Why Don’t Governments Measure Employee Engagement?

The International Public Management Association for Human Resources (IPMA-HR) recently conducted a study focused on employee engagement and retention that found that government employers are seeing positive results from efforts to improve employee engagement, although less than half conduct employee engagement studies. Why don't governments measure employee engagement?

What does Gen Z Expect at Work?

This post is submitted by Joyce Maroney, executive director of the Workforce Institute. Following is the final segment of our global study examining the attitudes of Generation Z – teenagers and early 20-somethings – in the workplace. In order to be an employer of choice for these newest workers, you need to be able to … Continue reading What does Gen Z Expect at Work?

Gen Z and The Gig Economy – Everybody Starts Somewhere

This post is submitted by Joyce Maroney, Executive Director of the Workforce Institute at Kronos. What's up with Gen Z and the gig economy? Do they prefer gig work over traditional jobs? While terms like “gig” and “gig economy” suggest a brave new world, sometimes it’s easy to forget that temporary employment has been around … Continue reading Gen Z and The Gig Economy – Everybody Starts Somewhere

You Shouldn’t Be Surprised at What Really Drives Employee Satisfaction

I get lots of surveys drop into my in-box, and a great many of them aren't terribly insightful. However, this recent one from The Conference Board made me think that hope is what really drives employee satisfaction.

Center for State and Local Government Excellence 2019 Workforce Trends Survey

The Center for State and Local Government Excellence recently released their 2019 Workforce Trends survey which found that the top workforce challenges facing U.S. state and local governments are (1) recruitment and retention of qualified personnel with the needed skills for public service and (2) providing competitive compensation. The survey results emphasize the importance of state and local governments adopting innovative practices in order to attract and retain needed staff. Other workforce issues important to state and local governments include employee morale, employee engagement, retaining staff needed for core services, and leadership development.