With over 7,000 islands and islets, the Philippines is an archipelago known for its stunning beaches and historical landmarks. Also, known to have a population who are dedicated to hard work and of great optimism. Truly, we, Filipinos, are a race of professionals who never fails to utilise our skills and potentials to their maximum.
It is then but inevitable that a number of companies look to the Philippines for their outsourcing needs — and they’re seeing the benefits of why it is best to outsource in the Philippines than anywhere else.
Over the years, companies from all over the world has been experiencing the exceptional benefits of outsourcing. And with our team at Filipino Outsourcers, you’ll surely experience them all… and more.
Primary reason why other countries decide to outsource parts of their enterprise to the Philippines. Not only is the labor cost in the Philippines halved, the client also doesn’t need to pay for office space, hardware and software, human resource or even legal costs. All of these can amount to at least 60% savings, or maybe even more than expected.
You should know that the cost of living in the Philippines is lower than in developed countries. Of course, this doesn’t automatically mean that the standard of living is also low. As a matter of fact, a lot of BPO companies offer job openings that allow local Filipinos to help support themselves and their families.
Enterprises can hire someone easily who’s ready and willing to be a part of their workforce. In addition, universities in the Philippines produce a lot of skilled and trained workers every single year.
If you were to outsource in the Philippines, you’ll be assembling a talented team at a fraction of the cost if you were to assemble the same in your country. Simply put, it’s affordable and easier to find talents in the Philippines eager to help you achieve success despite the distance.
As a matter of fact, English is considered the top spoken language in the Philippines, and outsourcing is considered to be the top industry.
Face it, no one has enough hours in a single day. People are always working more than the required hours. Thus, establishing a team in the Philippines can help you improve your work-life balance by porting over all of your time-consuming, repetitive and sometimes boring tasks from your end to them.
In a nutshell, the benefits of outsourcing includes a reduction on your expenses, gain access to a pool of competent and highly talented individuals and best of all, balance in life. If you want to know more, feel free to Talk to US TODAY and we’ll inform you of everything you need to know. Who knows? We might be the answer to your outsourcing needs. Oh wait, we ARE the answer to your outsourcing needs.
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Web Developer – A web designer/developer is responsible for the design, layout and coding of a website. They are involved with the technical and graphical aspects of a website; how the site works and how it looks. They can also be involved with the maintenance and update of an existing site.
In order to design a website, a web designer/developer will:
-Establish the purpose of the website based upon its target audience
-Identify the type of content the site will host
-Determine any functionality that the site must support, for example, whether it will handle -Financial transactions or inquiries
-Give guidance on layout, colors and styles.
This will determine the type of technology to use and how complex the site will be. The web Designer/developer will then:
-Write the programming code, either from scratch or by adapting existing website software and -Graphics packages to meet business requirements
-Test the website and identify any technical problems
-Upload the site onto a server and register it with different search engines.
A web designer/developer will usually work as part of a team, which will include a web author/editor and an account manager and best interested in:
-Keeping up to date with advances in computer technology and how this affects the business -Environment
-Troubleshooting and problem solving.
Graphic Designer’s – job may involve managing more than one design brief at a time and allocating the relevant amount of time according to the value of the job. Typical activities include:
-Meeting clients or account managers to discuss the business objectives and requirements of the job;
-Interpreting the client’s business needs and developing a concept to suit their purpose;
-Estimating the time required to complete the work and providing quotes for clients;
-Developing design briefs by gathering information and data through research;
-Thinking creatively to produce new ideas and concepts;
-Using innovation to redefine a design brief within the constraints of cost and time;
-Presenting finalized ideas and concepts to clients or account managers;
-Working with a wide range of media, including photography and computer-aided design (CAD);
-Proofreading to produce accurate and high-quality work;
-Contributing ideas and design artwork to the overall brief;
-Demonstrating illustrative skills with rough sketches;
-Working on layouts and art working pages ready for print;
-Keeping abreast of emerging technologies in new media, particularly design programs such as InDesign, QuarkXPress, FreeHand, Illustrator, Photoshop, 3ds Max, Acrobat, Director, Dreamweaver and Flash;
-Developing interactive design;
-Commissioning illustrators and photographers;
-Working as part of a team with printers, copywriters, photographers, stylists, illustrators, other designers, account executives, web developers and marketing specialists.
Writers – are involved in the creation and development of works of fiction and non-fiction.
This covers a number of wide and varied forms including poetry, prose, life writing, and material for the theater, screen and radio (such as comedy/soap opera scripts, drama productions and documentaries). Writers may also create the content for websites or write articles for magazines or newspapers. New media is also opening doors for writers in areas such as mobile phone content and computer game scripts.
Most writers work freelance and are self-employed. They often have to support themselves through additional types of work, such as teaching, lecturing, editing or other roles in publishing, as well as entirely unrelated jobs outside the writing industry.
-Selecting subject matter based on personal or public interest, or commissioned by a publisher or agent;
-Developing the technical skills of writing and maintaining originality;
-Using literary skills to develop themes and story lines, while making characters and plots believable;
-Working to tight deadlines, especially for theater, screen and radio;
-Undertaking research, including plot-lines, places, themes and characters;
-Verifying the factual content of written work;
-Conducting interviews with people either face-to-face, over the telephone or by email;
-Submitting material for publication in the required and expected format;
-Rewriting and adapting material (and sometimes the work of others) for alternative formats, e.g. adapting novels for stage or producing an e-book;
-Ghost writing – writing for others under the other person’s name;
-Maintaining an active interest in the specific genre, such as novels, film, TV, radio;
-Exercising self-discipline and time management to organize writing in conjunction with developing financial management/self-employment skills;
-Encouraging and acting upon critical feedback in the most appropriate manner;
-Being prepared to rewrite and revise work (often several times) following feedback;
-Liaising with publishers, agents, script editors, producers and directors;
-Finding, pursuing and maintaining knowledge of publication opportunities;
-Attending courses and participating in workshops to improve and build upon writing skills;
-Appearing at public readings and book signings, schools, libraries, colleges and literary festivals;
-Teaching in higher and further education and privately;
-Private online creative writing tuition;
-Private critiquing service to aspiring writers.
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) – Specialist’s main role is to analyze, review and implement changes to websites so they are optimized for search engines. This means maximizing the traffic to a site by improving page rank within search engines. An SEO Specialist will develop original content to include keyword or phrases that will increase traffic to a site. They may also test and implement testing various search engine marketing techniques, web site layouts and advertising for search engine optimization.
“An SEO Specialist will develop original content to include keyword or phrases that will increase traffic to a site”
A degree and a minimum of one to three years of web experience is required for the SEO Specialist position, including knowledge of HTML, CSS, programming language and blogging.
Social Media Specialists – Many business owners are becoming more interested in Social Media marketing. They’ve seen how it can drive leads and sales and boost their online reputation. However, many of them are not spending a lot of time on Social networks personally, so it’s quite a challenge to figure out who the best person is to handle their business’ online presence and what that person’s job duties would be.
Curate relevant content to reach the audience most likely to buy from you.
-Write editorial content
-Monitor, listen and respond to users in a “Social” way while cultivating leads and sales.
-Conduct online advocacy and open stream for cross-promotions.
-Develop and expand community and/or blogger outreach efforts.
-Oversee design (ie: Facebook Timeline cover, profile pic, thumbnails, ads, landing pages, Twitter profile, and blog).
-Design, create and manage promotions and Facebook ad campaigns.
-Compile report for management showing results (ROI).
-Become an advocate for the Company in Social Media spaces, engaging in dialogues and answering questions where appropriate.
-Demonstrate ability to map out marketing strategy and then drive that strategy proven by testing and metrics.
-Implement a proactive strategy for capturing customer online reviews. Monitor online ratings and respond accordingly.
-Monitor trends in Social Media tools, applications, channels, design and strategy.
-Identify threats and opportunities in user generated content surrounding the business, report to appropriate management.
-Analyze campaigns and translate anecdotal or qualitative data into recommendations and plans for revising the Social Media campaigns.
-Monitor effective benchmarks for measuring the impact of Social Media programs. Analyze, review, and report on effectiveness of campaigns in an effort to maximize results.
Virtual Assistants – Virtual assistants utilize today’s technology to deliver their services and communicate with clients by working remotely. A virtual assistant’s (VA) core practice and specialty is that of administration. Some virtual assistants diversify; offering additional specialties that fall under various other categories, such as marketing, website development or maintenance, creative and technical services, etc. In addition, many VAs have target niches—types of professionals they support, and those include real estate professionals, coaches (business, life, executive, etc.), speakers, authors, executive and non-executive directors and CEOs, medical and legal professionals, and consultants to name a few prominent ones. Most recently, VAs are tasked with social media monitoring and the scheduling of social media posts for personalities, brands and businesses.
Virtual assistants come from a variety of business backgrounds, but most have several years administrative experience earned in the real (non-virtual) business world working in occupations such as administrative assistant, executive assistant, secretary, legal assistant, paralegal, legal secretary, real estate assistant, office manager, etc.
Here are some of the general tasks that an office assistant may do in a virtual office:
-Manage contact lists and customer spreadsheets
-Maintain a calendar and set up meetings
-Take transcription and handle correspondence
-Make travel arrangements
-Handle billing and accounting
-Prepare and send out e-mail newsletters
-Prepare, collate and ship proposals and meeting materials
-Send out requested information to customers
-Handle client inquiries by phone or e-mail
Project Managers – Project managers are responsible for the planning, management, co-ordination and financial control of a construction project. Project managers ensure that the client’s requirements are met, the project is completed on time and within budget and that everyone else is doing their job properly.
Project Manager Job Duties:
Skills/Qualifications: Developing Budgets, Coaching, Supervision, Staffing, Project Management, Management Proficiency, Process Improvement, Tracking Budget Expenses, Self-Development, Planning, Performance Management, Inventory Control, Verbal Communication