By Braulio Giron, Jr. on November 27, 2018
Commemorating a successful year, Southeast Asia’s leading recruitment solutions provider brings clientele together for an evening of celebration and recognition
While still over a month before it concludes, 2018 can already be deemed as one of the most successful for Kalibrr. It has seen registered users grow to over 1.6 million and counting, and the company also successfully launched Kalibrr Communities, a monthly gathering for professionals interested in learning about career development, everything HR and recruitment, growth strategies, and industry trends.
The company had also successfully established a number of partnerships, collaborating with Asia CEO to mount the first-ever Asia HR Innovation Summit last September, as well as serving as a major sponsor at the latter’s annual Asia CEO Awards. Kalibrr also partnered with apparel giant UNIQLO Philippines for its first-ever exclusive job search event, and the Bureau of Local Employment to continually develop the alignment between the government and the online recruitment industry, among others.
Keenly aware of how integral partners and clients are in its prior and continued success, Kalibrr recently held a Client Appreciation Night to acknowledge the organizations and individuals who continue to work with the company in improving the human resources and recruitment industry in the Philippines and in Southeast Asia.
Grateful for the Past Year, Looking Forward to the Next
Held at 55 Paseo de Roxas in Makati City last November 22nd, the Kalibrr Client Appreciation Night opened with a few words from Kalibrr Co-Founder and CEO Paul Rivera, who thanked everyone in attendance for continuing to entrust Kalibrr with their hiring and recruitment needs and standing behind the company’s commitment to addressing unemployment by way of helping employers and qualified job seekers connect with one another.
Rivera emphasized how Kalibrr knows clients and partners continue to be key drivers to the company’s success, and encouraged them to continue providing feedback and expressing their hiring and recruitment concerns so that the company can continue to subsequently develop the solutions they can use.
He also announced that among the many steps taken towards this commitment was Kalibrr’s recent integration with Jobs on Facebook, and how it effectively enables employers to easily create job posts and manage applications, and allow organizations with extensive hiring needs to reach a greater number of qualified candidates on the world’s most popular social media platform while staying connected to Kalibrr.
Rivera concluded his speech by introducing Kalibrr’s new Philippines Country Head, Cecilio “Ilyong” Tuanquin, who also shared a few words and particularly emphasized how he looks forward to further strengthening the relationship Kalibrr has with its clients and partners by working on solutions together.
Client Appreciation Awards
After the pleasantries were the highlight of the night, the recognition for Kalibrr’s clients and partners. While all are held by the company with the same high regard, a number of organizations were particularly contributory to the year which Kalibrr had, and were rightfully recognized as finalists and winners of several awards.
Top Employer Award: SME and Enterprise
Given to the SME and Enterprise employers who passionately work hand in hand with Kalibrr to provide job opportunities to thousands of Filipinos, the The Employer Excellence Awards were based on the number of hires declared by companies in the platform.
SME Finalists: Healthy Options, Corp., Lamudi, iStaff Solutions Inc., Boldr
SME Winner: Appco Group Asia
Enterprise Finalists: Fast Retailing Philippines, Inc. (UNIQLO), ABS-CBN Corporation, SM Corporate, SM Mart Inc.
Enterprise Winner: Careers at Ayala Group
Loyalty Award (Kalibrr Circle of Achievement)
In line with showing appreciation to all of its clients, Kalibrr also chose to recognize clients who have put their trust in company from the start, sharing in its mission and helping Kalibrr become what it is today.
The recipients of Kalibrr’s Circle of Achievement 2018 were Coins.ph, Cost U Less Inc., and Phil Surv.
Candidate Engagement Award of the Year: SME and Enterprise
The Candidate Engagement Awards were given to both the SME and Enterprise employers who painstakingly created strong candidate relationships by building open communication lines among all their applicants, based on the response rates of each company in the platform.
SME Finalists: Appco Group Asia, Healthy Options, Corp., Diversify Offshore Staffing Solutions, Coins.ph
SME Winner: JC Worldwide Franchise Inc.
Enterprise Finalists: Stores Specialists, Inc., ABS-CBN Corporation, PJ Lhuillier Group of Companies, Metrobank
Enterprise Winner: Citigroup Business Process Solutions Pte. Ltd
Power Recruiter Award (Top Performing Recruiter)
Given to recruiters who go the extra mile to share their company’s job opportunities by sourcing, processing, responding to, and hiring Filipino talents, the Power Recruiter award is based on recruiter activity tracking on Kalibrr.
Finalists: Aces Call Center Jobs Inc., Titanium Systems Technologies Inc., Lamudi, PJ Lhuillier Group of Companies
Winner: Magic, Inc.
Most Admired Employer Award
The Most Admired Employer Award is the one given to companies who have built a good employer brand to consistently sustain a high volume of applications, based on companies’ application rate on Kalibrr.
Finalists: Monde Nissin Corporation, ABS-CBN Corporation,Careers at Ayala Group, Magic, Inc.
Winner: JC Worldwide Franchise Inc.
Most Distinguished Employer of the Year
Given to some of the most aspirational companies that Filipino talents want to work for, the Most Distinguished Employer Award is based on the job post views of each company in the platform.
Finalists: JC Worldwide Franchise Inc., ABS-CBN Corporation, Philippine Red Cross, Careers at Ayala Group
Winner: Monde Nissin Corporation
Strategic Employer of the Year
The Strategic Employer Award for companies who continue to challenge talent sourcing and recruitment norms by coming up with new ways to hire talent. It is based on the number of event partnerships with Kalibrr.
Finalists: Fast Retailing Philippines, Inc. (UNIQLO), Lamudi
Winner: Aboitiz Equity Ventures
Top Recruitment Team of the Year
The Top Recruitment Team Award was given to recruitment teams who consistently and effectively ensure that their job opportunities are more accessible to Filipino talents. It is based on the companies’ recruiter activity on Kalibrr.
Finalists: Appco Group Asia, LBP Service Corporation
Winner: ABS-CBN Corporation
Leading Employer of the Year
The Leading Employer Award is given to the company who had exemplified the highest level of performance across all talent sourcing and recruitment areas.
Winner: PJ Lhuillier Group of Companies
The Kalibrr Client Appreciation Night, held in partnership with the Asian Institute of Management, Kickstart Ventures, Maria Health, Himalayan Dynasty, and Kirsten Marie, concluded with music, dining, and drinks, as clients, partner organizations, and the Kalibrr team discussed their businesses, the recruitment industry, and plans and possibilities for 2019.
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Kalibrr is a technology company that aims to transform how candidates find jobs and how companies hire talent. Placing the candidate experience at the center of everything it does, the company continues to attract the best talents from all over, with 1.6 million jobseekers and counting. Kalibrr ultimately connects these talents to companies in search of their next generation of leaders.
The only end-to-end recruitment solutions provider in Southeast Asia, Kalibrr is headquartered in Makati, Philippines, with offices in San Francisco, California and Jakarta, Indonesia. Established in 2012, it has served over 18,000 clients, and is backed by some of the world’s most powerful start-up incubators and venture capitalists. These include Y Combinator, Omidyar Network, Patamar Capital, Wavemaker Partners, and Kickstart Ventures.