“I have no one under the age of 40 in my office,” said a policy analyst from the Department of Veterans Affairs in a recent GovLoop survey. That policy analyst isn’t alone – the government is graying. According to the Office of Personnel Management, the average age of a government employee is 47. At theRead… Read more »
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Government must use everything at its disposal to attract, hire, and retain the best possible workers. Below, I’ve shared nine low- or no-cost tips on finding the best and brightest for your agency.
Managers as a whole are an integral part of the employee experience. We remember the good ones – and we really remember the bad ones. Because they are so involved in day-to-day activities, the way your manager treats you can drastically impact how you view your workplace. How leaders manage talent is thus integral toRead… Read more »
OPM Director, Katherine Archuleta, has marked her one year anniversary as the Director of OPM and she wants to leave a lasting legacy for making significant changes in the way OPM operates.
In case you missed it, President Obama’s FY 2016 Budget of the U.S. Government recommends a scant 1.3 percent pay raise for the federal workforce next fiscal year. Well, as the old saying goes, something is better than nothing. However, when it comes to issues of fair pay, it appears that many feds are onceRead… Read more »
Recruitment incentives are another of the 3R bonuses available to federal agencies to help them find the most talented individuals to fill open positions. Here, we discuss when this incentive can be applied and whether you may be able to qualify for or use one. What are they? Recruitment incentives are paid to newly appointedRead… Read more »
There’s a lot of excitement this fall in Washington, DC. This time of year, it’s usually football that has everyone around here talking, but this year, baseball and the Washington Nationals are all the buzz, as the playoffs begin and the Nationals strive to reach the World Series. What’s that have to do with talentRead… Read more »
Thanks for coming back for part 3 of this series. If you have not already, please check out: Change the Way You Hire Part 1: Am I Qualified Change the Way You Hire Part 2: Years of Experience is Overrated Recruiting talent is a critical factor in avoiding mediocrity. You cannot just expect talented peopleRead… Read more »
While it may appear that the size of the federal workforce has shrunk to the size of a thumbtack, many agencies are still looking to hire bright candidates. But the changing economy has forced management to alter their hiring process in favor of a more strategic one. Hiring employees is no longer isolated as anRead… Read more »
Tips for choosing an applicant tracking system to promote OFCCP compliance OFCCP regulations are specifically for companies with federal contracts but it’s the responsibility of every US employer to avoid employment discrimination. In today’s connected world where applicants can easily apply to job openings with a few mouse clicks, using a spreadsheet to track complianceRead… Read more »