Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Sykes One Year-end Party, the biggest Christmas party in the Country

Last Saturday marked the return of the Sykes Year End Party unfortunately I wasn't able to attend the occasion. My colleagues who attended the party gave positive comments about the party. Of course there were also complaints but that is expected.

Anyway, the event made the news over the weekend. Here's one from abs-cbnNEWS.com.

Call center holds biggest Christmas party in the country

MANILA, Philippines - Sykes has started to celebrate news that the Philippines has overtaken India as world’s top location for call centers.

The firm held its biggest ever Christmas party last Saturday at the SM Mall of Asia open grounds with a record breaking attendance of more than 9000 call center agents.

The party, called “One Sykes,” symbolizes the firm’s commitment to the local industry.

Dean Van Ormer, senior director for Philippine operations, said: “We’ll continue to have stronger presence in the Philippines…to be the employer of choice for Filipinos.”

The firm recently purchased rival ICT Group through a cash-and-stock deal worth $263 million. This paved the way for the firm to tap further the potential of the domestic market.

Industry analysts earlier said the steady supply of English-speaking college graduates as well as strong support from the government allowed the industry to overtake India in terms of revenues.

One of the event’s highlights was a spectacular fireworks display from the people behind World Pyro Olympics. The Pyro Theater Show incorporated lights, sounds, fireworks and live performances from local talents.

The Sykes employees also presented a unity mob dance, one of the night’s highlights. While dancing, the employees held on to a chain of light “to signify their being one as Sykes and their higher ambitions for the years to come.”

1 comment:

makati office space said...

They're expanding to the Philippine market.


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