This is the sixth year celebrating National Telephonists’ Day and the event marks the anniversary of the first ever telephone call made by Alexander Graham Bell on 10th March 1876.
As in previous years, we have teamed up with ComXo, the switchboard specialists, to inspire organisations to engage their employees and colleagues.
We are delighted by the momentum this event has gained since we launched it in 2013 and this year has been the best yet, with the level of involvement, enthusiasm and commitment from all the teams, bringing the day to life and coming up with innovative activities.
Back to the floor for the day
Once again, our Head Office Management team all headed back to work ‘on the floor’ for the day at some of our prestigious client offices in London, Camberley, Reigate and Leeds. They all spent the day experiencing first-hand what a day in the life of a professional operator looks like, and trying to get to grips with the skills needed.
Lots of different activities and free giveaways
This year, each team came up with their own initiatives and events, which their colleagues participated in with great enthusiasm. These ranged from telephone themed quizzes, bingo and crosswords, to the teams sharing welcome breakfasts and lunches.
The Head office team gave each of our telephonists an ecofriendly, Rapport branded reusable travel cup, and treated teams to a portable neck, back and shoulder massager.
The ‘Future of Telephone Communications?’ was a very popular competition, enabling individuals and teams to demonstrate their innovative spirit with some very imaginative entries. The overall prize of afternoon tea went to Diana Rosu and Tommaso Porro at Omnicom.
A Bake Off to create telephone themed cakes showcased amazing levels of skill and creativity. Zsofia Janovics at Société Générale won first place, and a luxury chocolate hamper.
More details about National Telephonists’ Day is can be found on the dedicated website www.nationaltelephonistsday.com.