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HOW CALL CENTRES HELP THE PHILIPPINES REBRAND AS A HUB FOR SERVICE EXCELLENCE

By Jan M. Padios | South China Morning Post

"What changes in a country – and what does not change – when it devotes itself to servicing the businesses of other countries? Not long ago, I found myself looking for answers to that question in the busy district of Makati, in the Philippines’ capital Manila, during a meeting with Melvin Legarda and Joseph Santiago, executives at the Business Process Outsourcing Association of the Philippines.

"The organisation’s mission was to entice foreign businesses to outsource back-office work – such as accounts receivable and medical billing and, of course, customer service and technical support call centres – to the country.

"Call centres are big business in the Philippines, and while I was a doctoral student at New York University, I spent time there researching the industry between 2008 and 2013. During that period, the former American colony became a top destination for outsourced jobs from industrialised countries, the United States chief among them. In 2011, the Philippines surpassed India to become the world’s capital of call centres."

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Date of Publication: 
9/9/18