October is Black History Month in the UK. While recognising and celebrating the past, we’re also looking forward. Co-mentoring is part of a broader support and intervention package designed to promote equity, equality, and encourage mutually beneficial mentoring relationships.
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.
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.
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?
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.
Everyone wins in a mentoring environment. Through the BPDTS mentoring programme, we're investing in our people in a way that allows them to give back to the organisation. We spoke with some of our mentors and mentees to learn more about their mentoring success.
Anne-Marie Goulden, Digital Service Practice Manager at BPDTS, discusses why BPDTS is on the move towards a more agile performance management approach to drive continuous improvement. The post is part 2 of a 2-part series.
Anne-Marie Goulden, Digital Service Practice Manager at BPDTS, discusses how BPDTS is taking a bottom-up approach to change management. Learn more about how continual conversations help cultivate a culture of ownership, recurrent feedback, and development. The post is part 1 of a 2-part series.
Adam Nibloe joined BPDTS as an Associate Engineer in the Unified Communications team. Discover how in less than a year, he's evolved into an exceptional Infrastructure Engineer, adding quality work outputs and value to the organisation. Learn more about Adam's journey.
The collision of our personal and professional lives is likely a trend that's here to stay for some time. In our post, we share some of the ways BPDTS colleagues are managing the new normal's meeting madness.