Maine CIO Jim Smith is collaborating with academia and the private sector to improve how the state grooms, recruits and hires IT and cyber professionals.
Posts Tagged: recruiting
Technological advancement is quickly progressing. Many government agencies struggle to find new talent or resources to keep up with the latest tech trends. So, how can agencies future-proof their organizations against the need to constantly hire new talent?
In a recent GovLoop online training, we learned the importance of cultural fit for employee retention as well as using AI to retain and recruit 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.
In November 2014, former Office of Personnel Management Director Katherine Archuleta announced a new governmentwide initiative to improve workforce recruitment, engagement, diversity and inclusion. Now under Beth Cobert’s leadership, OPM explained how it will move the plan forward.
The rapid pace of business, coupled with the changing workforce and modern technology have created a new imperative for recruitment. Traditional recruitment methods, such as websites and online applications, are no longer sufficient. Government agencies have to adapt to new recruitment methods to keep pace with these changes and build their future workforce.
Did you know that Washington, D.C. is the best city for college graduates to start a career? It’s true. A company named NerdWallet has crunched data related to the presence of educated peers, income, affordability and strength of the local workforce. While the cost of living is high, Washington came out on top because of… Read more »
Approximately once a month, I get an email from a family member or friend that goes something like “My cousin/neighbor/babysitter is really interested in getting a federal job. S/he can’t figure out the process. Can you give her some inside guidance?” Whether OPM wants to admit it or not, the process is still way too… Read more »
Finding and keeping technology talent is perhaps the most important activity leadership can focus on in an organization. As the needs of the larger organization grow, so do the demands for services. New compliance regulations? Find a technology solution to manage that. New field operation? Go get some technology to enable them to communicate and… Read more »
Last week, Jay Leno said good night one last time as The Tonight Show’s host. We all know one of the real reasons why Jimmy Fallon is taking over – it’s to attract a younger crowd to one of late night’s most famous shows. In fact – Millennials, or they can be referred to as… Read more »