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News and Events
Find out what we get up to in our news and events section.
Xpertise Recruitment loves taking part in charity challenges, and over the year there have been quite a few!
Our Managing Director, Richard Harrison, is on the board of the Midlands Byte Night charity which raises much needed funds for Action for Children who provide support for underprivileged children. Money raised from this charity helps to get young people off the streets, into a safe environment and helps them build back their confidence and skills with the aim of getting back into employment.
The Xpertise Recruitment team will be taking part in a number of different charity challenges and events with the aim to raise as much money as possible for Action for Children – a charity that’s very close to our hearts and a charity we have supported for many years. We’d really appreciate it if you check out our Just Giving page and donate a little something to a great charity!
Xpertise Recruitment are always looking out for young talent, and have been lucky enough to welcome three new graduates last week.
Over the next few weeks we will be introducing you to them, and finding out a little bit more about why they decided to join Xpertise Recruitment and what they enjoy doing in the spare time.
Let us introduce you to Billy Senior…
Xpertise Recruitment has recently launched a brand new career site, dedicated in attracting talented and motivated individuals to join their team. Xpertise won ‘ Best Recruitment Company to work for Under 10M‘ last year at the Recruitment International awards, and have recently been named finalists for ‘ Best Specialist Recruitment Company’ in the Global Recruiter Awards 2018.
The new career site gives an insight into what you could get involved with and achieve if you join the team. The site explores what you can be doing inside and outside the office, such as quarterly incentive trips, clear career development paths, social meet ups and annual charity challenges.
Here at Xpertise Recruitment, we are very pleased to announce we are finalists for The Global Recruiter Awards 2018, in the category ‘ Best Specialist Recruitment Business’.
Xpertise are proud sponsors of Agile Leicester meet ups, and last Thursday we attended, alongside 50 others ‘ Improvisssssing With Agile’ with key speaker and certified Scrum Trainer Paul Goddard.
If you didn’t get chance to attend, or need a quick reminder, Philip Newby, Recruitment Consultant here at Xpertise talks about the key points he took away from the interactive session..
Graduate placements are becoming more and more popular. Many universities give students the option of taking advantage of a year working in a specific industry as part of their degree. Although this may sound like another way of elongating the ‘ student life’, that’s far from the truth. Completing a graduate placement year can provide invaluable work experience, which will be well noted with future employers and help these individuals stand out from the crowd when applying for permanent job roles after graduation. It can also help in cementing future career paths, and sometimes even secure a permanent role at the end of it.
We spoke to James Whitehead, Xpertise’s graduate placement student to find out why he decided to take a year in industry, what he enjoys and what he thinks he has learnt…
Last week, Phil Brindley came back to the office with 5 boxes of LEGO. Along with finding dream project delivery roles for specialist IT folk at Xpertise, this might just have been a career highlight for him! Read Phil’s write up from the latest Lean Agile Birmingham meetup to find out just how this LEGO was being used.
We went along to an Agile Derby meetup last Wednesday where Managing Director of Barefoot Coaching Ltd, Kim Morgan was there to talk about her popular training concept called Real Time Coaching. Kim went into detail about how this can influence change in your teams and with your clients through understanding behavioural psychology and process consulting.
One of the fundamental success factors of Agile used to be the close environment teams work in. These days, with companies outsourcing projects and offshoring whole departments to cut costs, *Cough cough Brexit*, it’s interesting to find out just how remote Agile can still work, and if it’s something that can become the new Agile if you like. We chatted to one of our Xpertise candidates, Tim who is in the middle of a project working in this new remote agile environment at the moment, interested to find out just how it’s going…
How do you write a good user story? Xpertise project delivery recruitment specialist Joe MacDonald takes the main insights from a recent Lean Agile Birmingham event and adapts them for his environment.
You’re probably thinking that I’ve gone all J K Rowling on you, and I’m about to tell you how to write the next Harry Potter. HOWEVER, I’m actually referring to a different type of story – the type used in Agile project delivery. Typically, user stories are very high-level definitions of a requirement, containing just enough information so that the developers can produce a reasonable estimate of the effort to implement it.