IT Recruitment in the Philippines, A New Approach

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IT Recruitment Agency and Headhunter for Software and IT roles in the Philippines

The job market for Information Technology and software developer roles in the Philippines has exploded in recent years. There has been a growing, local movement from start-up tech companies working in areas of key web and mobile app innovation. There has also been an enormous influx of foreign businesses establishing dev teams to support their overseas operations. This hive of activity has cultivated a large talent pool of well-trained, foreign exposed, Filipino software engineers who work largely in Manila on cutting edge platforms to be rolled out in all corners of the globe.

Accordingly, the war for tech talent has become increasingly hard-fought in the Philippines. There is an undersupply compared to the demand for experienced, Filipino software engineers, web developers and full stack developers who work with the most in-demand technologies. This has created a highly competitive business environment for attracting and retaining Manila’s top development talent. Gone are the days of advertising for information technology recruiting and software roles and receiving talented candidate inquires. In today’s market the top IT talent are hidden from the sight of job boards and LinkedIn, and they are gainfully employed. Furthermore, they are being treated with special care by their employers to discourage them from leaving.

Nevertheless, if you utilize the services of a top IT headhunting firm or IT recruitment agency in Manila, you will have a partner who understands the competitive landscape and who can help you target, attract, hire and retain from within these “hidden talent pools” for web and software developers in the Philippines.

Founded in 2010, Manila Recruitment has fostered the strongest team of pure IT headhunters in the Philippines.

 Our team of end-to-end IT recruitment consultants focus on hiring UI and UX designers, web developers, mobile developers (iOS and Android), software developers, software engineers, software architects, project managers and CTO’s in the Philippines.

Over the last 7 years, we have been carefully curating a database of over 200,000 IT, digital and software developer based candidates that we can uniquely access for our clients. We have almost every technology covered, and we focus heavily on the recruitment of fullstack developer and mobile developer roles, combined with frontend developer and backend developer roles. The software engineers we can connect you with have skills that cover the in-demand programming languages, frameworks and technologies such as:

  • 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.

We are looking forward to hearing from you, and getting to know your business and your IT recruitment needs in Cebu and the Vis-Min regions. We’ll be sure to impart our knowledge and recipe for success, and then we’ll deliver excellence in headhunting to fill your IT recruitment needs with the best talent in Cebu and Vis-Min. This is our promise to you.

Our commitment to the following is what we sets us apart:

Database & Community

250,000+ Candidates: Executives, Managers, IT & experts, and English proficient support roles. Plus unique network multipliers & community outreach programs run by all recruiters in their respective vertical focus.

Certified Headhunters

We don’t rely on job postings! We pride ourselves on passive candidate sourcing. Each of our recruiters are internationally certified in the latest sourcing strategies, and can discover and engage more candidates.

Business Driven Approach

We invest time to align a tailored sourcing strategy with your strategic business objectives. We have expertise in Multinational expansion, corporate recruitment, plus first hires & growth for tech & start-up companies.

Market Entry Strategy

New to the Philippines? We have been the exclusive recruitment partner for over 450+ Multinationals, corporations & start-ups entering the Filipino market. We specialize in recruiting first hires & building core teams.

Client Testimonials

Recruitment of Various Technology Roles
We are a Social Enterprise & Technology Company inventing mobile services to underserved people in predominantly emerging markets. After experiencing the services of alternative headhunters without success, we turned to Manila Recruitment for assistance in securing a number of high-level, executive and tech roles in a short timeline. Their specific process and professionalism produced fast results, exceeding our expectations. Adapted candidates, plus regular updates and communication, all delivered through consultants who understood our business model and our briefs. I have already returned to use Manila Recruitment for another key position.

Frederic Levy
CEO, Galileo Software Services Inc.

Recruitment & Search Agency - Headhunter in the Philippines
2019-12-22T17:10:20+08:00

Frederic Levy
CEO, Galileo Software Services Inc.

We are a Social Enterprise & Technology Company inventing mobile services to underserved people in predominantly emerging markets. After experiencing the services of alternative headhunters without success, we turned to Manila Recruitment for assistance in securing a number of high-level, executive and tech roles in a short timeline. Their specific process and professionalism produced fast results, exceeding our expectations. Adapted candidates, plus regular updates and communication, all delivered through consultants who understood our business model and our briefs. I have already returned to use Manila Recruitment for another key position.
Recruitment of Frontend Developers
I am very happy with the quality of the candidates provided by Manila recruitment. The staff they have assisted us in recruiting have been a great addition to our team. I would recommend Manila recruitment to anyone wanting to find quality staff quickly in Manila.

Mathew B.
Senior Project Manager, NetEngine Pty Ltd (Brisbane)

Recruitment & Search Agency - Headhunter in the Philippines
2019-12-22T17:19:30+08:00

Mathew B.
Senior Project Manager, NetEngine Pty Ltd (Brisbane)

I am very happy with the quality of the candidates provided by Manila recruitment. The staff they have assisted us in recruiting have been a great addition to our team. I would recommend Manila recruitment to anyone wanting to find quality staff quickly in Manila.
Recruitment of Various Technology Roles
We've used Manila Recruitment on a regular basis for quite some time and have been happy with the communication, quality of candidates and overall seamless process. As compared to other agencies we've used in the past, they are truly a standout.

Laura Davis
First Performance

Recruitment & Search Agency - Headhunter in the Philippines
2019-12-22T17:21:20+08:00

Laura Davis
First Performance

We've used Manila Recruitment on a regular basis for quite some time and have been happy with the communication, quality of candidates and overall seamless process. As compared to other agencies we've used in the past, they are truly a standout.
Recruitment of IT Specialists
At Hoppler, we brought some challenging requirements to Manila Recruitment to source key personnel for our IT department. They faced the challenge head on, and was successful in finding us all 3 key personnel. Everyone at Manila Recruitment, top to bottom, was pleasant to work with. I would highly recommend the team for your staff sourcing needs.

Rammon Ballesca
Hoppler

Recruitment & Search Agency - Headhunter in the Philippines
2019-12-22T17:21:42+08:00

Rammon Ballesca
Hoppler

At Hoppler, we brought some challenging requirements to Manila Recruitment to source key personnel for our IT department. They faced the challenge head on, and was successful in finding us all 3 key personnel. Everyone at Manila Recruitment, top to bottom, was pleasant to work with. I would highly recommend the team for your staff sourcing needs.
Recruitment of over 15 Executive, Senior Management and Various Other Roles for a Multinational Corporation’s First Operation in Manila
If you are looking for a partner who is really passionate about helping you find the right people for your company, consider engaging Manila Recruitment. With their team we hammered out a tailored recruitment strategy. We also have regular meetings with the recruiters to evaluate progress and discuss new vacancies. Candidates referred to us for interviews always had the right profile and we were able to recruit quality people without wasting too much time on interviews.

Talk to them, meet them in their exciting office in Makati City and convince yourself. 

Hans Loozekoot
CEO, EastWest Ageas Life, Manila

Recruitment & Search Agency - Headhunter in the Philippines
2019-12-22T17:15:33+08:00

Hans Loozekoot
CEO, EastWest Ageas Life, Manila

If you are looking for a partner who is really passionate about helping you find the right people for your company, consider engaging Manila Recruitment. With their team we hammered out a tailored recruitment strategy. We also have regular meetings with the recruiters to evaluate progress and discuss new vacancies. Candidates referred to us for interviews always had the right profile and we were able to recruit quality people without wasting too much time on interviews. Talk to them, meet them in their exciting office in Makati City and convince yourself. 
Recruitment of Senior FullStack Developer 
At Flowerstore.ph we worked with Manila Recruitment to fill a technical position which had been very slow sourcing in-house. They were very professional throughout the entire process with great attention to all details. We were able to hire a candidate in a very short amount of time since starting the process. Definitely will work with them in the future! 

Saúl Mollá Cuesta
Founder & CEO Flowerstore Group

Recruitment & Search Agency - Headhunter in the Philippines
2019-12-22T17:16:58+08:00

Saúl Mollá Cuesta
Founder & CEO Flowerstore Group

At Flowerstore.ph we worked with Manila Recruitment to fill a technical position which had been very slow sourcing in-house. They were very professional throughout the entire process with great attention to all details. We were able to hire a candidate in a very short amount of time since starting the process. Definitely will work with them in the future! 
Recruitment of Start-up Web Development Team
Manila Recruitment spent time to understand our requirements and perfectly executed the plan to hire our first Web Developer, Designer, PHP Programmer and SharePoint Expert. We have since used Manila Recruitment for several other positions, including iOS and Android developers as well as a Frontend developer and another PHP developer.

All done with care and understanding of our needs. They also provided business advice on how to establish and maintain our offshore team in Manila.

Greg Mitchell
Managing Director, Cirrena Pty Ltd (Perth)

Recruitment & Search Agency - Headhunter in the Philippines
2019-12-22T17:17:39+08:00

Greg Mitchell
Managing Director, Cirrena Pty Ltd (Perth)

Manila Recruitment spent time to understand our requirements and perfectly executed the plan to hire our first Web Developer, Designer, PHP Programmer and SharePoint Expert. We have since used Manila Recruitment for several other positions, including iOS and Android developers as well as a Frontend developer and another PHP developer. All done with care and understanding of our needs. They also provided business advice on how to establish and maintain our offshore team in Manila.
Recruitment of Accountants with Australian Experience
When our BPO’s HR department was unable to find us candidates to interview who had the right qualifications we turned to Manila Recruitment to assist us with finding candidates.  Within a few weeks we had three qualified candidates to interview, all with excellent experience.   In fact we almost hired two of them, but in the end did settle for the one candidate who best suited our team culture.  The process was simple and straightforward and we were kept informed at all steps along the way on the progress of their searches.   I would highly recommend Manila Recruitment for professional support in finding the right candidate with both the right skills and personality.

Amanda Fisher
Principal, Connected Accountants, NSW

Recruitment & Search Agency - Headhunter in the Philippines
2019-12-22T17:18:40+08:00

Amanda Fisher
Principal, Connected Accountants, NSW

When our BPO’s HR department was unable to find us candidates to interview who had the right qualifications we turned to Manila Recruitment to assist us with finding candidates.  Within a few weeks we had three qualified candidates to interview, all with excellent experience.   In fact we almost hired two of them, but in the end did settle for the one candidate who best suited our team culture.  The process was simple and straightforward and we were kept informed at all steps along the way on the progress of their searches.   I would highly recommend Manila Recruitment for professional support in finding the right candidate with both the right skills and personality.
I would like to say the process of my recruitment has been flawlessly handled by Ivan. He has taken care of the entire process with professionalism and treated me as if I were one of his family member.

Dennis of CityMunch

Recruitment & Search Agency - Headhunter in the Philippines
2019-12-22T17:05:01+08:00

Dennis of CityMunch

I would like to say the process of my recruitment has been flawlessly handled by Ivan. He has taken care of the entire process with professionalism and treated me as if I were one of his family member.
Recruitment of Various IT Roles
We recently decided to set up a development base in Manila and started working on building a team with Manila Recruitment. From the start the team were very helpful, giving us good guidance and realistic opinions on what would be possible. Over the past four months we have successfully recruited a core team who I am delighted with. During that process I myself have never needed to leave the UK. I can thoroughly recommend Manila Recruitment as an excellent way forward for anyone considering establishing a whole team or for filling highly technical roles in the Philippines. They are good people doing a great job.

David Morgan

Recruitment & Search Agency - Headhunter in the Philippines
2019-12-22T16:59:30+08:00

David Morgan

We recently decided to set up a development base in Manila and started working on building a team with Manila Recruitment. From the start the team were very helpful, giving us good guidance and realistic opinions on what would be possible. Over the past four months we have successfully recruited a core team who I am delighted with. During that process I myself have never needed to leave the UK. I can thoroughly recommend Manila Recruitment as an excellent way forward for anyone considering establishing a whole team or for filling highly technical roles in the Philippines. They are good people doing a great job.
Recruitment of Ruby on Rails & .Net Developers
I am continually impressed with all the developers that Manila Recruitment have sourced for us! Both for Ruby on Rails and .NET. Although I find it difficult to admit, I don't think our teams would be as strong as they are today without your help!

Alain F,
CEO, YouSource Inc, Manila

Recruitment & Search Agency - Headhunter in the Philippines
2019-12-22T17:00:36+08:00

Alain F,
CEO, YouSource Inc, Manila

I am continually impressed with all the developers that Manila Recruitment have sourced for us! Both for Ruby on Rails and .NET. Although I find it difficult to admit, I don't think our teams would be as strong as they are today without your help!
Recruitment of a Country Manager
I want to thank Manila Recruitment for all of your efforts in the appointment of our new Country Manager for the Philippines. Everyone was great to work with! At all times a very professional, yet flexible approach was taken throughout the recruitment process. As Ingredients Plus grow in the Philippines we will certainly be looking to utilise your Company again when we seek new staff.

Rod O.
Group Business Manager, Ingredients Plus Pty Ltd (Sydney)

Recruitment & Search Agency - Headhunter in the Philippines
2019-12-22T17:02:15+08:00

Rod O.
Group Business Manager, Ingredients Plus Pty Ltd (Sydney)

I want to thank Manila Recruitment for all of your efforts in the appointment of our new Country Manager for the Philippines. Everyone was great to work with! At all times a very professional, yet flexible approach was taken throughout the recruitment process. As Ingredients Plus grow in the Philippines we will certainly be looking to utilise your Company again when we seek new staff.
We have worked with Manila Recruitment the past couple of years and I can say without hesitation that they have given us top-notch service. Recommended candidates are always qualified. Their recruiters are very responsible, constantly working with us to find competent people. Management has also been very helpful in answering queries and offering expertise. From top to bottom, it's a quality firm with quality people. Manila Recruitment has been instrumental in helping us grow our team and we feel confident that they will continue to do so in the future.

Clark Tiu
Peplink

Recruitment & Search Agency - Headhunter in the Philippines
2019-12-22T16:57:40+08:00

Clark Tiu
Peplink

We have worked with Manila Recruitment the past couple of years and I can say without hesitation that they have given us top-notch service. Recommended candidates are always qualified. Their recruiters are very responsible, constantly working with us to find competent people. Management has also been very helpful in answering queries and offering expertise. From top to bottom, it's a quality firm with quality people. Manila Recruitment has been instrumental in helping us grow our team and we feel confident that they will continue to do so in the future.
HaelthTech Philippines couldn't be more satisfied with Manila Recruitment for their work in providing us the manpower we were looking for. They work to provide us the best candidates to interview. It was done in a timely fashion, and through it all, we were routinely updated on the progress.

Grace Legaspi
Haeltech Philippines

Recruitment & Search Agency - Headhunter in the Philippines
2019-12-22T16:47:45+08:00

Grace Legaspi
Haeltech Philippines

HaelthTech Philippines couldn't be more satisfied with Manila Recruitment for their work in providing us the manpower we were looking for. They work to provide us the best candidates to interview. It was done in a timely fashion, and through it all, we were routinely updated on the progress.
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Recruitment & Search Agency - Headhunter in the Philippines

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