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This week, Julie Perkins hosts a roundtable discussion of why government agencies should recruit and hire members of the millennial generation. October 3, 2014
Ronald Pontius, the deputy to the commander of Army Cyber Command, said over the next few years the Army will give cyber workers their own career field, preliminarily known as Career Field 17.
On this week's Women of Washington radio show, Anne Altman, head of IBM Federal, joins hosts Gigi Schumm and Aileen Black to discuss how successful companies bring new talent into their organizations.
A career in the federal workforce might not be the coolest thing to kids. That's one finding from a new survey by the National Treasury Employees Union. It found only 37 percent of parents polled encourage their kids to go into government. Now, NTEU is starting a campaign to change that. President Colleen Kelley joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to discuss the new survey.
After a decade of increases to the intelligence community's workforce, it's time to cut back once again. But IC leaders say they'll take a strategic approach this time around.
As the government looks to diversify its workforce with younger employees, a new study shows interest is high among college students. The challenge lies in positioning the government so the best and brightest will find those opportunities.
Linda Rix, co-CEO of Avue Technologies will give her take on a wide range of issues affecting the federal job market. July 5, 2013 (This show originally aired June 28, 2013)
Linda Rix, co-CEO of Avue Technologies will give her take on a wide range of issues affecting the federal job market. June 28, 2013
Shrinking budgets mean less funds for hiring managers at government agencies. So, how can you do more with less and still attract the best candidates? ENC Strategy's Eva Neumann offers specific tips in a special commentary written for Federal News Radio.
The 18-month study found DoD is no longer the employer of choice for STEM workers, at a time it should be attracting a "high fraction of the highest-quality STEM workforce."
Tighter budgets are impacting agencies' ability to recruit new employees, according to the results of an exclusive Federal News Radio survey. But while budget dollars may be dwindling, agencies still need new hires to fill vacancies caused by retirements and others leaving civil service. Federal recruiters and college advisers say there are certain cost-effective and innovative techniques that work better than others when it comes to finding the next generation of federal employees.
Catherine Emerson, the agency's chief human capital officer, said the annual turnover rate is only 1.35 percent for its 240,000 employees. She said new programs, called Cornerstone and Capstone, are trying to ensure employees have the leadership training necessary for the future. The Coast Guard also is increasing employee engagement as it prepares to move into its new headquarters at St. Elizabeth's in Washington.
John Palguta, vice president of Policy at the Partnership for Public Service talks about efforts to bring in young workers to the federal government, and whether telework is a viable option for some federal employees. July 13, 2012(Encore presentation August 3, 2012)
New Pathways Program begins July 10, and officials hope it will open doors to bring in and train new talent for agencies. Tim McManus, vice president for education and outreach at the Partnership for Public Service, said that departments should take advantage of the opportunity to tailor-train potential employees to fit their long-term needs.