How to remain relevant – price change

Monday, November 17, 2014 11:00 AM

How to remain relevant Just a short post to let you know that my book, Remaining Relevant – testers edition, will be going up in price on 30th November 2014. The price is changing to make way for a new book launch next year and also a non-testing edition of Remaining Relevant also coming out Read More →

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How to build a standing desk for £16

Friday, October 31, 2014 13:41 PM

There’s growing research that suggests that sitting down all day is bad for you so in a bid to live longer and see my sons growing up I’ve started using a standup desk at work. A few others here at NewVoiceMedia are also using standing desks. I also thought I’d have a go at building a standing Read More →

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How to help your recruiters create a great first impression

Thursday, October 30, 2014 11:00 AM

At some point during your recruitment drive you’ll likely use recruiters. The problem is that some recruiters are creating a bad first impression of your company. Your recruiters are often the first point of contact a potential hire has with your company. Here are some ideas on how to help your recruiters create a great Read More →

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How to create effective adverts for recruiting software testers

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 08:00 AM

When recruiting software testers many hiring managers often look for the impossible candidate who can do everything. These people don’t exist yet many hiring managers continue to place job adverts that seek out these candidates.   What follows are 5 ways that will help you to create effective adverts for recruiting software testers When I Read More →

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Your Competency Matrix May Not Match Reality

Monday, October 20, 2014 12:00 PM

I’ve just posted over on my LinkedIn profile about how a competency matrix may not be helpful in working out your teams competencies. In the article I outline 4 problems with a competency matrix and a simple solution to all of them – focus on behaviours and results. Here are the four identified problems. The Read More →

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