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Friday Snippet: Becoming T-Shaped

Being T-shaped refers to the wealth of skills and experience someone may have, and is particularly useful in the world of recruitment when looking for strong employees or the most desirable candidates.

Friday Snippet: Why Does Fnality Have the Best Workplace Culture?

Fnality’s ways of working, based on the agile methodology, mean that we are constantly iterating, feeding back and learning. For our team members, in a practical sense that means that we encourage open and honest feedback, and encourage everyone to develop not just themselves, but also others; introspect and be empowered to make suggestions based on your findings. One way we do this is through our fortnightly sprint retrospectives, where, as part of a cross-functional team, we each discuss what went well and what could have gone better in the previous two-week sprint. This can range from talking about a piece of work not going according to plan, deadlines not being reached, morale being...

Friday Snippet: A Day In The Life Of A Platform Engineer at Fnality International

Ever wondered what a life in the day of a Platform Engineer looks like at Fnality International? Here is our own Jowita Lapies to tell you all about it.

Friday Snippet: A Day In The Life Of A Product Analyst At Fnality International

Ever wondered what a life in the day of a Product Analyst looks like at Fnality International? Here is our own Ken Cruickshank to tell you all about it.

Friday Snippet: What Makes Fnality the Best Start-up to Work For?

One of the things I always say to prospective team members is that Fnality has the best of both worlds - the financial stability and wealth of experience that you find in established corporates, but with the freedom, flexibility and fast pace of a start-up or scale-up. We were lucky enough to have raised £55 million in our Series A fundraising, being backed by 15 of the biggest international names in banking and finance. The quality of these shareholders is really the best sort of foundation for a mission as unprecedented as Fnality’s, but the success of the fundraise also means that we can compensate all our teammates more than fairly, benchmarking our salaries on a twice-yearly basis...

Friday Snippet: Why Does Fnality Have the Best Workplace Culture?

Fnality’s ways of working, based on the agile methodology, mean that we are constantly iterating, feeding back and learning. For our team members, in a practical sense that means that we encourage open and honest feedback, and encourage everyone to develop not just themselves, but also others; introspect and be empowered to make suggestions based on your findings. One way we do this is through our fortnightly sprint retrospectives, where, as part of a cross-functional team, we each discuss what went well and what could have gone better in the previous two-week sprint. This can range from talking about a piece of work not going according to plan, deadlines not being reached, morale being...

Confessions of a Reformed Specialist

It’s been a while since a former British Lord Chancellor declared “I think the people of this country have had enough of experts”, striking a populist note in the lead up to the UK’s Brexit referendum.  In Watching the English, an entertaining book recommended to me when I first immigrated to this country, anthropologist Kate Fox writes about the English having “vestigial traces of a ‘culture of amateurism’, involving an instinctive mistrust of professionalism”.  Others have argued about the superiority of generalists in a highly specialised world.1   

Friday Snippet: My Inner Cheerleader

Four years ago, my Fnality (formally known as the ‘USC Project’) journey began. I walked into a little office by St Pauls Cathedral that looked like something between the Apple store (read slick and technologically advanced) and a beach hut (read rustic, laid back and the kind of place you wanted to hang out) and contained a handful of geniuses! I took a seat at my new desk and tried to take it all in; new job, new role, new colleagues, new industry, new city. It quickly dawned on me, I’m no longer living in Devon, working in uniform at a major trauma hospital. I’m now working for a super cool technology research and development company in the heart of London, focused on making...

Embracing uniqueness. Breaking the mould

Sherif Elkhouly shares how Fnality embraced his uniqueness and created an opportunity for him that broke all moulds!

Friday Snippet: Our new remote lives

Is there a better recipe for disaster than changing career, dive headfirst into a new industry, meet a new team only virtually, leave your home and move to a new city - all while in lockdown in the middle of a pandemic?

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