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Looking for a Web Developer

In today’s lesson, we’re looking for someone to fill a job. While, the lesson is about finding someone from the world of technology, this lesson can also apply to finding just about any kind of employee. ...

Host: Spencer, Adam
Grammar: Got_the_gist?

Published: October 27, 2015

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Hiring a Product Manager

'Product manager' is a relatively new role that has quickly risen to new heights in technology companies worldwide. Find out what the role is responsible for and what kind of person is suitable....

Host: Chris, Adam

Published: June 16, 2015

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Office Gossip

No matter how hard you may try, office gossip always happens. Who is doing what? Where? When? But, why?...

Host: Chris, Adam
Grammar: apparently

Published: May 19, 2015

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Staff Incentive Programs

Providing employees with a salary isn't enough anymore – to get and retain the best talent, you have to have top-rate staff incentive programs as well. But what do these programs look like?...

Host: Chris, Adam
Grammar: not_only

Published: May 12, 2015

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Hiring an Account Manager

“Account manager”may not be your biggest hiring need when your company is small, but once it starts to grow this role may make all the difference. Learn about this role and the qualifications of the ideal candidatewith this role....

Host: Chris, Adam
Grammar: is_about

Published: April 16, 2015

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Interview with Walmart's CEO

Walmart recently announced a wage hike in the wake of fierce criticism of its employee benefits scheme. Listen in as the company's CEO explains the decision in a CNBC interview. Media source: cnbc.com...

Host: Chris, Adam
Grammar: using_people

Published: April 09, 2015

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Warning Letter

Certain behaviors at work warrant a warning letter.  Today we’ll take a look at an actual warning letter and the formal language used in such instances.  ...

Host: Chris, Adam

Published: April 07, 2015

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Employee Reference Check

Many employers will ask for a list of references when you apply. But what do they actually do with that list? Well, sometimes they go ahead and call them. Learn about the sort of questions your references may be asked about you in this lesson....

Host: Jenny, Chris

Published: March 26, 2015

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Building Smarter Teams

We're working more than ever in teams. What makes a team 'smart'? Is it the collective intelligence of its members or is there more to it? Two prominent business professors from the United States recently published their research findings on the New York Times. Today we listen to their thoughts on h...

Function: explaining, debating
Host: Jenny, Chris

Published: March 19, 2015

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A Tough Job Interview

Job interviews are always difficult. But sometimes your interviewer really is not trying to make your life easy. Check out this lesson to learn how to navigate difficult job interviews...

Grammar: as_long_as
Host: Chris, Adam

Published: February 04, 2015

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Personality and Leadership

The history of the businessworld is the history of larger-than-life personalities.  Think Steve Jobs, Jeff Bezos, etc. In this lesson, we’ll explore the relationship between leadership and personality....

Host: Jenny, Spencer

Published: January 07, 2015

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Annual Leave

It's time for a vacation! But before you buy your plane ticket, you need to make sure it's ok with your work. But how do you ask your boss if you can take annual leave?...

Host: Jenny, Chris
Grammar: will_do

Published: November 24, 2014

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Hiring a Project Manager

In today's lesson, we will hear a conversation between an HR manager and a candidate for a Project Manager position....

Host: Jenny, Chris

Published: October 13, 2014

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Setting KPIs

In today’s lesson, we’ll learn about the importance of KPIs (key performance indicators), and the challenges that are associated with setting good KPIs in a company....

Host: Jenny, Chris
Grammar: em_dash

Published: September 26, 2014

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Hiring a New CFO 2

In today’s lesson, we will listen to the final stages of an interview for a new CFO, and hear the discussion on the kind of offer and benefits that will be made to the candidate....

Grammar: Now

Published: August 29, 2014

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Hiring a New CFO

In today’s lesson, A Chinese company is trying to hire a new CFO to help it go public in America. Do they have the right candidate? Listen in and find out....

Host: Jenny, Chris

Published: August 15, 2014

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Attending a Conference

Attending a conference can feel overwhelming. It is necessary that you connect with fellow attendees, look your best and learn something important. In today’s lesson, you’ll learn about attending a business conference and how to get the most out of it....

Host: John, Cynthia

Published: November 27, 2013

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First Day at Work

A woman from HR is helping a new employee on his first day at work. In today's lesson, you'll learn how to give a new staff member all the information they need....

Host: John, Cynthia

Published: August 30, 2013

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Accepting a Job Offer

In your excitement over receiving a job offer, don’t forget to evaluate the opportunity first! Receiving an employment offer is always exciting, but there are many important things to consider. Don’t be afraid to ask questions! In today’s lesson, we look at some words and phrases that will help you ...

Host: John, Lisa
Grammar: Passive_voice

Published: July 19, 2013

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Calling in Sick

Everyone gets sick at some time in their life. What should you say or do if you are ill and can’t make it to work? In today’s lesson, we look how to deal with this conversation.  Learn how to talk to your boss if you have to call in sick to work....

Host: John, Lisa

Published: July 03, 2013

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Writing a Job Description

Some of us may never need to actually write a job description, but we all read them at some point in our lives. In today’s lesson, we look at some important factors when writing job descriptions, but knowing this information is also helpful with understanding what is important when reading them. Plu...

Host: John, Lisa

Published: June 05, 2013

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Should We Use a Headhunter?

Sometimes finding the right person for a job just isn’t that simple. Maybe you’re looking for a particular set of skills or someone of a certain cultural background? Whatever the case may be, headhunters can help you find the person you’re looking for! In today’s lesson we look at some of the things...

Host: John, Lisa

Published: May 03, 2013

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