Posts Tagged: recruitment

Government is Hiring! But Where?

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 »

Choosing an Applicant Tracking System to Insure OFCCP Compliance

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 »

The Key to Government Communication: Keep it Simple

The IRS is a great case study of using social media for recruitment – and keeping a simple, yet effective message Story Highlights Government communications relies on a keeping a simple message Never assume simplicity lacks complexity IRS as a great case study for how to leverage social media for recruitment See related FCG postsRead… Read more »

Recruitment 411: An Employee’s Story: Darryl Eaton

One of things we enjoy discussing on this blog are the success stories of our employees. Since October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, it’s perfect time to introduce you to Darryl Eaton. Darryl’s story is just one example of the great things that happen when we celebrate the abilities of all employees. For nearlyRead… Read more »

Technology Lessens the Burden of the Federal Retirement Tsunami

Originally posted on TechSource by Dan Klanderman We’ve seen it coming for years, and in fact, planned on this disruption to the federal workforce. Yet, the federal retirement tsunami is still causing a disturbance in federal agencies, as a large population of federal employees reach retirement age concurrently. Nearly 9,000 retirement claims were filed inRead… Read more »

Recruitment 411: What kind of Work you Want May Dictate Where you Live

Eric Erickson is giving Julie a break from blogging. He is Julie’s communication colleague from Atlanta, one of the best cities to find a job in the federal government. They say everything is bigger in Texas – and that includes the job market. Earlier this year, Forbes released its list of the best cities forRead… Read more »

Recruitment 411: Crafting a Gold Medal Résumé

Julie’s communications colleague, Eric Erickson, is currently writing the Recruitment 411 blog. He lives in Atlanta, where he is currently suffering from Olympic Fever. A quick Google search will turn up hundreds of entries suggesting which words should never be included on your résumé. Experienced, dynamic, team player, and the phrase ‘references available upon request’Read… Read more »

Recruitment 411: Putting Public Service on the Market

This summer, Julie’s colleague Eric Erickson is writing the ‘Recruitment 411’ blog posts. Eric has worked for the federal government in Atlanta since 2002 — he’s held several different positions, each in communications. Real estate company ERA recently released a report on how to recruit more members of Generation Y. While their focus was onRead… Read more »

Recruitment 411: Staying Positive and Proud to be a Govie

For the month of July, Eric Erickson will be taking over this blog from Julie. Eric is Julie’s ‘work husband’ from the IRS Recruitment office. My 92-year old grandfather passed away a couple weeks ago. Along with my younger cousin, I was asked to give a eulogy, and was – naturally – more than happyRead… Read more »