36 Biggest BPO Firms in Philippines Post Staggering Revenue Numbers

Hirowallpaper1Listed by their revenue for the year 2012 in Philippine Pesos, this list represents one of the fastest growing industries in the world. According to the Pasig City Representative Roman Romulo, there is supposed to be “124,000 well-paying jobs added annually from 2014 to 2016″. The 36 firms below account for a combined revenue of P192 billion or roughly $4.5 billion US.

All numbers are found in the Securities Exchange public records for the year 2012.

1. Accenture Inc. (P28.104 billion in revenues);
2. Convergys Philippines Services Corp. (P17.281 billion);
3. JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A-Philippine Global Service Center (P10.805 billion);
4. 24/7 Customer Philippines Inc. (P7.711 billion);
5. Telephilippines Inc. (P7.241 billion);
6. TeleTech Offshore Investments B.V. (P6.978 billion);
7. Sutherland Global Services Philippines Inc. (P6.805 billion);
8. Stream International Global Services Philippines Inc. (P6.738 billion);
9. Sitel Philippines Corp. (P6.364 billion);
10. Deutsche Knowledge Services Pte. Ltd. (P5.754 billion);
11. Sykes Asia Inc. (P5.617 billion);
12. IBM Daksh Business Process Services Philippines Inc. (P5.516 billion);
13. Aegis PeopleSupport Inc. (P5.445 billion);
14. TeleTech Customer Care Management Philippines Inc. (P5.402 billion);
15. IBM Business Services Inc. (P5.211 billion);
16. Telus International Philippines Inc. (P4.962 billion);
17. Shell Shared Services (Asia) B.V. (P4.821 billion);
18. HSBC Electronic Data Processing (Philippines) Inc. (P4.700 billion);
19. ePLDT Inc. (P4.147 billion);
20. SPi CRM Inc. (P3.501 billion);
21. ACS of the Philippines Inc. (P3.492 billion);
22. VXI Global Holdings B.V. (P3.266 billion);
23. Emerson Electric (Asia) Ltd. (P3.230 billion);
24. StarTek International Ltd. (P3.094 billion);
25. IBM Solutions Delivery Inc. (P3.019 billion);
26. Sykes Marketing Services Inc. (P2.760 billion);
27. SPi Technologies Inc. (P2.626 billion);
28. Genpact Services LLC (P2.552 billion);
29. Macquarie Offshore Services Pty. Ltd. (P2.522 billion);
30. Thomson Reuters Corp. Pte. Ltd. (P2.265 billion);
31. AIG Shared Services Corp. Philippines (P2.357 billion);
32. Hinduja Global Solutions Ltd. (P2.194 billion);
33. Lexmark Research and Development Corp. (P1.956 billion);
34. ANZ Global Services and Operations (Manila) Inc. (P1.869 billion);
35. Maersk Global Service Centers (Philippines) Ltd. (P1.859 billion); and
36. Manulife Data Services Inc. (P1.745 billion).

Source: ABS-CBNnews.com

4 Upcoming Events To Learn More About PayrollHero (Webinar, Manila, Cebu)

We run many events so that you have many opportunities to learn about PayrollHero as possible. Here is a quick round up of the upcoming events so that you can register for the one (or more) that suits you best.

April 16th, 23rd and 30th, 2:00pm PHT (Fort Bonifacio, Philippines)
Join New Leaf Ventures as they run through PayrollHero Unwrapped. A great introduction to the PayrollHero platform to get all of your questions answered.
Complete details and Registration information

April 17th, 1:00pm PHT (Webinar) 
Join Brandon Strong on Skype as he takes you through PayrollHero’s HRIS platform
Complete details and Registration information

April 22nd and 23rd, 9:00am – 5:00pm PHT (Fort Bonifacio, Philippines)
PayrollHero’s two day time, attendance and scheduling (TAS) certification course. This course is perfect for HR and Payroll Admins who want to be certified on the PayrollHero platform.
Complete details and Registration information

May 10th, 1:30pm PHT (Cebu, Philippines)
Join New Leaf Ventures as they run through PayrollHero Unwrapped. A great introduction to the PayrollHero platform to get all of your questions answered.
Complete details and Registration information

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For Companies Interested in a Better HRIS System

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Intended for business owners, managers and HR specialist who have not had a chance to see what PayrollHero offers. I will show you an online tour via Skype at 1 pm this Thursday to enlighten you on the capabilities PayrollHero offers.

Sign up on our Webinar page today to save your seat! Shortly after signing up I will email you personally to get your Skype name and ask if you have any requests on what you would like to see or understand.

All you need is a pair of mic enabled headphones or microphone if you wish to ask questions and a fairly good internet connection.

In return I will ensure you leave the webinar with direct tangible benefits you could implement in your company to save time, money and lock in better processes for your growing business.

Managing your employees effectively and efficiently is key to retention and engagement of the most skilled desirable talent. We understand this thoroughly and have designed tools to help businesses capitalize on it. Join the webinar to learn and see more!

Filipino Arrival Learning How To Snowboard #AdventureEngineer

ron adventure engineerRon Maravilla arrived in Whistler from the Philippines 6 months ago and as part of his #AdventureEngineering quest, wanted to learn how to snowboard. Ron had never seen snow and had never been to North America but was not thrown off and set out to learn this cold, winter sport. Ron signed up for some lessons, got some gear and got out there.

I’ve had an awesome time learning to snowboard, I’m on my 4th day and I can now link my turns… not bad for a guy who haven’t seen snow before.” ~ Ron Maravilla

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We worked with Ron to get him Canadian Residency and move him to our Whistler office. Are you interested in working with PayrollHero and becoming and #AdventureEngineer? Check out this video for more details;

Why You Should Hang Out With Like Minded Individuals

Some of our team members have started monthly round tables with people from other companies in similar roles. Our Chief Architect, Piotr Banasik is in a CTO Round Table and Brandon Strong is in a Growth Hackers Round Table. The idea is to get people in similar roles together to discuss what is working in their businesses, what is not, share experiences and learn new things together.

Piotr Banasik, Chief Architect at PayrollHero met with his CTO Round Table today for their initial meeting. The group so far includes Eran Kimhi, Director of Operations at Spot SolutionsDirk Reiubold, Engineer at WorkatPlay and Alon Sabi, CTO at FunctionPointAaron Hilton, CTO at Conquer MobileCarl Schmidt, CTO at UnbounceDavid Hobbs, CTO at Two Tall Totems and Numan Sachwani, CTO at 7Geese.

I enjoy sitting down once a month with other technology leaders that are outside of my company so that I can learn from their experiences and share things I’m working it. Having a fresh, outside perspective can be super helpful” – Piotr Banasik, PayrollHero

Are you in the Lower Mainland area and want to join? Reach out to learn more about the group and how you can become a part of it.

IMG_7447(Left to Right - Eran Kimhi, Director of Operations at Spot SolutionsDirk Reiubold, Engineer at WorkatPlayAlon Sabi, CTO at FunctionPoint and Piotr Banasik Chief Architect at PayrollHero) @ FunctionPoint Offices

8 Restaurant Recommendations in Whistler, British Columbia

unnamedIn a city filled with so many restaurants and bars, we often get asked for our favorite local spots in Whistler for different meals. Compiled is our list of stellar locations worth trying!

Elements Urban Tapas
End of Main street next to the Aspen Glow Condos (details)

Type: Upscale dining and tapas made with fresh ingredients and unique variations on dishes, well known for their breakfast specialties.

Tip: The caramelized banana and chocolate stuffed french toast and eggs benedict will knock even the hungriest person off their seat.

21 Steps
Center of the Village slightly across from Earls (details)

Type: Canadian kitchen and bar with meals made from scratch and great unique meat dishes.

Tip: The fried goat cheese and bacon wrapped fillets are superb.

Creekbread
Located across highway 99 from the Creekside Market (details)

Type: Organic ingredients, all dishes made in a hand built wood fire oven and cauldron.

Tip: Mopsy’s Kalua Pork pizza including pork, peppers and asiago cheese is an incredible way to finish a day working for PayrollHero at our Creekside office. Never ceases to amaze us!

Sushi Village
Behind Zog’s on the second floor close to the Blackcomb gondola (details)

Type: Japanese Cuisine with dishes for everyone

Tip: Go with a few people and split several different plates. The strawberry saki margarita is a must.

El Furniture Wearhouse
Middle of the Village, across from the Gap store and Delta Hotel Whistler Village Suites (details)

Type: Unique variations of classic food at a sports bar consisting of an extreme sports atmosphere.  Every dish on the menu is $4.95!

Tip: Can be quite busy during the day as it is a popular spot. Awesome place to start a night with drinks.

Dusty’s Bar & BBQ
Close to the bottom of the Creekside Gondola (details)

Type: Legendary BBQ restaurant with deep history in Whistler.

Tip: You cannot lose with any of the BBQ plates, all fantastic. The patio is a great place to hangout in the Summer.

Barefoot Bistro
Near the Listel Hotel Whistler down from Buffalo Bills (details)

Type: High end dining with true passion for upscale service.

Tip: Best to make a reservation on weekends as it can get busy. The Vodka Bar is a definite must being in a true ice room to sample a variety of vodka samples.

Tandoori Grill
At the end of Main street on the second floor above the 7-11 (details)

Type: Authentic Indian with a great location and incredible service.

Tip: Their lunch specials are enough to keep everyone happy and full with great home recipes. The naan bread direct from their clay-based Tandoor oven is astounding, recommend ordering extra as it will be eaten quickly!

8 Restaurant Recommendations In Fort Bonifacio, Philippines

1662046_766674396678965_1275087410_nWe get asked all the time where visitors to the Philippines, specifically Fort Bonifacio (Global City) should go for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Here is the list that we usually pass them of our favourites. In no particular order:

Champetre Boutique & Restaurant 
Ground Floor, NetOne Building (details)

Type: French
Tip: The owner/chef Marc always has great recommendations

Wildflour Café + Bakery
Ground Floor, NetLima Building (details)

Type: American / French
Tip: Wildflour breakfast is a great choice

The Goose Station
Ground Floor, W Tower, 39th Street (details)

Type: French
Tip: Make a reservation as the room only fits about 30 people

Black Sheep 
Penthouse, W Fifth Avenue (details)

Type: International / Bar
Tip: Make a reservation

Stella / Rocket Room
Ground Floor Bonifacio High Street Central, East Superblock (details)

Type: Casual Dining
Tip: Pepperoni Pizza from Stella and Vodka drinks from Rocket Room

L’Opera Ristorante Italiano
The Fort Entertainment Complex (details)

Type: Italian
Tip: Duck ravioli with truffle sauce is the way to go

Las Flores
Ground Floor, One Mckinley Place (details)

Type: Spanish
Tip: Try many dishes as the tapas are small and great for sharing

Larry’s Café & Bar
Ground Floor, Serendra (details)

Type: Casual Dining
Tip: French Toast is the way to go

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Krispy Kreme Philippines Chooses PayrollHero.ph

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PayrollHero continues its push into the food and beverage industry in the Philippines with the addition of Krispy Kreme, the world famous donut company choosing PayrollHero for its time, attendance, scheduling, HRIS, analytics and payroll needs.

Krispy Kreme is an international doughnut and coffee brand that is best known for its Original Glazed Doughnuts and Signature Coffee. The brand is present in more than 20 countries worldwide including the United States, Australia, Korea and the Philippines.”

Here is how Krispy Kreme’s team is logging in for work now:

Welcome to PayrollHero, Krispy Kreme Philippines!

Security Update: Heartbleed Bug

Support team

It has been discovered that there was an issue with the encryption software library called OpenSSL which is used in a majority of online software and websites. It has caused some concern in the general media and is being referred to as the heartbleed bug. We felt we should quickly inform you about this issue, and what it means in relation to PayrollHero.

PayrollHero has had very limited exposure, one minor part of our system was affected. This was the software we use to distribute incoming site traffic across our servers. The issue was fixed in less than twenty fours hours of being reported.

There is no evidence to suggest that there has been any intrusion on our software but we’ve taken some additional steps to protect our users. This includes invalidating all existing open sessions prior to the patch, so you’ll need to log back in to PayrollHero. As the nature of this vulnerability is widespread, we recommend changing your passwords across the web, especially for sensitive sites (banking, data storage, etc.)

This sort of quick response time is one of the benefits of using cloud based software. It allows us to fix any problems without having to issue an update or patch. You can be reassured you are constantly receiving the best security for your data well before you are even aware there is a problem.

If you have any questions about this matter please don’t hesitate to contact us through our support email support@payrollhero.com

The PayrollHero Support Team