Jen joined Parliament through the Speakers Parliamentary Placement Scheme. She tells us what it's like and how she went from a job in a law firm to having a job in Parliament.
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.
The theme of this year's International Women's Day was "be bold for change". A good mantra for everyone, men and women. As I went to a Parliamentary reception to mark the event, I thought of that other quote, "Be the change you want to see".
Miran from the IT Support Desk talks about his apprenticeship at PDS and what it was like to be earning while you're learning.
Jo Clay, Head of Inclusive Resourcing at Equal Approach, explains what the "bro code" is and how to improve diversity in digital.
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.
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.
The Data & Search team is back with their tenth set of fortnight notes. The idea is to keep an ongoing, public record of what we're doing. We'll iterate the notes with a view to making them better over time …
Julie Byrne blogs about PDS attending the latest Silicon Milkroundabout and how we brought our Digital Principles to life at the event.
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.