Filipinos - The Linchpin of Telecommuting

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Firms and small enterprises have considered telecommuting as a cheap yet practical means of reducing costs in order to survive in this time of global economic crisis. Industry experts anticipate a progressive trend in telecommuting and work-at-home jobs for the next few years. Over the last few years, as the unemployment rate in the US and other first world countries have dropped, demand for skilled and capable knowledge workers has risen; such economic trends have urged smaller firms to engage in telecommuting that has become a "reliable alternative". Obviously, handing down a laptop and a Blackberry to an employee is cheaper than maintaining an office. Employers have noticed that home-based employees can be productive, if not more productive than a workforce in a conventional office setting. Sooner or later, this spawn of outsourcing will overwhelm the very industry that generated its life force. The telecommuting industry is booming. The Philippines is ahead of the pack.

Recently, the premier telecommuting company known as oDesk has released figures in its reports showing that Filipinos provide the highest return on investment than any other nationality on oDesk. oDesk is one of the premier global job marketplaces for online work teams; arguably, it has the best business model for both buyers and providers. Firms that are affected by the global economic crisis have considered telecommuting a practical yet crucial way of cutting costs. The company launched the Philippine "oConomy" page in order to share data with regard to a freelancer's pricing, services, and hours worked rendered.

According to its report, more than 10,000 work hours are rendered by Filipino oDeskers which resulted in more than $50,000 charges. Since 2006, the Philippines has the most astounding volume growth, ranking number 1 with a 789% increase in providers. Pakistan came in second with 328% then the United States with 260%. With more than 17,000 Filipino service providers in tow, some firms have considered telecommuting in the Philippines a practical manner in getting the work done for a meager of cost.

From data entry to software development, Filipinos have made its mark in this fledgling industry, making the notion of telecommuting the intangible vendor machine of the BPO industry. Furthermore, it augments the image of the Philippines as a dynamic and versatile country in the global outsourcing industry. Industry pundits say that the telecommuting industry has progressed and has grown rapidly with Filipinos spearheading telecommuting services. Like its world-famous Adobo dish, Filipinos have the right ingredients to make telecommuting outsourcing's new frontier; and entice potential employers to take a bite. With this in mind, the upward trend of telecommuting has generated the notion that a third world country can get the job done for first world countries.

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This article was published on 2010/03/29