GDP (nominal) 2013
- Total US$285B
- Per capita US$2.9K
GDP: (PPP) 2013
- Total US$457B
- Per capita US$4.7K
Perceptions Index (2012): 34
Philippine Peso (Php)
Religions: Roman Catholic, Islam
Languages: Filipino, English
Governmental System: Presidential republic
was controlled by a Spanish theocracy for about 4 centuries beginning in the 1600`s.
later a protectorate of the United States before achieving full independence
after the Second World War. Therefore, some Filipinos describe their
culture as the result of spending 400 years in a Spanish monastery
and 40 years in Hollywood. The country has made strong economic progress over the past few years
particularly in fast growth industries such as business process
outsourcing and tourism.
are some special cultural differences that separate Filipino
managers from those of other countries. First of all, female
participation in the professions and senior management is one of the highest in the world -- at par
with progressive Scandinavian countries. Despite being a deeply
Catholic country within a male-dominated region, Filipino women have
developed themselves into formidable managers in this remarkably
second difference is that Filipino managers are more mobile than
those of other countries. They are very adaptable to foreign
cultures and can function successfully in developed and emerging
work environments. Their work is well-regarded by
of Management Talent
that Philippines does not yet have a large number of regional
head-quarters of multinational companies, the country does not
have a significant number of senior management people with
regional experience. That
said, it does have a strong supply of very capable, mobile and
English-speaking management talent.
are a growing number of localized expatriate managers and Filipino returnees available who are motivated to work and live in
Philippines for their own
reasons. Depending on the industry, there is a cost differential
between these people and local Philippine managers although this is
steadily being eroded over time.
is a small supply of managers with international schooling.
disproportionate number of senior managers in Philippines come
from 5 or so
prominent universities. These are: University of the Philippines
(UP), Ateneo University, De La Salle University, University of
Santo Thomas (UST) and Mapua Institute of Technology (MIT).
managers in Philippines are thought to be able to perform at
international levels. Multinational experience (rather than
local company experience) is considered necessary for managers to perform at
large local companies in Philippines are considered to be suitable training
ground to develop international management talent. Examples of these include:
Smart Communications, Globe Telecom, SPI Global, Jollibee, among a
growing number of others.
are capable of forming strong relationships with managers and
teams and exhibit above average career stability. In most industries,
it is possible to hire senior people with a history of long-term
employment relationships. If managed effectively and
sensitively, they can be counted upon to be loyal to their
interesting corollary of this, is that Filipinos often change jobs
in groups. A good management hire can result in a acquisition
of an entire group of talented people who work well
together. Although work must be done to prevent the same
group from leaving again.
is widely spoken in Philippines. Most experienced managers
will have excellent international English communications
skills. Other languages are also available but in less
managers are often mobile and many are ideal for overseas
postings within Southeast Asia and other
locations. They are flexible and open-minded toward most
cultures and well regarded by international managers.
are capable of developing lasting relationships with overseas
managers. They seem to be best motivated in this way rather
than the achieve-your-numbers-or-I'll-fire-you approach that seems prevalent in more aggressive cultures.
the high-quality of Filipino managers, Philippines is an emerging
country with income levels that are generally lower than those of so-called
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throughout the world call upon the Principals of Chalre Associates for thought leadership.
Below are some examples of published material written by our
consultants or international journalists who refer to them. For a complete list of published work,
Getting Ready For The
Deluge: Outsourcing in Philippines
Chalre Associates senior staff
Economist Intelligence Unit of the Economist magazine
asked Chalre Associates' Chairman, Richard Mills,
to write a chapter about the Philippine outsourcing sector
in its annual Business Guide Book. The material
provides a Executive Briefing on the progress and major
issues facing this industry that is certainly one of most
significant growth stories in the world.
Asia Pacific Mining
Conference 2007 - Report
Chalre Associates senior staff
The 7th Asia Pacific Mining Conference put on by the Asean
Federation of Mining Associations was perhaps the largest
such event in the region. Richard Mills, Chairman of Chalre Associates
gave this report on what was said by the prominent mining
people who presented.
State of BPO in Philippines: Dan Reyes Speaks
Chalre Associates senior staff
Mills, Chairman of Chalre Associates,
interviewed Dan Reyes of Sitel for ComputerWorld (US) recently to get
his views on the state of the BPO industry in Philippines. Dan
presented US readers with compelling information to support his view
that Philippines is currently seen as the "Number 1" option by global
companies sending BPO work to offshore destinations.
Dan Reyes is easily one of most experienced Business Process
Outsourcing (BPO) managers in the Asia Pacific region and the world. He
is head of the extremely successful Philippine operations of Sitel, the
world's largest call center organization. Among other things, he is a
founder and former president of the Business Processing Association of
the Philippines. more