We the Partnership

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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Feds serving the public and each other

Parimal Kopardekar, a furloughed federal employee at NASA’s Ames Research Center in California, felt detached from his colleagues during the partial government shutdown, so he launched a support group on Facebook for feds to share coping strategies and support one another. The group now has more than 1,000 members.

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Why staff retreats are worth the time and money

At the Partnership, we view our annual staff retreat as an important time to step away from day-to-day work to celebrate success, gather staff input on ways to improve our organization, and take time to get to know our colleagues. Discover some tips to get the most from your staff retreat.

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