Check Out How Big Jollibee Actually Is (Infographic)

Screen Shot 2014-05-13 at 2.13.22 PMJollibee is a power house in the fast food business in the Philippines and is growing around the world. Not only is it larger than McDonalds in the Philippines (which is very rare for McDonalds to not be #1) but it is expanding its brand and its portfolio of companies. We put together an infographic of all things Jollibee for your viewing pleasure.

Learn more about PayrollHero, our Philippine payroll platform and to get a free consultation.


PayrollHero #MyClock Comes To Apple App Store

Screen Shot 2014-05-09 at 12.25.03 PMPayrollHero’s #MyClock is now available in the Apple App Store. The #MyClock is an app that enables your employees to clock in and out for their iPhones using an app designed specifically for them.

#MyClock lets your employees keep track of their exact hours every day while managing their schedule right from their phone. You can be confident in the hours logged as you have exact clock in and clock out time data at your fingertips. The responsive real time capabilities of this app also allows employees to notify managers or HR if they are going to be absent or need to change their schedule due to a conflict.

Contact us today to learn more about how your team can do selfie clock ins. 

PayrollHero Comes To Cebu; May 13th – May 18th 2014

upcoming eventSome of the PayrollHero team is dropping into Cebu, Philippines for a bit of a road show. Short notice, but they will be there from May 13th – 18th 2014.

This post will serve as the home base for the events for the week in Cebu, check back regularly as we are working on a few different gatherings.

PayrollHero TAS Certification: CEBU
– this 2 day course is designed for clients to get the most out of PayrollHero. Perfect for your HR and Payroll Admins. Register below as space is limited. 

May 15th 9:00am – 5:00pm (Training)
May 16th 9:00am – 5:00pm (Examination)
Register Here

TechTalks Fireside: CEBU
– Come listen to some of the PayrollHero team who is in town from Whistler, Canada talk about Client Success, running a Agile Team and on many things about startups and entrepreneurism. Michael Stephenson (CEO), Adam Baechler (Product Manager) and Kieran Peppiatt (Client Success) will be on hand for a fireside chat.  

May 16th 6:00pm
Registration Here


Are you in Cebu? Want to meet up? Let us know in the comments below or drop us an email. We look forward to meeting up with you.

Do You Enjoy a Work Hard Play Hard Lifestyle?

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Today I had a true taste of spring while dirt biking in the mountains above Squamish BC. Waking up early in the morning, 2 of my friends and I loaded up the bikes, fueled the truck and set off for unknown territory and a good start to our Friday. With temperatures rising in the Sea to Sky area between Vancouver and Whistler, the change in activities is easily apparent with multiple trucks holding mountain bikes and the parking lots to the ski areas becoming deserted.

After some serious elevation climbing, we found this beautiful lookout 3000 feet above sea level. After chasing each other through the mountains for hours, we returned back to Whistler where I came to work in our office after what I call an awesome morning. At PayrollHero we truly believe in the work hard play hard mentality and support a balanced lifestyle. We successfully created the opportunity that we call #AdventureEngineer that gives you the chance to work with an innovative start up yet still have the mountains of Whistler as your backdrop or the chance to work in Southeast Asia in our office in Manila, Philippines. If you have not had a chance to watch, check out our video below on what being a part of PayrollHero is all about!

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How You Can Fill Your Restaurant Using A Website

Screen Shot 2014-05-01 at 2.20.44 PMWe have been coming to the Philippines since 2008. Travelling all over the region and dining at many different types of establishments.

One thing that I found odd was that many of the restaurants did not have their own web presence. It was common, that I would search Google for “Italian Restaurant Eastwood” or “Sushi in Fort Bonifacio” only to find MunchPunch listings or similar services.

While MunchPunch is a fantastic website and drives lots of traffic to your restaurant, you still need your own website that you control.

In other instances, I have been sent the name of a restaurant for where a lunch of dinner is being held. I would then Google that restaurants name to find their address details so that I can add it to my schedule. More often that not, I’m getting this information from 3rd party websites that are NOT controlled by the restaurant itself.  This is not a good way to ensure people looking for your business find it.

These days, websites are cost effective to setup and manage. There is no excuse for a restaurant to not have their own.

How do you get started?

1. Buy a domain name ( GoDaddy is one of the cheapest places to do that.

2. Get a basic website setup. You don’t need to get fancy with the design at first, there are lots of template designs that make it very simple. Check out WordPress, Ghost and platforms like Ubertor.

3. Make sure your website has all of the information it needs. We made a handy infographic specifically on this topic, see below:

Interested in learning more about PayrollHero for your Philippine restaurant business? Contact us for a free, no obligation consultation about our platform.

How You Can Learn Best Practices From Other Startups

A few weeks ago I wrote about ‘Why You Should Hang Out With Like Minded Individuals‘ in reference to the CTO Round Tables that our team setup. But they didn’t just setup the CTO round table, they created the business development round table and the customer service round table.

The customer service round table met the other day in downtown Vancouver with representatives from Ubertor, RideBooker, Function Point, Advisor Websites and of course PayrollHero.

I decided to organize the round table to provide a forum for customer success professionals based in the Vancouver/Whistler area.  The aim is to allow us to collaborate and strive for excellence at each of our individual companies.  Ultimately it will be a group that can share best practices, overcome roadblocks and discuss the best tools to create industry leading standards for our customers.
– Kieran Peppiatt, Customer Success Hero, PayrollHero

customer service round table(Clockwise) Kieran Peppiatt from PayrollHero (with laptop), Bryan Garcia from Ubertor, Emma Lauder from Function Point, Alex Wingert from Advisory Websites, Michael Joy from Advisor Websites, CJ Stephenson, Crystal Lai from Ubertor and Jericho Shone from RideBooker.

Interested in joining the customer service round table? Contact Us.