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5 Interview Questions That Are A Complete Waste of Time, and What To Ask Instead.

podcast Jul 21, 2020

Hello and welcome to Episode 19 of the People Powered Business Podcast!
 
Today we’re discussing interviews, and in particularly 5 questions that I think are a complete waste of time, and what you should be asking instead. Here are the 5 top interview time wasters:
 
 
1) Where do you see yourself in 5-10 years?
 
Instead Ask: How long do you see yourself being happy in the role you’ve applied for? Or What are your long term career goals? Or Thinking of yourself 10 years from now what will you have achieved personally and professionally for life to e successful?
 
2) Tell me a bit about yourself
 
Instead Ask: If I asked one of your friends or family members to describe you, what would they tell me?
 
3) What are your weaknesses?
 
Instead Ask: What are the challenges you think you’ll face if you are successful in this role? or What are some of the skills you think you’d need to develop further to be...
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Tackling Tough Conversations

podcast Jul 14, 2020

Hello and welcome to Episode 18 of the People Powered Business Podcast!
 
Today we’re talking about tackling tough conversations in the workplace. Whilst nobody loves having them, they are unfortunately an inevitable part of running a business and leading a team.
 
I walk you through my top tips for having these discussions and explore why avoiding them can spell disaster for the employment relationship, causing you unnecessary stress!
 
As mentioned, you can download your free Top Tips to Having Tough Conversations cheat sheet here - Top Tips To Tough Conversations
 
If you’d like to reach out to us with feedback or suggestions or ideas about future topics for the podcast you can reach us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/peoplepoweredbusiness or you can email Kristy-Lee directly at [email protected]
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Secure Customer Record Keeping with Ron Lesh from GuestTrack

podcast Jul 07, 2020

Hello and welcome to Episode 17 of the People Powered Business Podcast!
In today's episode we are joined by Ron Lesh, Founder and Managing Director of BGL and creator of GuestTrack, a free customer data collection browser based app designed to support businesses required to collect data as part of the COVID-19 requirements.
 
Ron shares with us his business journey, take on leadership and how he engaged his team to create this new product from conception to market ready in just 10 days.
 
As promised, if you’d like to learn more about GuestTrack simply click here to visit the website 
 
And if you’d like to connect with Ron on LinkedIn here is where you can do that at www.linkedin.com/in/ronlesh
 
For those interested in our free Record Keeping Guidelines resource you can secure your free copy here - Get My Guidelines
 
If you’d like to reach out to us with feedback or suggestions or ideas about future topics for the podcast you...
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The Third Space

podcast Jun 30, 2020

Hello and welcome to Episode 16 of the People Powered Business Podcast!
 
In today's episode we are learning about a concept known as the Third Space and why those who can leverage great strategies and practices to implement during these periods of transition set themselves up for success in business and in life.
 
If you’d like to reach out to us with feedback or suggestions or ideas about future topics for the podcast you can reach us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/peoplepoweredbusiness or you can email Kristy-Lee directly at [email protected]
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Reference Checks - Archaic or Essential?

podcast Jun 23, 2020

Hello and welcome to Episode 15 of the People Powered Business Podcast!
 
In today's episode we are discussing Reference Checks – are they archaic or an essential tool to use as part of your hiring decisions. I share with you my top tips for conducting relevant and useful reference checks as part of your recruitment process and discuss why some employers tell me they think contacting referees is a complete waste of time.
 
As promised, we have a free Reference Check Template for you to download and use whenever you are next recruiting for a new employee, get your free copy here - Get My Free Template
 
If you’d like to reach out to us with feedback or suggestions or ideas about future topics for the podcast you can reach us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/peoplepoweredbusiness or you can email Kristy-Lee directly at [email protected]
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Generations at Work

podcast Jun 16, 2020

Hello and welcome to Episode 14 of the People Powered Business Podcast!
 
In today's episode we looking at the different generations in todays workplaces and understanding more about each one to learn how we can leverage their unique approaches and work styles to crate amazing multi-generational teams.
 
As promised, we have created a really simple reference guide for you so at a quick glance you can recall the attributes, motivators and leadership styles for each generation, get your free copy here - Get My Generations at Work Infograph
 
 
As always, if you have questions, comments or would like to start a conversation head on over to Facebook where you can ask a question, make a comment or send me a message directly at www.facebook.com/peoplepoweredbusiness
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Modern Awards Explained

podcast Jun 09, 2020

Hello and welcome to Episode 13 of the People Powered Business Podcast!
 
In today's episode we unpack the Modern Awards system. We look at what it is and who it applies to, and most importantly how to determine which Award applies to your business and each role within your team.
 
Mentioned in this episode were the links to a list of Modern Awards on the Fair Work website which can be found here.
 
 
To help you work through the sometimes complex process of selecting the right Awards for your business I’ve created a simple guide to assist, get your copy below:
 
As always, if you have questions, comments or would like to start a conversation head on over to Facebook where you can ask a question, make a comment or send me a message directly at www.facebook.com/peoplepoweredbusiness
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Creating a COVID Safe Workplace

podcast Jun 02, 2020

Hello and welcome to Episode 12 of the People Powered Business Podcast!
 
In today's episode we discuss what a COVID safe workplace looks like and how we as employers, business owners and leaders can create a plan to return our teams to a work environment and structure which is as safe as possible in the current environment.
 
As promised I have a list of resources to assist you in creating a COVID safe return to work plan and I’ve put them below for you.
 
However, if you’d like me to make that easier for you and send you one email with all of the relevant information in it simply reach out to me directly at [email protected] and let me know you want the resources and I’ll send you a personal email with the details you need. If you let me know your industry I will try and keep it as specific and relevant for you.
 
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How to Screen Resumes like a Ninja!

podcast May 26, 2020

Hello and welcome to Episode 119 of the People Powered Business Podcast!
 
In today's episode I am sharing with you my 5 part framework for screening resumes likes a Ninja!
 
I know many of you will find yourself overwhelmed with the volume of applications you may receive when next recruiting, and in fact any time you advertise a position, and I also know how easy it is to slip down the rabbit hole and lose literally hours and hours of time agonising over the details of a resume.
 
This 5 part framework is one I have developed over the 20+ years I have spent reviewing resumes and recruiting for roles. I will challenge you in this episode to take off your 'people pleaser' hat and become a little more focused, ruthless and even cynical!
 
To help keep you on track when you next are overwhelmed with the resume screening process I’ve created this step by step guide to walk you through the framework next time you need to use it, download your free copy here...
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Are you tolerating too much? With Special Guest Shandra Moran

podcast May 19, 2020

Hello and welcome to Episode 10 of the People Powered Business Podcast! In today's episode we were fortunate to have a very special guest, Shandra Moran.
 
Shandra is a Professional Results Coach, internationally accredited money breakthrough coach, co-author of an international bestselling book ‘Elevate Your Success’ and Founder of the Transit Lounge, a boutique leadership consultancy which specialises in working with women who have had a successful career and want to transition into starting and growing their own business.
 
The inspiration for todays discussion in fact came from one of Shandra’s very own podcast episodes on her podcast, The Transit Lounge, where she was exploring the concept of tolerance, you can take a listen to that episode here.
 
So I thought what better person to have on the show to talk about the issue of tolerance amongst managers and employees than Shandra herself.
 
As discussed, managing what we tolerate in...
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