We have a responsibility to make sure GDS is a healthy place to work, where everyone feels able to talk about their mental health and ask for support if they need it.
People and skills
At GDS we’ve been celebrating National Inclusion Week. This year’s theme is ‘Connect for inclusion’, and we’ve been running events and discussing the importance of how we value difference at work and benefit from inclusion.
On 14 September 2017, applications will open for the digital, data and technology (DDaT) Fast Stream scheme 2018, aimed at graduates and existing civil servants. Fast streamers will work in up to 6 government departments, in various UK locations.
One of the good things about working in the Civil Service is that it encourages volunteering. Jacob Bonwitt shares his story of how volunteering changed his life and his career.
Whether you’re a specialist or non-specialist civil servant, the GDS Academy will help improve your digital awareness by giving you a better understanding of the user-centred methodologies which are at the heart of government transformation.
Across government, departments are beginning to realise not only the value of the data they hold, but also how they can use data science to make more effective, data-informed decisions.
Holly Ellis discusses the importance of recruiting, developing and retaining the right people and skills needed to transform public services.
Building an open and inclusive culture is something we work on continually. All this work is important, because it helps create an environment where people can feel confident to be themselves at work. Where they can bring their whole selves to work.
Creative writer Lucy Carey discusses a new peer-led initiative we’ve been developing at GDS to usher more women towards the podium – Break into Public Speaking.
How GDS worked with Public Health England to train their staff in writing effectively.