Tag: Hiring

Can Government Compete In The Talent Market?

By on March 7, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Can Government Compete In The Talent Market?

The author says that in order to find the right people for jobs in government, it will take more than just reforming federal hiring and pay.

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White House Proposals For Civil Service Reform: What They Missed

By on February 21, 2018 in Pay & Benefits, Retirement with 0 Comments
White House Proposals For Civil Service Reform: What They Missed

The White House’s 2019 budget blueprint offered many proposals for civil service reform. The author provides an analysis of which ones he says missed the mark.

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White House Proposals For Civil Service Reform: What They Got Right

By on February 15, 2018 in Human Resources, Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
White House Proposals For Civil Service Reform: What They Got Right

The White House’s 2019 budget blueprint offered many proposals for civil service reform. The author provides an analysis of which ones he says are correct.

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Applicant Questionnaires and Gaming the System

By on November 16, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Applicant Questionnaires and Gaming the System

Do applicant questionnaires improve the federal hiring process? The author provides an analysis.

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Use the Department of Veterans Affairs to Test Real Hiring Reform

By on October 17, 2017 in Agency News, Human Resources with 0 Comments
Use the Department of Veterans Affairs to Test Real Hiring Reform

The author says that the VA is the perfect testing ground for trying a new approach to hiring veterans.

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Hiring Flexibilities May Not Be Enough to Compete For Critical Talent

By on September 25, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Hiring Flexibilities May Not Be Enough to Compete For Critical Talent

The author says the federal hiring process is abysmal. He points to recent efforts to hire for cybersecurity positions to highlight problems agencies face as well as their attempted solutions.

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Bill Would Prevent VA From Rehiring Previously Fired Employees

By on July 30, 2017 in Agency News, Human Resources with 0 Comments
Bill Would Prevent VA From Rehiring Previously Fired Employees

Congress has sent legislation to the White House that would institute a number of HR requirements for the VA.

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When Hiring a Particular Candidate Might Constitute a Prohibited Personnel Practice

By on May 31, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
When Hiring a Particular Candidate Might Constitute a Prohibited Personnel Practice

The author discusses the prohibited personnel practice that can result from defining a particular position in a way that favors certain candidates or disfavors others.

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Hiring Reform: Building a New Process From the Ground Up (Part 2)

By on April 13, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Hiring Reform: Building a New Process From the Ground Up (Part 2)

In his final article of the series, the author explains his additional suggestions for some fixes he says are needed for a badly broken federal hiring process.

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Hiring Reform: Building a New Process From the Ground Up (Part 1)

By on April 12, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Hiring Reform: Building a New Process From the Ground Up (Part 1)

The author says that the federal hiring process is badly broken and can only be fixed with a complete overhaul.

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