Rapid hiring and too few induction sessions led to a backlog for new starters, so here's how we updated the induction process.
A content designer's job is to write in the simplest way to help our users do things that are often complex. To make sure the words we use are both clear and accurate, we often need input from experts in a particular area. We’ve found that working together to ‘pair write’ is a good way to do this.
We were delighted to welcome our new minister, Ben Gummer, to the GDS office in Holborn on 15 September, and he made a few important announcements.
It’s been a few months since we last posted here about the Service Manual, the best place to find guidance and tools for government service teams. Here's an update.
We hold all-staff meetings to share what we’ve achieved and talk about what we’ll be doing next. People wanted to try an ‘unconference’ so everyone could get more involved.
A lot of the time here at GDS, we think the best way to solve something tricky is to share the problem. It’s a chance for us to get as many brains as possible thinking about the same thing.
The GDS International Team is now 4 months old and we thought it was about time to introduce ourselves.
At GDS, we believe that local and central government and the wider public sector will provide better digital services for the taxpayer if they have access to a diverse group of suppliers.
Members of the cross-government service manager community recently got together in Bristol to compare notes and swap stories.
I’m Katy. I’m currently working in the Digital Public Services and Business Transformation Division as part of the Scottish government’s Graduate Development Programme.