Fibernetics Wins Best Employer Branding at the 2015 Canadian HR Awards

Fibernetics, the parent company of NEWT, was filled with feelings of joy and pride last Thursday when it was announced that the organization had won for Best Employer Branding at the Canadian HR Awards. This prestigious event took place at the Liberty Grand Entertainment Complex in Toronto and throughout the night, 17 organizational and individual awards were handed out. Over 600 leaders within the HR industry attended this event as it recognized the dedication and accomplishments of various groups and individuals within the HR profession.

Fibernetics was ecstatic when, leading up to the event, it was announced that they were nominated as a finalist in the category of Best Employer Branding. Fibernetics was nominated alongside the Keg Restaurants, Molson Coors, Tigris Incorporated, and Traction on Demand.

The “I’m In” company mantra, which helped lead Fibernetics to win the award, was developed in June 2014 and has helped to bring the organization to new heights.

You can read the full story on this great success here.

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NEWT Ecstatic With Results From Customer Survey

“We need to talk”. A phrase which can create a striking sensation of fear within many individuals, however, often a conversation which is needed. It all comes down to feedback, or constructive criticism, a way in which one voice or many voices are identifying a problem that, if fixed, can lead to even greater individual or organizational success. As Bill Gates states, “we all need people who will gives us feedback. That’s how we improve”. This is the exact reason NEWT, the business division of Fibernetics, decided to conduct an anonymous customer questionnaire.

NEWT created a short survey and offered customers the opportunity to participate and give their honest feedback about the products, services, and support offered through NEWT. The survey was open and available for current NEWT clients to take for a one month period.  At the conclusion of the survey, it was determined that NEWT had received over 200 individual responses! Now the real question was, how can we better serve our customers?

The results truly speak for themselves, showing that NEWT customers are delighted with the value that is obtained through the products and services offered. For instance, 91% of customers said that they were satisfied with the services of NEWT.

And the good news didn’t stop here. NEWT, known for their excellent customer service, was delighted to discover that  97% of customers felt that their technical support representative was knowledgeable about their issue and efficiently able to solve the problem. 

As NEWT attempts to continue to grow its national presence, it was essential to determine how many clients were so satisfied with the system and services that they would suggest other business use it. The survey showed that  94% of current consumers would recommend the NEWT brand to help benefit other organizations.

The entire organization was extremely happy with the results of this customer questionnaire, however, NEWT will not stop there. As a company, we will continue to support our customers and ensure that all of their needs are exceeded.

Thank you to all of those who participated in the customer survey, and we look forward to continue to listen, communicate and deliver happiness and connections to all our customers on a daily basis.

Learn more about the NEWT Business Phone System and all of its perks here.


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Discover Opportunity at the Communitech Tech Jam Job Fair

Finding the right job isn’t an easy task. Certain skills are required based on the position in question, but, sometimes it just takes a little luck; being in the right place at the right time so to speak. Enter Communitech, the company responsible for offering job seekers the ultimate opportunity to connect with various tech and non-tech companies within the Waterloo Region.

The Communitech Tech Jam is a recruitment event occurring on Tuesday September 29th, 2015 which will be comprised of an exhibitor floor, networking lounge and pitch stage. Various companies will be present looking for bright minds to help grow their organizations.  However, this isn’t your regular job fair. This recruitment event will not only allow you to network with companies that match your interests, but these companies will actually be pitching to the job seekers, depicting exactly what they are searching for and how they define their ideal candidates.

Fibernetics, the parent company of NEWT, will be in attendance looking to meet ambitious, tech-savvy individuals that are ready to fully embrace the Fibernetics “I’m in” mantra, a statement which truly turns a company into a goal-oriented family.

To learn more about the potential job openings that Fibernetics is looking to fill, view the Fibernetics careers page.

Visit Bingemans Conference Centre in Kitchener on Tuesday, September 29th between 5pm-8pm to take advantage of the enormous potential this event has to offer.

Learn more about the details of the Communitech Tech Jam, or you can register for the event now here.

If you can’t make the event, don’t worry, you can also connect with Fibernetics at the Partnerships For Employers Job Fair for surrounding Universities on September 30th.

The Communitech Tech Jam, simplifying the job search and providing endless opportunities, we hope to see you there!


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Stay One Step Ahead With the Voicemail to Email Feature

In today’s fast moving society, business individuals often find themselves away from their desk, and due to this, important calls are missed. However, with the NEWT Voicemail to Email Feature, business professionals no longer need to worry about being unaware of missing an essential call.

When a voicemail is left, it is not only stored within your NEWT PBX, but can also be converted to a .wav file and emailed to a selected e-mail address. The audio file will allow the individual to listen to the message on a smartphone or computer.

This free feature provides numerous advantages for anyone involved in the non-stop business world. Business leaders and employees can now access their business from any location, helping to increase the efficiency and productivity of the entire organization.

Below is a short video describing how simple it is to use this feature.


Read more about other advanced features offered by NEWT here.


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Add Simplicity To Your Business With the Call Detailed Records (CDR) Feature

Often, businesses need to track location and time frames during a specific call. The Call Detailed Records feature allows companies to view Inbound and/or Outbound calls per extension, or on all extensions, for a selected time period. Organizations can view this information in near real-time for calls that are local and even long distance.

Business owners and employees can use this to determine the time of call, duration of call and amount billed if the call was long distance. This feature can be used to figure out the best times to make specific calls and where costs can be cut back in terms of long distance calling.

By using the CDR feature, productivity can be maximized and time can be saved through ensuring calls are tracked and organized in an efficient and simple format.

View the video below to see how easy this feature is to use and how it can help your business.

Learn more about other advanced features offered by NEWT here.

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Call Recording And Its Impact on Your Business

Trying to remember the details of various calls on a daily basis can be a struggle for any business. However, the details of each call can be very important to a business’ success. The Call Recording feature can help a business stay organized and on top of their call volume. This feature also allows for companies to set specific security settings when recording calls, based on customer policy. Recordings can be easily saved and/or deleted and the search tool within this feature allows previous calls to be quickly recalled and used if needed.

Not only does it enhance a business’ efficiency, the Call Recording feature is a great tool that can help agents learn from previous experience, ultimately helping organizations create a customer service centre that can meet and exceed today’s high standards.

Call Recording truly can aid an organization in streamlining its business.

View the video below to see how this feature works and how it can help your business.

Learn more about other advanced features offered by NEWT here.

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Pickering Soccer Club Scores with NEWT

Moving to another location can present many hassles and obstacles. When relocating to a nearby location, many would assume that maintaining your current contact number wouldn’t be an issue. However, the Pickering Soccer Club learned that you can never take anything for granted in today’s day and age. Cliff Schmitt, the manager of the facilities within the club, explained the problem: “we were actually moving only 2km down the road, but weren’t allowed to keep our old number, unless we paid a fee, which caused us to start looking into what other providers could offer”.

After searching through various options, the Pickering Soccer Club found Fibernetics and their business services division NEWT, a provider that would allow them to keep their old number without charging any extra. It was important to Schmitt to have a phone system that could help enhance the efficiency of the organization because managing incoming calls was a major priority during the outdoor season. “We get thousands of calls a month, and even though the club is only open for 35 hours a week, the facilities are open much longer than that, so people being reachable after-hours is a necessity”. NEWT was able to help through their fully managed PBX system and features like Find Me Follow Me, a feature which ensures that incoming calls to an office phone are automatically routed to an alternate number, either a mobile or home phone. This allows the employees to take important calls while maintaining their privacy because the call is registered as being made to an office number to the caller, rather than an employee’s personal cell or home phone number.

When getting used to a new piece of technological equipment, questions can arise. However, Schmitt was able to have all of his questions quickly and effectively answered by the NEWT technical support team. “The support I’ve received from NEWT is just excellent overall. I actually watched one of your webinars the other day that gave me a prompt solution to a concern I had”. The Pickering Soccer Club relies on various forms of technology to help it succeed yet, according to Schmitt “of all the technology solutions we have, NEWT by far works the best out of all of them”.

The NEWT Business Phone System has aided the Pickering Soccer Club in their quest to efficiently manage their busy influx of calls and daily tasks. Schmitt and the entire organization has been extremely satisfied with NEWT’s products and services, and when asked if he’d recommend NEWT to any other businesses, his reply was short and sweet: “absolutely, it’s too good not to tell people”.

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Why the Masses Are Turning to Digital Voice

Recent research has shown that worldwide growth in VoIP services revenue is expected to grow through 2018, peaking at $88 billion.

Although purely hosted VoIP systems offer various advantages, the NEWT Business Phone Systems, combines the best of both worlds, by merging the on premise and hosted phone system, into the hybrid solution. The hybrid solution, also known as Digital Voice, is a service provided by NEWT, the business division of the parent company Fibernetics, which connects a business’ communication through Fibernetics own private network. Fibernetics is a Competitive Local Exchange Carrier (CLEC), which is why they can provide businesses such a high quality and secure connection. However, purely hosted solutions use the public internet to function, leading to usage, security and even data speed issues.

The technological advancements of Digital Voice are helping many businesses succeed, however, many face the difficult decision of switching to this kind of system or maintaining the status quo.

So, why have all these businesses decided to use Digital Voice technology? It has become evident that using a hybrid solution can save one immense money, however, a recent article in VoIP News, identified five other advantages that this type of phone system provides to companies. The Digital Voice solution provided through NEWT’s fully managed PBX contains all of these benefits, and truthfully, this is just scratching the surface.

Let’s take a look at some of these favourable factors:

  • A Digital Voice telecom system can advance your business by giving you a local presence. What this means is that businesses can request specific phone numbers in new areas to develop your brand locally within selected regions both nationally and globally.
  • Business individuals are constantly on-the-go, and Digital Voice allows your business to have complete mobility. This is because your location is associated with an IP address rather than an actual physical location allowing you to take your business with you wherever you go.
  • Any business knows that dealing with incoming calls can be a difficult task. Organizing your calls is easily attained when using a Digital Voice system. Call routing can be setup and ensure that calls are directed to the right person within the company, ultimately helping to save time and increasing the efficiency of the business.
  • Any purchase requires maintenance to ensure its quality remains, however, traditional phone systems are expensive and difficult to maintain. Digital Voice telecom systems are less complex and they remove this unwanted burden by using the internet to function, eliminating the need for actual physical telephone lines.
  • The best part of the Digital Voice system is that it gives companies the opportunity to take advantage of multiple productivity enhancing features like call detailed records, call recording, find me follow me, voicemail to e-mail and many others.

Although the advancement of communication technology is beneficial, not all the systems have the same functionality. Just like when you purchase a car, certain cars provide more bang for your buck compared to other options, the same goes for phone systems. The NEWT Business Phone System provides all of the advantages discussed above, as well as many more advanced features, excellent customer service, and a cost-effective product that will allow your company to focus on business matters while the NEWT PBX takes care of various communication tasks.

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



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Giving Back Through the Backpacks for Kids Initiative

Poverty is a worldwide issue, however, little by little we can work towards diminishing this problem. Unfortunately, there are many children in foreign countries that are unable to receive a proper education because they do not have the necessary tools. Fibernetics, the parent company of NEWT, has been attempting to change the lives of children in the Dominican Republic for the past four years through their Backpacks for Kids program.

Fibernetics has a presence within the Dominican Republic with their contact centre located there and the issue of poverty is evident throughout the country. Fibernetics Backpacks for Kids fundraiser provides children with various school supplies, materials that ultimately make education accessible for these individuals. Items like notebooks, pencils, erasers, glue, and other necessary supplies were provided to 127 children. In ceremonial fashion, each child was called up to come receive their backpack filled with school supplies, and after the conclusion of the event, 250 hotdogs and refreshing drinks were provided to all of the children and their families that were in attendance. In addition, children also received a gift certificate of $1000 peso, which will help these kids purchase a full school uniform, including pants, a dress shirt and a pair of socks.

In order to properly prepare for this event, tickets were distributed to children within various neighbourhoods to determine the amount of supplies that would be needed for this fundraiser. At the end of a successful day, there were 4 children that didn’t have a ticket, however, they attended the event hoping that Fibernetics could help out. Luckily, there were enough extra supplies to ensure all of these children received a backpack, a ticket to allow them to pursue dreams of an education.

These backpacks symbolize hope, a hope for a better tomorrow, a future filled with love and opportunity. The entire organization is excited and already looking forward to next year’s event!

Read the full article and view the pictures from the event here.

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Excel Business Systems Experiences the NEWT Way

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We’ve all been there, a product is so satisfying that we recommend it to our friends and family because we want them to experience the simplicity and advantages it brings to you on a daily basis. At NEWT, we strive to ensure all of our customers feel this way about our products. Excel Business Systems, a company which provides technology and services to various businesses, took this idea one step further.

After six months of being a NEWT customer, Excel and their President, Bob Becker, decided to become a Value Added Reseller (VAR) of the NEWT Business Phone System. Becker was very impressed with NEWT and stated that his customers “enjoy it just as much as we do”.

Since becoming a VAR, Excel has leveraged the NEWT sales and media kit which Becker says is the perfect way to demonstrate what NEWT has to offer. “It’s a great tool for sales calls because the potential customers really enjoy getting to see the phones themselves, it really helps the overall effectiveness of the sales call”.

How the NEWT & Excel Partnership Began

How did Excel go from a customer to a vendor? Let’s backtrack for a second and take a broad look at the current business world which we live in. The market is fast-paced and competitive, and attaining and sustaining a customer base relies on efficient communication. Inventions like advanced communications systems and internet services have allowed businesses to connect quickly and effectively with their target market. However, for Excel, an investment in a telecom system was needed to continue to grow and enhance the organization. According to Bob, the main competitive advantage Excel has is its superior customer service.

This level of service relies on not only being knowledgeable about the products but also being able to respond promptly to customer inquiries. Becker explained that their current phone system was ineffective, “we need a better overall system, and we wanted to connect our different locations to better serve our customers”. Having four locations and an ever-growing customer base led Becker and Excel to switch their communication system and transition to the NEWT Business Phone System.

Right away, Becker immediately recognized the difference in connectivity within the organization. “The extension dialing between locations makes it very easy for us to communicate, and for the bigger meetings, the conference calling is very important”, explains Becker. Many associate an upgrade with a higher cost, however, with NEWT this is not the case.

After switching to NEWT, Excel started to see significant monthly savings of “about $400 per month, which is about half of what we were paying before”. All in all, Excel is a customer and a partner, and with the help of the NEWT Business Phone System, Excel can focus on continuing to grow their business and enhance their market share.

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Call 1-888-996-6398 or learn more about the NEWT Business Phone System and all of its features here.

Excel Business Systems is an organization which carries industry leading technology, offering colour copiers, printers, scanners, document management systems and more. Excel provides extensive support and exceeds customer expectations with their quality service and products.

If you are in any of the following regions, give Excel Business Systems a call:

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