Public Sector HR News

  • Kai Kight II

    Musician Offers Nuggets of Wisdom at the 2022 IPMA-HR Annual Conference

    Oct 06, 2022

    HR leaders shouldn’t be afraid to honestly assess themselves, to give themselves some space and time to process all the changes and new ideas they’ve had to absorb in the past few years, and to adjust, accordingly. Kai Kight offers nuggets of wisdom at the 2022 IPMA-HR annual conference.

  • Job Satisfaction

    The 2022 Federal Employee Job Satisfaction Report

    Oct 06, 2022

    The labor force has transmuted from a buyer’s market to a seller’s talent market, in which the employee is acutely aware of the value of the talent and innovation potential they bring to the job market. This new market is predicated on job satisfaction, value, holistic balance, and an equitable division of resources and opportunities. In other words, the U.S. labor force is revolutionizing and seems more likely to hold the values held by our public sector employees. That is perhaps why the federal workforce has begun outpacing American job satisfaction.

  • VOICES FROM THE COMMUNITY

    Sep 07, 2022

    From this job candidate's perspective, the days of spotlighting talent based on merit are gone. A good reputation apparently can only go so far. Seemingly, internal hires aren’t appreciated like they used to be. Even with interview scores and a testing matrix, the best candidates could fall through the cracks.
  • Recovery Friendly Workplace

    How to Create a Recovery Friendly Workplace

    Sep 07, 2022

    Leadership support and cultural safety fuel the workplace engine that empowers employees to identify, advocate for and drive workplace change. Since the racially charged 1960s, employee resource groups (ERGs) have been a valuable part of the workplace. 
  • Job Satisfaction

    Top 10 Predictors of Federal Employee Job Satisfaction

    Sep 07, 2022

    This is the first in a two-part article series that analyzes U.S. Office of Personnel Management's 2019 and 2021 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey, respectively. The author did not consider using 2020 data for this series because there was a great deal of confusion and flux in the federal government when COVID-19 started.
  • MEMBER SPOTLIGHT, September 2022

    Sep 07, 2022

    Malena Murray is an accomplished HR professional with more than 15 years of private and public sector experience. In February of this year, she started a new position as the human resources director for Draper City, Utah. She took time out recently to speak with IPMA-HR about her lessons as an educator, communicator, traveler, hockey fan, dog lover, and self-motivated lifelong learner.
  • Soft Skills

    3 Consequential Soft Skills That Should Be Part of Your Post-Pandemic Learning & Development Curriculum

    Sep 07, 2022

    The pandemic has significantly transformed the workplace and how people interact. It has also transformed the learning and development (L&D) paradigm and its course of curriculum. Before the pandemic, L&D had been weighted toward “training” the tactical. It now must be transformed to balance skilling and upskilling with the soft skills needed to survive and thrive in a fluid corporate ecosystem.
  • 360 Degree Feedback

    Employee Feedback

    Sep 07, 2022

    A 360-degree feedback program can be a powerful way of helping employees grow within their organization. Used successfully, it is a tool that increases engagement, identifies training opportunities, and helps employees develop in their own role and go on to succeed in a leadership role.
  • Gen Z

    Preparing for a Gen Z Workplace

    Sep 07, 2022

    A shift is taking place at work, and a new generation of workers is leading the way. It’s the much-talked-about Generation Z—digital natives who are eager to work and determined to make a difference by holding employers accountable for their value positioning and workplace culture.

  • Cover Image

    FROM THE EDITOR, September 2022

    Sep 07, 2022

    It doesn’t really matter how you develop new capabilities in today’s hybrid workplace. The key is that you develop them. No government employee (city, state or federal) can afford to stay idle without being left in the dust.