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Lessons on maintaining staff engagement

A laptop is set up next to a monitor. On the monitor a browser is open on a page that functions a collaborative tool. It contains digital sticky notes that read “Key Organisational Changes & Priorities”, “Wellbeing information & support”, “Network events and initiatives”, “Updates from departmental SCS” as well as smaller notes where the font is too small to read what is written on them.

A year on from moving to remote working, GDS’s Internal Communications team reflects on employee engagement challenges and successes.

Podcast: Celebrating Black Excellence in Tech

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Government Digital Service podcast with Vanessa, Chucks, Sam & Matt.

The UK celebrates Black History Month in October. Throughout the month, the Government Digital Service has been hosting events and activities centred on the theme of “Black Excellence”. On our latest podcast, we discuss Black excellence in tech with colleagues and other public servants about careers, advice for young Black people interested in working in tech, and actions for allies to implement.

As social media changes, so does GDS’s Playbook

The rules of the game have changed. Have you? GDS Social Media Playbook.

New social media platforms and trends, and trends on these platforms, spring up all the time. To keep users of the GDS Social Media Playbook informed, Vanessa Schneider highlights key changes and updates.

Leading the digital, data and technology (DDaT) response to coronavirus

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A sign that reads "DDaT Profession".

Chris Ferguson, Director of National, International, Research, Service Design and Assurance and DDaT COVID-19 Hub at the Government Digital Service, takes stock of how we responded to coronavirus (COVID-19) to date, and reflects on how GDS's past paved the way.