By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga
Telus International Philippines, one of the country’s major business process outsourcing companies, said Wednesday, June 23, that they are committed to protecting their employees amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
During Wednesday’s virtual launching of their new site in Iloilo City, Rajiv Dhand Regional Vice President and General Manager Operations in the Philippines, said they will cover for the vaccination of their own employees.
Dhand said they have already signed an agreement with the Philippine government and United Kingdom-based vaccine manufacturer AstraZeneca for supplying them with the jabs needed to inoculate their team members.
He further stated they have already started their registration process among their employees and they are now waiting for the first doses of AstraZeneca vaccines to arrive in the coming months.
For the meantime, the company has adopted minimum health protocols which would prevent localized transmissions of COVID-19 among their employees such as limiting the number of employees working on site and adopting work from home arrangements.
A one-seat apart on work spaces and one-seat per table in the cafeteria have also been adopted to ensure physical distancing is observed.
Works spaces are also regularly sanitized before and after shifts, and employees are constantly reminded to wear face masks and face shields, as well as practicing proper hygiene by washing their hands.
As of present, Telus International Philippines has seven sites in the country, and has more than 18,000 employees./DGB, WDJ