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We want you to decide if our company is right for you. To help, we have put together some scenarios for you. Each scenario has three possible responses. Think about what you would do in these scenarios when choosing your responses. We will then provide you with feedback.

We assure you that your responses are completely anonymous. You can complete the following questions as many times as you want.

Question 1/7

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You want a career in a telecommunications company and are weighing up different types of organizations. In which of these companies would you prefer to work?

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Our Advice

At du, we challenge ourselves to deliver excellent services to our customers. Our employees like to feel that they are actively contributing to our success. Our working day is eight hours per day, but we recognise our people's hard work by offering them rewards such as, flexi-time, family support and an amazing working environment.

You think like us! We value our people through recognition and benefits. At du, we are passionate about our jobs. We are also rewarded with flexi-time, family and education support, and an enriching working environment.

At du, we aim to strive for being the best, yet we believe in a collaborative and fun work environment. We do not reward our employees only through monetary benefits. We reward our people with flexi-time, family and education support and an amazing working environment.

Question 2/7

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A new colleague is not integrating with the team. They have just moved to Dubai from a different country and they are very quiet at work. How do you help them?

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Our Advice

We work with people from more than 60 different nationalities. This means that very often people who join the company are not only moving to another job but also a new country, culture, and even language. We are sensitive to the needs of our colleagues and do our best to help new joiners get to know people in their own way. Each one of us is different, and we need to recognise that it might not always be as easy as we think for people to speak up and get involved.

We work with people from more than 60 different nationalities. This means that very often people who join us are not only moving to another job but also a new country, culture, and even language. We're sensitive to the needs of our colleagues and do our best to help new joiners get to know people in their own way. We think that this is a great way to break the ice with someone new and get to know them. Friendships are one of the most important things for us.

We work with people from more than 60 different nationalities. This means that very often people who join us are not only moving to another job but also a new country, culture, and even language. We're sensitive to the needs of our colleagues and do our best to help new joiners get to know people in their own way. We think it is great that you are interested to learn about other cultures, and making suggestions from your experience is a good way to help them settle in.

Question 3/7

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You have an idea that you think would make processes more efficient for colleagues and customers. It would require some major changes and might be difficult to achieve, but could make a huge impact. What would you do?

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Our Advice

Working with colleagues to gather information on your idea is a good first step. It is also important to follow up by presenting a structured argument for your idea. We like innovative people and we pride ourselves on listening to all ideas. If you have a clear rationale and have done the relevant research, there's no reason why your idea can't be the next big thing!

We like innovative people and we pride ourselves on listening to all ideas. If you have a clear rationale and have done the relevant research, there's no reason why your idea can't be the next big thing! We need ideas to keep innovating and being a leader. Sometimes we need you to push us in the right direction!

Ideas are essential for us to innovative and improve. We pride ourselves on listening. If you have a clear rationale and have done the relevant research, there's no reason why your idea can't be the next big thing here.

Question 4/7

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You are working on a task with a very tight deadline and can't find the information you need. One of your colleagues is considered an 'expert' in this area, so you ask them for help. They reply saying they can't help because they are too busy with their own work. What do you do?

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Our Advice

Great response. Everybody has 'off days', especially if they have problems outside of work, causing stress. It's great that you would try to be tolerant and patient. We greatly value respect and tolerance towards others even when you are under pressure.

Well done for showing tolerance to others. We greatly value respect and tolerance towards other, even when you are under pressure. In a similar situation may be useful to explain to your colleague why you need the information and see if they help you once they understand the importance of your request.

Everybody has 'off days', especially if they have problems outside of work, causing stress. We greatly value respect and tolerance of others, even when you are under pressure. In a similar situation may be useful to explain to your colleague why you need the information and see if they help you once they understand the importance of your request.

Question 5/7

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You are working on a project that involves several departments. There are junior and very senior employees. You have noticed that during the meetings, the more junior employees are reluctant to share their ideas. What do you do?

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Our Advice

Good idea. It can be intimidating for junior team members when working with senior team members. It is good to put them at ease and encourage them to feel comfortable. We believe everyone's opinion is relevant and we actively encourage people to share their views and ideas. That's why we have things like suggestion boxes and open forums so that people can contribute in a way that they are comfortable with. No matter how senior the audience is, you can be sure that people will listen.

It is admirable to give junior employees an opportunity to speak. It is good to consider it from their perspective; perhaps they are waiting until they feel more confident before offering their opinions. It can be intimidating for junior team members when working with senior team members. Maybe think about chatting with them in a more informal environment to get their view, or give them less public opportunities to share, such as via email.

It can be intimidating for junior team members when working with senior team members. We like that you are not challenging them directly or making them feel uncomfortable, though you could be more active in how you encourage people to share. Maybe think about casually involving them in discussion or breaking into smaller groups to discuss in order to build their confidence in a less public setting.

Question 6/7

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We are about to launch a new product that will have an impact on all areas of the business. You and your team have been working towards this for the past few weeks, and the launch will happen tomorrow. Your manager is on leave, and has empowered you to make the final decision on a proposal. What do you do?

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Our Advice

We like that you are confident making decisions when the pressure is on. We try to empower people to take action. If you are confident that you are making a well-founded decision, then we trust your judgment. We need to work collaboratively across departments, and try to avoid creating barriers by taking action. We think you have made the right choice here.

We understand that it is nice to have back-up on your decisions, but sometimes we need to take fast action and that means taking a risk to make a decision independently. We try to empower people to take action. If you are confident that you are making a well-founded decision, then we trust your judgment. We need to work collaboratively across departments, and try to avoid creating barriers by taking action.

We understand that you might be cautious about taking an important decision without your manager, but sometimes we need to take fast action and that means taking a risk to make a decision independently. We try to empower people to take action. If you are confident that you are making a well-founded decision, then we trust your judgment. We need to work collaboratively across departments, and try to avoid creating barriers by taking action.

Question 7/7

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You have recently joined the team and have decided to research the available development opportunities that are most suitable for you. You have found that there is a number of training courses which can help you to progress into other roles. It looks as though it will require quite a lot of extra work. What do you do?

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Our Advice

That makes a lot of sense. We think it is important to be pro-active in your personal development. We value development which is why we support all types of training initiatives. We have 'du University' for professional development. And we make time available for people to explore voluntary initiatives where they can apply their skills and help our community. If you are keen to learn, willing to take on new things, and open to opportunities, you'll go far with us.

While we think it is great that you want to make the most of the opportunities available, it is important to think realistically about how much you can handle. The last thing we want is for you take on too much and struggle with balancing your priorities. Think about working out a 2-3 year plan, and the order you would like to achieve things. Make use of all the opportunities apart from formal training, such as getting involved in volunteer work in the community, informal learning, and on-the-job skill development. Setting up long-term goals will make your development more sustainable over time.

Getting feedback from others can be really helpful. We also encourage our people to be pro-active in their personal development. We value development which is why we support all types of training initiatives. We have 'du University' for professional development. And we make time available for people to explore voluntary initiatives where they can apply their skills and help our community. If you are keen to learn, willing to take on new things, and open to opportunities, you'll go far with us.