Holidays in the Philippines and Outsourcing

March 14, 2017 ssc web

Outsourcing in the Philippines can sometimes have its ups and downs, especially when there’s a holiday in the said country. Last 2015, there was a 3-day holiday in the Philippines due to the Pope’s visit. Plus, there’s the commemoration of the EDSA Revolution held on the 25th of February, the

CEO Speaks : The Commemoration of the 80th Araw ng Dabaw

March 9, 2017 ssc web

It’s that time of year again for Dabawenyos. Last March 1, The City Government of Davao officially kickstarted the 80th Araw ng Dabaw celebration at Rizal Park with a grand production of local talents, highlighting the historical development of the city over the past 8 decades. Anchored on this year’s

CEO Speaks : Leadership

February 28, 2017 ssc web

Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality. – Warren Bennis Here in Philippine Outsourcer, leadership skills are tantamount to making any project successful. We have a team that’s solely committed to helping you attain what you want to happen for your business. Leadership is an important function of

The Philippines Stays Attractive To Australian Investors in the BPO Industry

February 27, 2017 ssc web

Low labor costs and high-quality labor force will continue to make the Philippines the best country for Australians to invest in, according to the Philippine Institute for Developmental Studies (PIDS). In their policy note, PIDS visiting research fellow Peter K. Ross and entrepreneur Mike O’Hagan stated that Australian enterprises can

CEO Speaks : Inspiring Innovation

February 20, 2017 ssc web

Innovation is about creativity; and innovation is not forced but inspired. In Philippine Outsourcer, we have an innovative team committed to solving your business problems. How do we do it? We value creative spaces and diversity. It’s important for companies to make work environment conducive to creativity. That happens, firstly,

Google Responds to Racist Autocomplete Issue

February 14, 2017 ssc web

Google Search is notorious for its hilarious autocomplete suggestions. We can probably get a good laugh at how a “can a human” search completes with “get a dog pregnant” but it becomes bleak when Sri Lankans are suggested to be “ugly” or Ugandans “lazy” and just downright offensive when Israelis

Tech Companies Unite Against Trump’s Immigration Ban

February 8, 2017 ssc web

The tech industry took the battle from cyberspace to court when approximately 127 companies, including tech giants like Facebook, Twitter, Google, Microsoft, and Intel, signed a court brief against the immigration ban that President Donald Trump recently declared. Trump’s legal order prohibits newly arriving immigrants from seven predominantly Muslim countries

Google Algorithm Update – Jan 2017

January 25, 2017 ssc web

Over the past 24-hours, the ongoing WebmasterWorld thread has seen an uptick in chatter around ranking and traffic changes from Google. Plus, many of the tracking tools that have updated for the day are showing signs of a Google update. Let me be straight, either the update is just starting

GoNegosyo : ASEAN@50 Launches in the Philippines

January 19, 2017 ssc web

MANILA: This January marks the beginning of the Philippines’ chairmanship of the 10-member regional bloc of ASEAN. Centered on the theme “Partnering for Change, Engaging the World” diplomats and leaders from all over the region will convene in different locations in the Philippines for various events that will cover economic

Reuters : Foreign business skeptical of China’s promised opening

January 19, 2017 ssc web

All Credits to Michael Martina and John Ruwitch | BEIJING/SHANGHAI Beijing has some way to go to convince foreign businesses that it is serious about liberalizing China’s economy, despite President Xi Jinping’s speech at Davos on Tuesday and new proposals to relax restrictions on foreign investment. Xi made a vigorous defense