Resources

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 analyzing Best Places to Work in the Federal Government® data, we offer sound analysis and recommendations on the workplace challenges facing federal agencies.

Featured Publications

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15 Editions of Best Places to Work
Our anniversary report, produced in collaboration with Boston Consulting Group, reflects on both the opportunities and requirements for the next era of federal employee engagement.
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2020 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government digital brochure
Learn more about the rankings and how organizations performed in 2020.
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Steps Agencies Can Take to Improve Employee Engagement
Federal leaders have taken a number of different approaches to foster employee engagement and improve their Best Places to Work in the Federal Government scores. Here we share examples of steps agencies have taken during the past few years.
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Best Places to Work in the Federal Government Communications Toolkit
This toolkit provides guidance and templates for communicating with employees about the FEVS and Best Places to Work rankings and demonstrating the value of employee feedback.
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Developing a Culture of Teamwork and Collaboration
Learn how to strengthen teamwork with approaches based on our research and discussions with agency leaders.
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Fostering Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace
Learn how to foster DEI in the workplace with interventions based on our research and discussions with agency leaders.
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Engaging a Remote Workforce
Learn how to improve engagement, support employees and maintain organizational performance in a remote working environment.
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Providing Employees with High-Quality Training and Development Opportunities
Learn how to improve the quality of training and development with actionable steps based on our research and discussions with agency leaders.
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Beyond the Beltway: How Federal Leaders Can Engage Employees Working Across the Nation
In this issue brief, the Partnership and BCG explore what federal leaders can do to engage field employees.
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Featured Videos

Former agency secretaries discuss the importance of the Best Places to Work and employee engagement.
Chief human capital officers offer guidance for how they developed a culture of employee engagement at their agencies.

Featured Blog Posts

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How mission-support leaders can improve the internal customer experience
To help federal agencies work more effectively, mission-support leaders need to understand how employees experience mission-support services. In this post, we offer five recommendations for mission-support leaders to make their services more customer-focused.
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Agency resources for managing remote teams
The Office of Personnel Management and the General Services Administration released resources for supervisors who may now be managing remote teams on a more permanent basis. Discover these best practices to help managers support their remote employees.
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Three recommendations for increasing your employees’ engagement
Engaged employees are more productive and achieve greater results for their agencies. Here are the best ways for supervisors to increase employee engagement in their teams.
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Communicating your employee engagement efforts: Lessons learned from HHS
As agency leaders think about how to improve employee engagement, the Department of Health and Human Services sets a good example. Learn about the success of the agency’s “you spoke, we listened, this happened” campaign in increasing Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey participation and employee engagement.
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Providing feedback is critical to your employees’ personal and professional growth. Here’s how to do it well.
Giving constructive feedback to your employees and co-workers is difficult. Fortunately, a commonly used tool—the Situation-Behavior-Impact model—can help you provide more actionable and continuous feedback moving forward.
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Employee engagement is more than just a survey
The benefits of employee engagement are clear: engaged employees are better employees. Federal leaders across government are making engagement a year-round priority, and you should too.
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Downloads for Agencies

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Digital badge
Share this badge on your agency's websites or in emails to proudly display that you are a Best Place to Work in the Federal Government.
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Help us spread the word about Best Places to Work on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
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Help us spread the word about Best Places to Work on Instagram.
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