Living in Manila as an expat doing business in the Philippines is not quite as cheap as most think, but there are some benefits.
Beer in a reasonable expat bar is only about AUD1.50 a bottle. That is cheap. A meal in a bar, if you stay away from steak, can also be inexpensive. I spend about AUD6 on a meal like chicken tikka with a salsa and pita bread. All this means that a big night out watching the footy, drinking beer and having a feed might only cost around AUD20.
Globalization is not a new concept that emerged with modern technology in the 21st century. However, it has gradually become more prominent, innovative and relevant in our time. Since its colonization, Australia has been involved in trade, investment, migration of labour and other forms of integrating and interacting with the rest of the world. Today, the new tools of globalization—including media, mobile phones and the Internet—have sped up the process.
Working with virtual assistant or Virtual Talent can deliver many benefits to your business beyond simple cost savings. If the hiring process is done correctly, you will find Virtual Talent with highly developed skills and experience that you will not otherwise be able to afford to hire locally.
One of the biggest demands of Australian businesses is workforce flexibility and the mitigation of potential industrial relations risks. Flat Planet gives you access to a flexible workforce compared to hiring within Australia. For example, you can cancel the agreement with a month’s notice without having to bear a redundancy payment or exit an underperforming staff member and risk being taken to the Fair Work Commission.
Prior to becoming a Business Profiler at Flat Planet, I quit my job as a researcher for a construction company. I left before my first anniversary due poor management and the overall bad experience I had. When Flat Planet hired me, I prayed that it would be well-managed, systematic, considerate, and of course, that I would be well-compensated.
The Australian skill shortage has gradually decreased from 84 percent in 2007 to 43 percent in 2012, according to the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEW) in their skill shortage research. The once widespread issue still persists in some occupations and as a result, businesses have had to face the challenge of sourcing talent overseas.
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Have you thought about hiring someone to keep your website up-to-date? What about your blog? These tasks can be accomplished by a highly qualified virtual employee working in a remote office in the Philippines at Flat Planet.