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Smarter working creates a better work life balance

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Work and family; work life balance

Smarter working practices help people perform at their best, be more productive, and generally, be happier. Working from home for much of the year opened many people’s eyes to the advantages of smarter working. Here are some of the ways BPDTS colleagues are utilising flexible working policies to improve their work-life balance. Many colleagues are converting time they might have spent on trains and motorways into activities to support their wellbeing, family, health, and even the NHS.

Flexible working and self-isolation in lockdown

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Dave Hutchinson with headphones in foreground and his wife socially distancing in background

Smarter working practices help people perform at their best, be more productive, and generally, be happier. To mark National Work Life Week, David Hutchinson, Test Engineer at BPDTS, shares his experience self-isolating during the lockdown. In his story, David shares his experience living in isolation and the challenges he faced; his account showcases how flexible working policies helped him cope.

We’re celebrating National Inclusion Week 

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Inclusivity

At BPDTS, our people want to work in an inclusive environment where they feel safe and valued. Workplace inclusion helps grow our business and workforce, making people feel happier and more empowered. Throughout the week, BPDTS colleagues will celebrate what it means to feel included, both within the workplace and in our communities. What makes you feel included or excluded? 

Career pathways: business analyst to product manager

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Pritesh Mistry, BPDTS Senior Product Manager

My product management journey began before joining BPDTS; I'd like to share how I transitioned my career from an accountant and business analyst to where I am today in product management. Starting a new position is always a hurdle; in my new role as a Senior Product Manager, the uncertainty around the pandemic meant I was stepping into an unknown, and it couldn't have been more exciting or satisfying.