If you’ve ever wondered about the seemingly high number of Filipinos working—and thriving—abroad or the growth of multinational companies investing in the Philippines, the answer boils down to one thing: Filipinos are loved everywhere in the world. It’s perhaps our hardworking nature or our charm (maybe both) but employers around the world know the value of having a Filipino in their team.
According to the 2018 Survey on Overseas Filipinos (1) released by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) there’s an estimated 2.3 million Filipinos working abroad at anytime during the period April to September 2018. In the latest industry report from PSA (2), the BPO industry has about 575,600 employees including a whopping 87.6% with telemarketing jobs. About 12% have IT jobs or other computer-related careers, while 0.5% in medical transcription, and 0.3% in animated films and cartoon production.
These statistics show that international employers are recognizing the contributions that Filipino workers bring to the table.
Filipinos are generally known to be hardworking and competent employees. Being willing to take the extra mile is just in our nature and it transcends to the way Filipinos approach their work and career. Filipinos are also highly trainable with the ability to learn things fast and get a natural know-how of things in the shortest amount of time possible.
Filipino professionals are always willing to learn new things and improve their skills. Always armed with a can-do attitude, Filipino workers will always find ways to complete a task. The nation itself is known for its resilience in the face of struggles and this trait extends to its people—no matter how difficult a task or a project is, trust that Filipinos with always find a way to rise above it.
The EF English Proficiency Index (3) ranks the Philippines at #14 among 88 countries in terms of proficiency with a score of 61.84. You can look around and be blown away by the fact that English has seemingly become common around the country—that enough makes Filipinos an asset to any organization.
No matter the personality, Filipinos are generally known to be caring and loving toward their family, friends, and colleagues. They care intensely about their jobs and that makes Filipinos very motivated and great at giving and receiving feedback.
Filipinos are known for their happy-go-lucky attitude. It’s embedded deep into our culture that thinking positively elevates the way we deal with stress and pressure, even in crisis situations. This attitude makes Filipinos unique and truly pleasurable to work with.
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(1) Total Number of OFWs Estimated at 2.3 Million (Results from the 2018 Survey on Overseas Filipinos) – https://psa.gov.ph/statistics/survey/labor-and-employment/survey-overseas-filipinos
(2) 2015/2016 INDUSTRY PROFILE: Business Process Outsourcing –
(3) EF English Proficiency Index – https://www.ef.com/wwen/epi/regions/asia/philippines/