Employee Engagement

Employee Engagement

Our country deserves a federal government that responds to public needs—and that requires a fully engaged and motivated workforce.

However, recent data shows that government still struggles to adequately engage its employees. The latest federal employee engagement score—63.4 out of 100—lags about 12 points behind the private sector mark, suggesting that government take decisive action to improve the overall work experience of our nation’s public servants.

Top-performing private sector organizations understand that increased employee engagement leads to better performance and outcomes. Federal leaders need to follow the private sector lead by placing a greater emphasis on enhancing the federal employee experience and workplace culture.

Best Places to Work in the Federal Government®

The Best Places to Work in the Federal Government® rankings offer the most comprehensive assessment of federal employee engagement and satisfaction—how public servants view their jobs and workplaces. The rankings, produced by the Partnership and Boston Consulting Group, provide employee perspectives on issues ranging from leadership and pay to innovation and work-life balance. 

The rankings and accompanying data enable leaders to measure employee engagement across the federal workforce and at individual departments, agencies and subcomponents. The rankings alert federal leaders to signs of trouble and provide a roadmap to better manage our government’s most important asset—its employees.

Our resources offer an in-depth analysis of the Best Places to Work rankings and offer agencies practical tips on how to improve their employee engagement and use our data.

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Engagement Services

For federal agencies to best serve the public, they need a workforce that is committed and engaged in its responsibilities. Low employee engagement leads to poor customer relationships, high turnover and a lack of productivity—all of which prevent agencies from fulfilling their missions.

We have decades of experience working to improve federal employee engagement, informed by our successful initiatives with agencies across government and an extensive body of subject matter expertise.

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