Standing up for ethics and integrity

By Francis Anthony T. Valentin September 27, 2017 BusinessWorld link: http://bworldonline.com/standing-ethics-integrity/ On the surface, the rise in the number of executive search and recruitment firms over the years, which is estimated to be more than 70, is something that companies and high-caliber executives that rely on their services should be happy about. Having many options...

Recent Trends in the Executive Search Industry

  2016 Survey Results on Executive Search in the Philippines     Philippine Daily Inquirer October 16, 2016   For the complete survey results, please read this http://www.paespi.org/articles/paespi-survey-state-philippines. There has been a rapid rise in the number of executive search and recruitment firms over the past five years. Because of the low barriers to entry, these...

Shortcuts in Executive Search are Costly

By: Cesar Ginete AmCham Philippines March 2015 Let me tell you a story. Company A suddenly had a requirement for a Finance Director when the jobholder moved to competitor. Since no one inside was prepared to move up, the only recourse was to hire externally. The Head of HR farmed out the requirement to three...

To be Ethical… Liberating!

By: Patty Gallardo AmCham Philippines, April 2015 The PAESPI – Philippine Association of Executive Search Professionals Inc. – is now on its 4th year of interesting existence since its September 2010 SEC- registration. For 2015, PAEPSI Member Firms are certainly going to be as active in driving plans to more strongly promote advocacy on Code...

Headhunting: FAQs

Dionisio R. Gil, Jr. Background: The headhunting or executive search industry has experienced exponential growth over the past 10 years, driven mostly by the growth of BPOs and Call Centers. There are now 70+ search firms of which no more than 20% are SEC-registered. Be aware that the rest are fly-by-night outfits and cannot be...

Searching for the Right Executive Search Firm

By: Babes T. Guevara April 2014 When the entry to a new business is quick and easy and the exit forbodes the same, expect a lot of others to jump into the fray, be on the prowl by grabbing as many customers and employees from flourishing competitors as fast as possible , dive down in...

CEO Guide: Making the most of executive search services ethically

Dionisio R. Gil Mapping the Future September 9, 2013 Executive Search or headhunting is often described as “searching and matching” executive talents with requirements of Client firms. In the Philippines, it is typically associated not only with senior executive positions but down to mid-level positions as well. It is a relatively young industry & the...

Benedicto “Poch” Cid Of Singapore Girl and Headhunters

Of Singapore Girl and Headhunters Benedicto “Poch” Cid Business World “The Wealth Manager” September 9, 2013 Today, I have two stories on evolving one’s selling points while the market changes. First, how would you feel if your boss called you in and told you that he knows you are out looking for a job and...

A.R. Samson, “Looking for a fit”

“Looking for a fit” A.R. Samson August 5, 2013 EXECUTIVE SEARCH is different from regular hiring. A search involves recruiting a candidate who already has a job and may not even be looking for a new one in another company. Pastures greener than the current meadow invite the target cow to move over. Executive search...

Cito Beltran, “Spoiling the surprise”

“Spoiling the surprise” Cito Beltran Philippine Star What do unethical used car salesmen have in common with unethical “head-hunters” or executive recruiters? Believe it or not, they do have something in common and the similarity would shock you. When I was just starting out looking for old cars, one good source would be “ahentes” or...