Mid-Year Reviews: Self-Examination on Progress

Mid-year reviews are meant to be informal, two-way conversations on progress. Specifically, employees and managers should be discussing: commitments in the performance agreement that are related to work objectives; competencies and; the learning and development…

Mid-Year Reviews: They’re Coming

The mid-year review is important because it’s an opportunity for employees to review successes and discuss any challenges affecting work performance at the mid-point of the performance management annual cycle. Your manager/supervisor is responsible for telling…

Phoenix: What to do if you have not…

Following last week’s message to all public servants from the Deputy Minister overseeing Phoenix, Public Services and Procurement Canada has provided public servants with a list of steps to follow if they have not been paid. Steps…

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5 Tips on How to Become a Great…

Recently, the Clerk of the UK public service tweeted a link to a GOV.UK blog post on 5 leadership tips for public servants: Nice advice on how to become a great Civil Service leader: http://t.co/jYX0azOuo9 — Sir…

Civility Matters

The Association of Professional EXs (APEX) sponsored a report that has come out on improving civility in the public service, following the results of the 2014 Public Service Employee Survey (PSES). The report confirms that, “incivility is on…

10 Healthy Habits for Mental Fitness

The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety has made this poster available for employees to put up in their workplace and promote mental health: Download the PDF in both languages here. via the Canadian Centre…

10 Ways to Sit Less at Work

While much of the country is in a deep freeze, you may be hesitant to venture outside at noon for your lunch time walk. Instead, why not check out this list of “10 ways to…