6 Reasons Why Hiring a Filipino is the Best Option for a Virtual Assistant

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6 Reasons Why Hiring a Filipino is the Best Option for a Virtual Assistant

6 Reasons Why Hiring a Filipino is the Best Option for a Virtual Assistant

Virtual assistance companies in the Philippines have seen a huge increase in demand over the past years. More business owners realize the efficiency and convenience of this business solution. In order to succeed in this venture, first, you need to find a VA that has the skills that suit your needs. So we will give you six reasons why Filipino VAs are the best option.

6 Resons Why Hiring a Filipino is the Best Option for a Virtual Assistant

The Philippines is one of the top outsourcing destinations

Manila, Philippines has been ranked number two in the 2014 Tholons Top 100 Outsourcing Destinations, with six more cities making it to the list including Cebu (No. 8), Davao (No. 69), Metro Laguna (No. 82), Bacolod (No. 93), Iloilo City (No. 95), and Baguio City (No. 99).

Filipinos are no beginners to outsourcing

From BPO companies to freelancers, many Filipino professionals have experience working for an offshore client. Chances are, your VA has worked with overseas clients before and provided similar services that you’re looking for. They know what it takes to work with a foreign client such as adjusting to difference in time zones and meeting important deadlines. Most of them know the dynamic requirements of outsourcing and they won’t be surprised with your request or demands!

Filipinos are a hardworking bunch

Filipinos are known to give 101% when it comes to their jobs. Overtime is common place in Philippine-based companies. Even overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) are known for going above and beyond what is asked of them. They have been conditioned to keep up with the pace of the West which prepared Filipino professionals to grind it out and adapt well to pressure.

Filipinos generally say “YES!”

The non-confrontational culture of the country has made the Filipino worker more of a “yes man.” It’s not natural for them to ask questions. They prefer to simply follow instructions. They are not generally vocal about their opinions but they have good attention to detail thus allowing them to execute tasks efficiently. From your end, all you need to do is give them the full details of their job along with your expectations and they will get the job done!

Filipinos are loyal

Filipinos can stay in a company for 20 years or more. They are very loyal, especially if their employers treat them well. They also value good relationships with their co-workers and this makes them more devoted to the company they work for. Filipinos operate on a “debt of gratitude” principle which fuels their loyalty to someone who has showed them favor, even if it’s just one instance.

Filipinos have a positive disposition

One of the best qualities of Filipinos is always seeing the brighter side of life. May it be recovering from a calamity or a personal tragedy, Filipinos manage to be joyful whatever their circumstances may be. Having said that, you don’t need to worry about having queen bees and drama queens in your team. Your VA’s positive outlook might even rub off on you!

Our company, STAFFVIRTUAL, can help you quickly find individuals or teams with specific skills that suit you needs. We will also provide thorough training to your VAs and help you supervise their tasks, ensuring prompt delivery and high quality output.

Having a hardworking, loyal, and optimistic Filipino VA is a great advantage. They’re easy to work with and their professional skills are competitive with what the global workforce has to offer.

Ike Stranathan

Ike Stranathan

Ike Stranathan founded STAFFVIRTUAL in 2009 after moving to the Philippines from California. Ike lives just a block from his offices in Makati, Philippines, and is passionate about helping companies achieve dynamic growth by outsourcing.

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