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Posted by on Nov 14, 2019

USDS and OPM’s Game-Changing Hiring Process — Coming Soon to a Federal Agency Near You

USDS and OPM’s Game-Changing Hiring Process — Coming Soon to a Federal Agency Near You

The Federal hiring process causes frustration on many levels. Hiring managers would rather utilize non-competitive tools, such as the direct hiring authority provision than sift through an enormous pile of largely unqualified candidates. Qualified candidates who want to serve the public may never be considered. Teams that are tied to directives and deadlines are unable […]

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Posted by on Oct 24, 2019

Insights Gained from Today’s Talent Management Approaches for the Workforce of the Future

Insights Gained from Today’s Talent Management Approaches for the Workforce of the Future

This week, Management Concepts had the honor of co-sponsoring Today’s Talent Management Approaches for the Workforce of the Future, hosted by the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) where a panel of Federal workforce experts shared their experiences and insights on ways to recruit, engage, and retain talented people for public service. After the initial introductions, Debbie Eshelman, Managing Director of Management Concepts, facilitated the panel discussion. Highlights include:

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Posted by on Oct 17, 2019

How Important are Soft Skills when Recruiting for Federal IT Positions?

How Important are Soft Skills when Recruiting for Federal IT Positions?

It might seem that every Federal agency is searching for potential IT candidates. Not only does the President’s Management Agenda call for modernizing IT and optimizing data utilization, but also raising standards for the government workforce. This combination creates a tall order for HR professionals who support Federal agencies. While each agency remains laser-focused on its mission, it must also find the time and financial resources to upskill, reskill, and recruit people who will be facilitating their IT modernization transformation.

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Posted by on Oct 9, 2019

Eliminating Gaps in Agency Leadership – Part V: Measuring Success

Eliminating Gaps in Agency Leadership – Part V: Measuring Success

In this five-part series, we talked about how you can help identify and assess leadership gaps within your organization and through introspection. We also covered how Federal Agencies can best avoid mission-critical leadership gaps through effective succession planning. In each discussion, we highlighted the importance of setting specific goals and emphasized that maintaining flexibility is crucial to achieving those goals. Now, in this final installment, we will discuss ways gap-closing success can be measured and potentially improved.

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Posted by on Sep 18, 2019

Qualities of the Ideal Federal Leader

Qualities of the Ideal Federal Leader

One of the three key drivers of transformation named in the 2019 President’s Management Agenda (PMA) is realigning human capital to serve America’s priorities for the 21st century. While there is a significant focus on filling technology gaps, several authorities have defined ideal qualities for leaders in the Federal Government.

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