Jeff Neal breaks down why federal hiring practices are slow, confusing to nongovernment applicants, get tied up in regulations and often result in unqualified applicants getting the job.
Always be recruiting. That’s the advice Melinda Rogers, deputy chief information officer at the Justice Department, has for anyone trying to maintain a cybersecurity staff.
Federal hiring managers have a tough time these days. The public hears nothing but news of budget cuts, buyouts and reductions in force. Yet agencies across the board do have real and funded openings. Margot Conrad, director of education and outreach at the Partnership for Public Service, shares some advice on recruiting with credibility on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
The federal hiring process is a disaster and the only way to fix it is to rebuild it, based on a foundation of merit, says former DHS chief human capital officer Jeff Neal.