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Ignitin’ Ideas: Creative Writing Laid Bare

by: Melody Rolluda | April 10, 2018 | Company ,News and Tips ,Xilium VAs
Ignitin’ Ideas, was held on the 24th of February at the Crown Building in Mandurriao,Iloilo. It was an event hosted by the company, Xilium Professional Services (XPS). The small event brought together some of the young and brightest in the local writing community. The…
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Manpower, Technology, and Structure: The Foundations of Outsourcing in the Philippines

by: Rey Palmares | April 10, 2018 | Business ,Company ,Culture ,Management ,News and Tips ,Xilium VAs
What has made the outsourcing so successful in the Philippines? By 2016, unemployment rates were recorded at an all time low of 4.7%. This change is believed to be directly correlated to the growth of Business Process Outsourcing (BPO or outsourcing).What comprises the foundations of the industry is manpower. Outsourcing…
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What To Do With Your VA?

by: Rey Palmares | April 10, 2018 | Company ,Management ,Xilium VAs
Now that you’ve hired your VA… what happens next? If you’re reading this, you’ve probably either just hired a VA (and don’t know quite yet what to do with them) or you’re thinking about hiring one and are merely browsing for info on how VAs can…
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Filipino English in American Healthcare

by: Rey Palmares | April 10, 2018 | Culture ,Healthcare ,Management ,News and Tips
America has always been regarded as a melting pot of many cultures. Starting from the food they eat to the clothes they wear and the ideas they wake up with each morning, America is a mixture of all these unique things in one specific place in…
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Accounting in the Information Age

by: Rey Palmares | January 3, 2018 | Business ,News and Tips ,Security
We’ve come a long way from lengthy bank lines and bookkeeping techniques, requiring years of meticulous mental and mathematical aptitude to master. Now, more and more companies are abandoning full-time, licensed accountants and bookkeepers with decades of experience to hire young professionals instead who have one specific expertise: tech skills.…
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From Nurses to Doctors

by: Rey Palmares | October 14, 2017 | Healthcare ,Management ,News and Tips
In the medical profession, nurses are usually seen working with healthcare practitioners. Oftentimes, they can actually be one and the same person. In the Philippines, a degree in nursing can be a stepping stone to further studies in medicine, usually as medical doctors. It’s easy to see why: nurses and…
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Open Enrollment and Your Xilium Virtual Assistant

by: Rey Palmares | October 1, 2017 | Company ,Healthcare ,Xilium VAs
The 2018 Open Enrollment is fast approaching. From November 1, 2017 until December 15, 2017, employees are provided the opportunity to opt out of their insurance plans and search for greener pastures. This proves to be an equally jam packed time for doctors and other health practitioners - and the…
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Xilium as a Virtual Service Provider for Small Businesses

by: Rey Palmares | October 1, 2017 | Company ,Culture ,Management ,Xilium VAs
Time and resource-management are crucial in running a business. Without the proper strategies and techniques, the intricacies and demands of your profession can be a bit too much – a virtual assistant can help you with that. Businesses providing large-scale services outsource hundreds of virtual assistants…
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HIPAA Outside the US

by: Rey Palmares | September 17, 2017 | Healthcare ,Management ,News and Tips
In US territory, everyone working with EMRs and other sensitive data know and abide by HIPAA standards. As the market grows however, practitioners looking to expand their practice may feel constrained by what is available to them simply because HIPAA is restricted to the US - but that's where they're…
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The BPO Industry in the Philippines

by: Rey Palmares | September 5, 2017 | Company ,Culture ,News and Tips
In recent years, the Philippines has become home to one of the largest growing industries in the 21st century, the information technology, specifically in business process outsourcing (IT-BPO) industry. Most commonly referred to simply as BPO, the industry is cause to…