Most of the potential clients that I talked with would ask me, “Why would we hire a Virtual Assistant from the Philippines?” I believe that is a very legit question. I mean, why would you hire someone from a different culture? Why would you hire a Virtual Assistant who would take care of your emails, calendars, and daily administrative work from miles away?
Here’s my answer to that question:
Most work-from-home staff that we hire are from a BPO Company and have at least 2 years of experience working in a call center. Dealing with a foreign boss is not something new to them. They have studied your culture and are well adjusted to your work practices.
Ever since the Americans have come to settle their military bases here in the Philippines, English has been a second language. In fact, 95% of our instructions and traffic signs are in English. This means that even the peddlers can speak and understand the English language. When the BPO Industry started here in 1992 and had its peak in 2003, many educated Filipinos started to learn the native American English language. We have Virtual Assistants making calls for our clients and you won’t even know that they are calling from the Philippines.
One of our Company’s mission is to help parents who want to earn a decent income for their family but at the same time have more quality time for their children. The family is a very important thing for a Filipino – it is embedded in our culture that family comes first. This is why work-at-home Virtual Assistants are serious workers. They want to keep their jobs and make the client happy.
There may be a lot of reasons why hiring a Virtual Assistant from the Philippines is one of the best things you can do for your Company and I hope the ones I mentioned above can help you make that decision.