Why the Philippines

The BPO business is the number one revenue, employment generating and fastest growing industry in the Philippines. The Philippines surpassed India in the call center business in 2015 and is now number one in the world. Most major companies in the US like JP Morgan Chase, Citibank, Wells Fargo, Amazon, etc. all have large operations in the country.

The uniqueness of SOPI’s model is the perfect answer to mitigating the social impact the large metro BPO companies have created by recruiting talent away from the provinces. We bring good talent back home and provide good work to good people and realize good retention. There is no company in the Philippines that mirrors Specialized Outsource Partners, Inc.’s model and, therefore we expect we will enjoy having great talent and great stability to service our clients.

Why 'It's More Fun In the Philippines'

Filipinos and friends from all over the world feel energized by the new slogan of the Department of Tourism, which aims to invite tourists to visit the country.

Despite the controversies and criticisms we discussed in my column last Wednesday, many more kababayans are fired up to be the country’s best sales people, sharing why they believe it is really more fun in the Philippines!

Culture

The Spanish Empire, then colonized the islands and, after more than three centuries of colonization, Roman Catholicism spread throughout the archipelago and Hispanic influence heavily impacted the country’s culture. Then, after being colonized by Spain, the Philippines became a U.S. territory for almost 50 years.

The Philippines is one of the two predominantly Roman Catholic (80.58%) nations in Asia-Pacific, the other being East Timor. From the census in 2014, Christianity consist about 90.07% of the population while Islam is the religion for about 5.57% of the population. Those who reported others or none composed 4.37% of the total population of the country.

Education

Education in the Philippines is managed and regulated by the Department of Education (DepEd), Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA). DepEd is responsible for the K–12 basic education; it exercises full and exclusive control over public schools and nominal regulation over private schools, and it also enforces the national curriculum that has been put in place since 2013. CHED and TESDA, on the other hand, are responsible for higher education; CHED regulates the academically-oriented universities and colleges while TESDA oversees the development of technical and vocational education institutions and programs in the country.

WHY THE
countryside?

It is known fact that most of the talent in the metro areas hail from the countryside and upon this talent hitting "burnout" stage (approximately 3 years) they are returning to their hometowns even if it means being unemployed. SOPI can identify these employees through our job fairs in the metro areas and bring the good talent home and provide them with good jobs.

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