September 06, 2018

7 Preventable Hiring Process Bottlenecks

Bottlenecks are the enemy of any hiring process. They are spots of inefficiency that kill the momentum you worked so hard to build into human resources.

The bottlenecks in your hiring process can often feel entrenched, having existed at your organization for as long as anyone can remember. But, bottlenecks should never be accepted as part of standard operating procedure. You can and should wipe these time-wasting, energy-draining, morale-depleting sources of congestion from your hiring process.

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 hiring less frustrating at your organization.

October 11, 2017

Tips for Recruiting a Diverse Workforce

Organizations that embrace diversity are more innovative and do a better job of meeting community needs. A lack of diversity can inhibit your organization’s creativity and even make you the focus of public criticism.

The markers of diversity are diverse. There’s race, ethnic group, gender, cultural background, age, disability, and more. Valuing diversity also means welcoming those with a range of experiences, perspectives, education, and ideas.

With all that to encompass, how can you change your recruitment approach to cultivate a more diverse workforce?

August 14, 2017

Your Talent Management Strategy for Job Hopping Millennials

Job hopping by Millennials is a seemingly unstoppable scourge. The IPMA-HR HR2020 Task Force identified job hopping as a talent management priority. They described the problem as high turnover rates due to the current tendency of the newer generation’s job hopping every 3-4 years and the current mindset within the public sector that job hopping is not a positive attribute. The obvious tactic is to combat job hopping, but that’s not easy to do. What if we take a different approach and try to use job hopping to our own advantage?

July 14, 2017

4 Steps to Creating Attention-Grabbing Recruitment Ads

A recruitment ad is so much more than a description of job duties. At its essence, it’s an advertisement that effectively promotes a role at your organization, your workplace culture, and the brand of the organization itself. With your recruitment advertising, you need to grab people’s attention and then not let go.

May 12, 2017

How to Use Talent Personas for Government Recruitment

Finding ideal candidates is an ongoing challenge for every HR department. Fortunatley, 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.

April 05, 2017

Using Recruitment to Support Culture in the Public Sector

One of the findings of the IPMA-HR HR2020 Task Force was that only 49% of public sector organizations believe recruiting directly supports the culture. If we set the bar a bit higher and ask if recruiting strongly supports the culture, only 11% say it does. If the recruitment process in your organization isn’t promoting the desired culture, what should you do?

January 17, 2017

How the Public Sector Can Compete for Hard to Fill Jobs

Talk to the talent acquisition team at Tesla and they’ll tell you some jobs are hard to fill. If even cool corporations with rich compensation budgets find certain types of jobs hard to fill then what can the public sector do? Well don’t give up, there is an effective strategy.

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