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The time for your agency is now -- secure, automated federal performance management is here

The time for your agency is now -- secure, automated federal performance management is here
Author: Joe Abusamra / Release Date: 12-Apr-2017
Talk is cheap. Easier said than done. In today’s chaotic world, these sayings describe many things.
Right now, we’re talking about federal performance management.... [+] Read More

A GovLoop Industry Perspective -- Automated and Data-driven Federal Performance Management

A GovLoop Industry Perspective -- Automated and Data-driven Federal Performance Management
Author: Joe Abusamra / Release Date: 07-Apr-2017
Too much paper work. No automation, no efficient processes, too much time. A managerial and and employee nightmare. The above statements summarize the state of federal performance management for too many agencies.
And these granular issues lead to a cycle of problems, from employee engagement to morale to career development.... [+] Read More

Time to Step Up: Pay for Performance Emerging as Key Federal Agency Improvement Tool

Time to Step Up: Pay for Performance Emerging as Key Federal Agency Improvement Tool
Author: Joe Abusamra / Release Date: 22-Feb-2017
It’s safe to say that there’s a “whole lotta shakin' goin' on” in Washington these days. And a number of developments in particular brings great potential to significantly elevate the government’s positive impact by closely tying the pay of federal employees – and even job security – to their performance.... [+] Read More

DoD's "New Beginnings" -- Enhanced Engagement and Performance Management

DoD's "New Beginnings" -- Enhanced Engagement and Performance Management
Author: Joe Abusamra / Release Date: 16-Feb-2017
The Department of Defense (DoD) is implementing "New Beginnings," a collaborative labor-management effort to improve HR practices and policies in DoD. In a phased approach, DoD is implementing the enterprise-wide DoD Performance Management and Appraisal Program, "which will help foster a cultural change that encourages employee engagement, on-going communication, on-going employee recognition and accountability."... [+] Read More

“Comeback Kid” of 2017? … The Annual Performance Review Could Reaffirm as Critical HR Tool

“Comeback Kid” of 2017? … The Annual Performance Review Could Reaffirm as Critical HR Tool
Author: Joe Abusamra / Release Date: 14-Feb-2017
To paraphrase a quote from Mark Twain, reports of the annual performance review’s death have been greatly exaggerated. It wasn’t long ago that both major news outlets and HR specialty pubs were reporting that the performance review was going the way of 8-track tapes and mullets. ... [+] Read More

Four Essential Succession Planning Steps for 2017

Four Essential Succession Planning Steps for 2017
Author: Joe Abusamra / Release Date: 28-Jan-2017
A new year often inspires us to conduct a self-assessment, leading to self-improvement. This extends to organizations, including their approaches to talent management and succession planning.... [+] Read More

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