Performance, Accountability and Leadership in the Public Sector: 2012 Western IPMA-HR Conference

Next week, public sector HR professionals from 13 states will meet in Phoenix at the annual Western Region IPMA-HR Conference. It’s an opportunity for attendees to learn from the expertise and experience of almost 20 keynote and session speakers, as well as share their own knowledge and skills on a broad range of HR topics.

With the theme – Ignite Your HR Fire – the agenda is impressive. It covers a number of the issues identified by IPMA-HR as critical to public sector human resources management, including: workforce and succession planning, on boarding, employee engagement and morale, and leadership development.

While many public sector organizations have programs in place to address these challenges, many lack the automation and reporting tools to streamline workforce planning and talent management and align it to strategic priorities.

In fact, survey results published in the January 2012 edition of HR News (the magazine of IPMA-HR) revealed that less than 40% of state and local government agencies who responded have adopted technologies for performance management.

If public sector HR truly wants to “ignite its HR fire” and strategically address the key challenges facing this sector, they need visibility into how effectively talent management programs are supporting organizational priorities. And automating these processes delivers a number of benefits.

It puts HR in control, making it easier to configure track and manage the entire performance evaluation process. Beyond the time savings, automating with Halogen’s public sector talent management suite provides fingertip access to a wealth of data you can actually use, with the flexibility to filter the data any way you need to:

  • Analyze employee performance ratings,
  • Review competency scores to identify skills gaps to drive development plans, and then
  • See how everyone is tracking to meet organizational and individual goals.

You can’t do any of the above easily if you’re drowning in Word documents and Excel spreadsheets.

If you’re attending the Western Region IPMA-HR Conference next week, be sure to check out the session “Transforming Public Safety with Talent Management” on Thursday, April 12 at 10:45 a.m., led by one of our customers – Bill Howlett, Senior HR Analyst with the City of Henderson.

In this session Bill will share how his city refined its employee performance and development programs in order to increase employee engagement and improve the operational efficiency of key service departments. The result is a culture of transparency and accountability around performance.

During the conference, stop by Booth #6 to speak with Nancy Wilkinson and Denise Dziubaniuk from Halogen. Both Nancy and Denise would love to talk with you about how automation can help streamline your talent management processes to keep your employees engaged and motivated, and of course focused on their performance.

For those of you who can’t make it to Phoenix, have a look through our Talent Management Centers of Excellence. These centers feature articles, webinars, videos, and case studies on a variety of topics, including performance management, competency management and more.

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