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Markitforce Delivers…The Spirit of Christmas!

On Tuesday, 9th of December, five of the crew from Markitforce Sydney attended the annual Christmas lunch provided by Oasis. The lunch is for those young parents and children who are currently experiencing difficulties times.

Our team prepared and served lunch to many young families and our reward was the constant smiles and words of gratitude. Our fondest memory is the smiling faces of the young children when Santa was handing out presents. Seeing the young children receiving presents and opening them with excitement was a sight to remember. Everyone there contributed their energy to make the moment count.

It was lovely to share some laughter and Christmas spirit. It was an encouragement to so many young mothers. The day was rewarding in many areas, not least in family values.

A big thank you to the Oasis team, we look forward to returning next year!

Markitforce Sydney does Rosehill Race Day

Saturday 30th November had arrived and the Markitforce Sydney team donned their best suits, frocks and fascinators for the Blackwoods Festival Stakes Day at Rosehill Gardens. The 100 strong attendee’s braved an overcast and rainy morning, to turn up for what was a gloriously sunny race day by the afternoon in Rosehill. Each with their own betting strategy of numbers, colours, odds, favourites, mates tips or the form guide favourite…everyone was a winner at Markitforce on the day. The view from the Pavilion room was spectacular, the buzz in the crowd was effervescent and the conversations were engaging. Congratulations to all the winners and to Markitforce for putting on another great event, a remarkable way to end an outstanding 2013.

The annual “Employee of the Year” award was postponed to our end of year luncheon to be announced on Thursday 19th December. Stay tuned for the Sydney Winner to be posted in the coming weeks…

Markitforce Melbourne Family Fun Day

The day had finally arrived when the Markitforce Melbourne Team could enjoy the Christmas celebrations at Funfields for their Family Christmas party! Funfields provides families with the opportunity to swim, slide, go kart, toboggan, mini golf and squirt each other with water cannons!

A gourmet BBQ lunch was enjoyed by all followed by the annual ‘Employee of the Year’ award which was jointly shared by Maria Dixon (Boss Lady) and Danielle Trytell (Guardian of Client Contentment). Both recipients of a well deserved travel voucher for their outstanding achievement! After lunch it was a trip to the ice cream van for some welcomed refreshments before indulging in more rides, slides and fun! Santa, who this year came with authentic beard and hair (a novelty compared with previous Markitforce Santas!) did an excellent job of handing out presents along with a photo and hug session with all the children! Santa and his elves did a great job, handing out many presents to the well behaved bunch!

Every child (and adult) in the back of every car was fast asleep by Greensborough on the journey home, which is a sign of an action packed successful day of fun! Merry Christmas from the team at Markitforce Melbourne!

Congratulations on 10 Years Service Kevin Jemetta!

On the 3rd June, Kevin passed his 10 Year Service with Markitforce along with the opening of the Melbourne warehouse!  This is a tremendous milestone which we are all proud of.

Kev was officially awarded his plaque and a Longines Watch by a surprise visit from Alan at morning tea!

Markitforce Delivers Happiness!

Tony Hsieh has built an incredibly successful organisation on the foundations of happiness and core values… A corporate culture engaging staff, clients and suppliers at the highest level, resulting in a business that lives & breathes exceptional customer service.

Sounds good doesn’t it? Well Markitforce isn’t too far behind Zappos…

Further to a 2 day Management Workshop at MGSM which entailed reviewing the success of the Quarter 1 Theme (15 Football Fields of Warehouse Space) as well as setting strategy for the next 3 months, it was agreed that Markitforce’s Quarter 2 Theme would be DELIVERING HAPPINESS!

To communicate this and to engage the entire business, a launch party was held on Thursday 13th in Sydney and Friday 14th in Melbourne, promoting all things HAPPY!

BBQ Breakfast equipped with a Coffee Van, “Happy Higgins” Putting Competitions, “Happy Higgins” Photo Booth Sessions and ‘3 Minute Angels’ Massages were just a few of the fun activities that the entire business participated in.

Alan Higgins (dressed as Mr Happy!) presented a full summary of the 2 day Workshop and staff were given Markitforce Delivering Happiness Safety Vests, Badges, Stress Balls and “Honk if you’re Happy” Bumper Stickers!

The action doesn’t stop there! There will be numerous initiatives throughout the quarter both internally and externally to the business – keep your eyes open! Clients, please make sure you visit us over the next 3 months as we have Happiness Gifts to Give!

Close to our hearts at Markitforce are the Children at the Starlight Foundation. We will be measuring Client Satisfaction across the quarter and should ‘Client Happiness’ increase, Alan will be generously granting a Starlight Wish to a brave child in need of some happiness  :)

Huge thank you to everyone for making the launch so successful!

  

Markitforce Delivers a Superstar!

Sometimes there are individuals that have a natural ability irrespective which sporting code they choose to participate in…

An extremely talented soccer player, playing not only for Sydney University 1st Division, however also for the Australian U/19 School Girls…

Devastated in July 2011 by a career ending knee injury…

She chose to work at Markitforce full time, setting very high standards in her role as ‘Despatch Diva’…

When entry forms came around for the 2012 Nissan BRW Triathlon, she felt the timing was right to join 8 other Markitforce team members and “have a crack”!

Caitlin Jarvie certainly did have a crack. She finished 1st in the women’s field with an incredible time of 31 min 59 secs!

Markitforce contacted Brooks (sponsor of the event) and explained the story as well as providing a photo of the “old, almost sole less” shoes she completed the event in. Brooks more than generously sent out a brand new pair of runners for Caitlin!

Massive thank you to Brooks… Massive congratulations to Caitlin… Sporting your new runners, we cannot wait to see what time your produce in 2013! Very proud to have Caitlin as part of the Markitforce Team.

Markitforce goes “Green” on the gas

As part of our continual sustainability drive, Markitforce presents the company’s “Green” Toyota Prius. Over 900km on 1 tank of petrol, now that’s sustainable!

Markitforce takes on the Sydney Olympic Park Run for Fun – November 2011

Despite 33 degree heat and big crowds, the Markitforce crew all made it to the finish line in ANZ Stadium looking like professional athletes.   Congratulations to April, Ken, Melanie, Pasha, Sarah, Kyan and of course Joey and John the partners of April and Kyan who had no choice but to compete also!

Markitforce competes in the Blackmores Sydney 1/2 Marathon – May 2011

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Markitforce sends out their 900,000th order and their 30,000th invoice

21 November 2011

On the 27th October 2011 Markitforce sent out order number 900,000. This order was placed on behalf of Boehringer Ingelheim.

At the same time Markitforce also sent out its 30,000th invoice to another valued client Merck Sharpe and Dohme and to celebrate this milestone, Markitforce donated the invoice value of $709.54 to The Oasis Foundation.

The Oasis Youth Support Network is The Salvation Army’s major response to youth homelessness in Australia.

Oasis provides over 25 cutting edge programs that offer critical points of intervention and support for homeless and disadvantaged young people between 16 and 24 years of age.

‘The Oasis Youth Support Network provides a place of safety and care where, through compassion and skilful intervention, troubled young people find refuge and hope to achieve dreams and potential.’