We the Partnership

Your employees probably don’t realize what you have done to engage them

Most of the time, agency leaders listen to and act on the feedback provided in the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey—but the workforce doesn’t know it. The disconnect between what employees say in the survey and what the leaders do in response can drive a wedge between the workforce and agency leadership. To bridge that divide requires a change in communication.

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Recognition for outstanding federal workers should be the norm

Last week, the 2019 Gears of Government Hall of Winners were announced, honoring more than 150 individuals and teams, from more than 20 federal agencies, who have improved the lives of others or made our government better. This type of recognition should be the norm because it encourages high performers to get even better, take on bigger challenges and learn best practices from one another.

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How to make Employee Appreciation Day last all year

Employee Appreciation Day is a great opportunity to recognize your staff’s hard work and dedication. But appreciation should never be confined to just one day. Here are some tips for preserving the spirit of Employee Appreciation Day and making your employees feel valued throughout the year.

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Four tips to make employee engagement a year-round priority

Employee engagement can feel like a vicious cycle, one where agencies can struggle to make progress. In our new “Engage Against the Machine” column, we will offer best practices for changing your organization’s culture and maintaining employee satisfaction, even during challenging times.

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