The Philippines has a large base of HR talent across the Technology, Consulting & Professional Services, Consumer Goods, Hospitality & Leisure and Industrial & Manufacturing sectors. Higher education standards, strong English skills and relatively low costs have enabled the Philippines to grow into an attractive location for call centres and shared services hubs, as well as for business, technology or Human Resources outsourcing operations.
HR Heads in The Philippines usually report into regional Heads of HR in Singapore, Hong Kong or China. High-potential HR talent is often sent on international assignment, either within the Asia Pacific region or into North America and Europe. However it often becomes difficult to attract these individuals back to Philippines-based roles, and many will leave their original company while on assignment to join another on permanent, local terms. Therefore, it can still be hard to find internationally-minded talent in the local market.