To celebrate International Men’s Day senior delivery manager David Thomas shares his experiences of one of the most segregated areas in our society - raising children.
As International Stress Awareness Week gets underway one of our content designers, Sally Davis, opens up about her own experiences of managing stress and offers some tips for spotting the signs and dealing with them early.
Andrew Hick and Iris Faraway, from the Ruby Waste Services team, explain the changes they and their team have been making recently to remove the pain from waste carrier renewals.
To celebrate National Work Life Week, software developer Tim Tamimi explains why he’s such a flexible working enthusiast.
Cyber security is rarely far from the headlines these days. With so many of our people currently working from home the cyber security challenges and risks challenges are potentially greater as Brinda McDonald, Defra Senior Security Adviser, explains.
To mark Global Talent Acquisition Day, Lynne Roberts, Head of User Centred Design at Defra Digital, explains the challenges and rewards involved with recruiting and retaining the best people and how she has had to develop and empower her managers to be adept recruiters too.
Paul Shaw and Jim King (software developers) explain how Defra is using ‘PowerApps’, a low code digital development tool, to meet one of the many challenges facing government departments due to coronavirus (COVID-19).
Civil Service Live is the key learning and networking event of the calendar for UK civil servants. This year the event moved completely online. Lianne Bailey, a Senior User Researcher in Defra Digital, was one of many who ‘joined’ this week’s two-day virtual event.
Volunteering has been a release and source of comfort for many during lockdown, both for those volunteering and for those needing help and support.
To mark this year’s Volunteers' Week, one of our user researchers, Chloe Westerman, describes her experiences of volunteering during the past couple of months.
To coincide with ‘On Air, Online’ - Learning at Work Week, Joya Snowden, Defra Capability Development lead supporting the Digital Data and Technology Services (DDTS) function, tells us how her team has been developing their learning offer to provide options that can be accessed by colleagues working at home.