Are you the type who loves to refer somebody to a job? Then you should sign up on the job site PasaJob. It’s the latest platform where one can search and apply for a job and refer a relative, friend, or just about anybody to a job vacancy.
Job site PasaJob takes on Filipinos’ penchant for helping others in finding a job through a referral. We’re a tightly knit community, and referring a relative or friend is common. I remember when I was still in high school. My family wants me to study accounting with the prospect that I could easily land a job in a bank. A distant relative works in one of the leading banks back then, and they hang on to the possibility of being referred.
Although that didn’t happen for some reasons that will require a separate blog. But it’s a fact that we find being referred to as an easier way to find a job. The Philippine Statistics Authority conducted a Labor Force Survey in July 2020. The survey showed that 464 or more of the 1,238 job seekers surveyed said they approach their relatives or friends when looking for a job or other earning opportunities.
And there’s nothing wrong with referring somebody to a job. When I was still in the BPO industry, one of the recruitment channels used by the companies I’ve been a part of is the referral program. We enjoyed different kinds of incentives when doing referrals. And that’s what job site PasaJob is introducing in their platform.
“We wanted to come up with a platform that not only harnesses the power of referrals but also rewards Filipinos for actively referring or connecting people,” said Kristen Mariano, PasaJob’s Founder and CEO.
A referral-based reward system
PasaJob uses a system of long-chain referrals to reward individuals who can successfully connect employers to qualified candidates.
“In this process, employers can get connected to a wider pool of qualified candidates as jobs are passed on from one contact to another. On the other hand, referrers or individuals that led to that successful hire are rewarded with a percentage of the posting fee placed by employers. It’s a win-win situation for all.” Mariano explained.
A job platform even for the employed
With this referral function in place, job site PasaJob can be used by any individual — even those who currently have jobs.
“We see this as an opportunity for any individual to help their friends and relatives who are looking for better opportunities. The reward is more than just monetary, it’s gaining a sense of community too,” Mariano said.
An app for Filipinos by Filipinos
Aside from utilizing technology in referring contacts to jobs, PasaJob’s team aims to build a platform that will empower local companies to provide employment and quickly fill them.
PasaJob’s all-Filipino management team includes former senator Bam Aquino (Director and Board of Advisors), Eddie Ybañez (Chief Technology Officer), Atty. Jake Del Puerto (Chief Operations Officer), Zean Villongco (Chief Design Officer), Millie de Luna-Daluz (Chief Strategy Officer), and Meryl Ligunas (Chief Marketing Officer).
As the country faces one of its highest unemployment rates in recent times, job site PasaJob enters the market as an innovative tool to connect Filipinos to more earning opportunities.
Job seekers and interested referrers may download the PasaJob app from Google Play and the App Store, or visit the job site at www.pasajob.com. Employers may send an e-mail to [email protected] for inquiries.