Professional employer organizations (PEOs) offer businesses an alternative to in-house HR management. In this co-employment model, a company’s employees are hired by the PEO and then leased to the client.
Business in the Philippines
To boost global competitiveness and attract more local and foreign entrepreneurs, the government of the Philippines passed the Ease of Doing Business Act of 2018 (Republic Act 11032) on May 28, 2018.
International travel has never been more accessible for Filipinos. According to the Global Passport Index, the Philippine passport is stronger than ever, ranking 64th worldwide.
Most people would love to retire in paradise. With its tropical climate, beautiful beaches, and low cost of living, the Philippines is ideal. Forbes named the Philippines one of the best places to retire abroad in 2019. Beyond its obvious advantages, Forbes noted that the Philippines has one of the easiest residency programs for retirees.
In 2017, the Philippine information technology-business process outsourcing (IT-BPO) industry grew 12.3 percent and generated US$ 22.1 billion in revenue. Growth is expected to continue through 2022, according to the Information Technology and Business Process Association of the Philippines (IBPAP).
Witnessing the disruption that the Financial Technology (FinTech) community has brought to the banking and finance industries of the world’s largest economies, leading traditional banks in the Philippines are welcoming FinTech companies to inspire collaboration in making financial transactions more efficient and consumer-friendly.
Utilizing the services of an Employer of Record (EoR) from the Philippines enables a client or company to cost-effectively outsource their tax compliance, human resource management, salary compensation, benefits administration, and payroll processing to minimize legal and tax burdens from their enterprise.
Many companies outsource their back-office, customer support, and technical job functions to third-party providers in the Philippines. Initially, they fully outsourced these operations to companies like Accenture, Convergys, TeleTech and other global business process management providers throughout Metro Manila to take advantage of low labor costs.
Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) net inflows into the country hit $4.8 billion from January to May 2018, exhibiting a growth of 49% compared to the US$3.3 billion figure from the same period in 2017. According to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), this growth is mainly on account of the expansion in net equity capital investments by 469.1% to US$1.4 billion.
Understanding the business environment of a country is one of the first steps an investor, an entrepreneur, or a legal entity has to take in order to assess the viability of setting up or expanding a business outside its headquarters’ territory. It is crucial to identify if the opportunities present in the market are supported by entities, systems, and mechanisms which make doing business in the country easier compared to other locations in the region.