Employees thrive in predictable environments where they can live, grow and learn within. Of all three legs, United States contractors have the greatest amount of concern over employment. Without a strong innovative and supportive workforce to meet the needs of the United States government, it will be difficult to support any of the services and initiatives needed to meet expectations of its citizens. Over the next twelve months, United States contractors will need to work twice as hard in order to stabilize the working environment and encourage bright individuals to work with and for them as they now have the added issue of perception: “working with the government is a short-term employment” which created more uncertainty since World War II.
As such, when you ask a United States contractor if they had a good or bad year, they will shrug.
If you ask them if they’re happy that 2013 is over, they will fervently agree.
The perception of 2014 will indeed be significantly better and I for one, would like to see this year be not only better for United States contractors, but for an entire economy as a whole.