Delivering previously hidden leadership talent for executive and top-level positions in the Philippines
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Cebu is a rapidly developing and thriving economy.

Cebu today is known as a primary center for trade, industry, and culture. Its booming infrastructure coupled with the growing demand for business makes it an appealing prospect for local and foreign professionals looking to make the ‘Queen City of the South’ their home. Its BPO, KPO and IT outsourcing industries are steadily growing, maturing into robust, strong markets. As part of the government’s overall strategy to increase investment and to disperse growth across multiple regions, Cebu has become a coveted location for businesses looking to establish large service centers and regional headquarters, whilst seeking the top talent to fill their open positions.

Accordingly, the war for top talent in Cebu continues. With so much rapid growth, Cebu is a challenging market to recruit in. There is a high demand for talented executives, managers and other skilled employees. Therefore, both established companies and new market entrants alike are competing to recruit the top leaders for their businesses, always seeking ways to gain a competitive advantage to seek, attract and retain the top talent over their competitors.

Executive Search: The Hunt for Top Talent

At the executive level, corporate direction is set, company culture is dictated, and the bottom line is affected, making hiring senior executive talent a highly detailed and time-consuming process. In addition to ensuring your executives and managers have the knowledge and skills to help you run your company, they must be a perfect match for your company’s goals, culture, and values as well. To merely have experience in the role and the field simply isn’t enough to guarantee success, which is why hiring at this level can take an extremely long time. Furthermore, you won’t find many of the region’s top leaders on LinkedIn, and you definitely won’t find them through the usual job boards.

Most leaders are not advertising themselves on the market, are not concerned about updating their CVs and are not trawling through job boards. Instead, they are focused on their jobs and delivering success in their current roles. With this lack of visibility, many founders, CEOs and HR teams tasked to seek executive talent on their own are finding their access to talent very limited. This is where a seasoned headhunting service comes into play, and opens your access to the top, hidden talent for your most crucial roles.

Why Use Cebu Recruitment?

Having first established Manila Recruitment in 2010, our recruitment agency and executive search firm has since grown, paving the way for expansion across other regions in the Philippines. With Cebu having developed into one of our key markets, it was only natural that a larger focus was established, and that Cebu Recruitment was born. With a growing database of over 100,000 executives, directors, managers, IT professionals, and software developers in Cebu, Visayas, and Mindanao, our recruiters are internationally accredited and are savvy in the latest active and passive sourcing techniques and tools for headhunting. Just like at Manila Recruitment and Cebu Recruitment, we understand the local market and what companies are looking for. Our recruiters are active participants in relevant professional and social circles in which they find their top talent. From outreach programs to networking events, on social media and through personal consulting sessions, our headhunters take an elevated approach and do not merely ‘poach’ for candidates.

Our commitment to the following is what we sets us apart:

Database & Community

100,000+ 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 100 Multinationals, corporations & start-ups entering the Filipino market. We specialize in recruiting first hires & building core teams.

Our commitment to the following is what we sets us apart:

  • We build on trust. We always start with trust, the rest follows. It is the foundation to any successful, harmonious business relationship.
  • We hold ourselves to an ethical company standard. Honesty, transparency, and accountability are very important to us. From beginning to end, with our candidates and with our clients.
  • We incorporate the human element in our process. It’s easy to look at resumes and forget they’re more than just numbers or positions that need filling in. We always strive to remember they’re human. We do this by providing responsive feedback, clearly managing expectations, and forming long-lasting connections.
  • We continually grow our network. We value our growing database of over 100,000 candidates and so we are always on the lookout for new opportunities. Never stagnant, we market map and we target mostly passive talent.
  • We immerse ourselves with in-depth knowledge of local trends and insights. The market is always shifting, evolving, so we ourselves are constantly learning, gaining more insight into how our candidates and clients behave. We do this by actively participating in the community, attending events, forums, and social programs.
Our Role

Internationally certified and employing only the latest headhunting tools and techniques, our executive-level recruiters are well-equipped to for all leadership positions.

Our executive search includes the following:

  • CEOs and other C-level executives (COO, CFO, CTO, CIO, & CMO)
  • President, Vice President, and Director roles
  • Managerial, supervisory and head of department roles for HR, Marketing & Sales, Finance & Operations, IT, Project Management, Business Development, and Technical Management (to name a few).

Our expertise in sourcing passive talent, backed by our commitment to innovation in headhunting and technology, guarantees our wide market reach. Unlike other recruitment agencies that rely on conventional means such as mass hiring boards and increasingly mainstream platforms, such as LinkedIn to hire, we can reach a further 70% of the job market because of our market mapping, headhunting and passive talent sourcing approach. Recruiting at the executive level is a lot more sophisticated than the average hiring process, so reaching out to those who know exactly what to look for is a major advantage. Call us and let’s discuss your business and your needs, and we will let you know how we can help.

To start recruiting for executive, managerial and supervisory roles, get in touch with us below.

Don't just take our word for it, see some of our

Recruitment of a Country Manager

“I want to thank Manila Recruitment / Cebu 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 of
Ingredients Plus Pty Ltd (Sydney)


Recruitment of Various Executive, Managerial and Technical Positions

"We are a Social Enterprise & Technology Company inventing mobile services to under-served people in predominantly emerging markets. After experiencing the services of alternative headhunters without success, we turned to Manila Recruitment / Cebu 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 them for another key position".

- Frederic Levy
CEO, Galileo Software Services Inc.


Recruitment of a General Manager

"No words in tangible reality can contain my gratitude to this one blessed and excellent agency"!

- Michelle Serrano
Founder, Lindela Travel and Tours

  • 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!
  • Deep Executive Consultation
    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.
  • Free Replacement
    We offer a free replacement candidate if things don’t work out within the first 6 months.
  • Free Reference Checks
    A full reference check is done prior to hiring. We understand the importance of due diligence of this level.

We are here to support you
in the 'new normal'

As our Filipino and global clients adjust to the “new normal” of working under the COVID-19 pandemic, Manila Recruitment is here to support. Our team are all working efficiently from home and are fully operational. We are providing our services without interruption at the same standard that you have always been accustomed to. Therefore, we are here to help you with any recruitment need during and after the crisis. We can answer any questions you may have about COVID and job market trends, remote staffing, virtual teams and regular office-based recruitment to help you ease into the new workplace norms. We are here to be your dedicated recruitment partner and consultant during the crisis and beyond. Contact us now or anytime by filling up the form above.

Our Recruitment Service Process

  • Consultation

    A dedicated consultation with our offshoring managers and recruiters . Review sample profiles, finalize the job description, budget & hiring strategy. Finalize space, HR & payroll solutions.

  • Candidate Sourcing

    Our offshoring recruiters will run a customized recruitment campaign to source the talent you require. Using the most innovative tech, tools and headhunting methodologies.

  • Candidate Presentation

    Within 1 to 2 weeks we’ll initially present 4 highly qualified / vetted candidates ready to interview. Included: candidate CV, assessment, salary/benefits, availability & offer requirements.

  • Candidate Interviews

    We’ll arrange all candidate interviews for you. You can choose remote or in-person interviews. We’ll collect feedback and assist at every stage. More candidates can be presented if needed.

  • Job Offer

    We are here to help you structure an offer and staff management solution that works. We can help negotiate, structure, write and present the offer depending on your needs.

  • Employee Engagement

    We will handle all HR and payroll requirements. Plus ensure things are working out long-term. If needed, we’ll replace the employee at no extra cost as part of our guarantee to you.
Executives have to be personally approached the right way if you want to present them with new opportunities! Be equipped with our insights on hiring and retaining executives in this section.