Why Metro Manila
Getting the right location for an offshore team is critical. It can make or break your success. There is a myriad of things to consider when deciding on an offshoring location: infrastructure; talent pool, time zone; culture; language; amenities … the list goes on.
Diversify has undertaken comprehensive research to identify Metro Manila, the Philippines as a highly strategic choice for setting up an offshore team. With advanced infrastructure and amenities, a stable and growing economy, and proven track record as a successful location for offshoring, the advantages are numerous. We’re not the only ones that think so, either. Well-known companies like Hewlett Packard, JP Morgan, Macquarie Bank, White and Case, Virgin, Baker & McKenzie, ANZ Bank, Jetstar and Telstra all have offshore teams in the Philippines.
With around 500,000 graduates each year, the Filipino people are highly educated and have a high English literacy rate. They also have and incredibly strong work ethic. They’re happy to work the hours that work for your business.
The Filipino Government strongly backs offshoring. This is a significant growth area for the country and is now the second largest contributor to GDP. The Government has established a range of assistance and incentives to encourage ongoing investment in offshoring in the Philippines.
Your offshore team will work from our one of our purpose built offices, both located in Metro Manila, that has been carefully designed with people in mind. Maximising natural light with floor to ceiling windows, our Philippines office makes the best use of space with customisable modular workstations that incorporate leading edge ergonomic furnishings. All of this, plus stylish, contemporary furniture and fittings; bright, roomy break-out areas; on-site training facilities; and excellent access to local amenities and transportation, means your team will love coming to work each day.
Why is this important?
We genuinely care about our people and our clients. Our employees stick around because they love working for their offshore employers and us, and part of that is coming to work in a great environment. We’re proud of our 97% retention rates and our motivated teams, and our comfortable, modern facilities are just one aspect of how we achieve that (as well as our strategically located offices in Metro Manila).
Makati City is the largest business district and financial centre of Metro-Manila. It is home to 40% of the top 1,000 multinational corporations in the Philippines and is seen as the destination of choice for expats because of its excellent infrastructure and proximity to amenities. These attributes also make Makati City the location of choice for many highly skilled Filipino workers. They enjoy all the benefits that working within the CBD brings, including access to public transport as well as entertainment and dining precincts.
Bonifacio Global City
Bonifacio Global City – often referred to as BGC locally – is another flourishing financial district. Much like Makati City, it has world class amenities, plenty of options for shopping and dining and a healthy environment that appeals to highly skilled Filipino professionals. Great proximity to the airport and major hotel chains have meant that BGC has become a location of choice for American, Australian and Canadian companies looking to establish successful offshore operations.