Bytes Document Solutions (BDS) announced that it has 50 recipients of Long Service Awards who have delivered between 12 and 40 years of continuous employment.
Johan Basson, Bytes Document Solutions CEO, said that the contribution of loyal employees has played a critical role in the company’s longevity and ongoing success. ‘In 1964, we began a journey which has taken BDS to its position as the leading document management company on the continent, and a strong force in South Africa. It is thanks to the loyalty, commitment and pride of our people that we have made this journey.’
The company has honoured 33 employees with its 12 Year Award, 12 recipients with its 25 Year Award and five people with the 40 Year Award. In total, the contribution of these individuals equates to 896 years and almost nine centuries of service.
Basson said that Long Service Awards have been a legacy at Xerox from its inception. ‘We have continued this tradition and while the company and awards have grown, what hasn’t changed is the great pride we have always taken in acknowledging the contributions of valued members of our organisation.’
He makes particular mention of the five employees who have worked with BDS for 40 years. They are Ace Mabona, Perry Hurri, Howard Marks, Reggie Ngubeni and Seva Padayachy. ‘In a world where our landscape is changing on a daily basis, we are truly grateful for the constants that we have, and nothing is more constant than the dedication of these individuals who have given so much to the company over the years,’ Basson noted.
Tanya Moodley, BDS marketing director, said all Long Service Award recipients have demonstrated uncommon commitment. ‘These individuals have made substantial contributions to the successes BDS has experienced over a lengthy period of time. It is a privilege to recognise our staff for their commitment, dedication and loyalty; after all, without people like this, our company would not be where it is today.’
Basson reflects on the satisfaction of retaining quality personnel in a competitive environment where skills shortages contribute to employee mobility. ‘It is always good to see our people remain with us. It’s a reflection that we are a good company to work for and it tells us that our people are loyal and committed. It is precisely this which is at the heart of our company’s long history and on which our success will be built.’