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Choosing the right BPO partner for your business just got easier because Stark BPO is here for you. In today’s rapidly increasing business and labor market, outsourcing continues to be a key driver for startups, small to medium-sized companies and Fortune 500 companies to achieve their growth targets and gain a competitive edge. The best part is, you get all these advantages through outsourcing which is about creating a successful, high-yielding partnership with the right BPO company.
Therefore, choosing the right call center partner is one of the most important steps for your business. But look no further. You get everything you're looking for in Stark BPO Services. We're the right call center partner that will help you achieve your growth targets, for a fraction of the cost.
Simply put, we provide the best solution for your business process needs with proven results that will not only benefit your bottom line, but to also provide unmatched value to your business. We call it the S-Factor, also known as the Stark BPO factor.
Keen attention to detail
Stark BPO won't be where it is today without the 18 brave men and women who became part of our pioneering team in 2016. Just as important, our organization wouldn't have been born had it not for the full support of our first client, who witnessed and supported a very driven and enthusiastic team of professional call center agents .
Our values did not come from the top. Every team member contributed to their identification from the day Stark BPO was founded. These values are reflected in our company name. Together, we took on the challenge of meeting our first client's process needs and growth objectives in 2016 guided by our shared values and mission statement. We have enormous pride in our results because we didn't only meet them, we exceeded every expectation by a wide margin.
Our story is the story of fearlessness, excellence and integrity. Team Stark met those expectations because we believe that excellence is a shared experience; that success is better achieved when we take care of the little things and doing them on a consistent basis.
Today, our operations span three floors in Cebu City supporting several clients in North America, Australia, UK and Dubai. Our battle cry is to conquer our client's hearts, one satisfied customer at a time. We truly believe in our people. It's a cliché for most. At Stark, it's who we are. Caring for each other is home-grown.
We nurture and produce excellence. We work hard to win every customer's heart on our client's behalf on every call.
Choosing Stark BPO is partnering with the right call center partner for a fraction of the cost. Our people are our client's biggest assets. Make them yours too!
Stark BPO Services is located in the heart of Cebu City, the Queen City of the South, Philippines, a 10-minute walk to the historic Fuente Osmeña Circle and Cebu Provincial Capitol.
Stark BPO - IT Infrastructure
Stark BPO’s Systems and Network infrastructure complies with both BCP and DRP standards. Below is a Quick Summary of Stark BPO’s IT infrastructure, ISPs, Redundancy and Disaster Recovery Document.
Stark BPO IT infrastructure systems are hosted on-premise on a virtual environment with redundant physical host servers, storage drives & network for load balancing, fail-over and high availability, most of which are within multiple server platforms, using the most top known equipment in a secured environment to ensure continuous inter-operability, redundancy and scalability.
Stark BPO's hardware system is composed of multiple physical hosts servers running on virtual platform configured as a resource pool hosting multiple virtual servers. Our central network attached storage has redundant hot swap hard drives that provides virtual disks for servers as well repositories for the onsite backup.
Stark' network runs on Cisco platform with its proprietary routing practices. Network has standby cold spare units pre-configured for any hardware faults. Data technology uses network attached storage linked to multiple drives and file services across all production and backup environment comprising of standard RAID disk configuration for redundancy and fault-tolerance. Backup comprises of onsite, multiple rotating offsite and a cloud replicating backup systems.
Millions of young Filipinos aspire to work in the BPO industry because of better pay and equal opportunities that traditional industries in the Philippines don't generally offer. The opportunities are tremendous. The new experience that awaits a new hire in a new industry will be personally and professionally rewarding. There's no denying that the BPO sector has been a life-saver for many Filipino families across the country. Prior to the entry of the BPO industry in the early 2000s, the Philippines was heavily dependent on OFW remittances that have kept the Philippine currency and the national economy afloat.
The BPO sector is now forecasted to to eclipse the annual remittance of OFWs by 2023. This success story has not only made foreign companies to invest in the BPO industry, it has also encouraged a number of home-grown, local companies to venture into. Stark BPO is one of those companies. We can proudly say that we are 100% Filipino-owned. We started with less than 20 agents in 2016 and leased the exact number of office seats providing lead-generation services to our first ever client, an SEO company in Dubai. Now on our 4th year, Stark BPO has been supporting companies in the US, Canada, UK, Australia and UAE for sales, customer service, data entry and non-voice processes.
Within our first year of operations, Stark BPO was recognized in a 2017 local blog post as one of the Top 10 BPO companies in Cebu. Stark BPO landed at no. 9 on a list of giants and behemoths of Cebu's dynamic BPO landscape.
Truth is, being recognized is already a big honor in itself. To the author of this feature article, from all of us at Stark BPO, thank you endlessly.
Stark BPO Services turned 4 on August 21, 2020. As an organization of dedicated call center professionals, we take pride in our achievements, individually and as a team.
Time does indeed fly. It wasn't that very long ago when we started this great journey, taking a giant leap of faith, and gladly we did as we've turned Stark BPO to be the happy home it has become.
We count the years like we count our blessings, and as they say, the rest is history. With the support of a our first client, we put together a highly-talented and experienced team in support of our first ever client 4 years ago. We not only got better, we became stronger as a team. Heading into our 5th year, we remain focused and passionate than ever in reaching for greater heights for our clients business and taking care of growing their customer base
These milestones are a tribute to the dedicated men and women that have made this journey such a remarkable one. Last year, we celebrated our 3rd year anniversary on August 24, 2019 at Dakong Bato Beach Resort in Dalaguete, Cebu. This year, due to the pandemic, for the safety of our staff, we have reserved the celebration for next year, 2021 on Stark BPO's 5th year anniversary.
4 years ago when we endeavored to start the greatest challenge of ours lives in putting up a startup BPO company, not a single one of us expected that we'd get this far. Inspired by our mission to serve our clients and their customers with dedication and hard work, we not only endured and persevered, we succeeded.
"A happy place to work, a supportive workplace and people-oriented management. This is our home, built by a hardworking and dedicated team."
- Sherbi, pioneer staff, Supervisor
"Stark BPO, thank you for giving me the opportunity to grow in this company and become a big part in the team's success.
- Jana, outbound sales since 2017
"More than just a great team. Stark BPO has been instrumental in my career and professional growth. To have witnessed our personal and organizational growth from day one is remarkable."
- Markie, pioneer staff, IT Helpdesk
"One of the best decisions I made as a young adult was to join Stark BPO as one of its pioneer agents. It's more than just a job for me. Stark BPO's journey has been a great career endeavor.
- Jhong, pioneer staff, CSR
"Professionalism, a supportive and a happy environment have become synonymous to Stark BPO."
- Judy, pioneer staff, Admin Supervisor
"I'm just extremely grateful to Stark BPO for giving the opportunity in October of 2016 to be part of a great team. I have grown tremendously as a professional. Prior to joining Stark, I was a typical call center-hopper between 2012 and 2016"
- Jess, pioneer staff, outbound agent
Since 2003, several multinational companies have expanded their BPO operations to other key cities in the Philippines outside of Manila, namely Davao, Iloilo, Bacolod and Clark. Cebu is next to Manila in terms of global recognition due to better infrastructure and abundance of young qualified workforce coming out of Cebu City's top colleges and universities, such as USC, USJR, SWU, UC, SIT, CDU, CIT-U, STC and other post-secondary institions.
Cebu is one of only two cities in the Philippine Economic Zone Authority’s (PEZA) list of “Centers for Excellence.” This is awarded to cities that have a strong hold in certain industries and disciplines. Moreover, Cebu City and Manila are the only Philippine cities in the Top 15th rank according to Tholons Services Globalization Index (TSGI) 2020. Most of the BPO companies that continue to hire outside of Metro Manila are located in Cebu City, the provincial capital. It is followed by the cities of Mandaue, Lapu-Lapu , Talisay and Consolacion. The Philippine BPO industry directly employs over 1.3 million Filipinos nationwide which generated $26.3 Billion in 2019, a 7.1% growth from the previous year.
We, at Stark BPO are proud to be contributing to this growth in our small ways through job creation, career opportunities, advancement and growth.
We are optimistic that the future is bright for our organization and the Philippine BPO industry in general. We at Stark BPO remain committed to deliver premium outsourcing solutions to our clients for a fraction of the cost.
Smart companies always do whatever they can to eliminate costs. Budgeting is key as it can help businesses invest more into the aspects of their company that they want to focus on — such as employee appreciation or newer equipment.
One way that many companies consider cutting costs is through outsourcing call centers. Some industry leaders firmly stand by this decision, believing that it alleviates costs that can afford to be cut down. Others, however, disagree with this decision and believe that keeping call centers close to home is worth the additional costs.
If your business is in the process of considering this switch, read on to learn more about outsourcing customer service as well as the pros and cons of hiring an external call center.
Outsourcing Customer Service
Outsourcing customer service allows companies to re-focus their time and resources on other aspects of the business, such as product development, content creation, and sales. Rather than assigning more employees to their customer service department, companies can hire an external service to oversee a specific business function, e.g. existing or small business customers. These outsourced services can also take over a business's call center completely. This means the company is outsourcing all of the operations involved with that call center, rather than just one or two functions.
Call center outsourcing occurs when a business hires an external customer service organization to staff and manage their call center from a separate location. In this situation, the customer service organization hires and trains their employees to handle all communication with customers for the business.
Among the benefits to call center outsourcing are as follows:
1. It Costs Less
One of the primary reasons for outsourcing customer service is that it vastly lowers call center costs. The cost of living in certain foreign nations such as the Philippines and India, which is a common choice for outsourcing — is much lower than that of the U.S. companies. These countries pay workers lower wages, thus saving your company money.
2. Your Company Can Save Time
Interviewing, hiring, and training call center employees can take longer than expected. You need to make sure these employees have the skills to handle interpersonal communication, gain knowledge on the company and products, and solve customer problems. An outsourced call center can take some of this weight off of your company's shoulders by handling staffing. That way, you can refocus your time on other in-house tasks that require your attention.
3. It's Helpful For International Expansion
If your company is already international or is considering international expansion, it's helpful to have outsourced call centers. Specifically, it's beneficial if those call centers are placed in external nations where you'd like to eventually start doing business. That way, there will already be a local call center in place with employees who speak the same language and are a part of the same culture.
4. There's An Increase in Flexibility
Outsourced call center employees work for your company when needed, rather than as full-time employees. Whenever a company has shifting needs, they can quickly and easily assign outsourced call centers to meet those needs, knowing that they don't need to up-charge or pay overtime. Instead, these employees will just continue to be paid for the hours they spend on the phone.
5. You Can Provide 24/7 Customer Service
24/7 customer service is something that has become expected by consumers. However, it's unbelievably costly to pay local employees to work overnight shifts. By having an outsourced call center, you can easily cover 24 hours of the day just by having international employees work during the daytime. Time zone differences will make 24/7 coverage happen without your having to assign someone extra shifts.
6. You Can Easily Transfer Overflow Calls
There are certain times of the year when there's a higher call volume than usual, like around holiday seasons. During these times it can be difficult to manage a sudden spike in customer service calls. By having an outsourced call center whose job is to handle overflow, you can easily transfer calls to the call center without breaking a sweat.
If you're in the hunt for a call center provider, search no more. Stark BPO is your premium outsourcing partner of choice, at a fraction of the cost. Call us on viber or whatsapp: + 1 778-917-5533. You may also send us an email email@example.com
The Good Call Center Guide
Call Centers are talked about, probably because they affect our lives in so many ways. Whatever product or service we may buy, on many occasions we will end up dealing with one.
A call center is defined as the part of an organization that deals with inbound or outbound communications with customers
A call center can be a stand-alone business or an integral unit of a larger organization. Its primary function is to handle customer contacts. These interactions range from customer service calls, technical support calls, sales calls and the like. It can therefore be summarized that it is a unit that does business over the phone.
Call centers are critical to support the marketing and customer service functions of many large companies. Most top Fortune 500 companies has at least one call centers which employs an average 4,500 agents. More than $300 billion is spent on call centers around the world.
What Defines an Effective Call Center?
An effective call center needs to balance three factors: people, process, and technology.
It is a good idea to start with hiring the right people to do the job. Although the common known employee is the telephone representative or the agent, there are many other support positions that need to be filled up if the business is expected to perform effectively.
Process refers to the internal procedures by which specific tasks are carried out within the organization. Every department almost has their own process and this must perfectly mesh with processes in other departments to ensure seamless operations.
Technology is important because it helps the organization in saving time, storing information, and managing relationships. One of the most important call center software is the CRM tool or the customer relationship management tool. This is where data is collected from which business decisions are based upon.
The other significant call center software is the ACD or the automatic call distribution software. This is important in making sure that incoming calls are evenly distributed among staff.
An effective contact center harnesses the value its top three resources: people, process, and technology.
From our grateful hearts to yours!
The Philippines’ vital business process outsourcing industry (BPO) may have taken a hit during the first few months of quarantine to curb the spread of COVID-19, but true to its history of resilience, it is slowly adjusting to shifting demands and new normal standards that will make it all the more the outsourcing destination of choice once the pandemic ends.
As with other industries, BPO companies in the Philippines were disrupted by the restrictions that the government put in place beginning mid-March. The mobility of workers—most of whom live outside business districts and largely rely on public transportation to get to their place of work—was severely hampered.
Most of businesses closed down and several services shuttered as the Philippines tried to stop the spread of the virus. Only essential businesses remained in operation.
The Philippine government, however, had to strike a balancing act. Knowing fully well the contribution of the industry to its growth story, the government allowed BPO companies to resume activities, while enjoining firms to practice stricter health standards and social distancing measures.
Business process outsourcing to the Philippines remained brisk up until the pandemic. At the beginning of the decade, the industry was already employing 1.3 million Filipinos and was generating more than US$26 billion dollars in annual revenues, equivalent to around 7 percent of the country’s gross domestic product.
The BPO industry remains one of two main pillars of the Philippine economy, aside from overseas Filipino workers whose remittances have, by and large, propped up the country’s dollar reserves. Today, there are more than 800 outsourcing providers operating in the country. Holding the fort of many BPO companies in the Philippines is a vast labor pool of highly educated and skilled workforce, which, to a large extent, grew up with a close cultural affinity to the West. Thanks to relatives working abroad and open borders allowing for exchange of ideas, Filipinos take pride in their English-speaking communication skills. The Philippines has become the country of choice of international firms outsourcing bulk of their operations where labor cost is low and productivity high.
Key services outsourced by these firms are customer service, inbound sales and technical support. While BPO companies in the Philippines largely support English language services, many of these firms also offer Asian and other European languages.
But BPO companies in the Philippines are always making one step forward as new challenges from globalization and cross-border interactions emerge. Data processing and management, content moderation and computer-animated design are just a few of the services now on offer as new variables such as artificial intelligence put pressure on the entire labor structure.
No crisis can permanently stop BPO companies in the Philippines from flourishing. These BPO companies in the Philippines will always adjust to the current normal. As firms across the globe begin to emerge from the crisis brought about by the pandemic, operations are set to continue and expansion will provide an avenue of choice.
The value proposition of the Philippine BPO industry as one of the world’s leading BPO destinations remains unchanged. There’s really no alternative to the Philippines in terms of cultural affinity, English language proficiency and service capabilities.
At the beginning of the millennia, business process outsourcing (BPO) to the Philippines was on the cusp of growth. The country became home to over 800 BPO companies, which were responsible for the employment of around 1.3 million people. The industry also generated over $30 billion in annual revenues or 7.4 percent of the Philippines's GDP.
Since then, the performance of the BPO industry in the Philippines has skyrocketed, making it the world's second-largest BPO destination – and the largest and leading call center outsourcing hub.
The country has the perfect mix of factors that make the business climate very conducive to the industry. First off, the Filipino culture has a very close affinity to that of the West, which makes it easier to conduct business. Filipinos, no matter where you find them in the country, have all been educated using the English language, and their proficiency is unparalleled in Asia.
The Philippines has been voted the best English-speaking country in the region.
No other country can match the track record of the BPO industry in the Philippines, which is already over two decades old and rich in competitive experience. Complementing this is the industry's excellent infrastructure, which contributes to the continued growth of BPO companies in the Philippines.
The country's key competitive advantages and value proposition for outsourcing clients remain unchanged, and more than makeup for the impact of Covid-19. BPO companies in the Philippines might be faced with a long, slow, U-shaped recovery, but the industry is here to stay, and is seen to make a comeback in due time.
Stark BPO's 3rd Year Anniversary - August 21, 2019
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