Archive for June, 2010

Staff Leasing: Great Option for Outsourcing to the Philippines

The rise of the Philippine BPO Industry has seen an accompanied increase in staff leasing services, including the recruitment of SEO SpecialistsWeb developersWebmastersCopywritersProgrammersData EncodersVirtual Assistants, and Contact Center Agents.

Staff leasing is considered a hassle-free hiring solution for foreign and local companies doing business in the Philippines. Not only does it eliminate Human Resource (HR) costs and payroll, staff leasing also minimizes administrative responsibilities, and enables small and medium-sized companies to expand their business operations to different client markets. Larger companies also benefit from the arrangement, which offers cost-effective human resource management, employee payroll, compensation services, risk management assistance, training, and development.

A legacy of the Arroyo government, the National Tourism Act (R.A. 9593) has brought Philippine tourism to greater heights, boosting industry growth to 6.64% in the first quarter of 2010. According to statistics from the Department of Tourism, foreign arrivals increased by 7.89%, and domestic tourism by 6.09%. Metro Manila ranked first as the most visited destination in the Philippines, with a 37.10% growth rate and over 437,170 tourists. Cebu placed second with a 3% growth rate and 435,987 tourists, while Camarines Sur was in third place with 348,139 tourists. According to tourism secretary Joseph “Ace” Durano, the government expects at least 5 million visitors in 2010.

Seat rentals are an ideal option for start-up BPO companies and call centers in the Philippines. Not only are they cost-efficient and user-friendly, seat rentals also enable companies to reduce capital expenditures, while focusing on the more important aspects of the enterprise. Seat rentals are purchased on a monthly basis and do not require prior contractual agreements. This makes it a convenient option for companies looking to set-up business operations within a short period of time, minus the legal hassle. As the Philippine BPO industry continues to grow and develop, the demand for seat rentals in business districts like Makati, Ortigas,Fort Bonifacio and Manila is increasing at a rapid rate. There are a large number of alternative seat rental options available to BPO companies and call centers in the Philippines, including plug and play solutions, desk and cubicle offices, and many others.

Office Space Solutions: Serviced Offices in Makati and Manila, Philippines

Serviced offices offer a much needed convenience to foreign and local companies setting up business in the Philippines. These offices usually come fully-furnished, and are equipped by a separate facility management company. The managing company purchases the individual desks, office space, and operating equipment, then rents them out to client companies. Also referred to as executive suites, managed offices, business centers, or executive centers, serviced offices boast a large number of benefits, including plug and play options, prominent business adresses, and flexible short term contracts. These types of offices often have more flexible rental terms, compared to conventional leased office space, which are subject to more restrictive leases. Additional office space is easily allocated within short notice, making it more convenient for client companies in general, should a particular business change in size. Serviced offices are also more cost-effective, owing to the fact that client companies do not require to set aside capital for start-up costs and solicitor’s fees.