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Posted by on Jan 19, 2022

Resources for Hiring and Retaining the Best Talent for Federal Agencies

Resources for Hiring and Retaining the Best Talent for Federal Agencies

The pandemic has exacerbated long-standing challenges in federal hiring. With lengthy applications, extensive interview processes, background checks, and a lack of data-driven hiring practices, federal agencies struggle to attract top talent to fill mission-critical roles and continue the important work of serving the American people. The Biden-Harris administration has released the Management Agenda Vision, encompassing […]

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Posted by on Aug 21, 2020

How to Avoid COVID-19 Brain Fog and Thrive!

How to Avoid COVID-19 Brain Fog and Thrive!

Volatility, complexity, unrelenting change at an unprecedented speed with increased levels of stress and anxiety; this is the environment that leaders face in the era of COVID-19. An environment that can negatively impact the ability to think creatively at a time when it is most needed. We may not have control over our challenges, but […]

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Posted by on Jan 31, 2020

Tell Me, What is the Difference Between Reskilling and Upskilling?

Tell Me, What is the Difference Between Reskilling and Upskilling?

As I was enjoying lunch with my colleagues last week, I mentioned that I was writing a blog about the difference between reskilling and upskilling. I was astonished to hear them ask, “What is the difference? Aren’t they the same thing?”  While many publications address the inability of the workforce to keep pace in increasingly dynamic […]

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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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