We know that employee engagement is important, yet it still falls through the cracks in our workdays. There are two common challenges for our clients and within our own business.
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As the season approaches for year-past reflections on progress and growth, the annual federal Chief Human Capital Officers (CHCO) Council public meeting forecasted a year ahead with room to grow in fostering a merit-based, nationally representative workforce.
Despite last winter’s record 35-day partial shutdown, many of the governmentwide survey’s results improved or remained steady from previous years.
The FEVS results portray the breadth of disruption wrought by a record 35-day budgetary impasse that stranded one-quarter of federal agencies without funding.
Because millennials value both organizational mission and opportunities for personal and career development, agencies’ overall Employee Engagement Index scores can be a particularly useful measure to indicate where young people could feel most motivated and satisfied at work.
Though diversity and inclusion indices have been improving government-wide, these top-scoring agencies (based on self-reporting from current employees) are likely to offer more opportunities for women to succeed and feel empowered and valued in the workplace.
According to the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey, 65 percent of employees said they are engaged at their workplace, compared with 64 percent last year. Even the Department of Homeland Security saw improved engagement scores after six straight years on the decline.
IT specialists are among the most sought after professionals in the federal government, yet they do not give the government high ratings when it comes to recruiting, retaining or training them.
It’s no secret that federal employees are not always satisfied with their agency – but what about federal executives? A new survey out of Vanderbilt University, titled “Survey on the Future of Government Service,” found that a third of federal executives believe that the workforce lacks the skills to get the job done and thatRead… Read more »