We're celebrating Sign Language Week with some BSL parliamentary signs, thanks to Elisabeth Ward who's learning BSL for her 10% time.
Today (8 March) is International Women's Day. It celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. In honour of this, we spoke to women across PDS about their careers, the barriers they've faced, and the women they look up to.
Elisabeth Ward has been learning BSL for her 10% time. We've recorded a video of her telling us more about it, using BSL of course.
Caroline Braibant works in the content team and is using her 10% time to mentor a young refugee. She writes about how this helps with her work and what she's learned from using her 10% time.
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.
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.