Posts Tagged: human resources

Fostering Diversity & EEO is #2 Public Sector Priority for 2015

Most government agencies understand the business case for diversity and equal employment opportunity (EEO). It’s evident by now that diverse employees bring a broad range of ideas and viewpoints to the table which can promote positive change, spark innovation, increase productivity and maximize strategic mission-driven results. This is particularly true as the nation and laborRead… Read more »

Government Agencies Must Improve Their “Grade” on Talent Management

When asked to make an assessment on talent management, organizations give themselves a pretty dismal grade: a C minus, or a 1.5 grade point average (GPA), according to a recent, ambitious survey report from Deloitte. Organizations are struggling Specifically, more than 2,530 business and HR leaders evaluated their proficiencies on a number of “urgent” needsRead… Read more »

How Leaders Can Improve Employee Morale

When a crisis hits, leaders can overlook their people – focusing on the situation at hand, but forgetting about the person working right beside them. When employees see trust in government decline, their morale can suffer too. It becomes a domino effect – when employee morale suffers, so too does the agency’s ability to activelyRead… Read more »

What’s Missing in Professional Development

When I look at plans for Professional Development, I think we are missing the point. We make it all about the individual shaping his or her future. There should be more to it if one takes the notion, professional development should involve the people who have a say in a person’s career. Organizations say, maybeRead… Read more »

Should Politicos Weigh In on Management?

The jobs of politically appointed executives leading federal agencies are typically seen as being mostly about policy and politics, not internal management and organizational performance. But is that really the case? And if so, should politicos then stay out of the management realm? Harvard’s Kennedy School recently looked at the issue in their new report,Read… Read more »

I’m a Millennial, But Don’t Stereotype Me!

Hello, my name is Emily and I am a millennial. And you know what? I am proud to be a millennial. Oftentimes, the millennials get a bad reputation as being lazy, tech focused and commitment phobes. But I’m here to tell you: It’s not all true. Right now, millennials make up about 16 percent of theRead… Read more »