Tag: Hiring

Shake Up Government With an Agile Organization and Workforce

By on October 23, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Shake Up Government With an Agile Organization and Workforce

The author says that the trends in government’s HR policies add up to a lot of risk in its ability to compete for talent as it deals with an aging workforce.

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OPM Policy Changes May Improve Hiring, But Only if Agencies Do Not Find Ways to Maintain the Status Quo

By on September 18, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
OPM Policy Changes May Improve Hiring, But Only if Agencies Do Not Find Ways to Maintain the Status Quo

The author says that although recent hiring guidance from OPM is a good start, more needs to be done to improve federal hiring practices.

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From Human Resources to Helpful Robot – How AI May Transform HR

By on August 26, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
From Human Resources to Helpful Robot – How AI May Transform HR

How might artificial intelligence replace some HR functions? The author explores the possibilities.

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Extending Probationary Periods For Most Hires Is Not Needed

By on July 1, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Extending Probationary Periods For Most Hires Is Not Needed

The author says that while extending the probationary period for federal employees is a popular proposal, it is really not needed.

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Is it Time to Kill USAJobs?

By on June 10, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Is it Time to Kill USAJobs?

Should USAJobs be eliminated? The author lists and analyzes various complaints about the federal job search website.

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The Rise of the Occupational Questionnaire

By on May 16, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
The Rise of the Occupational Questionnaire

Occupational questionnaires replaced the old KSA process, but may have led to unintended consequences for agencies.

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Government Hiring of Young People Continues To Be Terrible

By on May 13, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Government Hiring of Young People Continues To Be Terrible

The author cites data showing that he says indicates the government is doing a terrible job of hiring federal employees under age 30.

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Soft Skills Are Harder Than They Seem

By on April 30, 2019 in Human Resources, Leadership with 0 Comments
Soft Skills Are Harder Than They Seem

The author says that federal HR managers often focus more on technical skills rather than soft skills when hiring which is a mistake.

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Why I (Still) Work Here

By on April 29, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Why I (Still) Work Here

The author recounts his love for his federal career while also addressing challenges that federal employees face.

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Despite Vows to Reduce it, the Federal Workforce is Growing Under Trump

on March 19, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
In budget documents released Monday, the Trump administration predicted it would employ the equivalent of nearly 1.5 million workers at civilian agencies next year, much higher than under the Obama administration a decade ago.

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