The Department of Education (DepEd), along with four government agencies, have signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Bagumbayani and Kalibrr to democratize its recruitment online.
The five new agencies — the DepEd, the Department of Social Work and Development, the Department of Finance – Bureau of Local Government Finance (DOF-BLGF), the Department of Transportation and Communications(DOTC), and the Public Private Partnership (PPP) Center — are the second batch of government agencies to sign agreements with Kalibrr and Bagumbayani.
The first batch of government agencies who signed on August 27, 2015 are the Department of Finance (DOF), the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), the Department of Budget and Management (DBM), the Department of Tourism (DOT), and the Civil Service Commission (CSC).
Kalibrr is a job-matching online platform for job seekers and companies. Its cloud-based platform enhances the way applicants find jobs and companies hire talents through its series of enhanced assessments.
Bagumbayani is a youth organization consisting of civil servants promoting positive change and integrity in the government by sustainably recruiting young people into the civil service.
Paul Rivera, chief executive officer (CEO) and co-founder of Kalibrr, said that “through combination of technology and the desire to bring change, we are transforming what it means to find a job in government.”
“We are not only helping people get jobs, we are making an impact to the trajectory of the Philippines by helping connect inspiring and progressive public servants to government,” he said.
Rivera also noted that this partnership will “break the notion that in order for someone to land a job in government, one should be connected with someone else inside.” This partnership intends to make government jobs accessible to all online.
“To us in DepEd, better government service depends on having the right people for the right job to serve our Filipino learners in the best way we can,” said DepEd Undersecretary Rizalino Rivera.
“Talent pool management is not totally practiced in the bureaucracy. Our human resource is more on personnel administration role and we need to transform it into human resource reform,” DSWD undersecretary Angelita Gregorio-Medel said.