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  1. How the Outsourcing Industry Disrupted the Philippine Middle Class

    Category: Blog/Impact

    One of the Philippines’ major economic drivers is the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) industry, which provides 1.3 million jobs and $25 billion in revenue. In 2017, the industry is expected to exceed ... Thursday, 12 January 2017
  2. Philippine BPO Sector Still an Economic Constant

    Category: Blog/On The Ground In The Philippines

    ... Donald Trump—have been shrugged off by economic experts. During a macroeconomic briefing by First Metro Investment Corp. on January 5, 2017, Bernardo Villegas from the University of Asia and the Pacific ... Monday, 09 January 2017
  3. The Philippines’ Top National Concerns

    Category: Blog/On The Ground In The Philippines

    ... then-President-elect Duterte’s economic team presented their ten-point socioeconomic agenda, which included maintaining current macroeconomic policies, fiscal, monetary, and trade policies, instituting ... Monday, 14 November 2016
  4. The Enduring Happiness of the Filipino

    Category: Blog/On The Ground In The Philippines

    In August 2016, the Philippines was ranked as the 20th happiest place in the world by the Happy Planet Index (HPI) and the New Economics Foundation (NEF). The Index aggregates data culled from the Gallup ... Wednesday, 19 October 2016
  5. The Role of Technology in Attracting and Managing Millennials

    Category: Blog/A Virtual Experience

    ... characteristics has its merits, but using it as a universal guide to generalise people may not be very telling as people’s behaviour and world views vary more according to cultures, socio-economic levels ... Tuesday, 04 October 2016
  6. Philippines’ Broadband Improvement Set to Benefit BPOs

    Category: Blog/Impact

    ... Philippines has been reaping economic benefits despite the slow broadband speed and access to Internet. Studies by the World Bank also indicated that national GDP expands by 1.38% for every 10% increase ... Monday, 26 September 2016
  7. What ASEAN Integration Means for High Value Filipino Talent

    Category: Blog/Impact

    ... facility. It will likewise be easier for companies to sustain a solid base in the Philippines while recruiting employees across the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) as necessary. The Philippines has preserved ... Friday, 29 July 2016
  8. New President Duterte Driving Change in the Philippines

    Category: Blog/On The Ground In The Philippines

    ... country’s current macroeconomic policies, and even attract more investments that will guarantee job creation suitable for the poor and the less skilled. This echoes his platform and experiences in his ... Tuesday, 26 July 2016
  9. Why We Pay Staff in the Philippines Weekly

    Category: Blog/On The Ground In The Philippines

    ... becoming the biggest economic sector and creating much more consumer spending. So what relevance does this have for paying staff weekly? It comes back to understanding cultural differences, a topic ... Tuesday, 05 April 2016
  10. Why I Offshored Myself to the Philippines

    Category: Blog/A Virtual Experience

     “Offshoring” is a loaded word and controversial topic. To some it means corporate greed gone rampant, lost jobs, destroyed industries, wider economic and societal problems. To others it means embracing ... Monday, 16 November 2015
  11. APEC Summit in the Philippines to Bring More Benefits for Services and BPO Industries

    Category: Blog/Impact

    This coming November 18 to 19, the annual Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders’ Summit will be held in the Philippines. This will be the second time the Philippines will be hosting APEC, the ... Friday, 06 November 2015
  12. How Filipino Values Are Demonstrated at Work [Part 2]

    Category: Blog/Practical Guide

    ... and focuses in concepts, ideas, and developments important to Filipinos. Click here to read Part 1. 4. Material (MAT):  This refers to work which enables one to gain prestige, security and economic ... Friday, 02 October 2015
  13. How Much to Pay a Filipino? [Part 1: Minimum Wage]

    Category: Blog/On The Ground In The Philippines

    ... and richer and the poor, including the working poor, are staying exactly where they are. Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity and Poverty is a great book that talks about this economic ... Friday, 02 October 2015
  14. Is your job going to be outsourced overseas?

    Category: Blog/Hard Heads: The BPO Business Case

    For many people, the harsh economic reality is that their job -- the craft that they mastered over the years or even through an entire a lifetime - will be sent offshore to a country like the Philippines. ... Thursday, 24 September 2015
  15. How we protect your personal data

    Category: Blog/Practical Guide

    ... after the standards established by the European Parliament and follows those set by the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Information Privacy Network.Flat Planet maintains its own privacy policy. As we ... Tuesday, 28 July 2015
  16. Is your data in the Philippines secure?

    Category: Blog/Hard Heads: The BPO Business Case

    ... earnings forecast of $27.4 billion by 2016. The law was patterned after the standards established by the European Parliament and follows those set by the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Information ... Tuesday, 28 July 2015
  17. June is Information and Communications Tech Month in the Philippines

    Category: Blog/Practical Guide

    Communications Technology Month). Activities to mark the commemorative event aim to recognize the contributions of ICT as a major sector for Philippine economic growth, as well as further push efforts ... Monday, 15 June 2015
  18. Business Groups Push for More Reforms to Improve Business Climate in PH

    Category: Blog/Hard Heads: The BPO Business Case

    As President Benigno S. Aquino III’s term reaches the final stretch, various local and foreign business groups released a list of economic and policy changes they believe the administration should still ... Monday, 01 June 2015
  19. Central Bank Declares Good Prospects for Philippine Economy

    Category: Blog/Hard Heads: The BPO Business Case

    ... It is, however, behind Malaysia (46) and Thailand (57). The SPI is meant to complement the GDP and other economic indicators to allow a more comprehensive view of countries’ overall performance. It is ... Monday, 04 May 2015
  20. Philippines is Second Most Attractive Outsourcing Location in the World

    Category: Blog/Hard Heads: The BPO Business Case

    ... of  the economic status of 36 countries that had BPO industries that received the largest foreign direct investments in the last five years up to the third quarter of 2014. The Index also monitored the ... Monday, 06 April 2015

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