Innovating Executive Search and Recruitment in the Philippines

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Executive Recruitment Agency and Search Firm Headhunting for the Top Roles in the Philippines

Background: The Challenging Search for Talent
In the Philippines specifically, the hunt for the top talent is executed in one of the world’s most competitive job markets. The Philippines has a unique combination of drivers behind its competitive market for talent that rarely all come together in one marketplace. Not only is the Philippines one of the world’s fastest growing economies fueled by a strong domestic market, but it also has one of the world’s fastest growing outsourcing and offshoring industries as well. Furthermore, it is a ripe, new playing field for multinational corporations who have been entering its local market to provide products and services to a new wealth of local consumers and businesses alike. This mix of factors sees an unprecedented grab for the skilled Filipino talent to be placed in leadership roles by both Filipino companies with their rapidly growing domestic demand, and international companies who hire in the Philippines for their offshore/outsourcing demand. Naturally they all want the best executive talent to work for their company, and accordingly they are all finding more sophisticated ways to attract and retain this talent.

Why it’s Crucial to Get the Hiring Process Right the First Time
Filipinos can be proud to be recognized as some of the best talent in the world when it comes to a global workforce. They are the drivers of a strong domestic economy that is growing at unprecedented levels, and they are also the leaders and workforce behind international outsourced teams or teams within global centers of excellence established in the Philippines by multinational corporations. However, these Filipino leaders are now being sort out as candidates for new roles at an unprecedented level. They are being courted by headhunters and internal recruitment teams alike. If they are great candidates, it’s not likely you’ll find them through job ads or a simple LinkedIn search. You will first need to build trust and rapport while you stand out from the myriad of everyday recruiters who are calling them and getting turned away. More than ever now, the approach needs to be done correctly and must be attractive to the candidate. Because your top-level roles influence your people, your processes and your profits, it’s imperative to thoroughly plan every step of the way. Partnering with an executive recruitment firm who knows the lay of the land, who has the market mapped and who knows the top leaders within sort after industries is the best way to attract talent in this candidate driven market. You need a headhunter who can strategically and powerfully source for you to ensure you don’t miss the best person for the job or become overwhelmed by the difficulty or nuances of a specialized search. You need a recruitment partner who will give you a market-based understanding, as well as bridging the insight gap that so many local and international employers sometimes underestimate when seeking talent in the Philippines.

Founded in 2010, and with an independent five-star rating (Google), Manila Recruitment has quickly grown to become the leading headhunting firm in the Philippines.

Used by both local and international companies seeking out the most highly skilled talent for executive, managerial or leadership roles to be filled. Manila Recruitment has cultivated the Philippines’ strongest and most seasoned team of qualified, experienced executive and managerial recruitment consultants. A team that has been closely trained by our own executives, our very own founders, and who have all been put the through the leading international headhunting courses in the world. They have adopted an unprecedented culture of network-oriented, relationship driven strategies to deeply engage with Manila’s executive community and be attuned to the needs of the country’s top talent. When a member of the Manila Recruitment team picks up the phone to reach out to one of Manila’s top leaders for a client, our approach is second to none. Accordingly, candidates listen to our career driven advise, and the option to interview for a role with our clients. Our team’s approach to headhunting goes beyond traditional practices that are often outdated and left recycling the same old talent pools. Instead, we implement carefully planned, personalized, modern strategy built on the latest science of headhunting, driven by the latest sourcing techniques, and supported by the most innovative apps and tool bags recruiters anywhere in the world can access. When you want the best talent for your company, and you demand the most supportive, sophisticated service that drives fresh talent into your interviews, or when you need a fresh approach when old tactics aren’t delivering results, simply contact our friendly team so that we can personalize our service to deliver exactly what you need for your executive search requirements in the Philippines.

What We Will Do For You
We will headhunt and hire for the following positions for you:

  • C-level executives (CEO, COO, CFO, CTO, CIO, & CMO)
  • President, Vice President, and Director roles
  • Head of department, managerial, supervisory and leadership roles for HR, Marketing, Sales, Finance, Operations, IT, Software, Project Management, Business Development and more.

We also conduct other search services for a number of roles (Expatriate, IT & Technical, Junior, and Teams). Click here to find out more.

We will undertake the Philippines’ most exhaustive search for talent for you.
Our recruiters are experts at sourcing passive candidates (those not actively seeking work), but who may be interested in the opportunity to work for you when it is presented correctly. We can reach a further 80% of Manila’s executive and management candidate market than recruitment firms who simply post job advertisements, trawl their databases (resume farms) and search LinkedIn.

We will manage our relationship with you driven by loyalty, trust, understanding, consultation, service, commitment and dedication. Filling each role for you means the world to us.

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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    To start recruiting now, pay an initial fee of Php7,000. Pay online now, deducted later from our competitive success fee.
  • Success Fee
    The success fee is only billed after hire, and is calculated at 2.25 months of the candidates’ total gross monthly earnings (equivalent to 18.75% of annual earnings),. No 13th month salary (customary in the Philippines) is included, and there are no hidden fees!
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    An extensive, executive consultation is offered upon engagement. We want to gain the deepest understanding of your company, your requirements, the position, and offer advice to ensure success.
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