Company News for December 2009
by: Karen Cayamanda
CEO Philip Kooijman and HR Manager Julius Burton of MicroSourcing, as well as Mr. Bobby Bausanta, Sr. AVP for Alumni Affairs and Mr. Arnel Hibo, FVP - AMA Computer University signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) last December 17. This is part of the company’s initiative to tap alumni who might qualify for the needs of clients and to increase brand awareness.
Through this MOA, MicroSourcing will gain access to AMA University’s alumni database from year 2000 onwards, and OJTs can be added to its workforce. In return, the educational institution requires the company to accept a certain number of OJTs, hire at least one AMA graduate per year, and conduct seminars for their students. "We strongly believe that our partnership with AMA University will be mutually beneficial by providing AMA students and alumni interesting internship and job opportunities at MicroSourcing and at the same time, it will help us in our pursuit of finding the best talent available in the Philippines. We look forward to working with them for years to come," Mr. Kooijman said.
Mr. Ron Quijano, Sourcing & Marketing Specialist, is the one who handles campus partnerships for MicroSourcing and has been working very hard to form partnerships with various educational institutions. Part of this initiative was the demographic survey he conducted among the employees of MicroSourcing. "The purpose of that checklist is to find out the school demographics of the employees. We will identify which schools are worth establishing partnerships with based on the data we've gathered," Mr. Quijano said.
by: Carlo Abadilla
MicroSourcing successfully hosted the Hawaiian Luau-themed Christmas party entitled," Aloha-lidays", last Saturday, December 12. Held at the Palladium Village in Mandaluyong, the Aloha-lidays party was among the biggest of the company's annual Christmas celebrations. Featuring musical performances from individual departments, free flowing food and drinks, and a swimming pool, the party was definitely one to remember – even if many had trouble doing so the next morning.
CEO, Philip Kooijman attended the party along with MicroSourcing's party-faithful employees and a few clients. Following opening remarks, the party was well underway with lei'd guests in luau outfits crowding the buffet tables for some of that Lechong Baboy - and San Miguel Beer and mixed drinks from The Bar filling cups left and right.
Party guests were treated to performances from MicroSourcing's own talent of musicians with Yell Adworks putting together a rousing set with songs form Gin Blossoms and Parokya ni Edgar. EV's band, Rastafire kicked it up another notch with rock-reggae flavors from Sublime, 311, and Dishwalla getting heads bobbing and hips swaying.
The night also featured raffle prizes that included a 22” Samsung LCD TV (won by Dolores Torralba), and an overnight stay at Punta de Fabian (scooped up by Antonette Lim). Of course, no beach-themed party is a party without a limbo rock contest – which Creative Services Group member, Wilson Alcantara won with surprising ease. Awards were also handed for Best Luau Outfit for both male and female. The contest proved quite controversial with the crowd's cheers apparently indicating a tie between Kent Riveta and Rodeny Polec for best male, and Angie Flores being declared best female.
For those interested in viewing more pictures from this party to relive its good vibes, swing over MicroSourcing's Multiply site here: http://microsourcing.multiply.com/photos/album/5/ALOHA-lidays_Microsourcing_Christmas_Party