The challenge for agencies is finding skilled, younger workers to replace an aging workforce. They are driven by mission and a strong sense of purpose to transform their communities and the nation for the better. This sense of purpose is what agencies must tap into when recruiting next-generation talent.
But recruiting isn’t just a one-way street, and hiring managers aren’t the only ones making decisions. Potential candidates are deciding if the agency is a good fit for them and if they want to be managers.
Agencies are adjusting to managing multiple generations while also planning for two key issues: the pending retirements of seasoned workers and grappling with work-life balance issues for employees who are empowered to work anytime, anywhere on any device.
There is no question that the federal workforce needs to attract diverse and talented people so the U.S. government is positioned to tackle the complex issues facing our country. That includes millennials. There are four key steps the next administration and Congress must take to ensure millennials consider public service as a career option and… Read more »
There’s a lot of talk in government about recruiting talent from Silicon Valley, private firms nationwide and directly from colleges and universities. But sometimes the perfect candidate for the job isn’t across the country or in a classroom; they’re down the hall or in a field office.
Sometimes we assume that all the “interview urban legends” will sneak up on us and prevent us from getting to the next step. It may help to know some of the “interview taboos” and learn how to move beyond them.
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The recent election results have made many federal employees anxious for their futures. In times of uncertainty, the best defense is a strong offense. And the best offense is to join a federal-employee union.
Did you know that there’s a non-profit organization whose only purpose is to help federal employees help each other during times of distress? Did you also know that this same group provides scholarships so federal employees and their immediate family members can afford college?
Politics aside, there are several proposed initiatives stated by President-elect Donald Trump during his campaign that will affect government employees across the board.