Modern Day Slavery: Supply Chain Risks and Compliance

Historically, many anti-slavery movements took place in Western Europe and the Americas to end the African and Indian slave trade. Unfortunately, by the 19th century when slavery was believed to be eradicated from the face of the earth, it was merely changing its form to continue hurting people in every part of the world. In […]

US-China Trade War – A Real War or Merely One of Words?

In the 21st century, the responsibilities of incorporating economic development and sustainability are global affairs. The markets have opened up to an extent and exchange of goods, services, talent, and technologies on a worldwide scale have led to the integration of national economies. As a result, free trade policies and agreements are becoming common. In […]

Rising US Protectionism – Testing Times for Global Economic Growth?

After a decade of recuperation from the global economic crisis, today all the major economies of the world are growing together. Global economic indicators are showing positive trend with better stability. International Monetary Fund (IMF) in its ‘World Economic Outlook’ has estimated global output to have grown by 3.7% in 2017 which is half a […]

Why Monitoring Location Risk is Imperative to Businesses?

Today, leveraging the advantages of outsourcing is not just a need for any company but it has become a compulsion. In order to reduce and control operating costs, to improve company focus, and to free internal resources for more complex activities, companies opt for outsourcing. Outsourcing also provides an opportunity to gain access to world-class […]

How Viable is a Colossal Workforce for the Outsourcing Sector in the Long Run?

The outsourcing industry has always thrived on the availability of a low-cost workforce and the numbers in terms of adequate workforce have always played a vital role in making any country or location an attractive outsourcing destination. The outsourcing giants, China and India, have long been benefited with the presence of their enormous IT-BPO labor […]

Philippines: Surrounded by the Clouds of Geo-Political Risk

Philippines came to prominence as a noticeable outsourcing destination in 2001 when a US-based outsourcing center moved its operations to the country and created 8,400 jobs in the process. Since then, the Information Technology-Business Process Outsourcing (IT-BPO) industry has become an integral part of the Philippine economy with a current industrial growth rate of around […]