www.whitenow.com.au & www.socialmedianow.com.au

August 2009 Edition

What's going on and where are the jobs available ?

At www.whitenow.com.au we have the pick of the crop of Jobs available. Get inspired to look at your career and ensure that you truly DO want to get up and go to work each day. We currently have over 45 positions on www.whitenow.com.au. Here are just some to inspire you to look further...

Contract Caterer Positions x 5 across Sydney, Wollongong and South Coast View these ads here
Duty Managers Positions x 11 Sydney, Outer Sydney and NSW North Coast, View these ads here
General Manager — Golf Club on Sydney's Outskirts ! View this ad here
General Manager — Jervis Bay region ! View this ad here
F&B Managers x 2 — Sydney and Regional QLD ! View these ads here

For a full listing of jobs - CLICK HERE

 

Those wild party pics of you may not be helping you get where you want to be - Here's some tips on how to change that !

Are you a Facebooker, a Twitterer or someone who wants to be one ? If so, then think about how you are going to portray yourself before you develop your profile. Studies out of the US show that nearly 50% of employers research the profiles of prospective employees through social media before employing them. Right or wrong, it's happening. Who would have thought that part of the screening process for getting a job may be to look for you on Facebook ? For many years, companies have 'Googled' their job candidates' names just to see if they come up with anything, but now, with the amazing growth of social media, employers are rummaging through these spaces as well to see if they can find more info about you. White Now does not use these methods as best practice, but we have talked to dozens of employers who do ! What's on your Facebook profile ? Are there pics of you partying late at night in drag ? Are there pics of you drunk or in compromising positions ? Can the reader see that you are part of a serial killer support group ? Are you putting Status Updates that could give the wrong impression to readers ?

What does your profile say about you to a person who does not know you ? Have a look again at your profile and do one of two things — either adjust your profile so that you portray yourself in a way that you don't mind anyone seeing it, or adjust your privacy settings so that only your chosen people can view it. The White Now Wizard has hundreds of friends on Facebook. The Wiz loves posting status updates daily so that his friends can join in and get a feel of the day to day 'goings on' of the team at White Now. Why not log onto Facebook, search for 'Wiz Whitenow' and become his friend.

 

Here's how a clever initiative saved a club $100,000 over 2 years ! Oi you ! Get those passengers on your bus now and make sure that they are in the RIGHT SEATS !!

A medium sized Sydney Club joined up with a smart supplier to save over $100k in 2 years and it only cost him just over $2K to do it. Every manager is looking at cutting costs, getting better deals from suppliers and in the time left over, trying to run their business and get more customers in the door. The Club was given the offer that if the supplier could not increase their profits, there was a full refund of their money ... now that's clever business. The supplier was Pubsclubs. They have responded to this need with a no risk opportunity. They, NOT YOU, do all the running around sourcing quotes from suppliers saving you hours of time and have a lot of industry knowledge that is extremely valuable to all managers. If they can't increase your profits, they refund you in full !

With 10 years experience and clients in 4 States, they constantly deliver tangible increased profits to both pubs and clubs. Their buying power enables them to obtain better deals from quality suppliers.

Their onsite analysis provides the venue with a roadmap to a 5 year plan, identifies where costs can be reduced, analyses your current supplier contracts and agreements and provides better marketing ideas to increase patronage. For a limited time they are also offering a free dynamic flash website with a guarantee that if they can't increase your profits, they won't charge you and you keep the flash website*

We're all for reducing costs and increasing profits and White Now is always sniffing around for businesses that can add a lot of value to your venue. With the guarantee and the free dynamic flash website, this is one opportunity that you want to act upon.

Click here if you want to find out more.

*Conditions apply (website hosting fee still applies)"

 

Don't drive the bus until you have the right people on the bus, the wrong ones off and the right people in the right seats !

As an avid reader of books by inspirational leaders, we are continually inspired by the likes of Jim Collins who believe that being in charge of a business is just like being in charge of a bus. Jim talks about the keys to successful, disciplined people; "You are a bus driver. The bus, your company, is at a standstill, and it's your job to get it going. You have to decide where you're going, how you're going to get there, and who's going with you. Most people assume that great bus drivers (read: business leaders) immediately start the journey by announcing to the people on the bus where they're going—by setting a new direction or by articulating a fresh corporate vision. In fact, leaders of companies who go from good to great start not with "where" but with "who." They start by getting the right people on the bus, the wrong people off the bus, and the right people in the right seats. And they stick with that discipline—first the people, then the direction—no matter how dire the circumstances." White Now are so pleased to have assisted many bus drivers decide on the right passengers for over 10 years. With the ever more popular White Now Short Listing Service, there is no better place to start your search for the right passengers. For a recruitment fee under $1990, a business can access years of experience through White Now and the most suitable candidates for their journey. Call White Now on 02 9807 1806 or view what's on offer in the Short Listing Process by clicking here.

 

How a simple book order gone wrong turned into a great afternoon on Sydney Harbour

One of our White Now team, Andrew the IT Nerd, recently ordered a book from a well known on line bookstore. The ordering process simply became a disaster due to an error in the bookstore's online payment facility. The book was only $28 but resolving the issues took up about 3 hours over the phone with their customer service department. The experience from the first 'complaint' call was amazing. During the period when the issue was being resolved, a customer service rep (the same one each time) called Andrew every day to explain where the process was at and also let him know when the book had been dispatched. The day after the book arrived on Andrew's desk, the same customer service rep called Andrew to make sure that the 'eagle had landed'. But, to Andrew's surprise, they did not charge him for the book and, wait for it; they sent him a voucher for 2 for a jet boat ride on Sydney Harbour. Think about it, in total the mistake cost the company around $120 plus time to resolve. Andrew buys about 16 books a year through this website averaging an annual spend of around $560. Andrew is still buying books from that site! Everyone is still happy and the online store delivered an outstanding customer service experience. Can you exceed your customers' expectations this well ?

 

How a team of two made sure that a family's dreams came true by delivering an amazing experience !

The McGinty Family had been dreaming about taking their 3 kids on the trip of a lifetime. They spent 2 long nights on the internet searching flights, accommodation in 13 cities, transfers, adventures and more. They had NEVER been overseas before and the kids had never been on a plane. The task was becoming all too hard and all too time consuming, so they rang the team at Total Travel Solutions (TTS). Like most families, they are not all in the once place until after hours or on weekends. This was no problem for TTS, they organized that the next night they would to go to the family's home and meet with them. They got to know the family and what their dreams and wishes were through that casual meeting. They learnt about what types of places they would like to see and what sort of accommodation and experiences they wanted to have. The visit was not aimed at getting in front of the computer with the family to start booking flights, but simply to listen and learn. The girls walked away with all the knowledge they needed to plan the trip for their new clients. Five days later, EVERYTHING was organised. They went back to the family, this time a Saturday with all the information and more. There were London Tube maps, Disneyland Brochures, discount vouchers for theme parks and even train timetables for Lucerne. The family had everything they needed and ... it was brought TO THEM. Three days before the departure date, Jodie from TTS called the McGinty family to see how excited they were. They were VERY EXCITED but, let Jodie know that they were a bit hesitant about how to check in, fill out forms and the kids were getting scared about the plane. Jodie assured them that all would be fine and wished them well on the trip. HERE'S THE CLINCHER THAT MADE THIS A FANTASTIC CUSTOMER SERVICE EXPERIENCE ......... On departure day, Christina from TTS magically appeared at the airport. She met them (it was a surprise) and guided them personally through bag drop off and check in. She completed their departure cards with them and got them all refreshments. She calmed the kids down with fabulous stories about planes and travel and farewelled them as they went through the gates. Now, THAT is an example of Customer Service beyond the call of duty. Do you think that The McGinty family has told all their friends about the experience with Total Travel Solutions ? Do you think that they may also get a brand new customer base from this ? Absolutely !

With the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) in Las Vegas in November, TTS have something on offer that the Club and Gaming industry will find amazing. TTS source deals with airlines, accommodation etc and PASS THE SAVINGS ON to the traveller. They can offer individual or group bookings, but don't throw in all the unnecessary extras unless the client asks. They know that if you're heading to the G2E then that's why you are going. You aren't going to discover any hidden extras simply thrown in to make the travel agent more money. How refreshing ! If you are interested in any type of travel, work or personal, you simply cannot go past Jodie Tipping and Christina Musgrove at Total Travel Solutions. Check out their website at www.totaltravelsolutions.com.au or call them on 1300 294 334.

 

8 reasons why the White Now team feel like a real success ! Here's 7 things your would not know unless you visit www.whitenow.com.au daily

The following are statistics for the month of July 2009 for www.whitenow.com.au

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  July 2009 saw 1,380,389 hits on www.whitenow.com.au.
The 'email a friend' button was used 1,004 times.
The Chat Forum threads were opened 10,143 times.
Job Ads were viewed 22,753 times in July.
There were 24,982 unique visitors to the site.
Wiz Whitenow changed his Status update on www.facebook.com 37 times.
The White Now team added 1 more new baby to it's family.
The White Now team visited 3 business seminars from 3 experienced business leaders to hear about their amazing successes.

White Now believes that it is more important to know where you are going than to get there quickly !

Visit www.whitenow.com.au and you will see why White Now has so much success.

 

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  Did you know that Leagues Clubs Australia have a new person on board ? Welcome to Krystal Lees ! If not, you should start reading the Stuff page at www.whitenow.com.au
Did you know that White Now's own Toby Kennett became a Dad for the second time a couple of weeks ago. Welcome to our new office junior, Marcus Kennett.
Did you read on the Stuff page at www.whitenow.com.au that Josh Collins is the new Manager at Club Umina ?
Did you know that every day new jobs go live on the Positions Page here at www.whitenow.com.au ?
Did you know that Eden Fisho's have appointed John Hurst as their new Operations/Finance Manager ?
Did you know that the North Sydney Leagues Club Group (norths) have welcomed Linda Joannides to the role of Group Marketing Manager and in turn, Glenn Cushion has moved to the role of Exec Manager of Club Operations with Campbelltown Catholic Club ?
Did you know that there are dozens of Swivel Pokie Stools and a Hot and Cold Salad Bar for sale for sale at great prices on the Buy n Sell page ? Click here.

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Dinner on the table in less than 10 minutes

Ricotta and Spinach Pizza

Ingredients:
4 small peeled potatoes
1 garlic clove finely sliced
2 bunches English spinach, washed, trimmed
1 cup (200g) low-fat ricotta
4 small pita bread
2/3 cup (70g) grated low-fat mozzarella
mixed green leaf salad

Method:
Cook potatoes in a saucepan of salted water for 10 minutes, until tender.
Set aside and slice when cool.
Lightly spray a large frying pan with oil and heat on high.
Cook garlic and spinach for 2 minutes, stirring until wilted.
Drain and chop coarsely.
Combine spinach mixture with ricotta and season to taste.
Place pita under a hot grill for 1 minute, until crisp.
Turn pita over and top with potato and spinach mixture.
Sprinkle with mozzarella and grill for 2 minutes, until mozzarella melts.
Serve with a mixed green leaf salad/

 

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