Our wide-ranging research on employee engagement helps agencies take the actions needed to develop a more productive and committed workforce. We generate research reports and agency profiles that highlight employee engagement best practices and the types of issues that affect how employees feel about their workplaces and jobs. By infusing Best Places to Work in the Federal Government® data into our thought leadership, we offer sound analysis and recommendations on the workplace challenges facing federal agencies.

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The Best Places to Work in the Federal Government: 2018 Rankings

The annual Best Places to Work in the Federal Government® rankings, produced by the nonprofit, nonpartisan Partnership for Public Service, measure employee engagement government-wide as well as at individual departments, agencies and subcomponents. The rankings provide a means of holding leaders accountable for the health of their organizations, shining the spotlight on agencies that are…
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Getting to the Heart of the Matter: Engaging Employees to Improve the Work Experience

Private-sector companies have made tremendous headway improving the employee experience by using human-centered design, a problem-solving approach that more actively involves the people who are affected by the problem. Since it’s worked in the private sector, we decided to put it to the test in government. Read all about agencies’ key takeaways in our latest…
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Where Do I Go From Here? How Leaders Can Use the FEVS to Improve the Employee Experience

This guide is intended to help leaders who want to use their Best Places to Work data, to improve what’s not improve employee engagement, but are unsure of the right action to take.
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Ten Years of the Best Places to Work Rankings

The Partnership and Deloitte examined the past decade of Best Places to Work rankings to profile six high-performing agencies. Learn from their experiences and get tips to increase employee satisfaction and commitment at your agency.
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Moving the Needle on Employee Engagement During the Presidential Transition

As our nation approaches another transfer of power from one administration to the next, roughly 4,000 political appointees are preparing to leave their jobs. To help the government continue to function effectively during the presidential transition, career civil servants—those individuals who comprise the vast majority of the federal workforce and serve across administrations—will be relied…
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Connecting HR, IT and Contract Specialists to their Agency Missions

This analysis identifies three key factors that have the greatest influence on job satisfaction and commitment in the HR, IT and contract specialist communities’ job satisfaction and commitment.
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Partnership for Public Service’s Max Stier gives remarks at the 2018 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government rankings release


Office of Personnel Management Director Margaret Weichert gives remarks at the 2018 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government rankings release


BCG Partner and Managing Director Danny Werfel gives remarks at the 2018 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government rankings release


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