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Call Center Companies in the Philippines are Not Eager to Hire Nursing Graduates as Call Center Agents : Filipino Nurses News – Latest & Hottest News about Pinoy Nurses Worldwide

Call Center Companies in the Philippines are Not Eager to Hire Nursing Graduates as Call Center Agents

· Filed Under Rumour has it 

Call center companies in the Philippines are not really eager to hire nursing graduates to work as call center agents – rumor says.

Right now, there are many nursing graduates who are still waiting for their applications to be approved locally or abroad. Many of them are already registered nurses (board passers) but was told to wait for a while due to the oversupply scenario we seems to be having now.

These group of nursing hopefuls have to look for a job temporarily while waiting for their visas or applications to be approved. They have to at least help to recoup some of their expenses during their studies in college to become a nurse. Without any slot in local hospitals, what is their next best choice?

The call center industry in the Philippines is the next best job opportunity.

Call centers and BPO companies are thriving in the Philippines for several years now. And there is big hope in the horizon, based on recent reports from economic and business forecasters, that the industry will bring in more jobs in the future. Many college graduates from different professions end up in the call center if they can’t find a job suited to what they studied for. The same is now true for nursing graduates.

However, rumor has it that not many call center companies today are keen on getting these nursing graduates in the industry because of the very poor turnout of quality English speakers. Call center companies are very particular with how the applicants express themselves in English. It is highly probable that the nursing graduates have been tagged as poor English speakers – which I strongly disagree.

Add to this is the doubts of long term commitment from the nursing graduates since they are just waiting for their VISAs or work permits to go abroad to be approved. I think this one is a valid concern. One applicant said that as soon as the recruiters found out that they are nursing graduates, the recruiters are not interested anymore.

No one can blame the call center companies. The call center agents are typically trained for some time and it entails much costs to be invested in them by these companies. On top of that, competition in the industry triggers more costs for hiring making the call center companies become more selective of the candidates that are dedicated and committed to work for the industry to ensure greatest return for their money.

If this is the case, then the future is gloomy for the future nurses. If the oversupply is not addressed and the demand is not created by the Philippine government, we will have a nursing pool added to our unemployment rate.

We certainly hope that the call center industry would bring in more from the nursing profession and remove such discrimination over nursing graduates if these rumors are even true.

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3 Responses to “Call Center Companies in the Philippines are Not Eager to Hire Nursing Graduates as Call Center Agents”

  1. Kat on July 16th, 2008 7:58 am

    “We certainly hope that the call center industry would bring in more from the nursing profession and remove such discrimination over nursing graduates if these rumors are even true.”

    —> Same here, if the rumors are true, I do hope that they will not do any discrimination towards nursing graduates or who are already in the profession, especially if the nurse applicants are really qualified for the job, let’s say that nurse applicant has an ielts or toefl certificate, surely that nurse applicant, in my opinion, should be hired immediately.

    Besides, in this kind of world right now, I just think that for nurses, who can’t have immediate jobs in hospitals, are just being practical to find other jobs that can help themselves or their families to survive their daily life, especially that prices of different needs are soaring high.

    Bottom line I think is that, if the applicant is a nurse, and if he/she is qualified for the job, why not take him/her in, and give her a chance to work.

    To the author, nice article! = )

  2. james on July 21st, 2008 2:50 am

    I don’t really blame U.S. and U.K. for closing their doors to nurses from our country, after all there are so many nursing graduates who are in it only for the money and not to really be just a nurse, It’s ironic though that the demand for nurses was being broadcasted so loudly by everyone as an all time high on this very blog just last month, only to be choked on this july when PNA officials finally admitted that we’re no longer in demand

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