Creating a successful remote onboarding

First impressions matter, right? Well definitely when it comes to onboarding a new employee. A good onboarding process can set up exactly what the rest of your experience at a company will be like. At Surevine, we’ve put in a lot of thought into our process, constantly reviewing and improving it over the years (check … Continued

Surevine working with Elemendar to fight cyber threats at machine-speed

As the cyber security threat increases, so does the volume of Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI) and the number of initiatives to collaborate and share it. In order to help organisations manage and control their CTI, Elemendar and Surevine have integrated their solutions to enable organisations to prioritise what really matters, and deal with the threats … Continued

Surevine’s first remote RLM

Since (almost) the start of Surevine, the quarterly RLMs have been a key feature in the calendar. As a remote company we’ve found it so important to have the chance four times a year to get together and build bonds across Surevine. Unfortunately, the current situation has meant we weren’t able to all gather in … Continued

Creating GOV.UK styled React applications with govuk-react-jsx

The Coronavirus dashboard from Public Health England has used components which were recently open sourced by Surevine. They were developed in order to support a recent government project Surevine worked on which required us to build a GOV.UK styled React app adhering to the GOV.UK Design System. After evaluating the current open source options for … Continued

Working from home & communication

So you’ve now got your basic IT set up at home to get you working productively. But unless you’re a company of 1, you will still need to communicate with your colleagues even if they aren’t co-located. You could all start emailing each other, but that rapidly descends into an awful chain of emails where … Continued

Working from home: Getting started with IT

Current situations mean that a lot of businesses, all of a sudden, are telling employees to work from home. But it’s not as simple as just doing it. There are some basic steps that need to be taken to ensure that you can get set up properly to work from home, and your IT settings … Continued

The 2020 New Starter Experience at Surevine 

I was quite nervous making the move with the triple threat: New industry. Never experienced 100% remote. A move from a very product orientated role to a services agency one. I remember the night before being quite unnerving and lots of “What have I done?!”-style internal monologues. The reality was very different. The onboarding process … Continued

UKGovCamp 2020

Surevine sponsored UKGovCamp again this year and I was lucky enough to attend. UKGovcamp isn’t like a normal conference, in fact it’s the exact opposite. An ‘Unconference’ covering topics in the public sector digital space, with talks pitched on the day.​ Pre-event ​I popped along to the pre-event drinks the night before only to find … Continued

Remote Working, Surevine and My Family

Remote working means something different for everyone in Surevine. For me, there were some very clear reasons as to why remote and flexible working was a must have. I used to work for a mobile app developer in another city in 2014. Buses to and from. I left the house before my eldest got out … Continued

Surevine’s Top Blogs of 2019

What a year it’s been! Over that time, we’ve published 23 blogs to keep you up to date in all things Surevine. To wrap up the year, we thought we’d remind you of what our best blogs of 2019 have been. How to test a React Higher Order Component using react-testing-library and JestExactly what it … Continued