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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8 Lessons I learned from building a Test team

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 12:20 PM

Building a successful test team is hard work. I’ve outlined 8 lessons I learned from growing a successful test team in an article titled “The Blazingly Simple Guide To Growing A Test Team”. It has been published in the October edition of Testing Trapeze.   The article sits along great articles from Erin Donnell, Richard Read More →

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