Bracing for Change: Chief human capital officers rethink business as usual
Publication Date: 08/09/2012
Publication Topics: Attitudes Toward Government Service, Compensation, Benefits and Student Loan Repayment, Leadership, Performance Management, Strategic Human Capital Planning, Innovation
Publication Type: Research Reports and Surveys
What are the key challenges federal human capital leaders face today? Are budget constraints likely to prompt workforce reductions? How are chief human capital officers (CHCOs) responding to the changes impacting their organization? What grade would agency human capital leaders give their agencies on hiring reform? These are just a few of the topics covered in the latest survey of CHCOs by the Partnership for Public Service and Grant Thornton LLP.
The report, “Bracing for Change: Chief Human Capital Officers Rethink Business as Usual” is the fourth in a series of similar reports and offers recommendations for how federal human capital leaders and their agencies can navigate challenges and changes in this crucial time of transition.
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