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Making a virtual hack a reality

Our annual Hack Days are one of the highlights of our year as developers. They’re a chance for us to experiment with new technology, play with fun ideas and socialise across our different dev teams. Each developer taking part builds a prototype of an idea they think is interesting in around 10 hours, then, in the evening, everyone demos their idea before we award prizes in lots of different categories.
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Fivium Director re-elected to Vice Chair of techUK’s Central Government Council

We are delighted to announce that our Director, Richard Clarke, has been re-elected to the position of Vice Chair of techUK’s Central Government Council. The appointment will see Richard play a lead role in representing the Central Government tech supplier community.
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How we're sharing the love through Fivium

​Although Valentine’s day has been and gone, that doesn’t mean that love, kindness and understanding should stop for the rest of the year. In fact, now that our team is more geographically disparate than ever before, we’ve found that focusing on emotional intelligence has become even more important.
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3 Key Steps to Manage your Request Volumes

Since the Pandemic began, the strain on existing, often-stretched resources has increased. For some organisations, information requests have skyrocketed. Couple this with resources being reallocated and teams unable to run at full capacity, it is easy to understand why compliance rates have dropped.
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How GDPR Has Impacted Information Rights: 3 Key Takeaways

Our recent webinar discussed how GDPR has impacted Information Rights in Central Government and the wider public sector. Check out some of the key takeaways from this and delve deeper into the findings of our report.
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Welcome to Our (Virtual) Team

​Pre-lockdown, Fivium embarked on a huge recruitment journey; a journey which really started in June 2019. Here's how we're continuing that journey through the pandemic.
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Steering the course through uncharted waters – our COVID-19 journey so far

The COVID-19 pandemic has touched and challenged virtually every individual, community and business globally. At Fivium, we have always focused on the importance of maintaining a healthy, happy and well-connected team, which has never been more relevant than now. Having those foundations already in place has proven vital in helping us safeguard our people.
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Kindness matters all year round

Good mental health in the workplace has become increasingly important to me, not only on a personal level but also professionally too, as Fivium’s People Team leader. Breaking down the stigma around mental health is so important to us, so we’re proud to champion all efforts being made more widely to effect this.
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Accessibility clinics: The top accessibility issues we find

In my last post, I talked about how we use accessibility clinics to help ensure we’re building software that works for everybody. Today, to mark Global Accessibility Awareness Day, we’re sharing the top accessibility issues that we uncover in the clinics.
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Accessibility clinics: building software that works for everybody

At Fivium we’re dedicated to building software that works for everybody, regardless of any disabilities or impairments. We take this responsibility very seriously, especially because we’re often building services that people rely on every day to get their jobs done. One way that we make sure that our services are accessible is by running accessibility clinics. These are focussed sessions where we test out a service using accessibility tools with the people who are responsible for building the service.
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