Over the last three months, we’ve had over 33 new starters join the Talent Formula family and celebrated ‘workiversaries’ ranging from 1 year to 8 years! We’re incredibly proud of the loyalty, commitment, and growth we’ve experienced with our team and look forward to what the next three months look like.
In the meantime, here are the other highlights and key moments we have enjoyed with the team:
Naming Our Employee of the Quarter
The three nominees for Employee of the Quarter were:
All three of the nominees have shown their value, hard work, and dedication to the team and Talent Formula as a whole. But there can only be one Employee of the Quarter, which this time was Abhishek Debnath.
Congratulations to Abhishek Debnath who has been with us for over 7 years. As an excellent team player that hits deadlines and customer service targets, Abhishek also gives back to the team by assisting with staff training. He’s an excellent example of the incredible team members we have.
Introducing New Team Merchandise
Alongside the soft launch of our new office, we also introduced new merchandise for our rebrand to our team to ensure that we all look the part. This included new t-shirts as well as bags, mugs and stationery to complement our new office.
Celebrating Varalakshmi Vratam
On the 5th of August, we observed the celebration of Varalakshmi Vratam. The Friday before a full moon is particularly special and those who fast on this day and pray to the Goddess Lakshmi are considered to be blessed with wealth, prosperity and happiness.
On this day, all girls will perform the pooja (ceremonial worship). Young girls can perform for good education, unmarried women will perform in the hopes of a good husband, and married women will perform the pooja for the long lives of their husbands.
Speaking on the importance of this day, our team member Kathy Kasinadhuni, (Quantaco Team, Assistant Workflow Manager) shared how she celebrated this year:
“On this day we wake up early in the morning before sunrise. We clean the house and make the necessary arrangements for pooja with many delicious foods. In the evening, neighbours will come home, and we treat them as Lord Lakshmi Devi and present them with pan leaves, fruits, turmeric, Kumkum and flowers. There are also optional return gifts like sarees etc.”
Celebrating Raksha Bandhan
August is the month of celebrations with Raksha Bandhan following Varalakshmi Vratam on the 11th of August. Raksha Bandhan is a festival for celebrating the bond of brother and sister. Brothers traditionally promise protection for their sisters for their lives.
Team member Srishti Harpalani (PKF Francis Clark Team, Analyst) shared how she celebrated with her brother this year:
“On this day sisters tie a sacred thread (Rakhi) on her brother’s hand and offers sweets to him and in return the brothers give gifts to the sister. This year I went to my brother’s house and did a Rakhi tying ceremony followed by a delicious lunch cooked by my sister-in-law (brother’s wife). We dressed up in traditional wear and took photos to commemorate the day.“
We have also celebrated:
As Talent Formula continues to grow, we will celebrate the diverse team and culture we are building together. We look forward to celebrating more milestones during the next quarter with our teams and clients. Watch this space to continue to see what we do next.