10 Benefits of Outsourcing to the Philippines

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10 Benefits of Outsourcing to the Philippines

10 Benefits of Outsourcing to the Philippines

Companies of all shapes and sizes have been benefiting from embracing the concept of outsourcing for years.

Here are ten reasons why:

  1. Cost

    This is the #1 reason companies outsource part of their operations. Not only is the cost of labor typically half of what it is in developed countries, but the client does not have to pay for office space, computers, equipment, taxes, HR or legal costs. All of these can add up to at least cost savings of at least 50%, usually more.

    In the Philippines, the cost of living is much lower than the developed world. This doesn’t necessarily mean the standard of living is lower, in fact, many BPO companies offer jobs that have enabled countless Filipinos to support themselves and their families and increase their standard of living.

    Benefits of Outsourcing to the Philippines
  2. Flexibility

    By outsourcing, you can put together a virtual team that can have can take on tasks like data entry, research, help desk support, customer service, marketing and sales and secretarial work. If you manage to build a team in the Philippines with a diverse set of skills that complement each other's, the possibilities are endless.

  3. Greater Access to Top Talent

    English is the number one spoken language in the Philippines and outsourcing is it's number one industry. Companies that understand the job market are able to hire a ready and willing workforce with relative ease and speed.

    Universities turn out thousands of skilled, trained, and most importantly, hungry workers every year. It's quite simple, if you want to enjoy access to willing and able talent, that comes in at a fraction of the cost of the same back home, it’s simply better to look for it in the Philippines.

  4. Outsourcing as a Change Catalyst

    By choosing to outsource, you'll have a fresh set of eyes on that can look at the way you do things and see where changes can be made. Additionally outsourcing necessarily requires that you document and analyze your workflow in order to train and get the best out of your offshore workforce.

    You will need to sit down and re-examine your SOP’s (Standard Operating Procedures) and discuss improve upon them,resulting in innovation and efficiency improvements all throughout your organization.

  5. Improve Service Quality

    With an offshore customer service team, you will be able to provide  24/7 coverage and delight your customers in ways that previously wouldn't have been possible. If you hire the right outsourcing partner you will in turn, receive great service in respect to your operations. The BPO provider you end up hiring will take care of management and internal problems.

  6. Reduce Legal Liability

    Many companies and top level executives in developed countries have to deal with lawsuits (mainly frivolous in nature) from their in-house staff. However, when you choose to outsource your tasks, the legal risk is borne entirely by the outsourcing provider. The client does not have to hire any staff or deal with lawsuits or in-house politics as these are managed by the provider. 

  7. Reduced Healthcare Costs and Benefits

    If you build a team abroad, you will not be responsible for providing health insurance, benefits, taxes and other expenses that can cost a business owner an arm and a leg. The cost is absorbed entirely by the outsourcing partner.

  8. Less Management Headaches

    If you choose the right BPO provider, they will have an experienced HR and management team that will help you streamline your processes. You are still responsible for training and task allocation but you can forget about ensuring your workers turn up on time, dealing with vacation and sick leave reporting, tax returns etc. All of that will be done for you, enabling you to focus on your business! Which brings us to number 9 on the list.

  9. Sharpen Focus

    Outsourcing your non-core competencies can allow you to focus on developing and growing your business. You can work on innovation and sales, rather than dealing with the day to day tasks and their accompanying problems that don’t add anything to the bottom line.

  10. Better Work / Life Balance

    Nobody ever has enough hours in the day. People are working more and more hours. Building a team in the Philippines can help improve your work- life balance by offloading time-consuming, repetitive and often boring tasks from you to them.

Conclusion

In a nutshell, the benefits of outsourcing are significant cost savings, better access to talent, increased flexibility and reduced exposure to lawsuits. Choosing the right BPO partner can one of the most rewarding steps any organization can take, fueling its sustainable growth for years to come.

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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