How are we using our values to maintain and improve the wellbeing of PDS staff? Head of Digital Capability Julie Byrne reflects on a tumultuous few months and what's been happening.
Julie is capability lead at PDS.
The HR and capability team had never had an away day before so they've written about what they did and what they learned from taking a day away from the office.
We recently held another of our values days. This time we focused on confidence and the different ways you can have confidence in work. Rachel Christopher and Julie Byrne have blogged about the day itself.
Julie Byrne talks about the latest work she's been doing on capability, including setting up a mentoring framework for PDS that will help with staff development and retention.
Capability for us is making sure we have the right skills to deliver a digital service for Parliament. I lead on capability in the Digital Development directorate so here's an update on what we've done so far and what we want to do in the future.
At the end of August, the development team set up a recruitment task force. The aim was to research and test ideas on how to improve recruitment at PDS. We talk about what we've done, what we've learned and what's next for the task force.
Julie Byrne blogs about PDS attending the latest Silicon Milkroundabout and how we brought our Digital Principles to life at the event.
... ok, of PDS for now - but world domination can follow.
As many of you will be only too familiar with, recruiting people into technical roles can be particularly challenging. Here at PDS we're dedicated to finding better ways to deal with these challenges.
Matthew Bwye Lera, an 18 year old student spent 3 weeks on work experience at PDS. He talks about what he learnt during his time in Parliament.