By adopting policies which embrace “people” and tech-enabled practices, managers will see soaring engagement scores – thus boosting productivity, quality of work and retention.
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It’s no secret; federal government is very concerned about attracting and keeping millennials in the public workforce. Right now, only about 16 percent of the federal workforce is made up of millenials. According to a recent report by the Government Business Council, the federal government will need to hire more than 200,000 highly skilled workersRead… Read more »
In the private sector, you wouldn’t join a new company without first looking at their workplace culture, right? Of course not! You want to be happy, supported, and provided with opportunities to grow, so you do your research before accepting an offer. However, you might think of government – particularly the federal government – asRead… Read more »
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.
NASA, Federal Trade Commission and the Office of Management and Budget had the highest engagement score — 78 percent — among large agencies. For small agencies, U.S. Trade and Development Agency, Federal Labor Relations Authority and Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service saw the highest engagement scores.
HR professionals can use employee opinions to predict real employment outcomes, and directly compare survey responses with HR data to verify how perceptions manifest in reality.
In case you missed it, President Obama’s FY 2016 Budget of the U.S. Government recommends a scant 1.3 percent pay raise for the federal workforce next fiscal year. Well, as the old saying goes, something is better than nothing. However, when it comes to issues of fair pay, it appears that many feds are onceRead… Read more »
All employees want great managers, yet not everyone is fortunate enough to enjoy that luxury. But what really makes an awesome manager? Some people say that an inclusive and positive can-do management style is best to promote leadership and productivity. Others argue it’s more effective for a manager to use fear tactics to get resultsRead… Read more »
Last week the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) announced the roll out of this year’s government-wide Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS). However, did you know that over half of all feds disregarded the FEVS in 2013? That’s a paltry participation rate. Worse yet, some agencies had a shockingly low rate of under 30% of employeesRead… Read more »
Too often managers use the excuse of “maintaining good order and discipline” to mob an employee out of government for other reasons completely. Overusing or misusing the disciplinary process is rampant, with “mobbing” or gang harassment on the rise. The real reason for this is usually “retaliation”. Retaliation against a whistleblower, retaliation against an employeeRead… Read more »