Tag: Hiring

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
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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The Earthquake That May Cause a Retirement Tsunami

By on February 4, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
The Earthquake That May Cause a Retirement Tsunami

Could another shutdown be the event that sparks a retirement tsunami? The author explains a potential problem he sees looming.

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Some Young Veterans Need More From Government

By on November 15, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Some Young Veterans Need More From Government

The author says that taking steps to hire veterans is one that can produce quality new hires within the federal workforce.

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OPM Announces New Direct Hiring Authority for Certain Positions

By on October 11, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
OPM Announces New Direct Hiring Authority for Certain Positions

OPM announced new direct hiring authority for certain job positions with critical shortages of candidates.

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Why Hiring Reforms in the 2019 NDAA May Not Make a Difference

By on August 16, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Why Hiring Reforms in the 2019 NDAA May Not Make a Difference

The 2019 National Defense Authorization Act includes provisions designed to make it easier for agencies to hire. Will it make a difference?

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