As the largest employer in the United States, as well as those responding to public criticism, the government sector faces unique challenges in terms of employee engagement and recognition initiatives. Local and federal government Human Resources professionals are facing the lowest government employment rate in over 40 years, coupled with a growing number of employees eligible for retirement. HR departments are being tasked with recruiting younger workers through creative financial and benefits packages.
In order to attract this younger generation of government workers and achieve their goals, agencies will need to find new ways improve productivity and retention rates. By developing a comprehensive employee engagement strategy that includes recognition, government agencies are able to directly impact business outcomes.