Originally posted by Monster Government Solutions on Unleash the Monster
The start of the New Year has our team contemplating what 2010 will bring to HR departments across the government. Here are a couple of areas where we are sure to see a focus on in the coming year:
o The hiring process. For a number of agencies the hiring process continues to be a challenge and one that many are working to address. Recent OPM mandates require a certain level of communication to candidates who are somewhere in the pipeline. This is the number one complaint with candidates in the federal hiring process.
o Automation of the recruitment process. Most agencies have already incorporated a level of automation into the process. Now they are struggling with how to make this process even more effective. The quality of candidates getting into the hiring pool continues to be a problem and agencies are looking for solutions to improve the talent pool and ask the right questions to identify just the right talent. We addressed this topic last month on our blog in, “Asking the Right Questions.”
o BRAC is also going to continue to make a huge impact on the recruiting and retention of civilian government employees. By 2011 it is mandated for the transition of all bases and units. Each geographical area that is faced with a closure or realignment will continue to struggle with branding, recruiting and retaining.
o In 2010, with the end of the recession, there is hope that the country is rebuilding its economic structure and with that there is a need for continued training to meet the demands of the job market. Education, training and work with economic development authorities will continue to be a top priority.
• Baby Boomer Retirement. The delayed departure of the initial retirement bubble has allowed for the creation of a second bubble of potential retirees. Now there is a huge concern on how to capture the knowledge of these potential retirees and transfer that knowledge throughout the agency.
Each of these areas is going to have a significant impact on the processes and procedures that impact our government and education customers. We’ll continue to provide our insight on these topics throughout 2010 and hope that you’ll also provide us with your comments and thoughts.
Happy New Year!