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Rupert McNeil, Government Chief People Officer, Civil Service Human Resources, Cabinet Office

Rupert McNeil was appointed Government Chief People Officer in January 2016.

Making a Civil Service for everyone, together

To mark the National Day for Staff Networks on 12 May, Rupert McNeil reflects on the tremendous work over the last year to overcome the challenges of the pandemic and lockdown. I had hoped that a year from National Day …

Commemorating Holocaust Memorial Day 2021

Government Chief People Officer, Rupert McNeil writes about Holocaust Memorial Day, and reveals his deeply personal family connection. We are living through unusual and difficult times. But pandemics, while rare, are not unique human experiences. The Holocaust is.  We need …

Supporting our Civil Service Carers

Today is Carers’ Rights Day. It’s a chance for me to thank everyone who gives their time and energy to looking after a loved one, whilst continuing to do a great job. I know this isn’t easy especially during these …

Leadership in Action: supporting our personal professional development

Mid-year review in the Civil Service is a great time to reflect on our own professional development, and for those in our teams. How people do this is very personal, for example, how we like to revise for exams, take …

Mediation Awareness Month throughout October

All aspects of our working lives have been impacted by COVID-19, and mediation is no different. As this month is Mediation Awareness Month, I thought I would highlight some of the fantastic work that is taking place across the Civil …

The Civil Service Workforce Plan - A Brilliant Civil Service, realised

Prior to the last parliament, The Civil Service Board (CSB) established three broad priorities for the Civil Service: Improving the commercial capability of the Civil Service Ensuring that the Civil Service is world leading in terms of digital transformation Improving …

Achieving Impact Through Innovation

Introduction from Rupert McNeil I am thrilled that the Civil Service Job Share Finder has won the ENEI 'Impact through Innovation' Award. This is the third innovation themed award win for the site since it was launched in 2015! COVID-19 …

Making caring visible – an update on implementing the Carers Strategy

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Marking the start of Carers Week, Government Chief People Officer Rupert McNeil picks out some highlights from the newly published progress report on the Civil Service Carers Strategy.

HR profession leading the way in Success Profiles guidance

A man and woman in conversation

Government Chief People Officer Rupert McNeil describes how the HR profession is breaking new ground in the implementation of Success Profiles for recruitment and selection in the Civil Service.

Championing mental health and wellbeing through the pandemic

Head and shoulders image of Rupert McNeil, Government Chief People Officer

In Mental Health Awareness Week, Government Chief People Office Rupert McNeil introduces a virtual wellbeing and leadership learning package developed by the Civil Service Leadership Academy on how to manage through a crisis and work towards a common goal.