Filipino workers an alternative to Ukrainian workers

Filipino workers an alternative to Ukrainian workers

21 February 2023

Many Polish entrepreneurs are complaining about the problem of labor shortages. According to the Ukrainian Embassy in Poland, more than 100,000 Ukrainians returned from Poland to Ukraine in the last 10 days of March. That’s about 12 percent of the country’s citizens working in Poland. Workers from the Philippines may be a good solution in this case.

Unoccupied positions are an affliction of the owners of an increasing number of companies. Lack of applicants and high turnover of employees are the main reasons for the situation. The outflow of skilled people from the East to Germany is also a big problem for entrepreneurs.

A company that does not have enough employees becomes inefficient and is unable to meet market needs. Business stagnation, and thus the company’s inability to grow, is a very serious problem that requires the fastest possible response. Such a solution is workers from Asia, which many employers are choosing to hire.

Workers from the Philippines a way to fill staff shortages

Workers from the Philippines are very popular. This is a nation with a friendly attitude to life. People from this country are extremely hardworking, very loyal and conscientious. Their commitment to their duties and conflict-free nature are good reasons to hire them for your company. Filipinos are also very willing to come to Poland for work purposes.

They find Poland to be a place where they feel comfortable because it is culturally very similar to the Philippines (e.g., Catholicism). Entrepreneurs looking to hire an employee from this part of the world should also not worry about a possible language barrier. Filipinos are fluent in English, as it is the official language in their country.

Another plus of hiring a Filipino is the low turnover rate. Someone who decides to travel nearly 10,000 kilometers for a job will not so easily abandon or change it. However, it should be noted that the procedure for recruiting and hiring Filipino workers is quite complicated. All labor migration in the Philippines is overseen by the government employment agency, the POEA (Philippine Overseas Employment Administration). A Polish employer, therefore, must be well aware of the rules for bringing workers from that country to Poland.

An entrepreneur who wants to hire an employee from the Philippines must be aware that in order to recruit, it is necessary for the hiring company to be accredited with the competent authority in the Philippines. This involves the preparation of a number of employment-related documents that must be legalized.

For details on these issues, it is best to refer to a professional and experienced employment agency. Although the entire process of recruiting workers from the Philippines may seem complicated, hiring Filipinos is a very beneficial option for business owners.

WORKSOL Employment Agency specializes in recruiting workers from the Philippines.

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