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News - May, 2013

Markitforce is ON TRACK in 2013!

What does being ON TRACK mean to you? This quarter it means establishing core department KPI’s for the team at Markitforce.

To launch the ON TRACK theme that will run from May through July (Q2, 2013) Markitforce unveiled the theme in warehouses that were converted to the scene of an Olympic Athletics stadium to celebrate with some seriously fun activities in the name of KPI’s.

The team arrived dressed as their favourite Olympians and watched on as the Olympic torch was carried in by Chief Engagement Officer Alan Higgins (dressed as a quirky track athlete). After enjoying a BBQ breaky the team of Markitforce Olympians were divided into teams red, blue, yellow and green for the ultimate clash of the colours and the glory of standing on the “pallet” podium! Who will come out on top…..? The team that triumphs over all across 3 gruelling team challenges: the egg & spoon race, tunnel ball, and soccer ball bounce challenge!

And the winner in both sites is….Team Red!!! Captained in Sydney by the fearless Headmistress Shirley McMullen (aka HR Manager), and in Melbourne by the effervescent Sarah Fletcher our Chief of Staff. Both Shirley and Sarah lead their teams to victory with sheer determination, motivation, courage and some good old cheating behaviour.

A big shout out to our best dressed prize winners; the sporting enthusiasts Venus & Serena Williams, the synchronised swimming team who braved the cold on a chilly morning in May, our iconic Belfast Giants Ice Hockey star, and who can forget our Ian Thorpe impersonator and Olympic Weight Lifter!

After a successful launch in Sydney & Melbourne, the ON TRACK theme now means providing on track customer service, on track invoicing, on track issue resolution, on track receiving, on track pick/pack, on track inventory, on track despatch, on track transport, on track delivery, on track performance and being on track with department KPI’s!!

Team Markitforce does the Sydney Half Marathon!

It was a frosty and refreshing 6am start on Sunday 19th May for 6 very eager Markitforce participants competing in the prestigious Sydney Morning Herald Half Marathon! Joining 10,000 other crazy Sydney-siders, these enthusiastic, driven and brave individuals oozed with Markitforce spirit as they stepped up to the start line to take on the ultimate challenge – 21.1 kms of gruelling sweat, tears, aches and dehydration on the blistering terrain of Sydney’s urban and city streets!

Thankful for its beauty and serenity they enjoyed in excess of 120mins on the scenic roads of Sydney’s CBD, Circular Quay, Pyrmont and the botanical gardens in the name of Markitforce!

Everyone was a winner as they crossed the finish line with all 6 contestants finishing in great spirits and achieving their own PB’s. Great job Team Markitforce. We are proud of each and every one of you!

Now to drum up more participants for next year…!!!