Unleveraged Talent: Exploring Gaps in Federal Workforce Management
In order to further explore issues and challenges hampering Federal talent management strategies, Management Concepts and Government Business Council (GBC) partnered to survey Federal workers from over 30 different departments and agencies. While responses showed roughly half of all respondents were confident in their organization’s ability to maintain productivity throughout the new Presidential transition, survey results described a workforce that desires a variety of improvements to workforce management and strategies for talent management.
Throughout the first months of the new President’s administration, a renewed emphasis on accountability and performance measurement will likely require agencies to re-examine how they unleash the best work from their people. The findings in this report outline the next steps for agencies to improve their talent management strategy.
Key findings include:
Over 70% of respondents report that their organization faces critical workforce skills gaps.
Only 29% of respondents agree or strongly agree that employees within their organization advance based on skills/achievements.
82% of respondents feel their managers are unresponsive or slow to address reported employee issues, such as training needs and performance issues.
72% of respondents said their organization either has talent management guidelines in place and does not consistently refer to them or has not clearly defined or employed such guidelines.