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Supporting People Through the Pandemic

When the pandemic struck, Ruby Dixon was deployed to develop and spearhead Britain’s national shielding programme to support 2.6m vulnerable people, and ensure that food and grants reached the needy. I joined the Ministry for Housing, Communities, and Local Government …

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 …

Modernising tests and assessments to recruit for the Civil Service of tomorrow

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The 2016-20 Civil Service Workforce Plan provided the impetus to accelerate modernisation of our recruitment processes.  We introduced a new website to showcase careers in the Civil Service, we upgraded our recruitment technology to improve the user experience and we …

Lockdown: What did it do to your working relationships? Don’t worry, help is at hand

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Traditionally, the end of summer acts as a bit of a reset point for many of us.  Personally, I’ve always seen this as a good time to look with fresh eyes at plans, to re-evaluate our progress and to consider …

How will you, how should I, how will we shape our future together?

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Earlier this year Clare Moriarty, former Permanent Secretary, launched Leadership in Action, setting out eight attributes of great leadership. At the time of the launch COVID-19 had started to have an impact on UK society; little did we know that …