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Kalibrr CEO Paul Rivera shares how to recruit, retain millennial employees at franchise conference

By Poyen Ramos on July 21, 2017

Success of a business begins with having the right knowledge and a thorough investigation of all business opportunities. It also starts with recruiting the right people into your company to ultimately create a great, solid team.

Kalibrr CEO Paul Rivera, was invited by the Philippine Franchise Association (PFA) to talk about recruiting and retaining millennial employees at one of the breakout sessions at Franchise Asia Philippines 2017, the largest franchise conference and expo in Asia, on July 19, at SMX Convention Center Manila.

Kalibrr CEO Paul Rivera at Franchise Asia Philippines 2017

In his talk, Paul discussed that with millennials being aggressive and competitive in today’s work setting, businesses must adopt a “marketer” kind of mindset in order to attract talent.

“You have to think like a sales and marketing person specifically for career professionals when you want to recruit millennials,” said Paul, adding that having a good recruitment experience and a clear vision of your company's purpose helps with attracting qualified candidates to apply.

Retaining millennials, on the other hand, Paul emphasized planning out a growth strategy for your employees. Millennials, he said, love to work when they know their efforts create an impact and essentially help them grow professionally.

“Millennials like to learn, and what they often need is someone to be their coach or mentor in order for them to succeed at their job,” mentioned Paul to a room full of franchisees and franchisors from 7-11, Goldilocks, Army Navy to name a few.

However, while his talk revolved around millennials, he pointed out that businesses shouldn’t design their organization solely for the younger tribe. Instead, build a company culture that leads to all employees wanting to join, stay, and perform at their best.

Dr. Maynoll Montalbo CEO of Mont Albo Massage Spa also spoke about recruiting and retaining millennial franchisees at the Franchise Asia Philippines 2017.

Kalibrr is a recruitment tech startup that aims to transform the way candidates find jobs and the way companies hire talent. It uses technology to match jobseekers and companies on the basis of skills, experience, interests, and fit.

If you or your organization is interested in inviting Kalibrr as a speaker in one of your events, kindly email our Country Marketing Manager, Jan L. Garrovillo at

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