A Not So HR, HR Job Post by the CEO

9Grids, Inc.

  • Makati, Philippines
    3F Goodwill Bldg. 393 Gil Puyat Ave., Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines
    Metro Manila
  • Full time
Posted 6 months ago and deadline of application is on 17 Feb
Recruiter was hiring 3 days ago

A Not So HR, HR Job Post by the CEO

9Grids, Inc.

Job Description

Hi there!

You're probably thinking.

What is this job ad?

Well, to answer your question

it's one that was written by the founder himself.

My name is Dan and I need you to know that whoever fills this position will experience a lot of growth.

You see, I've been there. I wrote job posts myself before

looked at others and saw almost all are carbon copies

5 years of experience, good attitude, achiever... that's a little too vague, isn't it?

I get it, maybe there's too much grunt work.

Maybe the bosses want a position filled in 2 weeks.

Everything is rushed to get things going.

That seems to have always been the norm

But is that the best approach?

I did some thinking...

I realized it has to start from the top.

It has to start with me if we want to challenge the status quo.

Yes, there's that saying "if it ain't broke, don't fix it"

Somehow I feel we can do better...

My goal is to humanize the company.

And I want you to help me...

We're still a startup so implementation will be quick

All I ask is for you to have plenty of ideas

We'll figure it out and test them along the way

Don't worry about failing, that's part of the process

I think if we play safe way too long we'll end up obsolete

This is what corporate bureaucracy is.

That's something I personally dislike.

I don't want us to be robots...

So again, if you have plenty of ideas but never had a way to implement them

This is your chance with us :)

I'll be straight with you...

We're going to start from scratch.

It'll be a fresh start and that's exciting!

I hope you see it the same way I do.

I read this book, HR Disrupted by Lucy Adams.

The pillars there are treating employees like adults

That is to not approach HR in a one-size-fits-all way

And to treat people in the company as human beings

We're going to adapt these and apply them pronto

I would love it if you read the book

I believe you'll make a difference in your field if you do.

So why am I sharing these here?

I believe in spreading value and good vibes to everyone.

I prefer to be in an environment that wants to be better all the time.

Iron sharpens iron

This is how a community progresses...

and I think it's important to set this tone for myself.

I understand that you may be working for another company too.

I suggest you give it a try to push for a more humanized approach

If you have a boss that's doesn't support changes though

With me, You'll be given freedom.

All I ask is for you to not settle to how things currently are

This is done through a constant search of doing things better

And that's where the fun begins...

I'm writing this so you can see who you'll work for

I'll support you as long as you continue to bring it and be positive

If you like what you see in here

Send us your CV along with your thoughts on all these.

By the way, those who read books will stand out ;)

The company is built in a culture of learning after all.

What would be the main focus?

Hiring? People Management?

It's really up to what you can bring to the table

With your level of expertise, we'll discuss it and see what we're to start

But if there's one thing you need to know

that is to expect this to be engaging and challenging

If you're up for it, we would love to have you!

Minimum Qualifications

At least have 5 years experience in HR preferably that specializes in one field.

It takes around that time to master a skill set and we're looking for those who can make an immediate impact with us. It would be best to let us know what you specialize in.

The basic stuff:

Payroll, SSS, BIR, Philhealth, Pag-ibig etc

Labor Law - We do want to change the status quo but we need to know if it's within the law


Doesn't matter. I think what you applied AFTER you finished school is what matters.

And of course, high character :)

No politics. No BS. Show up and act like an adult.

We only want good vibes in the office.

Additional note. We are a startup.

We have to be wise with our spending so we focus on what matters:

  • Free Lunch and snacks
  • HMO to those who get regularized
  • 7AM-4PM or 8AM-5PM flexitime. Nobody is here but me after 5PM.
  • I like everyone to value the rest of their day.
  • Hoards of books and audiobooks
  • Anything that will add value to you and the company, I’m willing to spend on
  • 2k incentive for those with perfect attendance
  • Get a whiff of the people here and you’ll see that it’s a very light place to work with :)

Perks and Benefits

  • Flexitime Flexitime
  • Work from Home Work from Home
  • Paid Holidays Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacation Leave Paid Vacation Leave
  • Paid Sick Leave Paid Sick Leave
  • Medical / Health Insurance Medical / Health Insurance
  • Free Lunch or Snacks Free Lunch or Snacks

Required Skills

  • Performance Management and Coaching
  • Persuasion and Negotiation
  • Policy Creation and Implementation
  • Labor Relations
  • Law and Government
  • Employee Relations
  • Leadership skills

Jobs Summary

Job level
Associate / Supervisor
Job category
Human Resources
Educational requirement
Bachelor's degree graduate
Recruiter response to application
Once in a while 
Office Address
3F Goodwill Bldg. 393 Gil Puyat Ave.
Marketing / Advertising / Sales
1 opening

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About 9Grids, Inc.

9grids Inc. was founded June of 2016 as an advertising company enabling businesses to expand their capabilities through effective advertising. The company’s breakthrough deal was signing up a Malaysian e-commerce company in 2016. Up until today, we are servicing this company. We help drive traffic to their websites by doing online advertising. We perform the end to end servicing – from conceptualization of advertising materials, to production, ad placement, ad monitoring, and even the customer service and fulfillment processes. Our goal is to learn and to be the best in marketing for our clients. We seek to be able to sell anything with our experience and expertise in marketing. We make sure everyone has work-life balance. We know how to have fun! We take care of people. We make sure they grow in both professional and personal aspects of their lives. We push everyone to do their best and to achieve their dreams. We greatly value individual growth. We also believe that culture is the best business plan. We value company culture and the people as much as we value the output of each individual. We make sure that employees have a collaborative environment that can help them grow. We are also committed in making this company big by planting the seeds today. We invest in our people and in learning as much as we can so that we may have a more stable company, and our people, stable careers. We are for the long term.
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