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The Recruitment Problem

Recruitment brings a whole host of problems for businesses, not least of all because it can be a highly time consuming process that doesn’t always end with the desired hire. Onrec recently reported that SMEs spend £2.9bn on interim recruitment alone. What’s more, it was also reported that HR professionals lose “three-and-a-half days (27 hours) […]

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Interview Questions That Will Test a Candidate’s Imagination

We know what you’re thinking, why on earth would a candidate’s imagination matter? Unless of course the job opening is for children’s author or film director? Well, imagination, we would argue, is a fundamental part of what makes a good employee. Think about it, when problems arise and no one apparently saw it coming, it’s […]

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The Top Business Lessons to Be Learnt from Our Favourite Films

A great many of us, here at Answer4u, are film nerds and it occurred to us recently that there are quite a few of our favourite films that offer some valuable life lessons for business. Probably not quite what the directors intended when they created their works of art, but still, a bonus for anyone […]

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When Colleagues Clash

Conflict in the workplace can be a nightmare for a business owner, not only do you have the usual day to day challenges to face, but now also a developing conflict amongst team members. Unchecked, this can quickly spiral out of control and not only harm the emotional well-being of your team, but also leave […]

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Better Employee Feedback

Feedback is the bread and butter of learning, it starts at school and continues throughout our working lives. The reason is blatant: if we don’t know how we’re performing in the present, we have no hope of developing for the future. Of course, Feedback and employee performance reviews are often perceived as uncomfortable, like being […]

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