Attracting enough qualified applicants to public sector positions can be challenging. While many applicants are drawn by the prospect of doing meaningful work and supporting their communities, public sector roles are often overlooked by applicants in search of perks the private sector can offer.
In addition to health concerns, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused an upheaval of the public sector job market that has left many workers uncertain about their future. With massive layoffs and a hiring freeze, the US unemployment rate increased to 14.4% in April, the highest since World War II.
According to our survey of 23,310 job seekers between April and June of 2020, 51% reported their job status had changed as a result of the pandemic. The top three reasons that caused a job status change were involuntary, including being laid off (32%), reduced working hours (25%), and being furloughed (18%).
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The unexpected disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic caused many organizations to work remotely for the safety of their workforce. When we asked HR teams whether their teams moved to remote work at some point during the pandemic, 93% said they had. Despite a lack of preparedness, the majority we surveyed back in May found that with flexibility, resourcefulness, and a ton of support from their IT departments, they managed to adjust and persevere.
Securing qualified candidates in the public sector is a challenge, and the longer the recruiting process, the higher the possibility the most qualified candidates will find a role elsewhere. Reducing your organizational time-to-hire is key to landing quality hires - and in order to do that, you need data.
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During the COVID-19 pandemic, HR teams using eForms have been safely delivering and routing forms and workflows between employees and managers. eForms already has pre-built processes that are accessible in the product's Global Library and customizable for each organization's needs, while ensuring compliance. eForms customers have found tremendous value in offering these touchless HR processes.
Here are the five most popular processes in eForms that organizations like yours have been using to support their employees safely and remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic. Access these processes in the eForms Global Library:
When recently surveyed about the impact of Coronavirus on HR, 89% of public sector respondents said that keeping employees healthy was their biggest concern. Given that 92% still have some portion of their employees working from the office, that means the majority of HR professionals are being forced to rethink how they conduct daily operations in their physical environments.
Hiring in the public sector today is becoming increasingly difficult, as high retirement numbers are causing jobs to open up a rate the public sector can’t keep up with and the near-record low unemployment rate making competition for talent tough. One way to lessen the current talent gap is to grab job seeker attention through engaging job promotions.
The public sector is struggling to recruit effectively throughout the entire application and candidate selection process. One area that can easily be improved is the interview. At our CONNECT user conference, we asked hundreds of public sector HR professionals to share their favorite interview questions they use to gain better insights into candidates and determine whether someone is the right fit for the position.
We compiled some of the best ones into a list of 99 Questions to Ask Public Sector Candidates. Here are some of them: