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Posted by on Jan 19, 2022

Resources for Hiring and Retaining the Best Talent for Federal Agencies

Resources for Hiring and Retaining the Best Talent for Federal Agencies

The pandemic has exacerbated long-standing challenges in federal hiring. With lengthy applications, extensive interview processes, background checks, and a lack of data-driven hiring practices, federal agencies struggle to attract top talent to fill mission-critical roles and continue the important work of serving the American people. The Biden-Harris administration has released the Management Agenda Vision, encompassing […]

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Posted by on Dec 13, 2021

Emotional Intelligence during the Holidays

Emotional Intelligence during the Holidays

Twenty-five years ago, when Dr. Daniel Goleman published his iconic book Emotional Intelligence, it was primarily used by professionals in work environments. With the holiday season upon us, the four pillars of emotional intelligence—self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, and relationship management—might have another purpose: preserving family harmony. Self-Awareness Emotional intelligence is the ability to manage one’s […]

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Posted by on Nov 1, 2021

FAAMA 2021: Top Guns in Aviation Come Together Again

FAAMA 2021: Top Guns in Aviation Come Together Again

The Management Concepts team was excited to greet everyone in person again at the Federal Aviation Administration Managers Association’s (FAAMA) 41st Annual Gathering of Eagles and “Managing the Skies” Expo, held October 24–28, 2021, in Henderson, Nevada. This was FAAMA’s first in-person convention since 2019 and featured a Top Gun theme that carried throughout the […]

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Posted by on Jun 30, 2021

Strategies to Reverse High Rates of Turnover Within Federal Agencies

Strategies to Reverse High Rates of Turnover Within Federal Agencies

Federal agencies are struggling to retain top talent. In 2018, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) found that voluntary separations accounted for 36% of federal employee departures. Resignations were the most cited reason, followed by retirements. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the median tenure of federal employees was just 8.2 years in 2020. […]

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