Do recruiters fully understand the terms like Agile, Scrum, or Certified Scrum Professional? Is there a knowledge gap when it comes to recruiting Agile professionals?
In Agile for Recruiters, Part 2 Gez explains his analysis of research collected from both Agile job seekers and recruiters to gain perspective on the Agile recruiting experience and how to improve the process.
Gez Smith is an agile coach, certified scrum master, and one of fewer than 150 certified scrum professionals in the UK, with over 10 years experience in Agile and Scrum. Through a varied career encompassing software sales, development, rollout and maintenance, he has delivered projects in all stages of the SDLC, in roles including developer, product owner and scrum master.
Gez is an active member of the UK Agile community, regularly attending and speaking at conferences and user group meetups. Having completed a research thesis on Agile as part of an MSc in Strategy, Change and Leadership, achieving a distinction grade. He has also published two books on Agile in the context of digital communications and is now seeking new opportunities to apply his Agile mindset and Scrum knowledge to various projects.