May 10, 2022

10 Recruitment Challenges and How to Overcome Them

Recruiting got you down? Let’s discuss the top 10 recruitment challenges in the government and education sector — and how to overcome them.

March 31, 2022

What is a Talent Acquisition Manager and Why You Need One

Is your organization suffering from a talent drought? Learn how a talent acquisition manager can secure skilled employees to help your organization thrive.

March 30, 2022

7 Ways to Build Buy-In for Your HR Talent Management Strategy

You can’t build and maintain talent without your organization’s support. Find out how to build buy-in for your HR talent management strategy.

August 05, 2021

8 Skills All Entry-Level Employees Should Be Trained On

Entry-level employees are a critical part of any organization’s success. Often, they are the backbone that keep the wheels turning to achieve goals and objectives. With the right experience and training, these novice employees can grow into seasoned vets capable of leadership  and excellent performance for years to come. 

May 29, 2020

This Simple Change in Perform Improved Task Completion By Up To 10%

Sometimes, the easiest enhancements are the most effective. We normally don’t highlight small features aside from our product enhancement release notes, because we are constantly making small changes to improve usability. However, we found it fascinating that this Perform enhancement in particular has had such an impact on the navigability of the product. With a singular focus on facilitating task completion for managers and employees, the Perform team introduced a simple feature that changed productivity: the green button.

May 05, 2020

This One Simple Change Will Increase Employee Engagement: 1:1 Meetings

In today’s working world, the employee experience is in trouble. Employees in the U.S. are up to twice as likely to be disengaged at work.

And this disengagement can cause problems. Gallup finds that organizations whose employees are actively engaged reap substantial rewards (vs. unengaged peers) such as 41% lower absenteeism, between 24 and 59% lower turnover, and 17% higher productivity. Clearly, organizations simply cannot afford to ignore the importance of the employee experience.

December 27, 2018

Creative Ways to Support New Parents Returning to the Workforce

Life for growing families is complicated. Do your organization’s policies make it easier for people to transition back to work? If your organization wants to attract and retain new parents, paying attention to their needs is crucial.

October 05, 2018

Four Steps to Improving Your Organization's Performance Review Process

The performance review process at local government agencies is often outdated and disconnected from employees’ important day-to-day responsibilities. According to Gallup research, only 2 in 10 employees strongly agree that their performance is managed in a way that motivates them to do outstanding work. If this is the case in your organization, giving the performance review process a thorough overhaul can radically rejuvenate employee engagement.

Leading your organization to revamp its entire performance review process isn’t simple, but the rewards can be significant. It can improve organizational culture, give high-performing employees recognition that can reduce turnover, and support struggling employees toward professional and personal growth.

How can you lead your organization to change your performance review process for the better? Here's an easily manageable four-step process.

June 01, 2018

How to Support Your Employees to Work Smarter, Not Harder

Most advice you’ll find about working smarter, not harder focuses on what an employee should do. But, optimizing their time and effort is not solely an employee’s responsibility, nor is it entirely within their control. Your agency plays an essential role.

December 21, 2017

Data Shows What Drives People Performance

We can improve public sector performance if we make decisions about people's practices based on data. One of the biggest initiatives in gathering people data is the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey. In particular, data from this study points managers towards practices that drive engagement.

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