We’re Hiring: Revenue Assurance Specialist

JoanThis is Joan. She’s been working in our operations division as our revenue assurance specialist. What that means is, she has been talking to our customers on a daily basis ensuring that their non-technical needs are met when it comes to everything Worldline. And she’s been fantastic at it.

Passionate about solving customer’s problems, Joan believes, as we all do, that the most important asset Worldline has is our customers. Now Joan is going to take on more responsibility in the company in the finance department and we’re looking for someone to fill her fashionable, yet practical, shoes.

Reporting to the Customer Experience Manager, the Revenue Assurance Specialist is responsible for the customer facing portions of the billing, payments, collections and account maintenance for our Residential customers. The Revenue Assurance Specialist will actively contribute to a positive customer experience throughout the customer’s lifecycle with Fibernetics.

This role will also contribute on an on-going basis to improvements that will impact the customer’s experience, across any organizational boundaries, including Product Management, Operations, Development, Marketing, Support and Logistics.

Responsibilities:

  • Liaison for banks in regards to credit card charge backs, bank reversals and payments
  • Processing Residential Refund Cheques
  • Escalated Residential Customer Billing Inquiries/Disputes
  • Accepting and recording payments
  • Past Due notification and Accounts Receivable Management
  • Customer correspondence and face to face interaction at head office
  • Work closely with the customers to understand their concerns and provide that feedback  to the company
  • Interact and build open relationships across all departments to improve communication and alignment
  •  Review processes to identify Operational gaps in the customer experience based upon direct and indirect customer feedback
  • Contribute to an on-going initiative to provide the best experience possible at the fairest prices in the industry

Qualifications:

  • Drive changes in mind-set around how we organize work and function to eliminate inefficiencies
  • Background needs to be in customer facing roles including account management, customer support, and sales
  • Strong background in maths or finance
  • Must be bondable
  • Candidate needsto have general telecom background or experience;
  • Language proficiency in English, as a key requirement with proficiency in French as a plus;
  • Track-record ofsuccess in customer-facing roles
  • Experience in acall center environment is an asset
  •  Work with minimal supervision on a variety of project work
  • This position requires both team work and individual accountability
  •  Attention to detail a must
  • Competency withMicrosoft Office
  • Post-secondary education or equivalent experience would be an asset

If you are looking to join one of the fastest growing telecom companies  – and one that is a great place to work, please forward your resume and cover letter to:  careers@fibernetics.ca. Plus, as a bonus, you get to meet Joan!

Celebrating “I’m In” – Worldline’s workplace culture initiative – Liveblog

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8:59 AM:

The I’m In event is a new culture launch for Fibernetics, Worldline’s parent company. “I’m In” is an endeavour to collectively up our game when it comes to our commitment to each other, the company and ultimately, the most important member of our team, our customers.

9:00 AM:

Amanda Little leads the company in a group stretch to get everyone ready to rock it out…

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9:10: CEO Jody Schnarr thanks everyone in attendance for getting the company to where it’s currently at and to introduce John Stix, his fellow co-founder and leader of the I’m In initiative and mantra.

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9:12 John Stix on the development of the I’m In concept. As a company grows and evolves for it’s first entrepreneurial stages, something is lost when it comes to engagement. When everyone is in start-up mode, it’s all about the dream, where nothing matters like a bigger office, or additional reports, or all the small day to day details that go into a working.

9:22: The birth of Worldline  – in comic book form?

IMG_24979:20 – 9:35 Debbie Downer Videos – A series of videos showing how some of us are “not in” (I’ll post them in a bit)

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9:35 – 10:05 – Happiness in the workplace – Jim & Jenn Moss discuss how developing and maintaining connections with co-workers doesn’t just improve workplace atmosphere, it injects happiness into everyone.

They developed a platform called Plasticity, that encourages employees talking about what is right in an organization, and what’s wrong. It’s a social platform that enables co-workers to learn about each other, thus deepening relationships and improving connectedness. The program also helps stimulate discussion about company values so that every last employee knows what they mean and how they are being lived out in the workplace.

John Stix has engaged with Plasticity to help Fibernetics and Worldline with our culture development. As he said, “Investing in our people and their individual happiness is key to maximize our efficiencies and successes as a company. In the beginning when we were small it was easier to convey the vision. As a founder of a very fast growing business I felt we lost control of maintaining those critical connections. Plasticity is the only tool that allows for this and can scale with us. To me as a superuser of salesforce, Plasticity is to culture as salesforce is to operations. It’s a crucial tool.”

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Plasticity collects and correlates data that will uncover what makes our employees the happiest, most grateful, resilient, optimistic and highest performing.

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10:05 – 10:20 Fibernetics Contact Centre in the DR puts out their own Happiness Video

10:35 – 10:50  Wellness with Dr. Henry Pan – Henry has been providing his patients with an integrative approach to health by treating them holistically. His overall goal is to improve wellness with his patients, and he’s helping us improve ours. Workplace health and wellness programs are part of our overall company strategy for a healthy workplace including our in-house gym, sustainable vegetable garden, training sessions including yoga, stretching, pilates. We are also introducing training sessions for various areas of interest outside of work like digital photography, financial management & writing.  

Henry starts by asking a quick question, “How many people in this room are truly, truly happy?”

“And then, if you are happy, why are you happy? And if not, why aren’t you?”

Trying to define happiness is up to each of us, but considering a third of our lives are spent at work, it’s essential to have a wellness program in the office. A huge part of that is the corporate culture and working in a negative environment is poisonous both to the employees, but to the customers as well.  The last person a customer wants to talk to is someone who hates their job. That’s what focusing on improving wellness and culture cures. A happy, well balanced working environment is just good business.

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10:50 – 11:05  Culture Lifts the organization – Jackie Laurer has been working with Fibernetics for the past 6 months evaluating our current culture environment, and working with management to develop a culture strategy that resulted in today’s I’m In session.

Culture done right breeds extraordinary success. Do you think organizations with great cultures like Zappos, Apple and Google are isolated cases with the budgets to magically create great culture? It’s simply not true. Companies like these are committed to culture as the core of their business from the start and are dedicated to culture as the core of their business strategy.

Fibernetics is one of the fastest growing companies in Canada and expanding and scaling a company is a tough enough climb already – but impossible to attempt it without embracing and articulating values and culture needs.

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11:05 – 11:35 Culture/Core Values – John Stix explains what he and the management team sees as the company’s core values that will help Fibernetics go to the next level.

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“I’m in” means we strive to deliver happiness and connections everyday by being awesome.

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 We promote the  company’s purpose and philosophies by being an example to others and honouring the following core values:

  • Innovation – disrupting and challenging the status quo while having an entrepreneurial spirit by taking risks and dreaming big.
  • Accountability – taking responsibility for our own actions while understanding the impact on the organization.
  • Just do it and find the solution – taking initiative with a game plan for solutions.
  • Trust – building trust through transparency and open, honest communications.
  • Teamwork – working well with others while respecting values and differences.
  • Happiness – honouring satisfaction and well-being :)

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12:07 – Closing comments and our very own Happy Video on our Youtube channel

Thanks everyone – That was awesome!

My Life as a Worldline Intern by Brendan Mann

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What is it like to be a co-op student at Worldline?

It might be best to begin with some background information about myself, so I will begin this in the exact same way that I began the interview that got me here. My name is Brendan Mann, and I just finished the second year of my Business Administration degree at Wilfrid Laurier University. As a result of my efforts in my first year, I was accepted into Laurier’s Co-op program, giving me the opportunity to earn valuable work experience during the semesters in which I do not attend classes.

It is very difficult to judge a company based solely on a job posting, so the only glimpse an applicant gets into what their life at work may be like is during the interview, if they are lucky enough to be granted one. For me, the interview for Fibernetics won me over.

It has now been 6 months since that interview, and almost 2 months since I began working here, and the same things that got my interest during the interview are what keep me happy and engaged at work. To put it simply, it is fun to work here. The office is efficient and professional but never seems to take itself too seriously.

My job title is “Marketing Analyst – Co-op”, and the majority of my work is focused on the residential brand, Worldline. Much of what I do is based on numbers and spreadsheets, raw data and charts. What I have learned during my short tenure here, however, is that there is so much more to these numbers than what is immediately apparent. My job is to derive from these numbers a story of how the company has done, how we are currently doing, and predict how we are going to do in the future. Changes and decisions are then made in order to steer the company along its desired path.

That being said, while I greatly value my job, and the responsibility that has been given to me, when I think of “what it means to work at Fibernetics”, my job description is not the first thing that comes to mind, as it is only a small part of the bigger picture. The most prominent characteristic of working here is, without a doubt, the culture. Working here is being part of the team and part of a family. It seems that I started at a great time, with CMO John Stix making a big push to promote workplace culture. Everyone is “buying in”, from the management and ownership, down to the interns. BBQ’s, parties, lunches, contests, videos and random dancing are all fair game when you work here. It is a unique combination of meaningful, real-world working experience, and goofing around and having fun, which I find to be so fulfilling. It is the textbook definition of “work hard, play hard”, and I love it.

It is going to be a sad day for me when it’s time to leave Fibernetics and go back to school in the fall, but I will be somewhat comforted in knowing what I take with me. The experience I get here is unlike that which many students get at other places of employment. Many companies use co-op students for menial tasks such as filing or copying piles of documents, but I have yet to even be asked to do something like this. Getting real-world experience doing real work is all that I can ask for from Fibernetics, and they deliver beyond what I could have ever have imagined for myself. I’ve learned how to not only take responsibility for work, but also take pride in it, and I’ve learned how to work well on my own as well as working together in an office.

Working here has been, and will continue to be a great adventure for me, and when it’s over it will have helped me prepare for my next big adventure.

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Intern abuse at Fibernetics – Brendan Mann and Eric Morelli forced to dress up against their will

Press Release: Announcing Worldline’s “Superhero Summer Savings”

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Announcing Worldline’s “Superhero Summer Savings”
Canada’s Best Value in Internet and Home Phone Just Got Better!

CAMBRIDGE, ONTARIO–(06/10/14)- Summer is a time for saving at Worldline as Canada’s best value in High Speed Unlimited Internet and Home Phone bundles has slashed their pricing even further. In an aggressive move meant to shake up the Canadian telecom industry, for a limited time only Worldline is waiving all activation fees, all dry loop fees and cutting modem rental fees in half on all Unlimited High Speed Internet and Bundle FTTN DSL products.

Worldline customer invoices will show their monthly fee, their modem rental charge, taxes, and that’s it. No dry loop activation or monthly fees. No service activation fees. No network fees. No surprises.

“We are the Superhero Internet and Phone service provider in this country and to prove it, we’re not only continuing to provide Unlimited High Speed DSL Internet and Digital Home Phone with Unlimited Long Distance and a full feature package included at no extra charge, we’re making it even more affordable,” said John Stix – Worldline CMO.

“In an era where the Big Three are jacking up their rates and slapping data caps on their broadband Internet and Digital Home Phone customers, Worldline is listening to our customers and doing the exact opposite. The truth is, most Canadians don’t know that they have an option when it comes to their telecom service and they just accept outrageous price gouging as a fact of life. With this Superhero Summer Savings promo Worldline is showing Canadians they don’t have to take it anymore,” Stix concluded.

Superhero Summer Savings Pricing:
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About Worldline:
Worldline, the residential division of Fibernetics, provides high quality telecom products and services in the most cost effective way possible. Worldline’s Unlimited High Speed DSL and Cable Internet, Home Phone, Long Distance packages and Bundle plans are specifically designed for hard working Canadians. As one of the fastest growing telecommunications companies in the country, Worldline is all about providing unlimited flat rate services with no mandatory contracts. Website: www.worldline.ca Twitter: @worldlinecanada

About Fibernetics:
Headquartered in Cambridge, Ontario, Fibernetics is dedicated to changing the way people communicate by offering telecommunications functionality and pricing that Canadians have never seen before. Fibernetics operates its own national infrastructure that delivers a full range of voice and data services for residential and business customers. The business division of Fibernetics is NEWT, the residential division of Fibernetics is Worldline. Website: www.fibernetics.ca Twitter: @fibernetics

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Media Inquires:
John Stix – CMO
Worldline
519-489-6700
jstix@corp.fibernetics.ca

 

Press Release: Worldline Announces Sponsorship for TriGator For Kids

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Worldline Announces Sponsorship for TriGator For Kids
Local Children are the Real “Superhero Kids”

CAMBRIDGE, ONTARIO–(06/10/14)- TriGator for Kids is a triathlon designed for kids aged 3 to 14 held in Elmira, Ontario on Saturday, June 14th. Hugely successful, this event has helped raise nearly $200,000 for charity, with hundreds of local children having taken part over the year. In 2013 TriGATOR helped 1,400 kids be active through subsidies for YMCA memberships, along with providing funds for various swimming, soccer and baseball programs.

TriGatorWorldline,  the Superhero voice and data provider, has become a major sponsor of TriGator this year because it’s a local charity focused on health and well being. Does it scream “Superhero Kids” or what? The TriGator is a kids’ triathlon race with age appropriate Swim-Bike-Run distances for children and this is the fifth year for this event.

Proceeds are donated to Canadian Tire’s Jumpstart®charity. Jumpstart® is based on the idea that  all kids should have the chance to run, skate, play, and grow. It’s a community-based program that helps kids aged 4-18 participate in organized sports and recreation such as hockey, dance, soccer and swimming, so they can develop important life skills, self esteem and confidence.  For more information check out Canadian Tire Jumpstart®.

John Stix – Worldline CMO and Co-Founder said, “We’re super excited to be one of the main sponsors this year, and our team is heading up to Elmira to volunteer and help the hundreds of local children do what they do – and that’s be Superhero kids.”

For more on information please visit the TriGator For Kids website.

About Worldline:
Worldline, the residential division of Fibernetics, provides high quality telecom products and services in the most cost effective way possible. Worldline’s Unlimited High Speed DSL and Cable Internet, Home Phone, Long Distance packages and Bundle plans are specifically designed for hard working Canadians. As one of the fastest growing telecommunications companies in the country, Worldline is all about providing unlimited flat rate services with no mandatory contracts. Website: www.worldline.ca Twitter: @worldlinecanada

About Fibernetics:
Headquartered in Cambridge, Ontario, Fibernetics is dedicated to changing the way people communicate by offering telecommunications functionality and pricing that Canadians have never seen before. Fibernetics operates its own national infrastructure that delivers a full range of voice and data services for residential and business customers. The business division of Fibernetics is NEWT, the residential division of Fibernetics is Worldline. Website: www.fibernetics.ca Twitter: @fibernetics

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Media Inquires:
John Stix – CMO
Worldline
519-489-6700
jstix@corp.fibernetics.ca