PH BPO Goal for 2016
The business process outsourcing (BPO) industry of the Philippines remains confident that it will meet its accelerated revenue goal of $25 billion by 2016.
In the International Outsourcing Summit being held at Sofitel Philippine Plaza, Business Processing Association of the Philippines (BPAP) Chairman Alfredo Ayala said this 25-percent growth rate can be reached through a strong partnership between the government and the private sector.
Based on the BPAP 2016 master plan, the accelerated case scenario for the country’s BPO industry is $25 billion. In the best case scenario, the target is $20 billion which translates to a growth rate of only 15 percent.
Ayala said BPAP had met its 2011 goal when it comes to demand generation. The challenge is still meeting that demand by finding enough talent with the right skill set.
Department of Trade and Industry Secretary Gregory Domingo said the industry has been dealing with the talent issue since 2003. With the current situation, meeting the target of 80,000 to 100,000 new employees for the industry may be difficult.
To resolve the problem, the government is working with the academe and related organizations. Aside from the initiatives in the education system, the Congress is also helping the industry through the passage of the Data Protection and Privacy Law, as well as the Republic Act that focuses on the welfare of BPO workers especially those who work at night.