Emma Stace - chief digital and technology officer - gives her personal view on mental health during covid, and the conversations she's had about race in the past year. She also explains what service ownership and user-centred deign lab are and how these ways of working make such a difference.
There’s no doubt that 2020 has been a unique and challenging year. Here, Chief digital technology officer Emma Stace reflects on how we’ve adapted, what's been difficult and how we're shaping up for the future.
Katie Pether talks about seven things our recruitment team is trialling to make sure the way we hire people is anti-racist and free from bias. If you work in recruitment and you're interested in anti-racist processes this is for you.
Laboni Paul is a representative of the south-Asian community, and an ally to her Black colleagues. Here she shares her Black friends' experiences following the recent protests. Laboni also outlines what's going on in DfE Digital to explore the issues of race and racism more deeply.
As well as coronavirus, there’s been a constant stream of reports about racially motivated incidents and murders within the United States. Kelsey Williams talks about how that feels as Black person in the UK and what people can do to be supportive.
The theme of this years Mental Health Awareness Week is kindness. Here we share some personal stories of managing our mental health, as well as how we look after and support each other as an organisation.
From 4 people in a basement to 120 across 3 sites, DfE Digital has grown to respond to its users' needs for excellent, user-centred services. Here, chief digital officer Emma Stace reflects on how far we've come, what's been difficult and how we're shaping up for the future.
The coronavirus outbreak has brought about a lot of change for DfE Digital. Here Ella Beaumont shares some of the biggest challenges her team have faced so far, and how they've overcome them.
We're all adjusting to new ways of working. Here Katie Pether talks about how recruitment teams can make sure interviewees get he same high quality experience as they would in a face-to-face interview.
We teamed up with CodeUntapped to run a fantastic hackathon. Our hackers were challenged to explore ways to improve one of our live services. Karen Ferdinand kicked off the event and here she blogs about the winners, the solutions and what happened next.