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Creating a great organisational culture: Perks

In this second blog, looking at what makes a great organisational culture, Softwire MD Zoe Cunningham looks at the role perks play. What works? What doesn’t work? And what do you do when perks have unexpected side-effects? Of the seven critical...

By Zoe Cunningham
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How to build a business that attracts and retains the best people

In the first blog in a new series, Softwire’s Managing Director Zoe Cunningham shares her experiences on building the workplace culture that’s seen us consistently ranked among the best small employers in the UK. Something we’re immensely proud of at Softwire...

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How to get ahead with public sector tenders

Define your technical objectives I've been discussing the very start of a digital project – procurement – recently with my public sector customers.  How do you write a tender which will get you the result you really want? Too many digital procurements...

By Jenny Mulholland
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My experience as an intern at Softwire

I completed an internship at Softwire after my second year studying Engineering Science at Oxford. After attending a careers fair, I applied on a whim and having had almost no experience of programming, I was a little worried that the internship...

By Jenny Potter
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6 key factors for successful sprint planning

Picture this You’re leading a talented, cohesive, high-performing team of software engineers. They work as consistently and predictably as a beating heart. Every sprint planning, you pick the next eight stories off the top of your perfectly groomed, prioritised backlog, knowing...

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Alexa is the New Command Line

In the beginning...

By Andy Patterson
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Softwire’s 6-Point Social Responsibility Manifesto

However much it feels sometimes like we live and work in a bubble – maybe a sort of Eden where the computers always work perfectly and the rivers flow with coffee – no Softwire is an island. We have a...

By Sarah Binney
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Employee Benefits

We offer our employees all the standard benefits you would expect, and much more - but that's not the whole story. All Softwire employees benefit from: a very competitive salary, plus significant bonus (or commission for sales roles) to reward you...

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How to become amazing at User Experience

At Softwire we select employees on the basis of technical ability and potential as well as technical knowledge, and provide all the training that our new recruits need in-house. It goes without saying, then, that training is  something we devote a...

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Working at Softwire

Softwire is an awesome and unique place to work, and our staff are among the smartest and happiest in the country. We are really proud of what we do, and how we do it. For the last seven consecutive years, we...

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