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New ‘GRID’ data tool to build a more inclusive Civil Service

GRID recruitment platform

This month, Cabinet Secretary, Simon Case and Chief Operating Officer, Alex Chisholm launched A Modern Civil Service. In our series to celebrate the vision, Government Business Services showcases a data analyser to improve recruitment and find the cream of candidates. …

Lessons in Leadership

Civil Service Award Winner, Chris Atkinson

Civil Service award winner Chris Atkinson topped the category for Inspirational Leadership. Below, Chris shares the secrets of his success. When I was asked to write a blog about leadership, I immediately found the spectre of self-doubt raising its ugly …

Disability and Diversity in Leadership

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DCMS Permanent Secretary and CS Disability Champion Sarah Healey reflects on the success of this new programme. As the Civil Service Disability Champion, one of my priorities is to ensure we continue to provide opportunities for disabled colleagues to progress …

9 Reasons Why: you must tune into Civil Service Live!

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  There’s a growing buzz with the return of Civil Service Live (16-17 June) just three weeks away. Lorraine McBride has the lowdown on what you can expect from the online event. One of the biggest staff events in Europe …

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 …

Civil Service Awards 2020: Inspirational Leadership

Chris Atkinson from the Northern Ireland Office scooped the highly-coveted Inspirational Leadership Award. Chris drove the work to establish a payments scheme to recognise and support people living with permanent disablement caused by an incident related to 'The Troubles' in …

Launching the Civil Service Eating Disorders Network

Eating Disorders Awareness Week (1-7 March) aims to raise awareness and show solidarity and compassion for people affected by this debilitating condition. I am proud to champion the new Civil Service Eating Disorders Network (CSEDN) efforts to tackle stigma around …

Mentoring and Me

A great mentor encourages a person to progress, giving valuable advice and encouragement. But it isn’t a one-way street. Many mentors find building the bond just as rewarding and gain fresh inspiration. Below, Bernie Thompson and Melissa Crawshay-Williams share their …

How to be a Steve

Angela Macdonald on how small acts of kindness and humanity can make a huge difference to colleagues during the fight against Covid. It’s strange to think as I write this reflection on leadership, that a new year has begun. As …