A few weeks ago, four members of our user research team took a long train ride to Neath in Wales. Their destination was the Digital Accessibility Centre (DAC) to do accessibility testing for our digital services. Here's what we learned.
When Sharan Dhaliwal first heard the words ‘self care’, she thought “oh cool, pedicure and mimosa day right?” But she's since learnt what to do to take better care of herself.
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.
You might have heard of companies which let their employees spend a percentage of their time on creative projects that will benefit them. Emma Allen introduced this in the last organisation she worked for and she's blogged about doing the same for her teams at PDS.
Gavin Elliott from the Department for Work and Pensions recently came to PDS to talk about imposter syndrome and mental health issues. He talked about the importance of getting help and why it's good to talk.
Elisabeth in the Content Team talks about raising awareness of disabilities by speaking about her own experience.
As I settle into my new role as Parliament's Director of Transformation and embrace the challenges ahead, I'm reminded of the importance of diversity in today’s changing world.
Following a meeting between Heads of Profession last week, I felt compelled to bite the bullet. To write the blog post I've been intending to write for a long time and that's because a topic that I feel really passionately about dominated the second half of the agenda, flexible working. Specifically, smart working.