Boosting Productivity for Government Agencies: The Role of Employee Happiness

Finding quality candidates for government solutions
Meeting the program support needs of government clients requires the ability to consistently and continuously match the right candidate with the right position, and then support that process every step along the way – from hiring and onboarding to training and advancement. Government agencies need candidates who are qualified, professional, and passionate about their work.

At the end of the day, happiness in the workplace – for the employer and the employee – leads to a 12% increase in productivity, so creating a mutually beneficial long-term support solution is the gift that keeps on giving.

How to do it
Effective support solutions are designed to be impactful and sustainable. It always begins with a preliminary screening and a subsequent in-depth interview – virtual or face-to-face. The key is to understand the candidate’s personality, experience and background, types of environments they’ve worked in before, what they liked and didn’t like, and where they did or did not thrive. Additionally, it is critical to understand each client’s needs before the screening process so the right questions can be asked and answered.

Once a candidate is placed, the support phase begins. In addition to onboarding and training basics, government clients typically want and need assistance with performance check-ins and reviews. Limited bandwidth means they often do not have the time or ability to manage important administrative work, so they rely on their provider to handle it for them, which serves not only as a benefit to the employer, but the employee as well.

Why this approach
Government clients are looking for long-term solutions and candidates are looking for rewarding careers. Creating alignment that satisfies the needs of both parties has the most beneficial results. Conversely, the more time spent in a situation that isn’t working out – for either client or contractor – the longer it will take to achieve the mission.
Time is a valuable resource that shouldn’t be wasted. To that end, the most effective strategic process for identifying and onboarding candidates involves investing time wisely on the front end, in order to save time and maximize success in the long run.

Why it works
At Contemporaries, we have been developing, applying and honing this strategic support process for more than three decades. And we have proven time and again that it is as effective as it is efficient, resulting in a 96.5% employee retention rate.

We understand that the needs of the federal government are different from those of private businesses. The process of finding and delivering quality candidates requires a deep understanding of the unique needs of each client, as well as a rigorous approach to screening, onboarding, training, and supporting every candidate.

A leader in providing strategic support solutions to the federal government, Contemporaries was founded in 1991 and continues to provide streamlined and expert services to federal agencies. As a Woman-Owned Small Business, we consistently leverage our experience and expertise to anticipate our clients needs and advance their critical programs, realizing the maximum productivity and peak performance for every individual and project. At Contemporaries, every employee, contractor, and client is a part of the family, and for us, family comes first.

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