Published Articles

As thought leaders in HR consulting, the experts at CPS HR frequently author articles that inform the most effective HR professionals across the United States. You can read many of these articles simply by clicking below.

Focusing on Employee Engagement - Talk or Action?
PA Times, June 6, 2018

Employee Engagement - Is It Really A Priority?
PA Times, June 1, 2018

When Organizations Act, Engagement Improves
PA Times, May 7, 2018

Managerial Competencies - A Key to Employee Engagement
PA Times, April 6, 2018

Improving Employee Engagement: A Virtuous Cycle
PA Times, Spring 2018

Resolve in 2018 to Measure and Improve Federal Employee Engagement
Association for Talent Development, January 24, 2018

Hitting the Bullseye to Improve Employee Engagement
PA Times, December 19 2017

Low Employee Engagement in Government: A Bad News - Good News Story
Perspective, November/December 2017

Want to Engage Your Employees? There's Science Behind That
Governing, October 23, 2017

Supervision - A Key Driver of Employee Engagement in Local Government
PA Times, October 11, 2017

Engaged Employees Feel Better About Their Lives Overall
PA Times, September 8, 2017

Boosting Employee Engagement to Boost Trust in Government
PA Times, July 14, 2017

Leadership - What Is It and How Do we Improve It?
PA Times, June 9, 2017

Study Finds Weak Employee Engagement
NACo County News, May 29, 2017

Are You Ready to Improve Employee Engagement?
PA Times, May 12, 2017

Employee Engagement Surveys - Are They Really Necessary?
PA Times, April 14, 2017

Leadership - The Key Driver of Employee Engagement
PA Times, March 10, 2017

Political Transitions - A Unique Opportunity to Focus on Employee Engagement
PA Times, January 13, 2017

The Science of Engagement
The Public Manager, December, 2016

Employee Recognition - a Key to Employee Engagement
PA Times, December 2, 2016

Employee Engagement: It's About Leadership
PA Times, November 4, 2016

Overcoming Barriers to Improving Employee Engagement (Pt. 2)
PA Times, October 7, 2016

Overcoming Barriers to Improving Employee Engagement (Pt. 1)
PA Times, September 2, 2016

Why is Employee Engagement So Low?
PA Times, August 3, 2016

Measuring Maturity
Quality Progress Magazine, September 2016

Improving Employee Engagement - Who's Responsible?
PA Times, July 1, 2016

Improving Employee Engagement: A Public Sector Leadership Imperative
Reprinted from Public Sector Diget, Summer 2015

Grow Your Own or Buy Talent
NCHRA Blog Post, July 2015

How Coaching in the Workplace Builds Leaders at all Levels
NCHRA Blog Post, May 2015

Why Government Workers are Harder to Motivate
HBR, November 28, 2014

Five Training Techniques for Addressing the Skills Gap
Reprinted from HR West, September 2014

Leading the Next Generation
Reprinted from Fire Rescue Magazine, Jan 2010

Conducting a Robust Interview
Reprinted from HR News a publication of the International Public Management Association for Human Resources, Dec 2008

How to Motivate and Retain Employees
Reprinted from California Special District a publication of the California Special Districts Association, Sept/Oct 2008

Building the Leadership Pipeline in Local, State and Federal Government
The impending retirement boom and resulting worker shortage is one of the major workforce challenges government faces today. Nowhere is the need for talented people more critical than in the public sector. Simply put, to succeed, government must recruit and retain talented people.

The County Welfare Directors Association of California - Turnover Study (2006)
CPS HR Consulting (through its Merit System Services contract) conducted a survey of all Social Service/Human Service departments in California to assess turnover. The purpose was to identify classifications in Social Services/Human Services that are most at risk of turnover and to identify the main reasons for turnover in each classification.

What Counts? A Report on Workforce Planning Data Used by the Nation's Top Ten Human Service Agencies (2004)
In this study, we surveyed the nation's ten largest children's services agencies to determine the availability and usefulness of human resources data for workforce planning, and to determine what barriers, if any, impede effective workforce planning.