Prepare for The Next Normal

Building Remote Teams during the Pandemic and Beyond

In 2020, the COVID-19 Pandemic pushed companies to quickly adapt to a remote workplace. Moving beyond resilience toward thriving and growing not in the new normal but in the NEXT normal is crucial.

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Taking the next digital leap in businesses requires implementing structural change in the organization and leadership, securing the right infrastructure, and helping employees. Organizational leadership needs to invest on an operational model of higher flexibility and more agility, a more connected corporate culture, alignment of business goals to new cultural standards and employee expectations, and a data driven method of analysis to drive business forward.

The next normal is happening now, building remote teams is the way forward!

Why the Philippines

When choosing a location to hire remote workers, there are many options to choose from. The Philippines is known as one of the top destinations, however, it is not the only one. Other countries such as India, China, and Mexico, among others, are competitors of the Philippines in this regard. So, why the Philippines?

English proficiency

The Philippines is ranked 20 in the world and #2 in Asia in 2019 with a high proficiency rate, or EP English Proficiency Index (EPI) of 60.14.

Cost Efficiency (Low cost of living)

Cost of living in Philippines is 45.04% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account) while Rent in Philippines is, on average, 74.45% lower than in United States.

24/7 staffing – time zone neutral

The majority of Philippines outsourcing clients is the USA, and they have a 12-hour timedifference. So, there is still about 60%+ of the outsourcing workforce in the Philippines that work the nightshift, to cover the US hours.

Economic growth

Amidst rising global uncertainties, the Philippine economy remains strong and is projected to grow 5.8% in 2019, before recovering to 6.1% and 6.2% in 2020 and 2021, respectively.11

Cultural Compatibility

The Philippines is greatly immersed in Western culture, from entertainment and politics, to business and tech. The Philippines was colonized by Spaniards, Americans, the Chinese and the Japanese in the past, and continue to embody some of their values and cultures until the present

Flexible workforce

The Philippine time zone is most amicable to US Businesses because of the inverse operations time difference of approximately 12-15 hours.