We are proud of the international structure of big NT.Payments family and always indicate the professional skills, personal qualities and creativity of our employees. We are glad to introduce you to the NT Payments team which has become home to people from more than 20 countries and three continents. All of us are different, but we are united by love for the common goal, the desire to make NT.Payments brand and other projects are better and of high quality.
The events that our planet experienced during the last few years are still fresh in our minds. The one that stands out is the coronavirus pandemic which first plunged the human race into a series of social restrictions and lockdowns and later reminded us of the need to take care of our health, be more caring towards our loved ones and appreciate the efforts of doctors who save patients from serious illnesses.
Nevertheless, time goes by and now that all restrictions have been lifted, we have a great reason to get together again, have a good time, recharge with positivity, great spirits and simply get closer to colleagues over informal socializing.
Usually, we associate team-building and corporate events with a particular occasion. This time we had many reasons for a picnic: we decided to sum up the results of the year, celebrate the long-awaited post-pandemic reunion and have fun together with the whole team in the open air.
The venue for the picnic was chosen right away. The green island of Yas, which had become our home over the years, always warmly welcomed all holidaymakers. The weather is excellent in the Emirates right now, the perfect time to keep up the corporate spirit in the company of friends and colleagues, which, by the way, gathered up to 200 people.
For the barbecue program, the Human Resources department chose the theme of football, given the World Cup being held in the Kingdom of Qatar. We built our picnic plan around the game of millions and held our nomination with lots of contests, quizzes, prizes and gifts, proudly naming it NT.FIFA.
Therefore, the program opened with a solemn speech from our company executives. In conversation with their colleagues, they summed up the results of the passing year, highlighting the opening of the long-expected branch in KSA and willingly shared their plans for the next 12 months.
Next, we chose the best employee and manager of the year, presenting them with personal certificates and mementoes.
Vasyl Katriy, president of Kiosk IT System Trading LLC company, established a personal President Award nomination, where he has handed certificates of merit to particularly hardworking employees.
When continental and world tournaments are over, the organizers sum up the results, where they determine the best football player, goalscorer, playmaker and manager. Given that football was the main theme of the corporate event, we decided to make our own corporate NT.FIFA AWARDS 2022 nomination, awarding titles to each department and presenting certificates of merit to their employees.
The company has some long-serving employees who have worked for the company for seven years or more. We have kept this in mind and have prepared a special incentive for them: a reward for their years of service with us. The rest of the team, we hope, will follow this example!
As the fans in the stadiums continue to rumble about cheering on their favourites and creating an unforgettable atmosphere of celebration, the culture of cheer is not without the chants, the essential attribute of football fans. All departments were given a homework assignment to prepare a corporate slogan about the company, which they shouted aloud in front of the entire audience. It was the customer care department that won the prize for the best and most memorable motto.
The next thing we did was to play a series of games on speed, agility and football skills. First, we competed in a tug of war, then played a fun relay race and afterwards, we got down to the most important part, football. To do this the whole team drew lots and split into 20 teams with 10 participants in each. A knock-out system was used and at the end of the tournament, two teams were left to face each other in the final game. We decided to make it a bit more difficult for the two best teams to play in specially prepared funny costumes to find out who was the strongest.
Staff members, flushed from the heated battles, enjoyed sampling a variety of local dishes and delicious food which the festive table was overflowing with in the meantime discussing the recent football dramatic events.
Last but not least, the organizers of the event delighted the audience with a lottery with prizes from cash envelopes to mobile phones. Every gift is nice, so we captured the happy faces of the winners.
Where would you go without a tasty cake? No corporate event in our company is without it. This time there were so many of us that we gladly ordered two huge delicious cakes, which were solemnly cut while accompanied by a great round of applause.
Our football-themed corporate party was a success, as you can see. We had great fun, having a great time with our colleagues, who we always call one family. So we hope for another meeting soon with all the friendly staff and believe that many more great victories are ahead of us.