THE ABBA TEAM
Abba obtained its license with Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) in June 1998. Abba has deployed workers of various categories to more than 20 countries, majority of which are in Saudi Arabia, United States of America, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Ireland, Qatar, Maldives, Hungary, and Czech Republic.
Abba’s philosophy is based on the concept of quality and speed, which can be best achieved by people with experience in the business. The officers of Abba are imbued with know-how in their respective areas.
At the helm of the company is Nestor Flores, the President. He has been in the business for more than 40 years. He started in overseas recruitment as Managing Consultant of EDI-Staff Builders Inc., the overseas arm of John Clements Consultants Company. He also helped organized and managed two other overseas recruitment companies. In the early 80’s, he worked with the U.S-based hospital management company of Whittaker Corporation as its Representative in the Philippines. From 1986 to 1998. he was the President of ADD International Services.
Abba has a well-trained and hardworking staff who are graduates of the top universities in the country. They are dedicated individuals whose primary task is to assist applicants in pursuing their dreams of working abroad and in making sure that clients meet their staffing objectives.
The Abba staff includes Nurse Consultants who interview and assess applicants, Recruiters who facilitate and coordinate the recruitment process between the employers and the applicants, an Administrative Staff that ensures the smooth flow of the application and employments process, and a Marketing & Special Projects Team that builds the company's equity through various marketing efforts and relevant projects.
The size of Abba’s staff depends on its level of activity; we hire more people when there are more job orders. As of July 2022, Abba has more than 60 regular employees.
The Operations Team is composed of employees who are assigned to clients and prospects. There are 4 Teams, each Team headed by a Recruitment Supervisor, who has under her several Recruitment Specialists and Secretaries. Each Recruitment Specialist is assigned to clients and she takes care of the client’s needs – sourcing of qualified applicants, submission of required documents to the client, visa processing, liaising with the applicants and the client, ensuring that their needs are met. These are well-trained individuals that specialize in the recruitment of healthcare professionals.
The Administrative and Accounting Team is the support group that performs quality control on candidates selected by clients, does the pre-qualification of applicants, conducts background checks on all approved applicants, process the verification of primary sources, liaises with government agencies and airlines, carries out post departure follow-ups, and manages all monetary transactions and financial decisions for the company.
The Marketing and Special Projects Team is the youngest one to-date and was created to ensure that a group is solely dedicated to the building and development of the company's brand equity; exploration of new markets and businesses; and the creation of new systems, activities, and ways of recruiting. This team persistently looks at gaps and opportunities in the current operations of the company so as not just to cope with, but rather lead the growth of the country's overseas recruitment industry.
All teams work together in optimizing the manpower needs of the clients and offering job opportunities to applicants.