What Is the Typical Filipino Skill Set?

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What Is the Typical Filipino Skill Set?

What Is the Typical Filipino Skill Set?

The Philippines boasts a large population of highly educated and skilled citizens who are ready for work and with over 400,000 university graduates joining the workforce every year the talent pool is only getting bigger. Many of these graduates are educated in data entry, IT or customer service related fields, making them ideal for a company looking to hire virtual staff with specific skill sets. In addition to the fact that they speak English very well, Filipinos are known for their warmth, flexibility, ingenuity, and strong work ethic.

The Philippines is a collectivist society that encourages people to take responsibility for one another. Filipinos are generally born into large, extended families and they are seldom alone. Filipinos enjoy the company of others, learning about others and helping each other out. Unlike Americans, they aren’t afraid to ask for directions and they freely give a helping hand to others in need. They know how to share and they believe in shared sacrifice for the benefit of the common good. They look after each other and as a client they will look after you. In short, they are a kind people who put personal relationships above everything else and they happily pitch in to help each other out.

What is the Typical Filipino Skill Set?Furthermore, outsourcing in the Philippines has proven time and time again to be highly effective due to the industrious people who know how to adapt to different cultures and work hard in order to get the job done. 10 Million Filipinos live abroad as Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) to support their families, often working long hours doing difficult jobs. In their homeland, many Filipinos are highly entrepreneurial, often starting micro-businesses to get ahead. Pinoys (what Filipinos call themselves) posses a can-do attitude, they seldom complain and will go the extra mile to get the job done.

Unanticipated events, natural disasters and other types of surprises are never overly disturbing because Filipinos are flexible and resourceful and can improvise quickly. This resourcefulness, and ability to accept change and thrive outside of their comfort zone, makes hiring, training, and managing Filipinos across international borders relatively easy and enjoyable.

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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