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Employee Q&A: Joining Tisski in Turbulent Times

While Covid-19 swept the nation in 2020, Tisski were lucky enough to adapt to the new way of life with minimal disruption thanks to the organisation being largely based at home on a permanent basis. We’ve been delighted to welcome new team members across all functions over the last 12 months and are pleased to be continuing to hire into 2021.

Dynamics 365 and Power Platform Developer, Andy West, is one of our most recent additions. We caught up with Andy (virtually!) to find out a little bit about how he came to join the Tisski team and what it was like to be recruited remotely.


How did you come across the developer role at Tisski?

I was actually approached by a recruiter as I had recently updated my CV online. The recruiter really sold Tisski to me – she had a lot of good things to say about the company, so I was quite interested in pursuing the role from the get-go.


Did you look into Tisski any more before progressing with your application?

I already knew of Tisski when the recruiter approached me, as I had looked after a CRM system they implemented back in 2012. I did have a Google and was impressed to see that Anna [Assassa] was still the CEO as she founded the company some ten years ago. The company’s rapid growth was also a sign that what Tisski do, they do right.


Did any of these factor into your decision to pursue the position?

Absolutely. I liked that the company was still owned by the founder and has a very good reputation in the CRM community. On top of that, I looked at the website and saw the customers Tisski have on board, as well as the new customers and projects they have coming in, so it seemed like a great opportunity for me – a good way to get involved in some big, interesting projects.


What did the recruitment process entail? How did you find it?

I had three interviews in total. The first one was with [Head of Business Transformation] Darren. He was warm, engaging and very easy to talk to. It was quite an informal chat and Darren explained a bit more about Tisski which, to be honest, made me want to join even more.

The second interview was more of a technical interview with [Lead Technical Architect] Matt. Matt’s questions focused on CRM and coding and did a great job of keeping it informal and fun as technical interviews can be very dry!

Last, but not least was [Head of Dynamics 365 and Power Platform] Alpesh. Like Darren and Matt, he was very easy to talk to and very passionate about Tisski and their customers.


How did you feel when you were offered the role?

I was very excited as I knew I could use my skills to help deliver the solutions for Tisski’s customers and pick up the new skills I want to learn as well.


Do you feel the fact that the hiring process was done remotely had any impact? Would you change anything about it?

I didn’t really feel it had an impact. I think because the interviewers were engaging and kept things informal, the process worked. With having access to Tisski’s HR platform before I joined, I could still read, sign and return documents easily, which also helped. Overall, I think it worked really well and in the current climate, I cannot think of how it could be improved. We all need to be flexible.


Have you received a warm welcome from the team?

I have from everyone I’ve spoken to. I had a good induction on the first day and also managed to catch up with people I’ve worked with before, who all said what a great company Tisski is to work for. I was also invited the virtual Christmas party before I joined, which was fantastic.


What are you most looking forward to in your new role?

Meeting new colleagues, helping deliver great service to Tisski and their customers, learning new skills and generally just becoming part of team Tisski.

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