70:30 hybrid working model offered in the Philippines

A hybrid working ratio of 70:30 (70% onsite and 30% working from home) has been recommended to the government to support economic recovery.

This recommendation was made by the Expert Advisory Council (ACE), a private sector advisory group.

Jose Maria “Joey” Concepcion III, founder of Go Negosyo and head of ACE, said, “My view is that I would like everyone to work in the office, we have to learn how to live life. There are exemptions, so we have to balance that, so our group came up with a work ratio of 70:30. »

Concepcion said returning to the office would support growth as the population learns to live with the virus.

He was even optimistic that the national economy could still grow this year despite the weak peso and soaring inflation. While the weak peso may mean some Filipinos lose a bit, he said Filipino Overseas Workers (OFW) can benefit from the strong dollar and reinvest their earnings by investing in the country, sending their children in school and starting a business.

READ: Philippines faces loss of IT talent if WFH is scrapped

The private sector is pushing for full reopening and a return to normal activities to support growth, including advocating non-compulsory wearing of face masks to support the tourism sector, in particular.

Making mask-wearing optional, Concepcion said, would send a strong signal to tourists that they are welcome to visit the Philippines, according to the Manila Bulletin.

Comments are closed.