Webhelp to broaden non-profit initiative to support education and inclusion worldwide

As a Think Human company, Webhelp fosters an inspirational culture, one through which Webhelpers are encouraged to make a difference in the world. Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) has always been at the core of Webhelp’s identity, which is why we’ve championed the support of global charity initiatives since 2015.

Over the years, it’s become clear that the broad disparity in access to education often impacts people’s lives significantly. Exclusion can affect anyone, regardless of age, gender, or background, and just a set of unfortunate circumstances, coupled with a lack of support, could have people left behind.

The founding of SHARED Foundation 

Charged to address the issue in 2015, Webhelp launched the SHARED Foundation (Solidarity, Humanitarian, Aid, Environment, Diversity) under the Foundation of France. SHARED’s mission was to support professional integration and employability by promoting access to general education and digital skills development.

SHARED has supported local associations in the countries where Webhelp operates under the French region. In 2019, Webhelpers began coordinating initiatives to identify local associations in each country and opened the opportunity for employees to participate in volunteer projects. Over the last five years, SHARED has helped 15 associations across eight countries, enabling over 2,000 people to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to enter the local job markets.

An international mission: Think Human Foundation

SHARED’s success in the French-speaking part of the Webhelp world made it possible to envision a more significant impact and fight against inequality in the over 50 countries where Webhelp branches sit.

In January 2020, Webhelp, together with its shareholders and Olivier Duha, co-founder and CEO of the group, formed Think Human Foundation to promote this development globally. The foundation has the same goals as SHARED but with a much broader scope. Webhelpers worldwide can advance our people-first commitment by supporting local charity initiatives, be it financial, time, or expertise support.

Olivier Duha, CEO and Co-founder of Webhelp, remarked:

“Since the creation of SHARED Foundation in France in 2015, we’ve managed to grow Webhelp’s initiative to a force with a global reach, today known as Think Human Foundation. At Webhelp, we believe that education and inclusion are integral for a person to build their life, which is why it’s our mission to promote and foster more equitable opportunities for people to find their place in the workforce,”

“This foundation is more than a charity because our Webhelpers will dedicate their time towards working with local communities, regional networks, and national governments to create opportunities for people in the professional world. We are so proud that this global charity initiative has all the support of the global Webhelp family.”

To learn more about Think Human Foundation, visit the website at thinkhumanfoundation.org.


Webhelp partners with Microsoft to stimulate economic growth in Egypt

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Webhelp, a global leader in customer experience and business solutions, recently entered a partnership with Microsoft to create 200 jobs in Cairo, Egypt.

An official agreement was signed with a joint mission to grow the Webhelp Egypt business to 1,000 employees by the end of 2021 and expand to more than 4,000 employees over the next three years.

Driven by its vision to make business more human, Webhelp is committed to increasing diversity and investing in programs to promote education and integration in the more than 50 countries where it operates. Already a major employer in Africa and northern Africa, Webhelp is committed to growing its sustainable investments on a global scale.

The news comes after Webhelp signed a three-year agreement with Egypt’s Information Technology Development Authority (ITIDA) to invest EGP 200M into job creation, technical skill enhancement, and economic growth. In line with Webhelp’s impact sourcing initiatives, ITIDA aims to create intensive job opportunities for highly qualified Egyptian youth in information technology products and services.

Last Thursday, Amr Mahfouz, President of ITIDA, Mirna Arif, General Manager of Microsoft Egypt, Vincent Bernard, Group Chief Operating Officer, Etienne Turion, CEO of Webhelp Enterprise, and Alaa El Khishen, Webhelp Egypt CEO, witnessed the event at the official Ministry of Communications and Information Technology office in Egypt.

Microsoft and Webhelp’s collaboration will support remote presales and sales services of Microsoft digital transformation solutions to small and medium enterprise businesses. Webhelp’s enterprise practice has developed strong partnerships with major tech players globally, thanks to its strong expertise in B2B sales in this key sector. This agreement strengthens Microsoft and Webhelp Egypt’s future ambition to generate job opportunities to spur growth and prosperity in the region.

Mirna Arif, Country Manager, Microsoft Egypt, said:

“Our partnership with Webhelp will enable job creation, enhance skills and support our country’s growth story in the post-pandemic era. As we continue to empower public and private organizations across the country to achieve their digital agendas, we will continue to strengthen Egypt’s position as the destination of choice for attracting global investments.”

Vincent Bernard, Group Chief Operating Officer, announced:

“We are proud that thanks to our enterprise expertise and global way of working, we have become a trusted partner of a major player like Microsoft. Our partnership will become part of Webhelp’s ESG initiative to empower new generations through offering the opportunity to become trained and internationally certified in pre-sales services, digital sales, and sales channels. In the coming years, we have plans to invest further in opportunities for youth in Egypt.”

Webhelp and Microsoft Egypt

Webhelp delivers 20% performance improvement for clients by leveraging conversational AI

Paris, April 6th, 2021

Webhelp, a leading global provider of customer experience (CX) and business solutions, today announces a host of positive results from the implementation of machine learning (ML) and natural language processing (NLP) technologies, which improve customer operations in written text channels such as email, chat and social media through augmenting human delivery with these enhanced automation capabilities.

As a leading technology enabler in CX, Webhelp’s integrated technology platform leverages partnerships with established enterprise tools, curated start-up technologies, and Webhelp’s own proprietary development capabilities to deliver tailored customer experience solutions for brands.

The innovative technology, launched as part of the Webhelp platform in 2020 in partnership with EmailTree, has enabled Webhelp to integrate the solution into existing operations with clients such as Samsung, to support agents through several models including email understanding, robotic process automation (RPA) of business tasks, and personalized email composition.

Results include an initial performance improvement of around 20%. In turn, this enables a higher-quality customer and employee experience, as representatives have more time to focus on value-added work for customers.

Raluca Leonte, Head of Global Delivery & Transformation at Webhelp, said:

“We are delighted to see this initiative generating such standout results so far. It’s exciting to know that we can expect the program to deliver up to a 50% increase in performance as we scale in the future. Our partnership with EmailTree AI is part of our commitment as a technology enabler to ensure that our clients benefit from best-in-class solutions designed and delivered in the right way to serve their brand and customers. Omnichannel strategies are more important than ever, and in a global, multilingual business like Webhelp, automation is a critical part of enabling our people to take brand experiences to the next level. We know that AI and ML are quickly evolving in text-based channels such as email, and as a company founded in the digital era, we are continuously helping our clients further their digital transformation agenda.”

Samsung, a Webhelp client, has been utilizing this groundbreaking technology and is already seeing some standout results. Abira Siran, Senior Professional, Customer Experience Manager at Samsung Electronics France, explains:

“The high-tech industry is ready to take technology and innovation to the next level helping to design a better customer and employee experience. Digital interactions have the highest potential to create innovation at scale, and Webhelp has enabled this through its innovative partnership with EmailTree AI. These initial results are very encouraging. The program delivers a more intelligent way of working to allow the operational team to naturally choose quality over quantity.”

Casius Morea, Founder and CEO of EmailTree AI said,

“We’re thrilled to partner with such an innovative player like Webhelp, with such a deep understanding of what’s needed to drive a stellar digital experience. Our mission is to reinvent the customer experience with intelligent end-to-end customer service automation driven by people. Naturally, as technology enablement is a core pillar of Webhelp’s culture, we were delighted to partner to strengthen their offering to clients across multiple sectors.”


About EmailTree AI

EmailTree AI comes as an end-to-end AI-driven solution to empower customer services and support teams with a complete customer service automation solution which helps enterprisesSMEs and individuals to decrease the time spent for customer requests and email management, reduce costs, automate repetitive tasks and increase the customers’ satisfaction. The artificial intelligence helps the human reaching a higher value-added and it is always the human that keeps control. The reply suggestions proposed by the AI can always be improved by the human touch. The solution is used by top telecom companies in Europe (e.g. Orange Luxembourg), utilities’ providers (EDF France), ecommerce platforms (BWM Mediasoft), banks, insurance companies, global customer outsourcing and business process outsourcing leaders.