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Friday, March 20, 2009

ExcelAsia sites ramp up client recruitment with 1,500 trainees a month

Adds value-added services to deliver HR solutions

In a recently concluded process outsourcing (BPO) talent development survey released by the Business Process Association of the Philippines (BPA/P), 82% of industry executives project positive growth rate in jobs, with at least 16% expecting an increase of 51-100% in labor requirements for 2009.

Leading HR solutions innovator, ExcelAsia, is already feeling this projected growth rate of BPO jobs. From training 700 trainees a month, the company is now training approximately 1,500 trainees in all of its ExcelAsia sites located in Alabang, Makati, Cebu, and Bacolod. A new Eastwood site is also expected to be ready by April or May of this year.

With around 50% of their clients coming from the BPO industry, ExcelAsia is expecting its business to grow even more in the coming months. To keep up with these developments, the company continues to train and equip people for a career in the outsourcing industry. “Our hit rates show that upon completion of our training programs, 80% of those trainees successfully get hired,” ExcelAsia President Rita Trillo-Ugarte said.

According to Trillo-Ugarte, ExcelAsia has been devising innovative ways to make sure they reach out to a wider pool of applicants and generate more job opportunities, especially among those who have been laid off. Along with these developments, ExcelAsia has experienced a remarkable increase in both the voice and non-voice requirements of their client companies. Even the financial and technical support requirements of these BPO clients are growing fast, according to Trillo-Ugarte.

To consistently meet the labor requirements during crucial ramp-up periods, the company conducts all-day job fairs every Monday in all of its sites nationwide. Thus, ExcelAsia also hopes to reach out to displaced employees whose technical skills will prove to be an asset in the BPO sector.

“ExcelAsia holds job fairs every Monday in all of its sites nationwide. Applicants are welcome to pass by with their updated resumes. Then and there they will know if they are fit for our offered job vacancies,” Trillo-Ugarte said.

“What makes it better is that nobody goes home empty-handed. Should they not qualify at the time of their application, we will send them to our free call center training program. After completing our training, we will send them out for client endorsement,” Trillo-Ugarte added. As an affiliated partner of Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) since 2005, ExcelAsia offers one to two-weeks skills training entirely free.

The company also released its own online recruitment portal—ExcelAsiaJOBS—where jobseekers can create an account to access the latest job vacancies offered by ExcelAsia. On top of this, it continues to offer its dedicated sites strategy in which an account manager is delegated together with a team of recruitment specialists to offer HR solutions for specific clients.

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