HR firm sees opportunities for health workers in Japan, UK, Canada

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HUMAN RESOURCE firm Q2 HR Solutions said it sees opportunities in the healthcare industry in Japan, the UK, Sweden and Canada due to aging populations there.

Q2 HR, which will celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2020, is a full-service HR company that offers sourcing and HR services, HR outsourcing, managed services, background investigation, organizational consultation and development, assessments, and other bespoke HR solutions.

“The demand right now goes beyond borders. We can do this in Australia, in Japan, in the UK, Sweden, and Canada. So I look at the needs around the world,” Trixie L. Whyte, founder, chairwoman and president of the Philippine-based firm, said during a roundtable discussion with reporters in Makati City Monday.

The company is looking at offering its services to companies in Japan, the United Kingdom, Sweden, and Canada beginning 2020.

Ms. Whyte said the company started in 2000 with her late husband Brendan and six people on staff.

Since 2000, the company has deployed over 50,000 workers to clients, including business process outsourcing (BPO) companies.

In 2019, Q2 HR Solutions has over 250 clients in the Philippines, a lineup expected to increase by 20% to 30% by 2020, Ms. Whyte said. “With our expansion, it’s going to be higher,” she added.

This year, the company projects revenue “north of P600 million,” which is “25%” higher than last year, Ms. Whyte said. In 2020, she added, “My aim is really to grow no less than 25%.”

This year, the company will also be adding additional services. “We are looking at payroll outsourcing and benefits administration outsourcing,” Ms. Whyte said.

She also said the company established a presence in Australia early this year through its subsidiary, The People Expert, which deploys healthcare workers. — Arjay L. Balinbin