The Home Office's Paul Morrison asks readers to reflect on some of the assumptions that can count against people, in a plea for diversity of thought, as well as a recognition of our cultural and personal bias.
A great place to work
A range of blogs illustrating the theme of the same name, one of the four supporting pillars of the vision of 'A Brilliant Civil Service'.
The strapline for this theme is: "A brilliant Civil Service - a great place to work. It will continue to be inclusive, flexible, modern and connected, sitting at the heart of a wider public service. In everything we do we will encourage openness, challenge, innovation and excellence."
The three other pillars of the vision are: Improved outcomes; Effective leaders; Skilled people.
Zamila Bunglawala says it's time to ditch the acronyms when talking about minorities and to encourage an open discussion on use of language that is appropriate, inclusive and sensitive to how ethnic groups identify themselves.
Civil servant Charlotte Kume-Holland offers a personal reflection on how we can understand our own mental health and ways we can take care of it.
Civil Service Faith & Belief Champion Clare Moriarty launches a new toolkit to support the building of inclusive cultures for civil servants of all faiths and none.
Jonathan Slater, the new Civil Service LGB&TI Champion, talks about his commitment to the role and looks forward to this year's Pride events.
To mark Father's Day, Civil Service Job Share Finder Product Manager Brian Stanislas introduces the stories of two fathers, one a job sharer, the other who combines work with being a carer.
Brian Stanislas describes the first-ever HMRC job-sharing event, which attracted colleagues from a number of departments and could be copied across the Civil Service.
What are the '7Es', and how can they contribute to wellbeing at work? Kevin Oliver explains.
To mark the recent Deaf Awareness Week, Philip Rutnam introduces the personal stories of two Civil Service colleagues who live with hearing loss.
Civil Service Health & Wellbeing Champion Jonathan Jones describes how we are starting to identify trends in health and wellbeing across the organisation.