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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