Reasons to Offshore in the Philippines

Talent Team’s headquarters are based in Cebu City, in the Philippines. While our headquarters are based in Cebu, we can employ remote workers from anywhere in the country. There are several reasons why we chose to setup our operations in the Philippines:


Cost savings

One of the primary reasons is cost savings. The cost of labour in the Philippines is significantly lower than in Australia, the UK or USA. This means that foreign companies can save a considerable amount of money on salaries and other operational costs by offshoring to the Philippines.


Skilled workforce

The Philippines has a large, skilled and educated workforce, particularly in the areas of IT, customer service, and back-office operations. Australian companies can tap into this talent pool to find the skilled workers they need at a lower cost than they would in Australia.


Cultural compatibility

The Philippines has a strong cultural affinity with Australia. The Philippines has a large English-speaking population, and many Filipinos are familiar with Australian culture and customs, making it easier for Australian companies to work with them.


Time zone compatibility

The Philippines is in a similar time zone to Australia, making it easier for Australian companies to communicate with their offshore teams in real-time and collaborate on projects. Perth operates in the same time zone, whereas the East Coast is two hours ahead of Philippine time.


Government support

The Philippine government actively promotes offshoring and offers a range of incentives to attract foreign companies to set up operations in the country.

Overall, offshoring to the Philippines provides Australian companies with a cost-effective way to access a skilled and culturally compatible workforce, while still being able to maintain control over their operations.

Benefits to Offshoring

Complimenting your Australian staff with offshore Filipino staff can bring a range of benefits to your business. Here are some potential benefits:

It is important to note that while there are many potential benefits to hiring offshore staff, there may also be challenges, such as communication barriers and the need to manage remote teams effectively. However, with the right strategies and tools in place, complementing your Australian staff with offshore Filipino staff can be a successful and beneficial approach for your business.

General Tips for Offshoring

Working with offshore Filipino staff can be an effective way to get quality work done at a lower cost. Here are some tips to help you work effectively with offshore Filipino staff:

By following these tips, you can build a strong and effective working relationship with your offshore Filipino staff.

Offshore Staff Retention

Retaining Filipino staff offshore requires a combination of strategies that focus on meeting their needs and expectations, as well as ensuring that they feel valued and appreciated. Here are some tips on how to best retain Filipino staff offshore:


Provide Competitive Compensation

One of the most critical factors in retaining Filipino staff offshore is providing them with competitive compensation packages. Ensure that their salaries are fair and commensurate with the market rates for their roles. Talent Team will assess this through the recruitment process and against market expectations.


Offer Career Development Opportunities

Providing opportunities for professional growth and development is essential to retaining Filipino staff. You can offer training, mentoring, and coaching programs to help them acquire new skills and advance in their careers.


Create a Positive Work Environment

A positive work environment is crucial to keeping Filipino staff happy and motivated. Talent Team provides a comfortable and safe workspace, in a modern and well equipped office space in Cebu’s Business Park, and for office-based staff we will organise team-building activities, and encourage open communication to foster a sense of community.


Recognize and Reward Good Work

Filipino staff appreciate recognition for their contributions, whether it be a simple thank-you or a more formal reward program. Recognizing their hard work and dedication helps build loyalty and inspires them to continue performing at a high level.


Be Culturally Sensitive

Filipinos have a distinct cultural background, and understanding and respecting their culture can go a long way in building strong relationships with them. Learn about their traditions, customs, and values, and incorporate these into your workplace policies and practices.

By following these strategies, you can create a work environment that is supportive, engaging, and rewarding for Filipino staff, and thereby improve your chances of retaining them for the long term.

Let’s work together for your business’ success!

Let’s work together for your business’ success!