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How Employee Engagement Data Improves Overall Workplace Productivity

December 28, 2022

With this tool, reports can be generated in a fraction of the time it usually takes, and then that Understanding employee engagement is an essential factor in any federal agencies’ success. Without it, employees may feel unmotivated and unfulfilled in their work life, leading to decreased productivity and often high turnover. 

By leveraging tools to measure employee engagement, agencies can better understand their workforce, assess the effectiveness of team-building strategies, and determine what initiatives may be needed to improve morale. With accurate data, employers can make informed decisions about how best to engage their employees in the coming year and ensure they are on a path toward achieving maximum performance.

How Our Employee Engagement Data Tool Aids HR Strategies

employee engagement dataMeasuring employee engagement can be time-consuming; however, analyzing the data is a whole other beast entirely. That’s why GovStrive uses FedViews®, which produces Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS) reports based on the Office of Personnel Management requirements.

The FEVS measures engagement among federal employees according to three distinct metrics:

  • Perceptions of agency leaders (Leaders Lead) 
  • Perceptions of immediate supervisors (Supervisors)
  • Intrinsic work experiences

Data can be turned into actionable plans regarding employee engagement. For instance, these metrics demonstrated that overall engagement increased among federal workers from 2017 – 2020. However, in 2021 overall engagement decreased and sits at 71% in 2022. Below GovStrive is taking an even deeper dive, breaking down the latest trends in engagement below.

The Latest Trends in Employee Engagement

According to FEVS, engagement scores for federal employees fell by 1% in 2021, the first decrease in several years. Looking at distinct metrics of engagement, intrinsic work experiences and perceptions of federal leadership contributed to the overall decline. Scores for Intrinsic Work Experience fell by 3%, and scores for Leaders Lead fell by 2%. 

Engagement scores were nearly identical in 2022, apart from a 1% decrease in Leaders Lead. Agency leaders should act now to prevent further decreases in employee engagement in 2023.

employee engagement data chart

How Can FedViews® Help Agency Leaders?

Agency leaders can use FedViews® to improve employee engagement in their organizations. FedViews® disaggregates trends in engagement and identifies key drivers of engagement that can be improved upon. FedViews® also includes an Action Tracker that agency leaders can use to develop data-driven action plans to improve engagement. The FedViews® action tracker allows agency leaders to evaluate and assess the impact of action plans on engagement over time. This important feature can help leadership determine if their action plans are impactful, and how they can be modified to produce the greatest improvements in engagement.

FedViews® Helps You Focus Your Resources Where It Counts.

FedViews® is uniquely positioned to inform agencies on their areas of effectiveness as well as address their human capital management challenges. It does this by providing FEVS and workforce data analyses, action planning resources, and subject matter expertise. The automated reports provide an intuitive overview of what needs to be done, while the action plans help put those findings into practice in order to make real, lasting changes. 

By saving time and resources, agencies can focus on providing employees with a better working environment that leads to improved morale, employee engagement, and productivity. Ultimately, the goal is to create and guide workforce management practices that promote a safe, equitable, engaging, and inclusive work environment for all employees.

Learn more about FedViews®, plus GovStrive’s additional federal workforce solutions!


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