Monthly Archives: November 2015

NEWT Teams Up With Operation Christmas Child

Life in general is all about giving and helping others whenever we can, this is especially true during the holidays. This Christmas season, NEWT is working with Operation Christmas Child to help bring smiles to children all across the globe.

The NEWT team visited the home of Operation Christmas Child in Kitchener and spoke with OCC’s Paula Schneider. OCC provides gift boxes for children containing daily necessities like gloves and school supplies, as well as toys and dolls to play with. These packages have been put together with love and care by many individuals and now, the OCC’s Kitchener site is where the final inspection occurs before the boxes are shipped out. This inspection is essential to ensure that the packages comply with customs regulations and rules so that the delivery of these gift boxes are not delayed.

7,000 volunteers are involved in this process to bring the spirit of Christmas to children worldwide. Please watch the video below to learn more. You can find out more about Operation Christmas Child and how to get involved here.

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Habitat For Humanity Finds Extensive Value Within The NEWT Business Phone System

Habitat for Humanity Grey Bruce strives to build hope and they promote optimism on a daily basis through their messaging and their work. Like in many industries, communication with the public is essential, this is especially true for the non-profit sector of business. For this reason, Habitat for Humanity Grey Bruce was searching to enhance their phone system to help increase the overall efficiency of the entire organization.

John McLaughlin, Partnership Coordinator at Habitat for Humanity, sat down with the NEWT team to discuss why the organization decided to utilize the NEWT PBX to satisfy all of their communication needs.

Since 1987, the mission of this organization has been to fight the cycle of poverty by providing affordable housing for low-income families. Due to this, employees and volunteers with the Habitat for Humanity are constantly on the go to accomplish daily and weekly goals. The NEWT PBX helped to streamline the communication throughout the organization by providing connectivity to the three remote locations of the business. Other features like Call Forwarding and Voicemail to E-mail have allowed John and other employees to stay up-to-date on various business matters regardless of their current location.

John believes that the NEWT solution helped to add flexibility to the business that their previous phone system was unable to do, simplifying the internal and external communication process.

Due to John’s positive experience with the NEWT staff and the value he has found within the business phone system itself, he would recommend the NEWT PBX in an instant. “I wouldn’t have any problem recommending NEWT, especially with the support staff, they have done a great job, when we encountered something because we were unfamiliar, they were right there to help”.

Watch the full testimonial video featuring John HERE.

Learn more about the NEWT PBX and its features here or please call 1-888-996-6398 for further information.

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Workplace Happiness Brings Extensive Value To Any Organization

As anonymously but beautifully stated “success isn’t just about what you accomplish in your life, it’s about what you inspire others to do”. Fibernetics, the parent company of NEWT, is living and breathing this way of life everyday through their President, John Stix.

A recent article titled The Value of Happiness in the Workplace written by expert career consultant, Patricia Polischuk, outlines how John is not only teaching but motivating others within the business world. The article describes the sad truth about workplace culture; many leaders discuss its importance but do not act in a way which reinforces their verbal beliefs. “Unfortunately, the term ‘lip service’ comes to mind time and time again…Mission and value statements are mounted on the wall but ask employees if they feel their leaders live by those words and you will hear a resounding no.”

However, it has become evident to many that John embodies his beliefs, so much that his passion oozes out of him when working towards creating the best possible culture for the employees at Fibernetics.

Although extremely inspirational, John’s story was not straightforward and easy. The Fibernetics of today is one full of positive evolution, success and growth. However, this was not always the way, there were times of struggle for Fibernetics in the past, and this is what sparked the entrepreneurial mind of John. He knew that Fibernetics needed a change, yet he understood that impacting an entire organization would be a difficult task. Fast forward to the present, and Fibernetics is one of the fastest-growing companies filled with talented, creative and happy employees. The “I’m In!” mantra now resonates throughout the business and a new set of core values have helped take the employees and the company as a whole to new heights.

Patricia Polischuk explains the value within John’s culture presentations, as he not only talks the talk but also walks the walk. Other HR leaders had this to say about John:

It was wonderful to see a business owner impassioned by meeting the emotional, spiritual, and social needs of his team.  It is rare to see this with such incredible energy and focus.  And it is paying off in so many ways! By putting your people first, they in turn will put their customers first.  This is a commitment to making people’s work lives truly fulfilling”.

John has continued to present the value of culture across Canada to large audiences and continues to work towards spreading his message to the masses.

You can read the full article written by Patricia Polischuk here.

Learn more about John Stix by visiting his website, and find out more about the Fibernetics culture here.

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Fibernetics Culture Celebration 2.0 Happening Tomorrow

Corporate culture is a hotly discussed topic. Ensuring employee satisfaction does not only aid each individual working for your organization on an individual basis, but it also helps the bottom line of the business. A positive work environment helps to foster creativity and innovation, two factors which can make a business dominant within their respective market.

Fibernetics, the parent company of NEWT, introduced the “I’m In!” mantra to switch the culture vibe that was appearing to seep into the organization. This culture change was not an easy thing to implement, it took dedication and time, but because of it Fibernetics has evolved and experienced extensive growth. To celebrate the original culture transformation, Fibernetics hosted a culture event to announce their new core values: innovation, accountability, just do it and find the solution, trust, teamwork, and happiness.

Now, Fibernetics Culture Celebration 2.0 is occurring tomorrow to honour and recognize the employees, the company culture and many great individual and group achievements.

Culture truly can inspire and motivate an entire organization; the positive impact it has had on Fibernetics is proof.

Learn about the Fibernetics culture and read more about this amazing event HERE.

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