The advantages of outsourcing to the Philippines
- 29th Nov 2013
- Karen C.
- Blog, Outsourcing Web Services
Outsourcing—why do the job when there’s someone out there who can do it for you? Hire a third party to get rid of all the hassles of your business processes, but don’t get too excited yet. You need to know where to find the right person for the job and you need to know where to go. Outsourcing capital of the world, you ask? Philippines!
Philippines has become the leading provider of offshore services, even overtaking India in voice-based service outsourcing—and for major reasons.
Labor is inexpensive.
You can hire a top Philippine university graduate for only USD400 monthly. Compared with the US and other western countries, salary rates in the Philippines are much lower. You get to hire the country’s top notch professionals at a much lower salary and get the same quality service. The disparity in the cost of living between the Philippines and other Western countries is among the major reasons why companies benefit from the country’s offshore services.
Highly skilled stable workforce.
Philippines has a high literacy rate of 92 percent compared to its neighboring Asian countries. With more than two hundred thousand students with strong work ethic, great attention to detail, and a positive disposition, who graduate from reputable Philippine universities, a stable workforce is guaranteed. A highly qualified workforce will save you from worrying whether or not the services you outsourced will be completed within the time-frame provided.
Legal system similar to US.
Because the country’s legal framework is similar to that of the US, outsourcing to the Philippines will not be a nightmare. This is one of the reasons why most Western countries are comfortable doing business in the Philippines. Its labor laws, for instance, are organized and comprehensive.
English proficient nation.
The English proficiency of Filipinos is on par with most Americans. In fact, English is one of the Philippines’ two official national languages. You won’t even realize you are talking to a native Filipino when they start sporting their foreign twang! Business correspondence will never be a problem.
Variety of offshore services to offer.
Talk about customer service, technical support, web development, and even credit or financing services, that’s the Philippines, served on a platter!
Lastly, outsourcing to the Philippines has already been proven to be cost effective for many companies, both large and small. This is evidenced by the increasing number of BPO providers in the country in recent years. Getting offshore services from the Philippines is a very a practical move.
What are you waiting for?