Posts Tagged: hr

Federal HR, hiring managers wanted . . . .

To Federal HR and hiring managers: The Federal Labor Affinity Group ( at the Professional Outplacement Assistance Center ( is looking for speakers in Columbia, MD, on alternate Wednesdays at 9:30 AM. Please let me know who is willing to consider this. Lauren Modine gave a great presentation in February. Thanks!

12 Ideas for Surfacing Top Talent With Social Media

This afternoon, I had the pleasure of presenting for the ACT-IAC Human Capital Special Interest Group. My working title was “Surfacing Top Talent with Social Media.” I built on a previous slide deck, adding 6 examples of agencies and people using social media as part of the recruitment and hiring process. I’ll let the slidesRead… Read more »

How Can I Convince My Colleagues to NOT Leave Their Jobs?

That question – “How can I convince my colleagues to stick around?” – -was posed by an audience member at an event that I attended this morning which launched a new report called “Keeping Talent: Strategies for Retaining Valued Federal Employees.” The report was produced by the Partnership for Public Service and Booz Allen Hamilton,Read… Read more »

Interested in Human Resources for the DoD?

If you’re interested in human resources for the Department of Defense, we have a special training event just for you called Human Capital Management Defense (HCMD) 2011, which is taking place Feb. 14-17 at the Sheraton National Hotel in Arlington, VA. Now in its 6th year, HCMD brings together HR professionals who are focused onRead… Read more »

Operations Managers – what is your opinion of Human Resources within your Gov. Contracting firm?

I have a question I’d like to ask: As a Operations Manager in a Government Contracting firm, what – in your viewpoint – is missing from Human Resources? What elements of Human Resources does a HR Practitioner needs to know about ‘the rest of the company’ and the departments or elements within a government contractingRead… Read more »

Daily Dose: Want to Really Honor Them? Give a Vet a Job!

Tomorrow is Veterans Day and we’re all thinking about the significant sacrifice that our soldiers make every day. Federal Diary columnist Joe Davidson at the Washington Post suggests that one of the best ways we can truly honor them is to put them at the top of the pile for jobs: How to truly honorRead… Read more »

Social media people speak up about career empowerment: “Help us help you”

Last week, I posted a discussion topic on Govloop asking what social media people want in their career. Seeing that social media is a relatively new sphere, especially within the government space, it was interesting to note the variety of responses received–ranging from a personal desire to make a difference to opportunities to innovate toRead… Read more »