MicroSourcing - Company News
by: Geoanna Corneby
"Congratulations, graduating interns. Thank you for being some of the most hardworking and motivated employees MicroSourcing has ever seen," VP of PR and Marketing Nona Tajanlangit sets the tone of the first ever Careers Program Recognition Day with her opening remarks.
MicroSourcing employees - supervisors, managers, and clients - gathered together last June 6 in Eastwood, Quezon City to recognize the achievements of 15 interns who completed a six-month long Careers Program.
In Nona Tajanlangit’s opening remarks, everyone looked back to how the interns grew from starting with little to no work experience to young BPO professionals. Joined by their honored guest - a supervisor or a mentor who was witness to their journey - the interns accepted certificates in recognition of their achievement and a gift pack from MicroSourcing. The interns thanked MicroSourcing for the opportunity to gain employment and their supervisors, clients, and trainers for the guidance and the support. "It is my dream to get employed. Now I work as a Data Analyst for a MicroSourcing client," Janet Ofilan, a previous intern who transitioned to being a full-time employee, proudly shared in her speech.
"I want to congratulate all of you for having finished the entire program. I know you had to work extremely hard to adapt to a completely new and unknown working environment. You had to combine working and studying, and for some, the care of children. In my eyes, you are all heroes." The program concluded with a message from Wim Kooijman, the interns' English teacher for five months. "The fifteen of you are the greatest group of people I have ever met in my life. Each of you contributed to an atmosphere of peace, happiness, joy." Wim's sentiments were shared by all other employees who had worked with the interns.
The Careers Program is a six-month internship course coupled with formal training classes that grooms high school graduates into productive employees. The interns developed English and computer skills and gained proficiency in outsourcing processes. At the end of the program, MicroSourcing's clients attest that the interns deliver output at the same quality as regular employees. Ten interns are now employed as data analysts, office assistants, and customer service representatives in MicroSourcing.
by: Karen Cayamanda
MicroSourcing's delivery center in Cebu moved to its new home last June 2. Our new office is at the 14th Floor of The Link, JM Del Mar cor Salinas Drive, Asiatown IT Park, Apas, Cebu City. The office blessing was held last June 4.
Our delivery center in Cebu houses operations of one of our biggest clients. They are also celebrating their 5th year as a MicroSourcing client. MicroSourcing started operations in Cebu last November 2011 at the TGU Tower which is also located at the Asiatown IT Park.
The Link has a total of 20 floors. Twelve floors are designed for offices. There are six levels for parking, while the ground floor is for various establishments.
Asiatown IT Park is home to different companies and establishments. It is a Special Economic Zone that provides incentives to developers and companies which are registered under the Philippine Economic Zone Authority or PEZA.
by: Karen Cayamanda
After a year of implementing an expansion plan to include new sites in the ISO certification, we can proudly announce that MicroSourcing has once again passed its ISO audit and expanded the scope to include delivery centers at MDC 100, TwoE-com, and Picadilly last May. This means that four MicroSourcing sites are now certified to the Quality Management System (ISO 9001:2008) and the Information Security Management System (ISO/IEC 27001:2005).
The expansion of MicroSourcing's integrated Quality and Information Security Management System (QISMS) reaffirms our commitment to attain excellent customer satisfaction and effective security measures.
Achieving the expansion of the certification shows that MicroSourcing has consistent processes and controls across all sites. Potential and current customers can be given confidence that their projects can be consistently implemented at any of our sites should the need for expansion or resiliency come in the future. We have benefitted from analyzing our past data and learning from experience to create expedient measures to improve the QISMS. The many programs initiated by the management have significantly contributed to this recent success and their commitment moving forward has never been more evident. To all employees, congratulations on this new achievement!
by: Karen Cayamanda
After an exciting month of volleyball and basketball games, Micro Olympics, MicroSourcing’s sports fest, finally ended last June 8 at the RFM Gym.
In the basketball finals, EV crushed MOA, proving once again that they are the team to beat. For the fourth time, EV was named as the overall basketball champion.
Meanwhile, MOA faced BGC in the volleyball finals. After three breathtaking sets, MOA reigned supreme, gaining the title as the overall volleyball champion.
Overall Winners (basketball, volleyball, palarong Pinoy)
1st Place: MOA (received Php30,000 cash)
Tied at 2nd Place: BGC and MDC (received Php17,500 each)
1st Place: EV
2nd Place: MOA
3rd Place: MDC
Leonard Carrasco (MDC)
Armando Aquino (MOA)
Carlo Palanca (MOA)
Aaron Tolentino (EV)
Marion Manalac (EV)
MVP: Aaron Tolentino (EV)
1st Place: MOA
2nd Place: BGC
3rd Place: EV
MVP: Daryll Dabatos (MOA)
by: Karen Cayamanda
The Back Office Services (BOS) vertical of MicroSourcing Eastwood Operations recently launched BOS Cares, a program that helps promote social responsibility through recycling.
All employees under the BOS vertical were divided into four groups. They were encouraged to collect as many empty plastic bottles and old newspapers/magazines as possible.
Here are some facts and statistics:
- Every week, an average household utilizes an equivalent of 10 liters of PET bottles.
- It takes nearly 700 years for plastic bottles to be decomposed in a landfill.
- By recycling about a ton of paper, we save 17 trees, 3.3 cubic yards of landfill space, 60,000 gallons of water, and 225 kilowatt hours.