Online Manila | The Making of the World’s New “Work Trend” | As the dark clouds brought by the recent pandemic start to clear, new ways and means of living our lives are starting to make trends across the globe. In the Philippines, with various industries opening up to accommodate the growing physical demand of the new normal, many companies are generously accommodating the flexible work-from-home or hybrid-work arrangements that provide fluidity in the company’s operation as much as to the lives of its employees.
Even before COVID-19 struck the world and cause disruptions in many lives and economies, the Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) has been providing guidelines on the adoption of flexible work arrangements among private companies in the Philippines as early as 2009. It was only during the onset of the pandemic that this policy had brought up again, and granted a wider coverage and scope, which extend to some government agencies.
One Step at A Time
While uncertainty brought by the pandemic still lingers around, many local companies are trying to manage the face-to-face work setup for immediate recovery from the challenges brought by COVID-19. The information technology and business process management (IT-BPM) sector, on the other hand, is one of the select industries that hold firm on its decision to continue work-from-home or hybrid-work schemes in its operations as this provides further opportunity for the industry to expand and remain sustainable.
In the recent report published by Colliers, a global leader in real estate services and investment management, aside from the tax incentives provided by the national government to various companies operating in a freeport or ecozone, including the IT-BPM offices, many industry leaders are finding the latest work trend as a game changer to the economies and lives of many people. With the local outsourcing industry’s target of creating 1.1 million new jobs in the next six years, adopting hybrid work-setup plays a crucial role in this goal and the future of our country.
The Global Remote Work Index released by US-based NordLayer, indicated that the Philippines is among the countries in the world which ranked low when it comes to remote work index. Challenges such as cyber security, digital infrastructure, economic and social conditions, and COVID-19 handling remain top factors for many corporations to consider with the new world work trend, Filipinos, who are either freelancers or employees of business process outsource (BPO), is the only select people who get to benefit from this.
Where Do We Go Now?
Singapore, being the sole Asian county that made it to the top 10 ideal countries for remote work, many Filipinos now are packing their bags to have their “workation” (work + vacation) there according to the Department of Tourism (DoT) data as of June 2022. Almost 13,000 Filipinos traveled to Singapore from February to June of this year making Singapore the eighth biggest source of tourists worldwide and third in Asia during this period.
Topping the list of the most attractive city for remote work is Melbourne in Australia, followed by (2) Montreal in Canada, (3) Sydney in Australia, (4) Prague in Czechia, (5) Toronto in Canada, (6) Tallin in Estonia, (7) Lisbon in Portugal, (8) Wellington in New Zealand, and (9) Zagreb in Croatia.
Meanwhile, other Asian countries that made it to the top list include Tokyo in Japan ranked 33rd, Chiang Mai in Thailand in 45th place, Bali in Indonesia in 58th place, Hong Kong in 63rd place, and Bangkok in Thailand in 66th place.
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