Tag: Hiring

Government Hiring of Young People Continues To Be Terrible

May 13, 2019 10:35 AM , Updated May 21, 2019 10:29 AM
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

April 30, 2019 3:48 PM , Updated May 8, 2019 11:03 AM
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

April 29, 2019 10:23 AM , Updated May 7, 2019 10:13 AM
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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The Earthquake That May Cause a Retirement Tsunami

February 4, 2019 11:49 AM , Updated February 12, 2019 11:28 AM

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

November 15, 2018 4:22 PM , Updated November 25, 2018 11:31 AM
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

October 11, 2018 3:26 PM , Updated October 20, 2018 1:11 PM
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

August 16, 2018 11:26 AM , Updated August 25, 2018 7:50 PM

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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The Civil Service is Becoming Fractured. Should We Care?

August 7, 2018 5:27 PM
The Civil Service is Becoming Fractured. Should We Care?

Many arguments support the idea of a single civil service system, however, the author says this is not ultimately what is best for federal human resources.

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The Shrinking Federal Workforce

July 23, 2018 3:34 PM
The Shrinking Federal Workforce

Are agencies hiring at levels consistent with their budgets? The author provides some numbers.

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(Not) the Merit System Principles

June 5, 2018 12:41 PM , Updated June 13, 2018 8:33 PM
(Not) the Merit System Principles

The author says the merit system has evolved into something that is not a merit system at all.

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