Talks

This series of blog posts was inspired by a talk I recently gave. Upon request I thought it sensible to finish the series off with the slide deck. All the detail behind this is available in the five part blog post detailed below. Alternatively get in contact if you would like me to give the talk at […]

Startup Stock Photos

In a week (10th June) I will be speaking at Agile in a Bag, London, UK. I will talk about how we as scrum masters, team members and managers can help a new starter settle into a new team. It is a scary time for anyone joining a new team and probably a new job, […]

Celebrate

All the previous parts of this series have an underlying theme of building strong relationships, during the hiring phase, once hired, and how your processes and support system can encourage these relationships. There are some additional steps you can take to help build these relationships on a social level, resulting in even stronger integration into your culture. […]

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This series has now covered what we can do before you hire, once hired, and how to use existing processes to our advantage. This article will cover how we can support a new starter throughout.  Moving job and team can be a very stressful time in life, and it is our job as managers or scrum masters […]

Retro

Part 1 covered what you can do during the hiring process, and part 2 covered once you have hired someone but before they have started. This post does not cover a specific part of the new starter timeline, but instead looks at how you can use your existing processes to your advantage. Most teams have […]

Desk

Part 1 of this series covered what you can do while hiring to help ensure that the successful candidate is a good cultural fit, and relationships have already been started. Now that you have hired the perfect person, there are a number of things you can do before their first day. Some of these will […]

Interview

This is the first in a series of posts covering what you as a Scrum Master, team member or Manager can do for your next new starter. The aim of these tips are to reduce the stress and uncertainty of the person joining, and make them a productive part of your culture quickly. In order […]