April 26, 2018

The Untapped Talent Pool You Should Be Recruiting

It’s frustrating when your organization’s job openings don’t attract enough applicants, or worse, when no one qualified applies at all. Or perhaps you’ve been told to hire someone new immediately, meaning your usual thoughtful recruitment process is out the window.

You may already have an easily accessible pool of qualified candidates. The secret is to take a look at people who previously applied for positions at your organization.

March 21, 2018

5 Ways to Save Money by Increasing HR Efficiencies

Public sector budgets are often stretched to their limits and inflexible. HR efficiencies can give your organization new ways to do more with less.

February 21, 2018

5 Ways Technology Makes Hiring Less Frustrating

An applicant tracking system is more than a human resources tool. The software can reduce frustrations for recruiters, hiring managers, job applicants, and everyone on your staff who pitches in to hire talent.

Executives and human resources leaders are recognizing how applicant tracking software for government agencies can improve the entire employee hiring process. Here are five ways technology can make the HR hiring process less frustrating at your organization.

December 21, 2017

Data Shows What Drives People Performance

We can improve public sector performance if we make decisions about people's practices based on data. One of the biggest initiatives in gathering people data is the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey. In particular, data from this study points managers towards practices that drive engagement.

November 29, 2017

NEOGOV Announces Purchase of FirstNet Learning

Fast growing HR Software as a Service company expands breadth of solutions with the purchase of a learning management software company

November 20, 2017

NEOGOV’s 16th Annual User Conference Draws Record Turnout

More than five hundred people convened at NEOGOV’s 16th Annual User Conference to get a sneak peek at upcoming product updates, learn from experts, and network with other NEOGOV users.

September 20, 2017

How to Change Your Performance Review Process

Performance reviews are often unloved. The feeling is justified when the process is outdated and disconnected from your employees’ day to day work. If this is the case, giving your organization’s performance review process a thorough overhaul can radically rejuvenate your employee engagement. 

June 07, 2017

How to Differentiate Your Public Sector Brand

Your brand tells the public who you are, and as an extension of that, can help you attract the best and brightest to your workforce. Your brand can help you differentiate yourself in a meaningful way that potential employees will remember and that current employees can live out on a day-to-day basis. Here's how. Here's how to differentiate your brand.

May 12, 2017

How to Use Job Candidate Personas for Government Recruitment

Finding ideal candidates is an ongoing challenge for every HR department. Fortunately, HR has tools at their disposal. One of those tools is often under-utilized. What's that tool you might ask? —Talent personas... think of them like a wanted poster for your ideal hire. If you follow the suggestions below and take the time to really map out what you’re looking for in a candidate, personas are likely to become one of your go-to HR tools.

March 16, 2017

How to Develop a Performance Improvement Plan

The dreaded PIP. Though the acronym stands for Performance Improvement Plan, to many employees it might just as well mean “Panic-Inducing Punishment.”

The best employers know a PIP can place underperforming staff on a path to transform themselves into better employees. But, in practice, a PIP is too often a half-hearted attempt at giving somebody one last improbable chance to save their job. Sometimes, managers treat the PIP as little more than a mandatory step in the process of firing an employee.

Performance Improvement Plans have so much potential. How can a PIP revive a struggling employee’s job performance?

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