About Refer HR


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Refer HR is the only job recruiting platform that provides cash incentives for hiring organizations, job seekers and referrers. Companies across Canada in industries from technology to service to manufacturing trust Refer HR as a reliable, cost-effective alternative to traditional recruitment agencies.

Our Story

Founder Billy So started Refer HR to help companies recruit and retain candidates quickly and efficiently.

Having worked in the tech industry for over 20 years, Billy saw firsthand how high-cost recruitment agencies and a low supply of specialized talent made it hard for startups to find qualified candidates. Smart hiring managers turned away from traditional recruitment tactics and to their teams instead. The best candidates, he learned, were the ones referred by a company’s own employees.

From his experience, Billy knew that referral recruiting was the key to helping tech startups grow. He enlisted the help of Kobe Tang—a certified recruitment consultant —to design a job recruiting platform that would incentivize colleagues, classmates and coworkers to refer each other for open positions. 

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Meet Our Team

Billy So


As both a serial entrepreneur and angel investor, Billy understands the difficulty for start-ups and early stage technology companies to hire the right talent. He believes the best solution to the problem is an HR referral platform with a trusted community where companies, candidates and referrers create an efficient ecosystem for recruitment, together. At ReferHR, our goal is to provide our customers with reliable and professional recruitment services at a reasonable cost.

Kobe Tang

Kobe Tang

General Manager

Kobe joined the HR industry as a recruiter hiring for both public and private sector clients. He is passionate about helping people find the right career, which can truly be life changing. As a certified recruiter coach, Kobe has helped many companies achieve best practices in recruitment. Kobe transitioned into the sales and client relationships in 2018, prioritizing his ability to create and maintain lasting relationships with clients and candidates throughout all stages of any type of engagements.

Robert Gido

Robert Gido

Marketing Manager

Rob joined Refer HR as the company launched in April of 2021. He has brought valuable start-up marketing experience having previously helped grow a start-up in the legal tech space. While completing his marketing degree, Rob worked in sales where he quickly excelled and became the Company's number one sales performer in British Columbia. With a combination of marketing and sales experience, he brings his expertise to Refer HR, combining the two areas to successfully deliver sharp tactics and strategies that result in company growth.

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"It’s not about the money that a company can spend to hire a candidate, it’s about finding the right fit."

— Billy So, CEO

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