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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

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

Federal Times and Acendre's 2017 Federal Human Capital Trends Report

Federal Times and Acendre's 2017 Federal Human Capital Trends Report
Author: Joe Abusamra / Release Date: 24-Dec-2016
The Federal Times published a recap of Acendre’s just-published 2017 Federal Government Human Capital Trends to Watch report, noting that “data and analytics will progressively underpin how agencies understand their workforce and improve performance.”... [+] Read More

Go Beyond “Just Numbers” and People Analytics to Gain Buy-In for HR Programs

Go Beyond “Just Numbers” and People Analytics to Gain Buy-In for HR Programs
Author: Joe Abusamra / Release Date: 15-Dec-2016
As advocates for strategic excellence in HR planning and execution, federal agency Chief Human Capital Officers (CHCOs) and their teams work hard in assembling the metrics required to justify increased budget investments for recruitment, onboarding, training, engagement and succession initiatives. Too often, however, such efforts fail to build traction due to a lack of buy-in from key leadership members, resulting in a “back-to-the-drawing-board” (or, these days, white board) scenario to “try, try again” – even if subsequent presentations prove just as futile.... [+] Read More

To Drive Performance Success, the Next Administration Must Invest in People Analytics

To Drive Performance Success, the Next Administration Must Invest in People Analytics
Author: Joe Abusamra / Release Date: 03-Nov-2016
I was intrigued by a recent article in which two former Office of Management and Budget officials (OMB) spoke of the urgency for the next administration to accelerate performance- and evidence-based management adoption among U.S. agencies. ... [+] Read More

Solving the HR Interoperability Puzzle – From Data to People

Solving the HR Interoperability Puzzle – From Data to People
Author: Joe Abusamra / Release Date: 28-Sep-2016
The worlds of HR and IT have never been more closely linked – and never been more important to each other.

In corporate or public organizations, enterprise IT departments are faced with increasingly complex environments that encompass numerous applications, databases and users – from internal and external sources, including many that are directly linked to or overseen by HR departments.... [+] Read More

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