July 17, 2013 – Georgetown, Guyana – Qualfon, a leading global business process outsourcing (BPO) provider, continues to invest in the education of its employees with new Spanish classes for call center agents in its Georgetown, Guyana location. Guyana is the only English speaking country in South America and is still part of the British Commonwealth. The free Spanish classes are provided by Qualfon University and are in response to the overwhelming employee interest in learning the language.
Approximately 75 employees are enrolled in the intensive Spanish program. Employees attend a one-hour class two days each week. The nine-month long program includes three levels of Spanish classes and offers employees individual attention with a teacher-student ratio of 1 to 20.
Qualfon University provides a variety of training and educational courses for Qualfon employees. The program aims to enhance employees’ knowledge and talents in order to create a latter of career opportunities and ultimately make people’s lives better. Qualfon University focuses on advancing skills in the areas of management, leadership, writing, language, as well as extra-curricular activities for health, wellness, and family support.
“Bilingual call center employees are in high demand and earn more money, which makes this a career growth opportunity for our employees,” said Mark Boyer, Site Director at Qualfon Guyana. But the benefit is twofold. “In addition, these Spanish skills expand the potential of our workforce and Qualfon’s business capabilities. With Guyana so close to the Latin American region, Spanish skills are very valuable and are an attractive offering for our clients,” said Boyer.
Qualfon continues to support long-term strategies to deliver educational classes and improve the quality of life for employees. Business leaders at Qualfon Guyana are already planning additional health and fitness classes.
Qualfon has a strong track record of customer service and back-office processing growth with experienced business processing outsourcing (BPO) leadership. We have been servicing our BPO clients since our founding in 1996 and, today, we are 8,500 employees servicing an international base of clients. Qualfon operates in the Philippines, Guyana, Mexico, Costa Rica, the United States, and China. Our mission is “Be the Best BPO. Make People’s Lives Better.” Qualfon invests in the well-being of our people who, in return, are taking better care of customers, clients, and our communities. Our tenure is twice the industry average, which enables us to offer highly skilled and highly engaged people that provide a better customer experience. In addition, our lower turnover and strategic locations enable us to provide our services at a lower cost. www.qualfon.com