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COP26: Time for talks at green summit... then action

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Clare Nasir looks at why the evolving landscape of climate science fuels a note of optimism for Glasgow  When I first heard the announcement that the Nobel Prize in Physics winners were climate scientists, Fatboy Slim’s epic album You’ve Come …

How to break through in the Civil Service: our top tips

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Colleagues from the Department for International Trade’s Digital, Data and Technology team share their tips for career progression and promotion Are you stuck in a career cul-de-sac? If so, don’t worry, you’re not alone. Our Diversity and Inclusion group recently …

5 Lessons from the Forces about getting things done

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When Rupert Cryer joined the Cabinet Office COVID-19 Task Force, his new colleagues - from the Armed Forces - couldn’t have had more different day jobs. Yet the stark contrast was the very thing that made it work. I’ve often …

Hacking the Future

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How the Modernisation and Reform Champions are using new ways to build the future of the Civil Service together The Civil Service Modernisation and Reform Programme recently launched with the publishing of the Declaration on Government Reform. Cooperation and collaboration …

COP 26 - how going one step greener can help the planet

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In the lead up to COP26, to mark the Together for our Planet campaign, we want to hear how you’re helping to tackle climate change. Whether it's cycling to work or eating last night's leftovers for lunch, get involved! Around …

New beginnings in the Civil Service world of wellbeing

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Wellbeing is at the heart of Civil Service culture, and post-pandemic, it has never been more important. Sarah Healey, the new Health and Wellbeing Champion, lauds our recent achievements and looks ahead to new priorities including the upcoming Civil Service …

A Question of Honours

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The nation’s favourite celebrities may dominate the headlines when they’re awarded honours, but also included in every honours list are members of the public from a range of backgrounds. Civil servant Stephanie Karpetas shares the story of her own Palace …

The Art of Working Smarter Makes You Happier

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Smarter working is a hot topic. Now Fiona James, the Civil Service digital wellbeing champion has teamed up with the Civil Service HR team to publish a smarter working hub,  to help civil servants find a better work/life balance.  So, …