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The Philippines’ Top National Concerns

Pulse Asia Research, Inc.’s Ulat ng Bayan, published on October 2016, presented its findings on the most pressing issues in the Philippines, and performance ratings of the Duterte administration on specific matters. The survey, taken from September 25 to October 1, 2016, was meant to indicate what certain national and local issues the administration should address based on civilian opinion. It revealed that nearly half of Filipinos (46% of the sample of 1,200 respondents) consider the increase in worker salary as a top concern.


Big Data Could Spell Big Business in the Philippines

A person’s Google search, online browsing or shopping history, or a simple photo post on social media—all these fall under big data, the umbrella term used to describe the collection and analysis of massive amounts of information from different types of traditional and digital transactions and activities. And there is big business in harvesting these data to interpret and monetize trends and patterns for business.

Henry Aguda, former Globe Telecom Chief Information Officer said that 10 million jobs could be created in the big data space in five years. Statistics say that there are currently about 40 million jobs in the Philippines, but only two million are in the ICT sector. He said increasing the labor force to 10 million would alleviate poverty as more people would have higher-paying jobs.


Experience Over Youth

There are many companies that believe hiring younger employees over experienced ones is wiser—they perceive younger individuals as energetic, people pleasers, and sources of fresh perspectives that can benefit business operations. While there are great advantages to hiring younger staff, such as their affordability, there are also advantages to considering older and seasoned staff for your company.


Flat Planet Wins Its Third BRW Fast 100 Award!

For the third year in a row, Flat Planet has been recognized as one of the 100 fastest growing Australian companies in the BRW Fast 100 2016 of the Financial Review. This year, we have been ranked 91st for our outstanding business growth. As an Australian-based company with operations in Manila, Flat Planet is the only Philippine outsourcing company that has been part of the esteemed list.


Benefits of Outsourcing Payroll

Payroll plays a crucial part of your business as it’s the way to reward and retain employees for the work that they do for your company. It can be a tedious task because it takes a lot of time to accomplish, and when you inevitable make miscalculations, your employees may consequently feel dissatisfied and unmotivated. On top of the occasional calculation errors, there are many tax and payroll regulations that you need to thoroughly understand. A mistake on either the classification of staff, tax deposits, and overtime payments, among others can be very costly when penalized. Outsourcing your payroll is an excellent option that you may take as it is a solution that will eliminate problems and headaches from the in-house payroll process.


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