Thursday, the 18th of August, was an eventful day for the Barhead team. At the company’s first quarterly Town Hall meeting of the year, Barhead co-founders John Orrock and Ken Struthers gave a preview of the exciting year ahead, followed by the recognising the company’s exemplary employees for their contributions to the company. The company’s passionate and hardworking employees got the company where it is today, and Barhead acknowledges this by celebrating its employees’ wins — both big and small — with them.
The Tenure Recognition Award was given to employees who have been with the company for at least 5 years. Special mention was given to Technical Lead Allan Lou Ancheta and Infrastructure Consultant Leonardo Castro Jr., both of whom have been with the company’s Manila-based Global Delivery Centre (GDC) for a decade.
Special awards were also given to the company’s top performers. Business Analyst Carmina Symaco, Business Applications Specialist Dainty Matundan and Business Applications Specialist team Lead Mark Joseph Oxina were awarded the Top KPI Performance Award for consistently hitting — and surpassing — their monthly key performance indicators (KPIs).
The exceptional work done by the team who built the custom solution for SG Fleet were also recognised with the Best Collaborative Project Award. Team members include Athar Abbas, Cristopher Joven, Emmanuel Genito Jr, James Masella, Kim Valerie Bacit, Mylene Ignacio, Shem Israel Sarcia, Bea Trixia Saducos, Elaine Bacod, Hatim Hussain, June Erroz Unida, Mark Anthony Mercado, Ravikumar Pasupuleti and John Rizaldo.
However, meeting yearly KPIs is just the bare minimum. More than just the raw figures, it’s the culture of excellence fostered within Barhead that has been key to delivering outcomes for customers. The foundation of this culture is Barhead’s five Core Values — Microsoft at our core, We have your back, Do the right thing, Bringing my A game and Applause. Barhead awarded employees who live the Core Values every day at work were recognised during its quarterly Town Hall.