What is Staff Leasing?
Staff leasing is the preferred arrangement for many companies venturing into Philippines. As we all know, Philippines has strict and complicated Labor Law and most foreign companies do not want to be caught in the tangle of it. Staff leasing is an arrangement wherein a subscribing firm employs the staff of another firm (leasing agency) to perform specialized tasks. This set-up proves to be a better deal financially for employers. In a legal sense, the workers are not considered employees of the subscribing company; they remain the responsibility of the leasing agency.
HOW TO START
We will work together with you in identifying your operational requirements and how those translate to talent requirements. In many cases, you already have a good idea on how many people you will need and with which profiles but we can definitely help you in further defining the exact composition of your offshore team. The end result of this phase should be a clear staffing plan that includes detailed job descriptions and headcounts.
We will use the staffing plan to create a cost sheet that will break down all the costs for the offshore staff you are looking for. As explained in the Outsourcing Pricing section, we will compute a fixed monthly fee per employee. The cost sheet will give a breakdown of the base salary, benefits, and services fee per job profile. The direct personnel costs are all estimates based on our knowledge of the Filipino labor market. The actual price you will pay per employee will depend on the salary and benefits of that particular employee and all those details will be shared with you.
We will send you our draft Services Agreement which clearly defines our terms of service. This document will not discuss any operational details yet as this will be defined and drafted at a later stage in a project outline document.
Our Talent Acquisition Department will source for candidates for your job profiles. We will run our standard screening process for each candidate which will include an English language test, essay questions, and an interview with one of our recruitment specialists. Based on the results of these initial screenings, they will start endorsing candidates to you. You are welcome to interview the candidates yourself or have them take any test or sample assignment that you deem necessary to make your choice. In the end, you can customize the entire screening and selection process and be as involved as you want.
Our IT Department will work with you on getting all the necessary infrastructure in place. They will assign office space to your team and set up the workstation hardware. If you have any specific server or networking requirements then they will put these in place, too. In some cases, this may need coordination with your own IT team to make sure that your offshore team is fully in sync with your domestic operations.
Our Operations Group will contact you to discuss your operations management needs. You will be introduced to the supervisor or supervisors who will be assigned to your team and together with them, you will establish your team's training needs, their key performance indicators (KPIs), metrics, and a reporting structure and management framework. The Operations Group will be your eyes and ears on the ground and they are there to represent your interests.
With the talent, infrastructure, and operational support well-defined, we can now draft a project document that outlines the exact description of all the resources MicroSourcing will be providing you. Together with the terms of service which you signed in step 3, these will form the service agreement documents for our engagement.
With everything in place, your offshore team is finally ready to start working for you. Prior to the first working day, they will receive our standard MicroSourcing induction orientation. On the first day, the Operations Group will receive your offshore staff and start operations. In many cases, this will include a training program and orientation on your company and the workflow processes.
Our operations supervisors will be your main points of contact for the day-to-day operations of your offshore team. Our involvement in daily operations will really depend on the operations management structure we agreed on in step 6 of the process. In general, they will make sure they understand your expectations and operational goals and they will do whatever they can to make sure that those expectations are met and exceeded.
We use a very simple and completely transparent pricing structure whereby we will charge you a fixed fee per full-time employee per month using the following formula:
Direct Personnel Costs
These are the total costs of the base salary, taxes, and benefits for your offshore employee. These costs will be openly shared with you - enabling you to compare each of the candidates we present to you.
This is a fee we charge to provide our services consisting of office space, workstation hardware and software, internet connectivity and telecom, operations management, technical support, and overhead support (HR, finance, legal, facilities, etc). This fee will naturally depend on your requirements.
Based on our experiences, you should be able to save at least 70% when compared to hiring an employee locally. Our pricing transparency assures that our interests are aligned and that there is no incentive for us to hire people with low salaries and bill them out at high rates. In this model, you truly get what you pay for.
Serviced Fee USD450 / PHP20,000
|120x75cm desk, office chair, shared access to meeting, training and unlimited light refreshments||Desktop PC, LCD screen, Windows OS, anti-virus||Redundant Internet connectivity||Standard supervisory and support service|