Workforce

How to Make Performance Reviews Less Terrible – Especially Given the Challenges of Supervising Remote Workers

Performance reviews were always a challenge, but even more so in the age of hybrid work, when some employees are in the office more often than others.

Workforce

GovExec Daily: How Will One City's Salary Transparency Rules Affect Hiring Nationwide?

Attorney Peter J. Glennon joins the podcast to discuss a new law that will go into effect later this year and how it will impact workers outside of New York City.

Management

The Missing Element in Revitalizing the Workforce: Performance

As long as day to day management of performance remains unchanged, it’s unrealistic to expect better results.

Pay & Benefits

How ‘Degree Discrimination’ Can Affect Feds’ Pay

As long as the majority of federal positions require degrees, opening up opportunities to pursue higher education will be key to creating a more diverse workforce.

Management

GovExec Daily: How to Best Apply Performance Pressure

University of Georgia's Dr. Marie S. Mitchell joins the podcast to discuss how best to manage employees using challenging pressure against threatening pressure.

Workforce

GovExec Daily: Should Your Salary be a Secret to Your Coworkers?

Dr. Peter A. Bamberger joins the show to discuss his research on pay transparency and organizational behavior.

Management

Managing Pay When the Goal is Rebuilding the STEMM Workforce

This would be an ideal time to rethink the talent management policies for these essential occupations.

Pay & Benefits

After Decades of Stasis, Federal Pay Policy Is a Shambles

The Biden administration has an opportunity to change that, a former Trump administration official argues.

Management

Why We Need to Focus on Pay Equity in Government

President Biden’s promise to “pursue a comprehensive approach to advancing equity for all” defines the goal.

Workforce

Make an Effort? If Rewards and Performance Align

We put in mental effort when there's a reward, research finds, but also when our performance will make a difference.

Pay & Benefits

GovExec Daily: Paying Feds More to Fix the Civil Service

Dr. James L. Perry joins the podcast to discuss how compensation reform should be a top priority for the Biden administration.

Pay & Benefits

Fixing Federal Compensation Should Be Civil Service Reform Priority No. 1

Seven proposals for changing compensation to help realize a larger goal—an effective public service.

Management

Empowering Employees is Essential to Improving Performance

Empowered employees take goal achievement very seriously. When problems arise, they know they are expected to act.

Management

Empowering HR and Managers: Lessons from the Bush Administration

If job objectives are vague, how will managers be able to assess employee performance, and how will employees know what is expected of them?

Management

The Missing Management Practice: Linking Metrics to Rewards

Engagement is clearly important, but it doesn’t assure an organization’s success.

Pay & Benefits

Federal Pay is Way Off Track

The General Schedule system is unresponsive to labor market dynamics and agency staffing needs.

Pay & Benefits

Federal HR Leaders Want a Comprehensive Review of the Government's Pay System

In the fiscal 2019 governmentwide human capital survey, agency officials said a lack of funding and the General Schedule are "significant obstacles" to achieving their goals.

Management

Bonus Incentives Can Be Rewarding In More Ways Than One

People perform better when they have goals. They perform even better when they are members of a team working to achieve team goals.

Management

Civil Service Reform, Again

The Republican Study Committee’s recent task force report is correct in its point that federal benefits costs cannot be justified.

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