Managing and enabling today’s distributed workforce requires more than technology. There must be clear expectations between employees and managers to ensure that productivity doesn’t slip and workplace relationships don’t diminish.
Many agencies are trying to give employees a platform to take on new roles and expand their spheres of influence. Mentor relationships are one option.
Successfully onboarding a group of new-hires isn’t easy, and keeping the onboarding consistent for all employees is an even bigger challenge. Here are some tips to ensure a smooth process.
If you’re a federal employee who’s worried about new threats to your pay, benefits, retirement and workplace rights, you are not alone. A large slice of the federal workforce is just as apprehensive as you are.
The term coaching may not be what comes to mind when you think of a career in government, but having coaches at every level of your career is an asset.
The word is out on the street — the vast majority of employee recognition programs aren’t working. In interacting with HR professionals and corporate trainers across the country, the report from both professionals and front-line workers is that employee recognition is generally not having a positive impact on employees or workplace morale.
Building a strong brand can help an agency stand out in a competitive environment, one where employers are vying for employees with similar skills. Agencies should be leading the conversations about their workplaces and shaping how others identify them.
Succession planning is one of those critical tasks that organizations know they need to do. But few do it well — if at all. Here are some tips to help you plan for the workforce of the future.
How can we be more inclusive of people and things we don’t warm up to? How can we be more curious about their differences? After all, don’t their differences matter just as much as our differences? How can we get into their world and see how those differences make sense to them even though they… Read more »
The challenge for agencies is finding skilled, younger workers to replace an aging workforce. They are driven by mission and a strong sense of purpose to transform their communities and the nation for the better. This sense of purpose is what agencies must tap into when recruiting next-generation talent.