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Notable Filipino Companies Gather for Kalibrr Client Appreciation Night


November 29 • 13 min read

Emerging startups and major corporations gathered in Makati City to be thanked and recognized as key contributors in Kalibrr Technology Venture’s successful 2019

As a year that saw Kalibrr successfully establish collaborative relationships with the likes of Google and Facebook and grow its registered jobseekers to over 2.7 million draws to a close, the company saw it fit to once again recognize and thank its parter-employers and organizations for their help in making 2019 a successful year.

For the second year in a row and the fourth in company history, Kalibrr brought together its partners for its annual Kalibrr Client Appreciation Night. The gathering was held last November 27th at 55 Paseo de Roxas in Makati City, a space maintained by Kickstart Ventures– the country’s leading capital ventures company and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Globe Telecom, and is one of the main investors in Kalibrr.

Bringing job seekers and employers together for meaningful opportunities

Starting off the night’s festivities was a word from Kalibrr Co-Founder and CEO Paul Rivera, who thanked the companies in attendance for not only their continued faith in the Kalibrr platform but also for specifically sharing in the company’s continued goal of bringing together qualified candidates and reputable employers for meaningful career and company growth.

Rivera also provided everyone with a preview of the constant developments being made on the Kalibrr platform, and how the company looks forward to continue helping them streamline their hiring and recruitment processes with improved search relevance, more advanced platform analytics, and more relevant candidate feedback, among others.

Thank you for being an important part of the Kalibrr story

Of course, the highlight of Client Appreciation Night was Kalibrr’s partners. While the company puts all its clients with the same high regard, a notable few made their presence felt in the year which Kalibrr had.

They were celebrated through various awards that recognized both for the value they contributed to the company’s growth and the strides the employers themselves made in the recruitment industry which Kalibrr considers itself fortunate for being able to be part of.

Candidate Engagement Award of the Year

This distinction is given to both the SME and Enterprise employers who built strong candidate relationships by having constant communication among all their applicants, which was measured based on the response rates they had on Kalibrr.

SME Finalists: Philam life – Makati, CLEAR Corporate Solutions, NV Group Holdings Pty Ltd. Financial Consultant Career | B & Associates

SME Winner: 7th Media Digital Studios Inc.

Enterprise Finalists: Sitel Philippines inc., Fast Retailing Philippines, Inc. (UNIQLO), International Elevator & Equipment Inc., S&P Global Philippines, Inc.

Enterprise Winner: Kitchen Beauty Marketing Corp.

Speaking to Kalibrr at the event, Mendelson Quiba, HR Manager for Enterprise Winner Kithecn Beauty Marketing Corp., being recognized means just as much to the company as it has to Kalibrr.

“We want to make sure candidates have a good experience with us, and that what they learn with us is something they can use in other endeavors. So we’re thankful to Kalibrr for this recognition, and for acknowledging for our efforts to provide employment to Filipinos all over the country.”

Notable Filipino Companies Gather for Kalibrr Client Appreciation Night - Magic Inc.


Most Admired Employer of the Year

This award is reserved for companies that have built a good employer brand and consistently sustain a high volume of applications. It is based on companies’ application rates on Kalibrr.

Finalists: SM Mart Inc., Citigroup Business Process Solutions Pte. Ltd., ABS-CBN Corporation, Sitel Philippines inc.

Winner: Magic, Inc

Employer Excellence Award

Given to employers who have passionately worked with Kalibrr to provide job opportunities to thousands of Filipinos, The Employer Excellence Award/s are based on the number of hires declared by companies in the platform.

SME Finalists: Foodpanda Philippines, Inc., Magic, Inc., BCI Asia Philippines, Inc.,

SME Winner: SalesWorks Philippines

Enterprise Finalists: Ayala Land International Sales Inc., Careers at Ayala Group, ABS-CBN Corporation, S&P Global Philippines, Inc.

Enterprise Winner: SM Mart Inc.

According to SalesWorks Philippines Recruitment and Administration Manager Ara Demotico, the Employer Excellence Award is validation for their efforts in building the best company possible.

“Winning this award is really prestigious for us because we’re always looking for passionate people, especially as a company working with non-profit organizations. So it is a privilege to even just be nominated for the award, and be categorized as an excellent employer.”

For Shierlyn Panlilio, Senior Manager at SM Mart, on the other hand, being recognized is a big part of their being recognized as an ideal employer along with a known consumer brand.

“We want to improve our performance as an employer, and Kalibrr has helped us in monitoring what we do and do it more effectively. It’s very challenging, when it comes to being known as a good employer, and being able to win this tells us that we’re taking the right steps.”

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 the company the longest and have shared in its mission in helping jobseekers find meaningful career opportunities.

The recipients of Kalibrr’s Circle of Achievement 2019 were given to companies who had been partners for at least 3 years:

GenerationHope, Inc.

Link Energie Industries Co. Inc.

SG Interactive, Inc.

Advanced World Systems, Inc.

Ayala Land Premier –  Nielsen Grp.

Healthy Options, Corp.

Philam Life – An AIA Group Company

Business Solutions & Outsourcing Inc.

Monde Nissin Corporation

Pioneer Your Insurance

Blims Lifestyle Group, Inc.

Top Performing Recruiter Award

This recognition is given to recruiters who go the extra mile to share their company’s job opportunities by sourcing, processing, responding to, and hiring Filipino talents. It is based on recruiter activity tracking on Kalibrr.

Finalists: Kathleen Espi of EZY Service Centre Lifestyle Corporation, Emma Foster of, Patricia Castro of SG Interactive, Inc.

Winner: Natasha Michaela Visceral of Magic, Inc.

“Tasha” admits still being surprised to be recognized for the second year in a row, and shares how treating candidates like customers has been most effective in her performing her Hiring Manager responsibilities well.

“Some people don’t realize how customer-service oriented recruitment really is, so I think having that same patience, good communication, and eagerness to face applicants that customer-service professionals have with their customers is a good practice to have.”


Notable Filipino Companies Gather for Kalibrr Client Appreciation Night - Chris Padilla

Most Distinguished Employer of the Year

The recognition is given to some of the most aspirational companies that Filipino talents want to work for and is based on the job post views of each company on Kalibrr.

Finalists: SM Mart Inc., Monde Nissin Corporation, Magic, Inc., Metrobank

Winner: ABS-CBN Corporation

Leading Employer of the Year

The Leading Employer Award is given to the company who exemplified the highest level of performance across all talent sourcing and recruitment areas.

Winner: Magic, Inc.

Along with dinner and drinks and the opportunity to socialize with peers across different industries, the 2019 Kalibrr Client Appreciation Night also included entertainment via a number of songs performed by Chris and Bobby Padilla of the Filipino rock band, Hilera.

The 2019 Kalibrr Client Appreciation Night was held in partnership with the following sponsors: Heineken, Sugar House, Posh Pocket Shoes, Craft Leather MNL, AWC Philippines, Maria Health, and Remedy Skintech, Inc.

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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 talent from all over, with over 2.7 million professionals 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.

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