Mentoring is gaining momentum as a professional development approach. The impact and value of mentorship exponentially increase when it becomes one of many tools in your development toolbox. Used in conjunction with other activities including, coaching, shadowing, peer to peer training and formal training, mentoring complements the more comprehensive approach to career mobility and learning and development.
Leading organisations across all sectors are putting mental health and wellness issues on the boardroom agenda. Mental health issues cost UK employers £45 billion, and more needs to be done to tackle the challenge in the workplace. The more conversations we have about mental health the more barriers we can break down – minimising the isolation, shame, and worthlessness too many of us feel when experiencing a mental health problem.
We recapped the 3 solutions hackers created during the BPDTS Hackathon in December in our blog post ‘How to hack your way to the winner’s circle with co-creation’. This post explores why hackathons are becoming an increasingly popular way to instigate changes at the end-user level - in private, public and third sectors.
Crowdsourcing innovative solutions through hackathons, user-experience sessions, and customer feedback is driving success for many organisations. In December more than 50 people met in Manchester to attend a BPDTS Hackathon. Throughout the day, 3 teams worked diligently to support the hackathon's objective – how to improve the employee experience using the intranet as a platform.
CEO, Loveday Ryder reflects on BPDTS accomplishments, remarking on what she’s proud of, what we’re a bit too reticent to talk about it, and what we want to celebrate – our core values.
The celebration of World Values Day is something we should strive to do daily. Central to this year’s theme is wellbeing. Living our lives following our values is empowering. Our values represent who we are; they inspire and motivate us to do everything – right and wrong. It’s our values that define and shape us, and the world we live in.
CEO, Loveday Ryder, shares her commitment to becoming a more authentic leader by embracing feedback. Changing the culture of a team, a department, or an organisation, requires everyone to work together openly and honestly. Real transformation is achievable through trust and purposeful, positive feedback every day.
Jordan McNally, Events and Engagement Co-ordinator and MADE representative for Manchester, BPDTS Ltd, shares the work our people are doing as volunteers and fundraisers for local charities.
Amy Cross, Agile Delivery Manager and member of our Diversity and Inclusion Steering Group, on why we’ve signed up to the Tech Talent Charter here at BPDTS.
In the first of our posts from BPDTS colleagues, our Cultural Transformation Lead, Lucy Hilson, shares how she’s leading work to create a working environment and culture that inspires, develops and supports all our colleagues.