Fivium Blog We're UK public sector software specialists - making software that makes a difference. Zend_Feed_Writer 2 ( Fivium commits to Net Zero emissions by 2030

As part Fivium’s dedication to fighting climate change, creating social value and operating in a socially and environmentally responsible way, Fivium is delighted to have committed to being a Net Zero emissions company by March 2030.]]>
Tue, 10 May 2022 11:16:00 +0000 0
Why working in Public Sector IT is great

If you’re not familiar with Public Sector software development you’d be forgiven for thinking it’s all about massive failed IT projects, tied up with legacy infrastructure and enough security red-tape to make sure nothing ever gets done. That’s because it was... once upon a time.]]>
Tue, 08 Mar 2022 15:28:00 +0000 0
Data Protection Day is Every Day

It’s good that, every year since 2006, on 28th January we celebrate Data Protection day. What’s most important about it is that every year, it spotlights the ever-growing importance of protecting personal data. It gives data protection professionals, and those working in related professions, the chance to raise awareness about the rights to personal data protection and privacy inside their organisations and to the general public. But, in reality, Data Protection day should be every day. ]]>
Mon, 24 Jan 2022 09:01:00 +0000 0
Fivium visit Leigh Academy

​At Fivium, as well as assisting the public sector in their digital transformation efforts, we like to make sure we give back to the community. Earlier this week I had the pleasure of doing just that. ]]>
Mon, 17 Jan 2022 09:14:00 +0000 0
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. ]]>
Tue, 13 Jul 2021 08:00:00 +0000 0
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.]]>
Wed, 24 Feb 2021 09:17:00 +0000 0
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. ]]>
Tue, 16 Feb 2021 14:29:00 +0000 0
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. ]]>
Thu, 12 Nov 2020 14:53:00 +0000 0
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. ]]>
Tue, 20 Oct 2020 21:08:00 +0000 0
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.]]>
Tue, 28 Jul 2020 11:49:00 +0000 0
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.]]>
Thu, 09 Jul 2020 08:42:00 +0000 0
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. ]]>
Fri, 22 May 2020 06:00:00 +0000 0
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.]]>
Thu, 21 May 2020 06:00:00 +0000 0
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.]]>
Fri, 15 May 2020 08:43:00 +0000 0
Working from home - How we’re adapting to the ‘new normal’

At Fivium, though many of us do it, we aren’t home working experts. What we do know, though, is change management. As an IT Services company, we help our customers manage fundamental changes to the way they work. Here are some things we’ve learnt and how we’ve applied them in this situation that may help.]]>
Wed, 25 Mar 2020 09:40:00 +0000 0