The Air Force Reserves Command, like the Air Force itself, has a constant need for flight engineers. But it takes a long time to develop and train flight engineers.
The Army had to reassess its recruiting goals this year after realizing it would not be able to recruit 80,000 soldiers.
Frustrated by collegiate recruiting, the FBI experiments with getting high school students involved via summer internships.
After years of shrinking the force, the Army is suddenly in growth mode again, creating new challenges for recruiters.
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.
If the government workforce shrinks, as President Donald Trump says he thinks it should, then agencies need to make sure the people they do have are top notch. Tim McManus, chief operating officer of the Partnership for Public Service, tells Federal Drive with Tom Temin how agencies can improve their recruiting game.
Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announced a series of recruiting changes on Tuesday that he said would let the armed services recruit from a broader swath of the American population, rebuild lost ties with local communities and reduce growing misconceptions about military service.
The Department of Energy is looking to deliver a jolt to its workforce development and recruitment processes, so it’s standing up a new Office of Talent Management to do just that.
The Army closed out the fiscal year that ended a little over a week ago having met its recruiting goals for the first time in five years.
Content marketing can improve the quantity and quality of job applications in recruitment campaigns. Tim McManus, vice president for outreach at the Partnership for Public Service, discusses content marketing and social media in recruitment by federal agencies on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
Navy has asked for legislative permission to start some new sailors' careers at higher ranks. Some with high levels of in-demand skills would potentially start at the level of captain.
At 22, Jarrett Zubiate was managing a Verizon store, but he wanted more. Trained as a Navy hull technician, he stepped off the fleet to become a recruiter. Zubiate talks to Federal Drive with Tom Temin about being named the Navy's enlisted recruiter of the year.
The number of federal employees under age 30 dropped nearly 3 percent over the past three years. That's according to recent analysis from the Partnership for Public Service and Deloitte. Agencies want to reverse that trend. Tim McManus is vice president for education and outreach at the Partnership for Public Service. He tells In Depth with Francis Rose that some private sector consulting and tech companies are beating agencies at the recruiting game by just showing up first.
For now, push-ups and math scores are the main methods the Army uses to screen potential recruits. But officials say they are studying measures that take a "whole person" approach identifying future soldiers.