Filipinos urged to upgrade skills to lure more outsourcing businesses

While the Filipinos’ impeccable English speaking skills and excellent customer service are already enticing foreign businesses, they need to upgrade their skills to lure more investments from outsourcing businesses abroad. This was the pronouncement of Michael McCullough, co-founder and managing director of KMC Mag Group, a real estate consultant. McCullough said Philippine schools need to teach higher skills sets other than just voice services that Knowledge Process Outsourcing (KPO) businesses need. The country’s outsourcing industry, McCullough added, should be doing more financial services, such as accounting, and should invest more in educating its workforce in higher skills. He added that KPO locators are looking for higher skills set and not just voice services, which the Filipino workforce currently focuses on.