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10 things to ask in an interview to find the perfect employee

10 things to ask in an interview to find the perfect employee

Interviewing can be tough, especially when it’s not your main role. Finding the perfect employee can seem like an impossible task.
At POD HR and Training we’re aware that many leaders don’t have the luxury of a recruitment team or internal HR department to deal with finding the best employees. The idea of finding time for effective recruitment can be incredibly daunting.

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The art of great questioning

The art of great questioning

Regardless of what industry or job you’re in, if you interact with people then developing great questioning skills is one of the best investments you can make.
I consult with businesses every day, helping them improve their results. I’m always acutely aware of the amount of information being missed and the potential for risk and conflict based on a lack of understanding.

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What is heroic leadership? – Infographic

What is heroic leadership? - Infographic

Being a superhero isn’t unlike being a business leader. You’ve got to swoop in and save the day, anticipate threats to your business, plan for the future, deal with bad-guys, and inspire others on a regular basis.

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How do you know if an employee is up to the job?

How do you know if an employee is up to the job?

It can be so difficult to know whether an employee is up to the job you’ve set them.
If you’re an employer, you’ll know that being an employer comes with it’s ups and downs. It can be incredible when the team are flying high. It can also be incredibly frustrating when performance takes a tumble.

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Six tips for managing a difficult relationship with your boss

Six tips for managing a difficult relationship with your boss

Your relationship with your boss can have a huge impact on your life inside and outside of work. I know this only too well!
I’ve been fortunate enough to enjoy some exceptional relationships with my previous bosses. I’ve also experienced the pain of a difficult one.

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When to send your Managers on a leadership course

When to send your Managers on a leadership course

Thinking about sending your Managers on a leadership course?
Many people become leaders because they’ve proven their abilities in their role. The trouble is, they haven’t got any proven ability in the role they’ve been promoted to.

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Are you an exceptional leader of Sussex?

Are you an exceptional leader of Sussex?

Do you think you’re an exceptional leader of Sussex? We’ve created a LinkedIn group to showcase the best talent in Sussex, as well as create a space full of knowledge and resources for leaders at every stage of their career. We want to provide a go-to hub of skills and advice so every leader in Sussex can be the absolute top of their game.

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3 ways you can win your employees for life

3 ways you can win your employees for life

If you’re reading this article, I’m assuming you already know how valuable and important it is to retain your employees. It can be costly losing great people. The question is, how do you keep hold of them forever? People are complex and always seeking more. In many cases, there’s not always the chance for more, especially when you’ve got a small budget. It can be frustrating!

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What type of boss are you in the game of Snakes and Ladders? – Infographic

What type of boss are you in the game of Snakes and Ladders? - Infographic

Choosing your ‘Boss’ type, or leadership style, can be a difficult decision to make. On the one hand, you want to motivate and inspire your team. On the other, you don’t want to be seen as too ‘nice’ and allow your team to walk allover you. What if I told you you could do both? You can motivate, inspire, and be seen as nice and approachable?

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New to management? Here’s our top 20 tips to get you up and running fast: Part 2

New to management? Here’s our top 20 tips to get you up and running fast: Part 2

Last time we showed you our first 10 tips to get you up and running quickly in your new management role. Here’s your final 10 tips!

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