Using Virtual Staffing to Build your Business

We live in a tech driven world, where data is more valuable than oil, artificial intelligence has become commonplace in our lives and yet most entrepreneurs and small business owners don’t even have the time to post regular updates to social media.

In fact, even with all the technology at your fingertips few of us are able to generate revenue 24/7, 365 days a year, regardless of whether we are in the office or off on vacation.

But this shouldn’t be the case.

Imagine waking up in the morning and already having a full day’s worth of work completed, so you can dive right into doing what you do best. Learn how to scale your business right now by joining our managed virtual assistant program today.

How would you like to reclaim 60% of your time? Studies show that only 40% of an employee’s time (this includes everyone from individual contributors to C-Suite executives) is spent performing primary job functions. We all get way to distracted doing busy work.

To grow your business and have more balance in your life you have to assess how you are spending your time.

When I started my first training business, I did it all: arranged client calls, prepared financial reports, returned client messages and e-mails, scheduled meetings, and attended just about any meeting where it seemed their might be new business opportunity.

While I was more than capable of handling these daily tasks, I soon realized that it was draining me personally and hindering my ability to focus on the key things I needed to do to grow my business.

I soon found that the top benefits virtual assistants add to a small business are saving time, reducing cost, free up other resources, and eliminates many HR issues.

You might think you can’t afford a VA if you have a start-up, or don’t need one if your company is already established, but VAs can be game changers for almost any business. After all, there is truth in the saying, “time is money.” If you spend more time supporting your business instead of building it, you are not maximizing your efforts.

VAs can help with almost any type of essential, but time-consuming job. For example, database management, business reports, internet research, personal correspondence, gift sending, meeting planning, email maintenance, editing, social media maintenance, newsletters, banking, and travel arrangements.

And having a managed VA from Sonic Analytics means you are getting not just some to help you manage your workload. You are getting a person who will work hard to make you even more successful.

Here is what one of our team, Amor, has to say about being a virtual assistant with Sonic Analytics. “I feel blessed to work at the convenience of our home. What’s great is I find more time to do after work activities. I also save a lot of time and money from the daily commute and spending lots of cash with food and coffee. Best of all our company provided us benefits compared to doing freelance jobs and that’s the bottom line.”

If you identify what to delegate to an assistant, what can be outsourced to a virtual team and how to automate using Artificial Intelligence you will be much happier and more prosperous.

Daniel Meyer heads Sonic Analytics, an analytics firm with offices in Manila, the San Francisco Bay Area and Ocala, FL. With over 20 years in Big Data, Dan is one of the most sought-after public speakers in Asia and offers big data coaching and analytics training seminars on both sides of the Pacific. Dan has also recently joined the Powerteam International family as a small business analytics resource speaker.

Sonic Analytics(www.sonicanalytics.com) brings virtual staffing and big data analytics solutions like business intelligence, business dashboards and data storytelling to small and medium sized organizations looking to enhance their data-driven decision-making capabilities. We also advocate the use of analytics for civic responsibility through training, consulting and education.

As citizens of this great democracy, we need to look at the data (analytics), plan a course of action (strategy) and share our data-driven viewpoints (presentation). This approach to a data savvy work force starts in school. So, we started an internship program to empower our youth to use Analytics, plan Strategy and Present their insights… ASP!

When not training current and future analysts, you can find Dan championing the use of analytics to empower data-driven citizenship by volunteering his expertise with schools and non-profits dedicated to evidence-based social progress like Saint Leo University’s Women in STEAM 2020 Conference.

Now Hiring: Email Marketing Analyst

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Send your application at http://bit.ly/2UtFOug

The Email Marketing Analyst plays a critical role in the execution of Invaluable’s email marketing communications. You’ll interface with a global team, including designers, marketers and advertising representatives to flawlessly execute a high volume of email campaigns. The Email Marketing Analyst is ultimately responsible for keeping the email production process moving efficiently, and for upholding the highest standards of quality in Invaluable’s email program.

Responsibilities:
-Create emails in Invaluable’s proprietary email building tool.
-Load HTML into our email marketing software and set emails up for deployment.
-Proof and QA email copy, dates, appearance, link functionality, tracking parameters, etc.
-Prioritize and manage email design team workflow
-Work collaboratively with another email production specialist to divide & conquer campaign production.
-Source and edit images and other creative for email as needed.
-Manage weekly email campaign schedule

Source and edit images and other creatives for email as needed.
-Research prospective customers and help develop a database of top customer target.

Requirement:
-Ability to multitask and thrive in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
-Understanding of HTML and/or at least 1 year of experience with 3rd party email platforms.
-Awareness of delivery issues for HTML emails & ability to perform edits and understand tagging.
-Some copy writing or experience creating content either for web, social media or email.
-Exceptional attention to detail, strong communication & organizational skills
-Ability and desire to quickly learn and develop a technical skill set in regard to email production.

Bonus Skills:
Working Knowledge of HTML and /or Photoshop.
Experience with Salesforce.
Experience with Jira, Hipchat, Trello and other project management and communication tools.
Experience with Email Marketing Software, particularly Yesmail, Pardot and/or Litmus.

Now Hiring: Content Editor

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About the Job:
*Copy contents from client’s existing website to new WordPress powered website.
* Full-time
* Work from home

Requirements:
* Good communication skills
* Detail-oriented
* Experience in updating content in WordPress for a multi-site environment

Fill out this form to apply: http://bit.ly/2UtFOug

Now Hiring: Digital Marketing VA

Description

We are looking for talented Digital Marketing VA who have experience working for Real Estate Business as Virtual Assistant. This is a full-time work from home position.

Responsibilities:
– Repurpose blog posts.
– Market Research and Profiling
– Editing of 2-3 minute videos
– Photo Editing
– Social Media Marketing
– CRM Management
– Mailchimp Surveys

Requirements:
– Know how to operate Adobe Premier Pro, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Lightroom.
– Basic to intermediate knowledge of digital marketing.
– Have at least a year of experience working for Real Estate Business as Virtual Assistant. This isn’t required but can be an advantage.
– Exceptional attention to detail, strong communication & organizational skills
– Ability to multitask and thrive in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.

Send your application at: http://bit.ly/2UtFOug

HR & Recruitment Analytics: Win The Talent War (Mar 28 in Ortigas)

Updated 11/19/16

It’s pretty clear to anyone who is paying attention that the current talent acquisition challenges facing BPO’s in the Philippines is getting worse at an alarming pace.

This trend is echoed across the planet as we have had a global failure in approaches to preparing the youth for the careers we need them to fill. There are several initiative underway in the Philippines to address this, but at this point its just a drop in the bucket when you look at the projections for talent with analytics skills, management potential and a strong work ethic.

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Check out our next training on March 14 in Ortigas. Here is the link >>>

I recently came across this post on LinkedIn that outlined 5 things that we need to work together to do to make sure the generation hitting the workforce now and especially the generation now in school, ready for prime time.

The talent shortage is particularly serious at the middle-management level as companies dither over how to develop high-potential entry-level employees into more senior roles within their organisations.

Solving it requires planning for the long-term and building a talent investment strategy into the corporate culture, which suggests that solving the talent shortage calls for new thinking, new approaches, and collaboration on an industry-wide scale.

Relying on the traditional education path – universities – to fill the talent needs won’t work because that will take years. We a faster solution – one that combines a multi-pronged approach, and one that is collaborative across all players in the business.

The article concludes with five ways of helping to solve the talent crisis threatening companies small and large all across the globe.

  1. Industry collaboration: Industry leaders joining forces to work with universities, colleges and trade associations to develop specific education programs to fill the expected openings.
  2. Expanded in-house and external education options: A growing number of firms are developing their own education programs making full use of senior existing internal expertise.
  3. Job rotation programs: A ‘talent exchange’ rotation to promote cross-functional development, which would also keep employee interest.
  4. Formalised knowledge transfer: Capturing people’s knowledge before it “literally walks out of the door” into retirement.
  5. Becoming an employer of choice: Taking steps to ensure that the company is an attractive place to work by providing competitive salaries linked to a valued career path.

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DMAIPH can help you by consulting with your management team on how to get ahead of the curve, by providing training to your team on how to optimize your talent acquisition an retention programs and/or by providing you with talent to fill your open positions.

HR & Recruitment Analytics – The recruitment and retention of top talent is the biggest challenge facing just about every organization. You really have to Think Through The Box to come up with winning solutions to effectively attract, retain and manage talent in the Philippines today.

DMAIPH is a leading expert in empowering HR & Recruitment teams with analytics techniques to optimize their talent acquisition and management processes. Contact DMAIPH now at analytics@dmaiph.com or connect with me directly to learn how to get more analytics in your HR & Recruitment process so you can rise to the top in the ever quickening demand for top talent.

DMAIPH and IBA will be at the Job Quest PH Trinoma Job Fair – Nov 23&24

DMAIPH is looking for candidates for the following positions:

  • Marketing Analyst
  • Junior Marketing Analyst
  • Administrative Analyst

These positions will primarily be based in our Ortigas office, but will require some work in the field at DMAIPH training events. Occasional work from home is also possible.

Interviews will be conducted on site.

Invaluable Business Analytics Corp. (IBA) is collecting resumes for the following positions:

  • Customer Care Analyst (Office Based in Ortigas)
  • Social Media Analyst  (Home Based)
  • Graphic Design Analyst (Home Based)
  • E-mail Marketing Analyst (Home Based)
  • Desk Top Support Analyst (Office Based in Ortigas)

Interviews for the Customer Care and Desk Top Analyst will be conducted on site.

All positions are full time and follow standard requirements as per Philippines Labor Law.

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DMAIPH is an international company that specializes in analytics training and consulting both in the U.S. and the Philippines. DMAIPH offers a variety of analytics training and consulting solutions including Data Analytics, Fundamentals of Business Analytics, and HR & Recruitment Analytics.

 

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IBA is a company based in Ortigas that provides 24/7 services for clients in the United States.  Services include customer service calls, email customer support, tech support, graphic design work and e-mail marketing.

Analytics Jobs – DMAIPH hires, refers and connects Filipino analytics talent. The Philippines is at the center of the action when it comes to solutions to the global need for analytics. Working with DMAIPH to find work, hire analytics talent or set up analytics teams will ensure you are tapped into the best of the best when it comes to analytics in the Philippines. Contact DMAIPH now at analytics@dmaiph.com or connect with me directly to find out how to take advantage of this booming opportunity.

DMAIPH and Sonic Analytics is looking for a Marketing Analyst/Administrative Assistant

http://www.sonicanalytics.com/

Sonic Analytics is an analytics-centric consulting, outsourcing and training company with teams in the United States and the Philippines. We specialize in corporate analytics consulting, public analytics training and small and medium business analytics outsourcing. We maintain an office in Ortigas, Pasig City.

We are seeking an Administrative Assistant, which is a full-time entry-level business operations position. The position is predominately office based, working out of our Oritgas location. We are looking for a flexible, hard-working and analytics minded individual to take on the following tasks:

  • Prepare Monthly Ledger
  • Meet with book keeper for tax reporting once a month
  • Safe keep Permits, Government Certificates, Receipts and other business documents if needed
  • Update expense and income trackers
  • Act as a POC for any analytics seminar/service related inquiries
  • Provide guidance to interns/OJT
  • Help develop an effective marketing campaign
  • Attend events on behalf of Sonic Analytics
  • Assist with setting-up public and in-house seminars
  • Assist with Payroll

Successful candidates need to meet the following requirements:

  • Previous work experience working in an office environment and/or customer service.
  • Familiar with MS Office, particularly MS Excel.
  • Basic understanding of business analytics and using data to solve problems.
  • Strong internet research skills and knowledge of social media.
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Self-motivated and a willingness to learn
  • Above average written and conversational English.
  • A bank account with BPI or the ability to open a bank account

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Basic compensation: Base monthly salary is P12,000.

  • – Up to P2,500 in tax-free allowances.
  • – 5-10% performance bonus upon normalization.
  • – Complete 40 hours of work. This is a full-time job commitment.
  • – Regular Hours are 9:30am-6pm, Monday to Friday.
  • – Annual performance evaluation and compensation increases.
  • – Standard employee benefits as mandated by Philippine law.

Interested candidates should send their most recent resume to jen.ifer@sonicanalytics.com for consideration.

Analytics Jobs – Sonic Analytics in partnership with DMAIPH; hires, refers and connects Filipino analytics talent. The Philippines is at the center of the action when it comes to solutions to the global need for analytics. Working with DMAIPH to find work, hire analytics talent or set up analytics teams will ensure you are tapped into the best of the best when it comes to analytics in the Philippines. Contact DMAIPH now at analytics@dmaiph.com or connect with me directly to find out how to take advantage of this booming opportunity.

Building An Employee Engagement Road Map

My good friend and BPO colleague, Martin Conboy’s most recent blog is pretty awesome and well timed for my leadership meeting on Monday.

http://theoutsourcing-guide.com/strong-employee-engagement-exceptional-customer-experience/

Here are a few of his key points:

“Employee engagement is a workplace methodology designed to ensure that employees are committed to their organization’s goals and values, inspired to contribute to organizational success, and are able at the same time to enhance their own sense of well being.”

When I think about all the places I have worked over the years from scooping ice cream, filing library books, teaching, customer service, business analytics to setting up call centers, I often reflect on the cultural lessons I gained from those experiences.

As Martin says, engagement is a direct result of the methods  used to drive a business… its how people are bossed, managed and/or lead. That impacts how people feel about and treat each other. Most people generally look at their job as just a job, but they look at their co workers as friends or even family.

When companies are able to get people to think of their job with the same level of interest they think of their co-workers, then you have an indicator of engaged employees, That is far from the only one, but its an easy to see indicator.  They go to lunch together, but do they work together to solve problems for the customer?

“Creating exceptional customer experiences and engagement requires understanding and mapping the customer’s journey. Likewise employee engagement is dependent on creating exceptional experiences based on understanding and mapping the employee’s journey.”

Mapping the journey… from pre-hire, to job offer, to onboardinng, to training, to production, to coaching, to mentoring, to career development. Is it all mapped out? If not its hard to have good employee engagement. Are there leaders within the organization that help others read the map? If not then most employees are going to get lost. The journey will not likely be a success without the map and people who know how to both read the map and teach others how to read it.

Thanks Martin for the inspiration.

HR & Recruitment Analytics – The recruitment and retention of top talent is the biggest challenge facing just about every organization. DMAIPH is a leading expert in empowering HR & Recruitment teams with analytics techniques to optimize their talent acquisition and management processes. Contact DMAIPH now at analytics@dmaiph.com or connect with me directly to learn how to get more analytics in your HR & Recruitment process so you can rise to the top in the ever quickening demand for top talent.