Data and digital workforces: Agencies assess where they stand
The Partnership and Boston Consulting Group launched the Federal Data and Digital Maturity Index survey that asked federal employees across six agencies to measure their data and digital performance. In this blog post, we take a deep dive into the survey’s section on human capital, a set of questions that evaluates how agencies recruit, hire, develop, engage and retain their data and digital workforces.
Federal HR myth-busting: Using the right hiring authorities to find the talent you need
Many agencies don’t realize the number of hiring authorities available to them. To help HR teams solve hiring challenges, we’re highlighting three examples of how agencies can make creative use of direct hiring to fill their critical talent needs.
Busting common myths about HR in the federal government
In a new blog series, we speak with current and former government HR experts to dispel myths about federal human resources and help new managers navigate federal policies. Our first post digs into managers’ options for compensating or incentivizing high-performing employees.
The most effective strategies for surge hiring
In “Rapid Reinforcements: Strategies for Federal Surge Hiring,” the Partnership examined federal surge hiring in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and outlined three strategies that agencies can implement to improve the process. Now, a new template can help hiring teams develop a strategic recruitment plan for surge hiring at their agencies.
Trust is the foundation for transforming federal HR
Federal human resources have suffered from decades of underinvestment and a lack of attention from senior officials. Our “Transforming Human Resources” report explores why trust is the key ingredient to help agencies overcome these challenges and improve federal HR.
Addressing the critical need for transformative federal mission support leaders
The Partnership’s Mission Support Leadership Program prepares HR, IT and acquisitions practitioners to develop new perspectives and approaches to workplace challenges. Heidi Jackson Everett, a coach in the program, discusses her approach to empowering mission support professionals to be transformative leaders.
A new tool to help HR teams improve federal hiring
A look at recent federal hiring data shows that hiring managers did not extend job offers to applicants for roughly one-half of the competitive, open-to-the-public federal job announcements in fiscal year 2020. The Hiring Assessment and Selection Outcome Dashboard is a first-of-its-kind tool to share publicly available federal hiring data from USAJOBS to help hiring managers more effectively fill positions in the future.