Tech to Hire: Transforming Federal HR Beginning with Recruiting and Hiring

October 30, 2018

With only six percent of full-time federal employees under the age of 30 and 45 percent aged 50 and above, government needs to focus on recruiting and hiring the next generation of talent.

Yet agencies aren’t making it easy for these individuals to apply for open positions. Federal agencies still rely on decades-old legacy technology to bring new employees on board. The reasons they cite for not upgrading their recruiting and technologies range from data privacy and security concerns to reluctance to change current agency systems and processes.

As long as agencies continue to accept the technology status quo, they will be hampered in their ability to attract the next generation of talent. In “Tech to Hire: Transforming Federal HR Beginning with Recruiting and Hiring,” we worked with Salesforce to highlight how two agencies, NASA and the Social Security Administration, are using technology to improve how they recruit and hire talent. Their experiences can help other agencies recruit and hire smarter and faster.