Public Sector HR News

  • Women Back to Work

    How to Bring Women Back to Work

    Sep 07, 2022

    Beyond PTO and flex working policies, employers can offer benefits that go a long way toward supporting the working realities of women.
  • Boomerang Employees

    Are Boomerang Employees the Solution to the Great Resignation?

    Sep 07, 2022

    It’s important to recognize that embracing boomerang employees is mutually beneficial. Returning employees will bring certain benefits to their return. An example of this is that they already understand the operation. 
  • Diversity Hiring

    How Behavioral Science Can Help Advance Diversity and Minimize Bias in Hiring

    Sep 02, 2022

    This article introduces strategies that government agencies can use to help advance diversity. While these strategies alone will not completely solve the problem of disproportionately homogeneous workforces (since many of the factors affecting who applies for public jobs and who succeeds in their roles are structural), they can be useful tools for reducing bias at key steps in the hiring process.

  • AGENCY ROUNDUP

    Aug 09, 2022

    The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) said it welcomed the report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (National Academies) issued on July 28, 2022, which studied the EEOC’s historic, first-time collection of pay data from certain private employers and federal contractors completed in 2020.
  • RESEARCH NUGGETS

    Aug 09, 2022

    Eighty-one percent of state and local governments are hiring new employees but face workforce challenges that are impacting total employment, according to a June 2022 research report from the International Public Management Association for Human Resources (IPMA-HR) conducted in collaboration with MissionSquare Research Institute and the National Association of State Personnel Executives (NASPE). 
  • What Lights Me Up: Finding, Developing and Retaining Great Employees

    Aug 09, 2022

    As an IPMA-HR certified executive (IPMA-CE) and a professional certified coach (PCC) who holds a master’s degree in organizational development, Jenifer Phillips is a consummate workplace leader who says she has no problem admitting when she doesn’t know the answer to a question.
  • August 2022 Cover

    Next-Generation Benefits

    Aug 09, 2022

    Next-generation benefits not only provide high-quality care at reduced costs to employees, but also allow employers to be viewed as relevant and connected to today’s zeitgeist.
  • Effective Rewards Strategies in Turbulent Environments

    Aug 09, 2022

    The pandemic and its aftermath have created an extraordinary impact on employers and employees. How well these circumstances are dealt with will have an impact on organizational effectiveness well into the future. Each organization must determine what fits its specific context, rather than assume there is a strategy that is universally effective.
  • Cultivating an Authentic Approach to Employee Mental Health

    Aug 09, 2022

    People do their best work when they feel supported, heard and empowered with forward-thinking resources to manage their health. When businesses embrace the evolution of how to talk about and support mental health in the workplace, employers and employees can share meaningful and authentic growth.
  • Tangled Up in Dobbs

    Aug 09, 2022

    In its June 24 opinion on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the U.S. Supreme Court held that the Constitution does not confer a right to an abortion. Although the Dobbs holding—and the state-level abortion prohibitions that followed—did not specifically review or overrule any employment laws, the decision creates significant questions for employers nationally.