By beau On June 5, 2009
Working in a call center firm is very decisive much more to those operators. On the part of workers like me and anybody else we know that this is not a lifetime career for us but because of the sudden job popularity, people here are encouraged to work instead of working outside boarder. On the other hand, for those operators who are investing time, effort and patience to run a business like this, they need to provide everything to keep it effective, sensible and profitable of course.
More often than usual, call center contribute or supply larger amount of employment almost every quarter of the year. The main reason why entrepreneurs chose to outsource here in the Philippines, because both big and small business centers are into job seekers for the reason that employment here is somewhat available. Filipinos wants to broaden their skills and knowledge and that could only mean that we can do multi tasking job.
Call Center life here in the Philippines is measured as the practical work these days. When it comes to accessibility, Filipinos are highly capable because of being flexible. There are people working even part time for this kind of job while studying. Reasons why foreign countries want to outsource here because they believed on the talents , intelligence and lifestyles of some Asian countries especially here in the Philippines.
Everyday you will see numbers of applicants here in Ortigas looking for job, job that could possibly give them wondrous experiences. The moment you get into this kind of work you will see for yourself the different changes that could happen. Late at night hangouts, taking advantage of spiffs and commissions, new colleagues, and interesting working environment are some of those changes. For people spend their time to this kind of profession, some find it motivating for them for their personal growth.
By beau On June 5, 2009
Putting up of whichever kind of company, especially call center business, it is very essential to have enough understanding on how to run this kind of business. If you will notice here in the Philippines, basically on some recognized cities, there are offices rents here lower than the other foreign cities. If you have in mind of putting up one, by choosing lower cost of rental you can take advantage of it to have minimal operating expense.
Of course when you want to begin or set up any kind of business, you will need people to work for you. You should have at least these following factors to think with reference to capital, location, and price. Money matters as I was trying to say. Certainly, you would want to earn when you invest, Right? And it will take time for you to achieve them. That is why you need to take quality as your initial consideration. You will need quality people that can provide you quality service in order for you to do it.
Obviously, call centers in the Philippines is highly in demand for the fact that it is less expensive when it comes to renting offices, by terms of employment availability here, that is why other businessman will definitely wanted to expand or outsource their business here in the Philippines.
It may be said that the Filipinos are patient and hardworking. Being on the phone for the total of 7-8 hours a day is not that easy if you’re not patient as much as necessary. It has often said that for the succeeding years, call center jobs here in the Philippines will still be the favored employment instead of working overseas
By beau On June 1, 2009
I have had allot of customer ask me why my prices are so high when really they are not compared to the US but also the Philippines is not the cheapest place to outsource to.
I wanted to give everyone an idea on what it cost when you are running a Philippines call center so when you see these other call centers that are offering prices for $700 to $900 dollars and what you will get if you are signing up with them.
A good friend of mine Anthony that owns a call center here said that the death of call center outsourcing was going to be these call centers that are charging these low amounts because the people that signed up with them would get a bad taste in there month and not want to come back for another try.
To set up a company in the Philippines $1,000 USD
Taxes 40% of what the makes
Employers share of SSS, Phil Health, Bigi and Tax
13 month pay
Phone calls to the US both land lines and cell phones
High speed internet and it ant cheap but it’s what you need for voip
Dealing with the Government “Price Less”
Dealing with employee’s “Price Less”
Employees here work for 8 full hours not 7
These are all cost that you would have if you hired some one in the Philippines and also the States but by outsourcing it you want have to work about any of it.
Yes it’s cheaper in the Philippines to do business but you have to look at all the other cost involved in operating here in the Philippines, it’s not Mexico
When you are thinking about outsourcing your work to the Philippines call center some times you forget about the other cost that it takes to run it in the States or in the Philippines. The cost is not going to change when you do the math Philippines is still cheaper, the only other way that you can save and still have agents from the States is to Home Source which is hiring agents to work from home but then you still have to take care of there payroll and other problems that might happen but that is still going to cost you about 10 dollars an other.
When you are thinking about outsourcing work to the Philippines don’t look at it as outsourcing to the Philippines, you are outsourcing home the way of life and the way that everyone talks is like they are from your home town.
If you decide to sign on with a call center that is cheaper make sure that you are the one that is going to pick your agents and ask them how much they are going to get piad and it will give you an idea of how good they are.
You get what you pay for, here in the Philippines the cost of agents is going up, the days of saving money on good agents ended last year. The good thing about that is that the agents in the Philippines are getting allot better compared to 5 years ago.
By beau On May 19, 2009
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I have been banging my head against the wall for about a year, to be able to block the agent’s from accessing websites that I don’t want them on while they are working, and now I’m feeling I have done it with out spending a dime on a high end firewall. There is only a couple agent’s that I see from time to time surfing on the internet while they are working, even though we have blocked everything on our firewall but the agent’s are the best on getting pass the simple firewalls because of the proxy servers.
Now, we are using a simple router that works great, we have not had any problems other than the domain filtering is not the best, so I searched and searched and found Open DNS This is not a firewall but a DNS, it will give you the ability to be able to make sure the agents can only access on what you want and the best thing is that it’s free.
You are going to have to set it up, but for the most part if you are a little techie then it should not be a problem, for me it took me about 10 minutes and it was working and from there, I can access the router from outside my office to make changes or see what’s happening.
This has to be one of the easiest open source things I have ever used.
By beau On May 12, 2009
Over the last year the cost to operate in the Philippines has gone up about 30% mostly because of the staff are requesting more pay, because the quality of employees in the Philippines is getting allot better in both sales and customer service. There are some call centers in the Philippines that are offering very low rates, but at the end of the day you are not going to get some one working for you that you are going to be happy with, like the cost for the higher level staff are not going to take the low wages that these call centers are asking for.
The quality of the agents here in Philippines compared to all other countries is much better, because of the influence of America over the last 100 years, the agents that are requesting more money is because they don’t have an accent, unlike some of the other agents other call centers are offering at packages like 700 or 900 dollars a month.
Two things that most companies are looking at when they are looking for a Philippines call center is the quality and price which one is more important to you?
I’m not talking about prices like $20 or even $12 dollars an hour, much lower than that compared to allot of the lager companies requesting that amount, and not even talking about the advances or the deposits.
One of the most important things when you are doing outsourcing, is making sure that the agents that are working for you have a good American accent and they understand what your customers are asking when they have a question.
You get what you pay for, Or if you do decide to work with a call center in the Philippines that has a very low rate then at least make sure you can pick your agent before they start.
By beau On May 7, 2009
This is one thing that has drove me nuts from the time that I have been here is call centers in India! I should have been in India about 5 years ago, I had my pass port and visa stamped and I should have been on my way.
Now here is the big reason that I did not go! It’s India I had seen the pictures and heard from a lot of other friends that it was not a place that I wanted to go but I do have one friend Bob that lived there for three years and said that he loved it but I did not think that it was for me.
There is a huge deference in the English in the Philippines compared to India but I will say that India is really good in IT.
By beau On May 7, 2009
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By beau On May 6, 2009
Obama is hitting some of the large corporations with making it harder to outsource but it sounds more like they are targeting India than any other country. Well from a lot of the news on TV and the internet, nothing really is said about the Philippines. I my eyes you are going to see a big growth in smaller business outsourcing than the big one’s because I think at the end of the day the tax break is not that important if its five to ten agents than hundreds.
The last couple of days its been all over the news about what Obama has said.
The US and many over countries are really getting leasing to call center outsourcing because it has been going on for many years now, I think Philippines really started around 1998 and India around 1990. For Obama to pass these laws they still say its going to be very hard to get approved and a lot of the outsourcing companies don’t seem to worry about it.
I did not vote and I with that I did and if I would have I would have voted for Obama because I believe he will make a change.