How To Outsource: Outsourcing To The Philippines
Is your company ready to branch out and start an outsourcing company in the Philippines?
The Philippines is one of the best locations for outsourcing. The country produces millions of graduates every year, multi-skilled and willing to train for outsourcing positions. Additionally, the country also has lesser wages, more lenient regulations and is unbelievably livable. How to outsource to Philippines then?
Even when you’re set to build an outsourcing company from the ground up, transitioning and acquisition of business permits can derail your effort for as long as 6 months. Figuring out logistics and preparing for major setbacks will also hold your attention for the first few years of the operations.
All that notwithstanding, there’s the time to be spent on hiring the right people with the right skills, plus training them. So in order to help you start the transition, here are some things you need to know.
Outsourcing to the Philippines is cheap, but you’ll never know how cheap it is until you’re really in there.
The Philippines is a developing third world country where technology is at the point of birthing. Many Philippine cities are hubs of contact centers, and the number of local and International outsourcing companies dot the entire archipelago.
Manila, the capital, is teeming with city and provincial graduates willing and eager to work for as little as $250. Compared to first-world countries where the pay for one employee is equal to $2000 each month, in the Philippines, you can get 4-8 employees in that same rate.
Living conditions are also unbelievably cheap. The typical lunch starts at less than a dollar. Give it 2 dollars and you get restaurant quality dishes. Rent is as cheap as $200 per month – with the apartment fully-furnished, probably 2-story and is located 5 minutes away from the heart of the metro.
The quality of work you get in the Philippines is at par and even exceeds the quality of work you get in first world countries.
With the Philippines a bilingual country, and English as one of the major modes of instructions, the language barrier is almost automatically out of the equation. Filipinos are well-versed in following instructions to a tee, not to mention communicating properly for better insights. They also tend to voice their concerns in the most agreeable manner possible.
The country’s culture teaches its young kids to work as honestly and truthfully as they can, with monetary expectations put on the back-burner. A seasoned, experienced candidate can be pirated in for as low as $350 – $450.
Filipinos, at the most organic level, are exceptionally and naturally skilled too. They work hard, are resilient and produce timely results.
A bit of precaution though: with more and more outsourcing companies setting their base on every city, employee pirating and moonlighting is rampant. In order to thwart this, you need to compensate your employees competitively.
Thinking to outsource to the Philippines now? You can, you better will and you should hurry up. Strike while the iron is hot, or you’ll probably miss out big time. Choose a city of interest today and build a your short-term goals, maybe for 1 to 3 years, stat.