Say Hello To John Rei!

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Becoming a Virtual Assistant for the LeadershipNetwork is a fantastic resource for those seeking professional experience while retaining the freedom of creating your own schedule.

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I’m grateful and excited to have found a great opportunity that allows me to use my skills yet be at home with my family most of the time. I have been with different industry through corporate environments with overwhelming full time desk job that does not only ate my time to spend and bond with my family but also with my personal growth.

I appreciate all the work you put into finding legitimate work from home and open a whole lot of opportunity for people like me.

A Strategic Partnership: LeadNet and LogicBase

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“We envision to have at least 1 near-home office (NHO) in each of all the provinces of the Philippines by 2020. This way, we will be able to extend the services we provide to our countrymen, by way of making employment possible without having to go to Metro Manila,” are the words from founder and Chief of Corporate Services – EJ Nolasco.

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And yet, LeadNet stays true to its word. With the influx of clients from the US and New Zealand, LeadNet, after establishing presence in Makati City and Cebu City, now makes itself present in one of the most progressive cities in the Philippines – Cagayan de Oro City.

The office marks LeadNet’s first presence in Mindanao. “We are always looking forward to establishing presence in, what EJ and I believes, to be one of the most underutilized workforce, but definitely one of the most talented ones, in the Philippines,” said Jenny Santos-Nolasco.

LeadNet has inked an agreement with LogicBase Interactive, a local venture headed by Bryan King. With the agreement, LeadNet will have presence in Cagayan de Oro, and will be able to deploy onsite staff utilizing LogicBase’s local reach and influence, technical expertise, and infrastructure.

“As much as possible, we would like to grow the business with like-minded individuals. We are not here to compete. We are here with a clear calling: to bring the opportunities – if not directly at every Filipino’s home – near every Filipino’s homes,” said EJ.

LeadNet is looking at establishing more presence in Davao City by 2016. It is also currently looking at establishing its National Command Centre at Calamba City by early 2016.

To date, LeadNet, through MOSS, is looking at expanding its clientele to possibly employ close to 200 staff around the country by mid 2016.

LeadNet Invests on LMS, Launches LeadU Online!

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LeadershipNetwork has recently launched an online Learning Management System (LMS) called LeadU Online. The system will manage online content and appointment setting for online, live, canned, and onsite training sessions.

 

LeadershipNetwork University (LeadU), headed and managed by seasoned HR and Training professional Gem Manalansang, targets to launch 1-2 new courses every week to achieve its year-end goal of reaching 60-70 new training content by year-end.LeadU Online

LeadU will release both premium and free-to-access content for both LeadNet staff and the general public. “We are part of the community, so we want to make sure we do our part in improving the skills of all Filipinos who want to build careers in the BPO industry, and establishing a telecommuting career in particular,” says EJ Nolasco, LeadNet’s Chief of Corporate Services.

Jenny Santos-Nolasco, LeadNet’s Chief of Corporate Operations, mentioned that the content generated by LeadU will surely “complement the needs of our clients in the Micro-Outsourcing” arm of the business. “We are very much looking forward to providing exclusive training content for our staff. I believe LeadU will be releasing certificates for each of the training sessions the staff will be taking so they can use these to bring more value to their personal portfolio,” Jenny said in an interview.

Access to the LMS is free for all. Everyone is invited to submit a request through the LeadU online portal (leadershipnetwork.com.ph/leadu). All requests are returned within 2 business days.

Leadership Network and Logicbase Interactive’s First Meetup: Shared Connection Around the City of Golden Friendship, CDO

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Showered with numerous blessings this year, Logicbase Interactive is able to partner with Leadership Network, our second partner from Makati City, Manila, Philippines that took place last May 29, 2015.11825946_1029255707108492_4300184099067024151_n

And just this month, Leadership Network’s HR and Recruitment Manager, Ms. Gem Manalansang visited Logicbase Interactive’s ground in Cagayan de Oro City, Friday, August 7, 2015.

As her arrival was also a perfect timing of our Social Media Director a.k.a. the cool guy in LBI, Sir Coy’s Birthday Bash, the welcome revelry and birthday celebration became a big blast of joint merriment. All were having fun with picture taking and the mouth-watering foods being prepared.

To give you an idea about our new partner company, Leadership Network is a group of ventures that diversified from a single service last 2013. LeadNet originally started providing training and process improvement solutions for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses, as well as the public sector.

They aim to provide opportunities to Filipinos without having to leave their hometowns or even their own homes.

11813425_10206760861527439_4342686421441417563_nTo seal the partnership with credibility, professionalism and healthy business relation, the LBI team decided to make Ms. Gem feel comfortable through exchanging and sharing of experiences, interests, future plans and other business matters needed to be discussed during the first meet up.

The bond we established during the encounter was actually filled with delight and get-to-know stuff.

Aside from the event we celebrated during lunch break, we also relish the day with a night out with varied destinations. After we fetch Ms. Gem from Mallberry Suites Business Hotel, we directly went to Lefty’s Chick-N-Chops for a light dinner tasting their best seller foods such as their huge delicious Cheese Burgers (they also serve spicy burgers), Spicy Korean Buffalo Wings, Fries and Brownie ala Mode. Right after the eating session, the next stop was we shook our body off dancing like there’s no tomorrow via dance machine and singing like a superstar at Songhits Family KTV just located on the same building above Lefty’s Chick-N-Chops at Great Spot Arcade, J.R. Borja Extension, Cagayan de Oro.

IMG_2379Although the night was getting deeper, the shared connection didn’t just stop there. Together with the LBI team composed of the LBI Admins (Sir Bryan, Ms. Yani, and Ms. MJ), Acadeo Team (Ms. KC), two Virtual Assistants working for LeadNet clients, Paolo and Nikki, and lastly, Ms. Gem enthusiastically dashed to Mango Mania Healthy Dessert at Lifestyle District having a great night tasting their best-selling Mango Ice Cream, Mixed Fruit Ice Cream and Mango Mochi.

It was a sweet blissful night indeed! With all the random thoughts, Ms. Gem’s pieces of advice for VA’s, uncontrollable laughters, discovered talents, and good foods, the day went to be just perfect as it can be.

IMG_2387Cheers for the successful meetup! May we meet again Ms. Gem and the whole LeadNet Team. Thank you for visiting us!

 

 

 

 

 

Republished from: http://www.logicbaseinteractive.com/leadership-network-and-logicbase-interactives-first-meetup-shared-connection-around-the-city-of-golden-friendship-cdo/

Meet Toni!

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Horrible traffic. Long commute. Sacrificed social life. Expensive office clothes.  – This has been the case for more than 10 years of my professional life. Obviously, it wasn’t ideal especially for a young woman like me who’s determined to make the most of what life has to offer her. And although I made a name for myself (and a good one too!) in my previous career, it felt like there’s something missing and no it wasn’t money or sense of fulfillment. It was time or the lack of it. Toni

Then I was introduced to the concept of working at home. Amazing idea. Most of my friends are reaping the advantages of this kind of work and I made sure I try it out. Imagine a life of less hassle for everything – traffic, commute, clothes and more importantly I have MORE time not only for my family but for myself. It is perfect.

Fortunately for me, not only am I able to experience this brilliant work-at-home stint but I am also working with very professional and warm group of people who makes sure you are adequately supported in any way. I am a very proud freelancer for The Leadership Network. It was one of the best decisions I have ever made in my life. 

Currently I am working with a client based in New Zealand as his Virtual Assistant. Every day for the past year, I am always surprised at the array of new ideas and responsibilities that I get to work on because of my job. It is a continuous learning experience. I realized that the knowledge I acquired in my past career is just an inch of what I can learn more doing what I do and I love it. I am never bored plus I get to feed my mind with more information I need to become more efficient.

 But just like anyone who’s new to a profession, I am like a child who needs ample guidance and that’s what The Leadership Network gave me. They still do – guidance to ensure that I am at my 100% best and is able to deliver my work smoothly. They have been an integral part of my learning experience as a freelancer for their team and I am very happy to be a part of it. They have and still is helping me through the ropes of this new world that I’m in and I must admit that I will not be half as effective as I am now if it wasn’t for their helping hands.  

So now, I am living my life the way I want it. I am working – enough to support myself and my family while I am also learning as I go along and plan a good future. I am able to travel and go anywhere I please because I can do my job remotely and most importantly, I have the gift of time. One of the many underrated aspects of life. For all these, many thanks to The Leadership Network team! 

LeadNet Offers New Opportunities for Employment, Enters into Agreement with Virtual Recruitment Ltd. NZ

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The Leadership Network (LeadNet) has entered into an agreement with New Zealand’s Virtual Recruitment (Virtual Staff) which could very well open up a lot of work-from-home employment opportunities in the next 18 months.

LeadNet, while still relatively new to the telecommuting industry, has nevertheless grown by leaps and bounds since its inception. The company currently hires a roster of extremely talented and dedicated individuals that provide virtual support to several businesses in Australia, New Zealand and the US, with other potential markets opening soon.

Virtual Recruitment Ltd, meanwhile, is headed by Stephen Martin. He has extensive business reach and connections across New Zealand.

The agreement was spearheaded by Martin and LeadNet Chief Executive Jenny Santos-Nolasco under Leadnet’s MOSNet Division.

Because of this arrangement, MOSNet, via Virtual Staff, will start having a local presence in NZ. Virtual Staff will have exclusive rights to resell all of its Remote Administrative Assistance, Marketing, Online and Technical services at the Shaky Isles.

Currently, MOSNet provides Virtual Assistance services. These new developments will not only repackage its existing VA service packages. It also catapults MOSNet to become a full offshore services provider in the country and opens up opportunities for expansion in neighboring Australia.

“This is exciting news for us and the whole telecommuting industry in general,” says LeadNet head honcho, EJ Nolasco. “As a local entity in New Zealand, Virtual Staff can interact with the businesses even while the staff remains offshore in the Philippines. That should provide peace of mind locally in New Zealand and open up a lot of opportunities for Filipinos as well.”

Client relations will be managed by Virtual Staff, but with all operational processes remaining in the Philippines, LeadNet is looking to employ between 100 and 250 new people within the next 12 to 18 months alone.

LeadNet remains focused on the diversification of its services. The aim is to become a full services provider that can support MOSNet’s growth. The company will also be launching LeadU in November 2014 to provide training and leadership development to all potential hires. This is to ensure the good quality is delivered amidst the rapid ramp up.

“We’ve always envisioned LeadNet to become the premiere resource provider in the Philippines,” says Nolasco. “This is a step in the right direction. At the same time, we are able to provide employment alternatives to many Filipinos who are tired of the usual grind.”

The agreement started December 2014.

Hello, Javo!

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I still remember the days when first started working for BPO Company located at one of the premiere district in Makati. The pay and benefits was good way back then. I must admit that during the first few years of working with the said company I actually did enjoy it. The working environment – It’s pretty good, quite good. The place was so dynamic, changes will happen in an instant and you must keep up with the pace or get left behind. I do love the challenges and this is what fuels me to stay and preferred to build a solid career out of it.

 

There are some circumstances we can’t avoid. Things way beyond our control like family matters which prompted me to decide and quit the job that I enjoyed. When everything settled down, it’s time for me to find a job and pursue my plans of building a career out of it. I weighed all possible options before deciding to step into the water. Should I choose a regular day job? Am I ready to face the horrendous traffic that plagues the city? What about the salary, the pay for day time jobs could be enough but it will just be half of what I would get from BPO companies not to mention the perks and benefits.

 

As I look back, when I was still working for a BPO Company in Makati, I recall the few times when we experience super typhoons and brave through the waist deep floods to report to work. I usually bring provisions like extra clothes and shoes to survive those days. About clothes, my previous work requires business attire during weekdays. Since it’s been a while, I should prepare myself investing on clothes. Usual shifts will be at night, though traffic and heat is less but robbers abound during those wee hours. News from TV and newspaper will amplify your fear especially if you hear news about victims working in call center industry. Lately even taxis that used to offer convenience and protection from lawless elements from the streets are now being used by robbers posed as drivers. You might survive the perils from the streets, but can’t survive the stress of having a little time to spend with your family specially your kids. Those times when you come home, you are so drained that the energy left in you will be preparing yourself to hit the couch. When it’s time for you to leave they might asleep or preparing to go to bed.

 

Then it came to me that there must be a better option to earn a decent living, enough to help my family without going through all those hassles like traffics, night shifts and other work related hazards. Years of training and experience that I gained from call center industry proved to be an asset moving from one company to another. But how about working from home utilizing same skill set? Yes just found out lately that there are markets and demands for professionals with experience from BPO. I did try some companies that offer home based jobs most of them are offering short term contracts. Until I found out about Leadership Network. Leadership Network is a multi-disciplinary organization that continuously seeks talented and committed individuals to work from home or onsite. They have seasoned and well selected individuals coming from different industries from all around the Philippines.

 

So, I tried my luck and applied to be a Virtual Assistant. It was not easy at first because of the different tool and platforms they use. I really have to learn a lot to be able to get client endorsement. Leadnet was very supportive all the time and they helped me made my transition from a regular call center agent to an indispensable home based Virtual Assistant very easy. I was easily endorsed to a client and started the job. I was given different opportunities in the learning field. Part of my regular tasks would be Data Entry, Web Research, Transcriptions and Article Writing. There are everyday challenges of meeting deadlines and multitasking and continuous learning. But this job is so rewarding that I am looking for a long term job.

 

Working as a homebased VA made me realize that I could still earn enough if not more to help me provide for my family. There is so much difference if I am to compare what it was like working in the BPO and as a homebased VA.

Now, I don’t need to battle my way to work. I don’t need to spend most of my time in the traffic to and from work. I don’t need to spend part of my salary for transportation and clothing expenditures. Rain or shine, I can still work without worrying of the weather. And most importantly, I get to spend a lot of time with my family especially with my kids and still have a job to rely on.

 

Thanks to Leadnet for the opportunity. For all the support and assistance and for helping me grow both as a person, and as a reliable Virtual assistant as I am now.