Buffalo NY company looking for passionate “A” players

Our recruiting incentive program climbs to $7,500 per “A” player hired. Details in the PDF below.

Updated in February 2015, VoIP Supply has several openings. We are looking for product managers, a marketing manager, sales leadership, graphic designer, sales associates and a QA engineer. Openings are listed on our Careers Page on VoIPSupply.com.

Twenty years ago I dropped out of college and started my life in the telecommunications and technology sectors with my first job being a customer service / data entry clerk at a newspaper personals company. My job then was to help callers write a compelling personal ad so they could find their soulmate in the back of the local paper. I find it somewhat fitting that all these years later I am writing a similar ad to attract the company soulmates we want working with us at VoIP Supply.

Small local company is seeking passionate “A” players to join their team.

Who, and more importantly, why?

We may be small, but we are pretty awesome! VoIP Supply is a 12 year old company with 32 employees serving more than 120,000 customers around the world. We are and have been the leading supplier of Voice over IP (VoIP) hardware in North America. More importantly than those things is the why, our purpose, our vision, the reason we do what we do. In its short form, our purpose is to Do Well so that we are Empowered to Do Good. The better we do our job, the greater the experience for our customers, the more we can give back to our people and our community.

Our Guiding Light? The Core Values

  • Come to play and deliver excellence
  • Be entrepreneurial with drive, passion and determination
  • Always be learning and sharing knowledge
  • Nothing improves without it, create and embrace change
  • Demonstrate integrity to everyone

If you know people that match up with our Core Values, we want to hear about them, get to know them and see how we can align our paths.

VoIP Supply Employee Referral Incentive Program (the pdf)

You can skip the accolades below if you want, the purpose of this article is the posting our Employee Referral Program and making it available to anyone, those already part of the team at VoIP Supply and those that have never even hear of us.

I can tell you all day that we are the best in the business, but it helps when independent sources back it up.

  • Western New York Best Places to Work
  • Western New York Most Admired Companies
  • Western New York Most Ethical Companies
  • The first Certified B Corporation in WNY
  • One of the Top 50 Private Companies in WNY
  • One of the Fastest Growing Companies in WNY (FastTrack 50)
  • Three time recipient of the Inc 500 and Inc 5000 award

There are plenty more, however, those are the ones that are in line with who we are, where we have been and where we are headed.

We want to hear from those people that you think would be a great fit for our company, with the vision and culture that we have created and nurture every day.

Leadership Lessons from Geese

Today my father shared a document with me, following up on a conversation we had about my Uncle’s retirement party. In turn, I’m sharing it with you. My uncle Blair was one of the presidents of Davey Tree overseeing much of their Canadian business. He got to his position by working hard and working smart, not by inheritance, luck or circumstance. Considering where he started and where he ended up, using the two free tools he had (work ethic and common sense), his retirement was appropriately celebrated by many. During the various speeches, the CEO of Davey Tree took his turn and handed over a framed document that Blair had given to him more than twenty years prior. In doing to, it was clear that the document had a significant impact on the CEO and like the giver himself, it was inspirational. After the celebration, my uncle reminded my father that he (my dad) had actually given the document to Blaire more than 20 years ago as well. These two men, my father and uncle, are two of the most inspirational people I’ve had in my life and my parents are those that I have to thank for my own work ethic, drive and common sense. The facts and lessons below are simple and powerful. Enjoy.

Leadership Lessons from Geese

Author: By Robert McNeish, former Assoc. Superintendent of Baltimore Public Schools, 1972

Fact 1: As each goose flaps its wings it creates an “uplift” for the birds that follow. By flying in a “V” formation, the whole flock adds 71% greater flying range than if each bird flew alone.
Lesson: People who share a common direction and sense of community can get where they are going quicker and easier because they are traveling on the thrust of one another.

Fact 2: When a goose falls out of formation, it suddenly feels the drag and resistance of flying alone. It quickly moves back into formation to take advantage of the lifting power of the bird immediately in front of it.
Lesson: If we have as much sense as a goose we stay in formation with those headed where we want to go. We are willing to accept their help and give our help to others.

Fact 3: When the lead goose tires, it rotates back into the formation and another goose flies to the point position.
Lesson: It pays to take turns doing the hard tasks and sharing leadership. As with geese, people are interdependent on each other’s skills, capabilities and unique arrangements of gifts, talents or resources.

Fact 4: The geese flying in formation honk to encourage those up front to keep up their speed.
Lesson: We need to make sure honking is encouraging. In groups where there is encouragement the production is much greater. The power of encouragement (to stand by one’s heart or core values and encourage the heart and core of others) is the quality of honking we seek.

Fact 5: When a goose gets sick, wounded, or shot down, two geese drop out of formation and follow it down to help and protect it. They stay with it until it dies or is able to fly again. Then, they launch out with another formation or catch up with the flock.
Lesson: If we have as much sense as geese, we will stand by each other in difficult times as well as when we are strong.