The management of Oasys Innovations hosted the company's first family day on 16 January at the MTN Expo Centre. More than 560 people attended this fun-filled day during which 180 staff members with more than five years of service and up to twenty five years of service were acknowledged for their loyalty and dedication to the company.
Says chief executive Brian Kennedy: “We owe our achievements locally, and in international markets, to the contributions our staff has made over many years. To celebrate this very special occasion a team was appointed to arrange an event where staff had the opportunity to share in the joy of the fellow employees who all received certificates for long service. Our industry is branded as one where workers come and go and this event certainly underscored the stability that we have maintained through our employee loyalty.”
The event was a feast for young and old as employees and their families were invited. Food stalls catered for all taste buds including candy floss, hamburgers, chicken wraps, pancakes and other treats. The children had a lot of fun on the playgrounds with a carousel, pony rides, jumping castles, clowns on stilts, mechanized bull riding, bungee jumping trampolines, and tattoo airbrushing. A mini soccer pitch to get the youngsters to associate with the biggest global soccer event this year provided for much interaction.
Kennedy also presented various special awards including a first time company-wide initiative for high performers. This was presented to Sinet Mathebula for having gone the extra mile with his efforts for the timely installation of infrastructure at the 2009 Nedbank Golf Challenge.
“The family day has facilitated for all of us to get to know one another and the families a bit better, especially as the nature of the business is characterized by deadlines, deadlines and more deadlines,” concludes Kennedy.