filipino overseas

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