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Hiring Guide

Your quick guide to outsourcing & hiring in the Philippines

Here at Dojo, we help companies who are looking to build an offshore team in the Philippines. We take care of all the hassles of hiring, onboarding, managing and getting your team paid every month. This is a great alternative to hiring and setting up a physical office on your own.

The Dojo Advantage

In order for a foreign company to hire employees in the Philippines, you need to register and set up a business entity – this requires a local office, an address registered as a subsidiary, and an account with a local bank

Setting this up on your own can take many months to a year and open up a lot of financial liabilities.

What we offer here at Dojo is an end-to-end outsourcing solution, so you can hire employees in the Philippines effortlessly and with full compliance. We’ll do the grunt work of tax filing, managing payroll & benefits, and even placing L&D programs in place so your team can grow.

We provide competitive employee benefits to keep your remote team happy

When you hire a team through Dojo, they already come with all mandatory employee benefits.

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Philippine Employment Benefits at a Glance

Currency: Philippine Peso (PhP)
Official language: Filipino & English
Payroll Cycle: Bi-Monthly or Monthly

Holidays & Leave Benefits

Service Incentive Leave (SIL)

An employee who has rendered at least 1 year of service are entitled to a Service Incentive Leave of 5 days with pay. These days can be taken as a holiday or sick leave. In case holidays are not used by the end of the year, employees can receive money in payment of lieu.

Public Holidays

In Philippines 9 of their 21 public holidays are non-working

  • New Year’s Day
  • Lunar New Year
  • Maundy Thursday
  • Good Friday
  • Bataan Day
  • Labour Day
  • Eid al-Fitr Thu
  • Philippines Independence Day
  • Eid al-Adha
  • National Heroes’ Day
  • Bonifacio Day
  • Feast of the Immaculate Conception
  • Christmas Day
  • Rizal Day


Individual Income Tax

The individual income tax average ranges up to 35% and depends on many variables, such as marital status, level of income. etc.

Additional Contract Details

Probationary Period

This is not mandatory however it shall not exceed 3 months.

Maximum working hours and overtime

Maximum working time is 8 hours per day over a 6-day period. Anything over that period most be compensated as overtime pay, that varies according to the number of hours and/or holidays the employee worked.

Bonus and expense payments

A 13th month bonus is mandatory. Employees are entitled to receive the 13th month salary provided if they accrued 1 year of employment.

Sick Leave & Vacation Leave

In practice, private employers grant these as additional benefit.

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