On June 17, almost 9,000 people composed of Convergys Cebu employees, friends and families gathered for an entire day to once more celebrate the biggest BPO event in Cebu, the culmination of YOUnified Hugyaw 2018.
It was the conclusion of a 6-week series that brought the talents, teamwork, and fellowship of the company’s employees to the forefront, now over 12,000 people-strong in Cebu. The full-day event, now on its 6th year, was held at the University of Southern Philippines Foundation (USPF) Lahug Campus. It kicked off with a massive “parade of colors” from the eight Convergys Cebu sites. It was followed by various activities such as the championship games of basketball and volleyball, other contests for Convergys employees’ family members, a Battle of the Bands, a song and dance competition, as well as a major performance from Convergys executive leaders. Winners from previous events such as the Queen of Hugyaw beauty pageant as well as Short Film Festival held earlier, were also present at the closing ceremony.
At the end of a full day of fun and camaraderie, the Cebu Arcenas-Banawa site emerged as overall champion based on their total points from all the Hugyaw activities. The event ended with a memorable finale as popular Filipino band Itchyworms took to the stage to perform crowd favorite hits.
“Congratulations to our team for another successful Hugyaw,” says Jojo Reyes, Convergys Group Vice President of Operations at the conclusion of the event. “This annual employee program is not only the largest BPO event in Cebu but also brings all our employees and their families together each year for the past 6 years. The strong teamwork demonstrated to make all this possible is proof of the unity and pride that are forged when we celebrate our people, their unique talents, and skills and provide an avenue for them to have fun with their loved ones. Hugyaw has also become a great employee engagement initiative that is now being replicated in some of our other sites in Manila and Bacolod, altogether called ‘YOUnified’. Once again, I thank and congratulate the Convergys Cebu team for bringing out the best in one another here and in everything you do each day. I am proud to work alongside all of you,” he closes.
Convergys, a global leader in customer management, has presence in 33 sites and employs 55,000 individuals in the Philippines. It also has Hall of Fame status as Best Company and Best Employer from the International ICT Awards. Check out https://www.facebook.com/ConvergysPhils or hashtag #ConvergysPH for more information.