The judging panel for the Communication category in the 2018 Civil Service Awards announce the 9 contenders in their long list for the prize.
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, made up of skilled people who are high-performing, adaptable and take personal responsibility."
The three other pillars of the vision are: Improved outcomes; Effective leaders; A great place to work.
A guide to the workings of Parliament for civil servants has been revised and updated.
Jonathan Jones writes about the development of a unified expert commercial law service for government, and how this complements commercial capability building across Whitehall.
Alison Saunders writes about how apprenticeships are providing an influx of energy and skills for the Crown Prosecution Service and increasing diversity in its workforce.
HMRC Chief Executive Jon Thompson says it’s not just ‘commercial’ civil servants who need to understand and manage contracts. Increasing numbers of colleagues can benefit from being more aware of the skills required and the training available.
Matthew Rycroft, Champion of the Skills Award in the 2018 Civil Service Awards, is looking for nominees who have shared skills effectively or actively promoted their development in an individual, team or organisation.
Learning at Work Week is a timely reminder of what we have to gain from making learning and development a priority, says Dr Janet Barker of Civil Service Learning.
Crawford Falconer, Second Permanent Secretary at the Department for International Trade, introduces the new International Trade Profession, which he will lead.
John Manzoni highlights the learning available in Commercial Awareness Week (7 to 11 May) to develop civil servants' appreciation of the importance of our commercial activities, and how understanding them can help us in our work.
Government Finance Academy Deputy Director Betty Sturgeon on support for building financial skills.