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The Limits of Current Technology in Federal HR Processes

The Limits of Current Technology in Federal HR Processes

May 01, 2018 | By: Drew Lessard | Category: FedHR Navigator

Federal HR has several unique requirements that influence the way technology can be deployed. Not only must all information technology used by the Federal Government meet Section 508 compliance, requiring accessibility for those with disabilities; it may require authorization to operate in...

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Challenges Faced by Federal Agencies Addressing HR Technology Gaps

Challenges Faced by Federal Agencies Addressing HR Technology Gaps

Apr 27, 2018 | By: Drew Lessard | Category: FedHR Navigator

Federal HR technology is a challenge for many agencies, if only because until recently, it wasn’t readily available. Most software and technology tools used by federal agencies weren’t specifically designed for government use, and it showed. But with the increased focus at the executive level to...

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How Many Hours Does Your Agency Spend Processing Paperwork Each Year?

How Many Hours Does Your Agency Spend Processing Paperwork Each Year?

Apr 24, 2018 | By: Drew Lessard | Category: FedHR Navigator

It’s a question many agencies ask – just how much time is spent every year processing paperwork that could be re-purposed to one-on-one interaction and engagement with agency employees? With recent mandates such as Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Memo 17-22 directing agencies to improve...

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Shifting from On-Premises Federal HR Systems to the Cloud

Shifting from On-Premises Federal HR Systems to the Cloud

Apr 13, 2018 | By: Drew Lessard | Category: FedHR Navigator

Today’s federal HR needs are greater than ever, and on-premises systems are frequently unable to meet them. This can lead to slow downs, drops in productivity, and general inefficiencies that cloud platforms are designed to address.

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How Rigid Software Can Reduce Efficiency in Federal Agencies

How Rigid Software Can Reduce Efficiency in Federal Agencies

Apr 10, 2018 | By: Drew Lessard | Category: FedHR Navigator

Software is designed to reduce bottlenecks and increase efficiency, but to do so, it needs to meet the specific needs of the people and organizations it is designed to help. This is even more important in the Federal Government, in which large agencies have established processes and several...

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How to Evaluate a Move to the Cloud for Federal HR Technology

How to Evaluate a Move to the Cloud for Federal HR Technology

Feb 09, 2018 | By: Drew Lessard | Category: FedHR Navigator

According to the State of Federal IT report released by Tony Scott and the CIO Council in January, “CIOs across the government repeatedly cited aging infrastructure as a roadblock to innovation and as an obstacle to meeting expectations of citizens and agency employees.” More than $34 billion...

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Inclusion Drives Innovation

Inclusion Drives Innovation

Oct 10, 2017 | By: Drew Lessard | Category: FedHR Navigator

EconSys is proud to support National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). Held each October, NDEAM aims to educate about disability employment issues and celebrate the many and varied contributions of America’s workers with disabilities. Throughout the month, we’ll be engaging in a...

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3 Reasons You Should Automate Employee Performance Management

3 Reasons You Should Automate Employee Performance Management

Oct 04, 2017 | By: Drew Lessard | Category: FedHR Navigator

If your agency is like most, your current performance management (PM) practices likely rely on manually collecting annual evaluations or other time-consuming, paper-based procedures. Even if you’ve managed to partially automate certain processes with database templates or other basic electronic...

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How Technology is Transforming Performance Management

How Technology is Transforming Performance Management

Sep 28, 2017 | By: Drew Lessard | Category: FedHR Navigator

Formal performance management programs have been around since the Industrial Revolution. In those days, the manager of a manufacturing plant would set a quota and give his subordinates annual goals. Those subordinates will give goals to their subordinates and those goals will trickle down as...

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What’s Fair? Managing Perceptions of Performance Management Programs

What’s Fair? Managing Perceptions of Performance Management Programs

Sep 20, 2017 | By: Drew Lessard | Category: FedHR Navigator

Agencies use performance management programs to inform employee decisions related to compensation, transfers, promotions and workforce cuts. A key goal of any performance management program is to distinguish top performers from the rest of the pack in order to reward the top performers. As long...

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