Episode 8 - Can Glassdoor Reviews Be Trusted?

October 19, 2018

Glassdoor is a website where employees and former employees anonymously review companies and their management. We will be discussing questions such can we trust those reviews? How should companies deal with bad reviews? Should candidates make decisions based on the reviews they see there?

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EP#12 The Anatomy Of A Successful Sales Person

October 15, 2018

In this series we will be discussing the Anatomy of a successful sales person with our training partner David Fieldman. David is the MD of Sandler training London and they are the world leaders in sales, leadership & management training. David has a wealth of experience when it comes to training sales people from start ups, SME’s to huge corporates. In this brief session you will learn;
• The anatomy of sales
• What does a successful person need to have? 
• What distinguishes a winner and an ordinary sales person?
• What are the 5 things a successful sales person need to have?

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EP#11 World Mental Health Day With Mike McDonald.

October 10, 2018

Todays Podcast we are joined by Mike McDonald who has been a  Senior Mental Health Practitioner for the past 30 years. He is deeply rooted in the Mental Health community and has  also been  a volunteer at  Samaritans for a number of years.  On topic for World Mental Health Day  we will be discussing  Mental Health in the work place from both a employee and employer perspective. Mike provides an in-depth look at why Mental health is such a taboo topic within working culture and gives some great insight into his experiences throughout his 30 years. We will also discuss practical steps for businesses to improve their culture around mental health and some great tools for employees to deal with the challenges of the modern working arena. 

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#EP10 Mental Health in the Workplace

October 10, 2018

In this weeks episode Natasha is discussing a huge topic in collaboration with World Mental Health Day on the 10th October. A launch pad for business owners, managers etc.. to begin to have conversations about this topic. Sharing shocking statistics, this episode is intended to be an eye opener for anyone who has a key influence in the culture of an organisation. 

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EP#9 Preparing For An Interview - Basics

October 7, 2018

EP#9 Preparing For An Interview - Basics
An interview is the gateway to landing your next position, In this episode, we will be covering the basics of preparing for an interview. We will cover things such as salary, questions to avoid, arriving on time and many more.

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EP#8 Can Glassdoor Review Be Trusted?

September 25, 2018

Glassdoor is a website where employees and former employees anonymously review companies and their management. We will be discussing questions such can we trust those reviews? How should companies deal with bad reviews? Should candidates make decisions based on the reviews they see there?

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EP#8 How Should Companies Address Remote Working?

September 13, 2018

Dan is currently Head of Engineering and responsible for a number of developers. We will be discussing  the benefits for remote working? What are the disadvantages? Can this be done effectively for it to be beneficial for both the company and the employee? We will be discussing some of the issues that arise when remote working is mentioned and get Dan's view on this topic.

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EP#7 What Do Companies Need To Do To Keep Their Developers?

September 11, 2018

Continuing from last week, we will be speaking on what companies need to do  to retain their developers. Some  companies may think throwing money at the problem will solve the problem and some times it may do, however for most companies, they want to be able to solve this long term and be cost effective as possible. 

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EP#6 What Is The Best Way To Test Developers?

September 9, 2018

Continuing from the  last podcast, Mathew will be speaking to Dan about testing developers. Most companies have some of testing process they require developers to do, however many times there seems to be some problems ; 1. Some tests are really easy and the questions can be copied and pasted which proves nothing if developers pass. 2. Some tests have very little to do with the day to day for the job being tested. 3.Some tests do not evaluate the true ability and at times they can be used to turn away good candidates. 4. Every environment is different and it’s hard to assess how someone actually codes. We will be hearing Dan’s view and advice on this topic etc.

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EP#5 How Should Companies Handle Developers Doing Side Projects?

September 9, 2018

This is a session with Dan Blows ,Currently  Head of Engineering and has held positions such as Senior developer as well as a Tech lead. Dan  has done some really cool stuff, he's in the top 3% on stack overflow, in the top 10% of PHP developers in Europe, speaking at meet ups , spoke in the European conference in front of 100's of people, hiring, training and mentoring developers and many more.

Many developers have side projects for different reasons, some companies really encourage it whilst others discourage it. We will be discussing on how both parties can find a middle ground as opposed to having a Yes or No approach, a middle ground which will be  beneficial for both parties.

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