More and more freelancers are entering the market, but some are more equipped than others. If you're a greenhorn freelancer or you want to step up your game, these five tips can effectively help bolster your skills.
Despite what some people think, us women still need to fight more than men to reach our goals, to gain trust and to establish mutual respect. As women in the business world, it can be difficult to achieve something important; so, whenever we do, we must have the confidence in ourselves and in our abilities to know that we deserve every part of it.
The growing availability of hubs and coworking spaces with high-speed internet and plug-and-play work stations have offered flexibility for businesses to shift their employees from the traditional office space to out-of-office solutions.
A fantastic workspace is not anymore just “additional perks” for the employees. Having a flexible office space, or at least a space which inspires creativity and boosts productivity, is slowly becoming a “must-have” for companies to attract, engage, and retain their talents and workforce.
Female leaders in workplaces around the Philippines are leading the way for a corporate revolution -- one with women at the helm. From huge organizations in skyscrapers to start-ups in flexible office spaces, women are taking more dynamic and challenging roles, debunking stereotypes while doing so.
Many foreign companies, entrepreneurs, and investors choose to offshore or outsource jobs to cut operational costs. To encourage investment into the country, the Philippine government provides benefits and incentives to foreign entities in the form of tax holidays and exemptions.
At the start of the year, people are generally hyped with a dose of fresh optimism, new goals, and the energy to start anew. We begin the year fast, with the hopes of finishing strong. But professionals somehow forget that a year is, technically, not a “sprint”. It’s a long stretch of days and hours, packed with activities at work, at home, and everywhere else in between. The environment of professionals -- a typical office building with walled desks, or a coworking space, or a home office -- has an impact on this start-of-year mindset. Alongside other variables, such as the people we’re ...
While some workers are tied to their desks in a standard 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. shift, in some workplaces, employees are given a more flexible working arrangement. They can pick their own work hours or days within a set period or given limits. They can come in later than the standard hours or make some allowances or adjustments to be able to clock out early. The flexible work schedule may even allow work-from-home options or working remotely from any location where mobile Internet is available in order to communicate electronically with clients and other co-workers.
One of the major issues of working in the BPO industry, particularly in the call center sector, is its high turnover rate that's currently at 18 to 20 percent, according to the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE). DOLE cited work-related stress and lifestyle diseases due to working the graveyard shift as the main factor that causes high attrition among employees. Working the night shift, however, is necessary especially for call centers and BPO offices with 24/7 operations, since offshore employees and offices need to match the hours and time zones of foreign clients.
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