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7 things to Help Onboard People onto Remote Teams

While onboarding new starters onto remote teams may feel like a big or risky job, it’s actually not that different from onboarding in-person. It may require a little more preparation and planning, but the  themes are still the same: Ensure the right people are joining the team Provide context for the project and information on who and where to get

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What's your organisation’s delivery style? Here’s how to work it out

On Wednesday 26 February, I’ll be speaking at the H1 Event in Leeds about delivery style. More specifically, about how to judge where your organisation is with delivery, where you want to be and then deciding on the most appropriate way to get there.  Something that comes up time and again during 101 Ways’ engagements and even during my coaching

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Businesses Can Help Diversify Tech by Building Communities in the North

While Yorkshire and the Humber has previously lagged behind when it comes to gender diversity, including in the technology sector, this is changing. We believe that 101 Ways and northern businesses should work together to help push this forward by creating and supporting communities. Gender diversity in the tech industry is not a new thing, but it is one that

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Conversations with the Crew: Meet Sophie Branfield

As we head into the New Year three mince pies at a time, our HQ team – as well as our stomachs – is growing. It’s an exciting time focusing on future goals as well as festive cheer. This month we welcome Sophie Branfield as our new Head of Talent. She has galloped into HQ from the home counties, so

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This Girl Can – 101 Ways Intern Talks Getting Women into STEM

Araminta Bos-Rich is a Bath native, horse lover (she has one that at 26 years, is older than her) and was one of 101 Ways’ summer interns. Although she had to leave to go back to university, we didn’t really want to let her go because she brought us doughnuts, was really helpful to the team during her time here. 

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IR35 – What You Need to Know Right Now and How We'll Protect You

Outside of Brexit, IR35 is the buzzword in the UK at the moment. As you’re no doubt aware, the UK Government is proposing that the public sector changes to the IR35 rules are rolled out substantively in the private sector from 6 April 2020. It means that responsibility for deciding IR35 status lies with the ‘client’, not the ‘contractor’. Due

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Conversations with the Crew: Meet Heidi Anderson

Thus far, our three-strong Client Partner Team was made up of people who’s names begin with a ‘J’. While always a fan of alliteration, it was time to mix it up and add the inimitable Heidi Anderson to the mix. A London native, Heidi and her family packed their bags four years ago, made for the picturesque Sussex coast and

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Networking, Small Talk and Being Out of Your Comfort Zone

I’m Ally – Head of Talent at 101 Ways – and I have a fear of small talk. That might be surprising to hear considering I get paid to talk for a living and often have to call people I’ve never spoken to before. But when I admit to people that I dread networking events, even with almost a decade’s

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React Native: What are the 5 Key Learnings of the Framework?

React Native is a framework for building cross-platform mobile apps using the JavaScript library, React. It was publicly released by Facebook in 2015 and has become hugely popular since. I’ve been a senior developer for a number of years and working with React Native from late 2015. In that time, I’ve built several apps using the technology and identified a

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Why are we so afraid of change and how can we manage it?

Whether your company is big or small, the change transitional or transformational, change is challenging and although, can lead to great success, getting there may not be easy. The Change Curve designed by Dr Elizabeth Kubler-Ross in her book On Death and Dying, is a good way of understanding the psychology of change both personally and professionally: So why do

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Interning at 101 Ways: On the Code to Success

It’s summer, it’s hot – you’d be forgiven for wanting to spend every waking hour next to a fan / water fountain / igloo. But one young woman, shunned the sun and braved the Northern Line every day just to join us at HQ for a week and find out what it’s really like to be a 101-er. Here she

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Is Low-Code Development a Threat to Software Engineering?

Low-code development platforms (LCDPs) – a term first coined by research firm Forrester in 2014 – provide an environment for programmers to create application software through graphical user interfaces and configuration – like drag and drop – over traditional computer programming, which can often require millions of lines of code. The platforms’ capabilities ‘enable rapid delivery of business applications with

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By Kelly Waters

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