Federal agencies are currently in the midst of developing grand reform plans and four-year strategic plans to submit to OMB this week. But sometimes it is worthwhile to stand back and look at whether you’re doing the basics right.
Posts Tagged: talent
Praise effort and resilience and avoid singling out intelligence, smartness or talent.
Among the many decisions that transitions teams and a new administrations will grapple with, executive talent management can be overlooked as a key priority.
In a recent article written for Public Sector Digest, Micki Callahan, Human Resources Director for the City and County of San Francisco cited a committed to public service as a key trait for prospective employees. She points out that the public sector cannot always rival the private sector in terms of monetary compensation and other... Read more »
A manager might need temporary talent on a project and doesn’t have it on his/her team. Energetic employees in other parts of the agency may have those skills and would like to share them as a way of broadening his/her professional experience. How can they connect? GovConnect is an initiative sponsored by the Office of... Read more »
Have you ever met someone that just seems to know EXACTLY what their purpose is in life? You know, the ones that do that one thing that just seems to come natural? What is a talent? A talent is a special natural ability given to us all. If you follow the desire, it eventually starts... Read more »
The way we hire and utilize specific talent is funny to me. It reminds me of a Mitch Hedberg joke. “When you're in Hollywood and you're a comedian, everybody wants you to do things besides comedy. They say, OK, you're a stand-up comedian -- can you act? Can you write? Write us a script?... It's... Read more »
As is often the case, I read with interest Meghan Biro’s recent column in Forbes – Big, Bad Data: How Talent Analytics Will Make It Work In HR. It caught my attention with its insight into the world of talent analytics and HR. I was particularly excited to see Biro’s conclusions drawn from a recent... Read more »
If you look at the hierarchy in your office, do you have the most qualified people on your staff in the top management positions? Are the people on the bottom of the heap truly the least qualified? Top talent doesn’t necessarily mean the highest on the totem pole or those who have the broadest skill... Read more »
As Federal agencies grapple with multiple challenges, from finding top talent in the face of rising competition from the private sector, to the retirement tsunami and budget challenges, an emphasis is typically, and not unexpectedly, placed on talent acquisition. The challenges in this process are not trivial, and without coming to grips with improving this... Read more »