Employee Engagement: The Human Element

Job stress and worker burnout has been a hot topic for some time, but it reached its tipping point with the convergence of the gig economy, the pandemic, remote work, and the tidal wave of digital tools that has engulfed us. For many, work life is now less regimented, perhaps, but also more fragmented, more […]

Are you supporting the “A” in DEIA?

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Diversity. Equity. Inclusion. Accessibility. In 1998, Congress added Section 508 to the 1973 Rehabilitation Act, requiring electronic information and technology provided by Federal agencies to be accessible for individuals with disabilities. DEIA came into sharper focus with President Biden’s 2021 Executive Order on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility in the Federal Workforce. Adhering to Section 508 […]

PEP Wins DHS Intelligence and Cybersecurity Diversity Fellowship Program Contract

Performance Excellence Partners, LLC (PEP) has been awarded the Intelligence and Cybersecurity Diversity Fellowship (ICDF) Program Support Contract under the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer (OCHCO) Office of Strategic Recruiting, Inclusion, Diversity and Engagement (STRIDE). “The PEP Team is thrilled to contribute our over 20 years of human […]

Tools and Tips for Managing a Remote Work Environment

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In my previous blog, “What My Company Learned as an Early Adopter of Remote Work,” I explained how PEP worked as a fully or mostly remote organization right from our inception – at a time when working virtually was a rare practice. I also shared some of the strategies we have used throughout the years […]

What My Company Learned as an Early Adopter of Remote Work

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When I first started Performance Excellence Partners (PEP) 22 years ago to provide federal contracting services and business consulting, most corporate professionals were commuting to central offices to work side by side. PEP’s “place of business” was an intangible expanse connected by phone and internet. Having a remote workforce in different time zones enabled me […]