Government Recruitment Landscape <br />
Are they leaving…or not?<br />
Can Boomers Still Help?<br />
Are they coming…or not?<br />
What do we all want?<br />
Will you have any money?<br />
Will you have any vacancies?<br />
Will you have any courage?<br />
Will you work together?<br />
We Can Do Better<br />
Why It Matters<br />    Government tackling extremely difficult problems – terrorism to environment to health care to debt...
My Perspective<br /><ul><li>DHS Scholarship Recipient
Interned at Education & SSA
Worked at DHS IG and DHS ICE
Managed DHS IG Internship Program
Co-Founder, Young Gov’t Leader
Gov’t Job Sherpa
Founder, GovLoop.com
Now GovLoop Hirer
Gentleman: Likes Cats and Babies</li></li></ul><li>Young Government Leaders Survey<br />Sent to 2,000 members seeking thei...
30 was the average age
60% had a Master's degree or higher
74% currently work at federal grades 9-13
81% had participated in an internship</li></li></ul><li>Key Findings<br />The most desired program aspects can be implemen...
Recommendations<br /><ul><li>Recruit: Encourage year-round, direct to campus engagement not limited to bachelor's degree g...
Develop: Include rotations, mentorships, and job shadowing/senior meetings as part of the program
Retain: Educate managers on suitable types of work and career advancement paths for Pathways interns</li></li></ul><li>Sin...
Meet Candace…<br />Honestly...I was bored, unemployed, and going through my morning ritual of sending out about 25-30 resu...
Facebook.com/GetIntoTeaching<br />
It all started with the first ever Intelligence Community Virtual Career Fair in March 2010 [which] spurred the idea of Sk...
Skype has been a successful tool for our hiring events, and we will continue to utilize Skype as part of our hiring strate...
Advertise and interview candidates from across the country without leaving the local area (and applicants can interview fr...
No interviews were conducted in person; all were done online via Skype
All panels were located at a contractor facility in the Washington, DC area
Applicants were at their homes/businesses across the country
Our offices and hiring managers were impressed with the high quality of the applicants we interviewed at this event.</li><...
Where are we going?<br />
13 Ideas of What’s Next<br />
“Someone who is exceptional in their role is not just a little better than someone who is pretty good - They are 100 times...
#2 - Make it Easier for Current Feds<br />
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Government Recruitment Landscape (8 10-11)

  1. 1. Government Recruitment Landscape <br />
  2. 2. Are they leaving…or not?<br />
  3. 3. Can Boomers Still Help?<br />
  4. 4. Are they coming…or not?<br />
  5. 5. What do we all want?<br />
  6. 6. Will you have any money?<br />
  7. 7. Will you have any vacancies?<br />
  8. 8. Will you have any courage?<br />
  9. 9. Will you work together?<br />
  10. 10. We Can Do Better<br />
  11. 11. Why It Matters<br /> Government tackling extremely difficult problems – terrorism to environment to health care to debt crisisBudget is tough. Will be hard to staff up. Hard to offer financial incentivesWe need to work extra hard to recruit and retain the best and the brightest<br />
  12. 12. My Perspective<br /><ul><li>DHS Scholarship Recipient
  13. 13. Interned at Education & SSA
  14. 14. Worked at DHS IG and DHS ICE
  15. 15. Managed DHS IG Internship Program
  16. 16. Co-Founder, Young Gov’t Leader
  17. 17. Gov’t Job Sherpa
  18. 18. Founder, GovLoop.com
  19. 19. Now GovLoop Hirer
  20. 20. Gentleman: Likes Cats and Babies</li></li></ul><li>Young Government Leaders Survey<br />Sent to 2,000 members seeking their input on recent graduates program<br />Topic - How agencies can best recruit, develop, and retain top young talent<br />Survey Respondent Profile<br /><ul><li>372 responses
  21. 21. 30 was the average age
  22. 22. 60% had a Master's degree or higher
  23. 23. 74% currently work at federal grades 9-13
  24. 24. 81% had participated in an internship</li></li></ul><li>Key Findings<br />The most desired program aspects can be implemented with little to no cost<br />
  25. 25. Recommendations<br /><ul><li>Recruit: Encourage year-round, direct to campus engagement not limited to bachelor's degree grads
  26. 26. Develop: Include rotations, mentorships, and job shadowing/senior meetings as part of the program
  27. 27. Retain: Educate managers on suitable types of work and career advancement paths for Pathways interns</li></li></ul><li>Since Creation in 2008:<br />Jobs = Top Content<br />
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  30. 30. Meet Candace…<br />Honestly...I was bored, unemployed, and going through my morning ritual of sending out about 25-30 resumes a day. I did a Google search for something like "Government Contract Administration" and stumbled on a GovLoop blog post. I dug through the site, including the job board, and signed up!<br />It wasn't too long before I stumbled upon Sterling Whitehead who was piloting a mentor/mentee program through YAP. He paired me up with Tina Borger, CPPO, Director of Research at the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP). She encouraged me to rework my resume a bit, and championed me all the way through NIGP's HR and hiring process.  Literally 3 weeks later I was the new Standards Manager at NIGP.<br />I continue to take ideas from GovLoop to innovate in my position here at NIGP!<br />
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  37. 37. Facebook.com/GetIntoTeaching<br />
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  40. 40. It all started with the first ever Intelligence Community Virtual Career Fair in March 2010 [which] spurred the idea of Skype interviews, to go along with the ‘virtual’ theme of the career fair and show NGA as a forward thinking agency on the cutting edge of technology<br />
  41. 41. Skype has been a successful tool for our hiring events, and we will continue to utilize Skype as part of our hiring strategy…<br /><ul><li>Reach diverse candidates, save the agency (and applicants) time / money
  42. 42. Advertise and interview candidates from across the country without leaving the local area (and applicants can interview from home!)
  43. 43. No interviews were conducted in person; all were done online via Skype
  44. 44. All panels were located at a contractor facility in the Washington, DC area
  45. 45. Applicants were at their homes/businesses across the country
  46. 46. Our offices and hiring managers were impressed with the high quality of the applicants we interviewed at this event.</li></li></ul><li>
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  48. 48. Where are we going?<br />
  49. 49. 13 Ideas of What’s Next<br />
  50. 50. “Someone who is exceptional in their role is not just a little better than someone who is pretty good - They are 100 times better.” – Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook<br />#1 - It’s Quality not Quantity<br />
  51. 51. #2 - Make it Easier for Current Feds<br />
  52. 52. #3 - Be Aggressive Get Passive Job Seekers<br />
  53. 53. #4 - Get Serious about Pathways- Marketing & Funding<br />
  54. 54. #5 – Leverage Passionof 3rd Parties<br />
  55. 55. #6 -Put the Data Out Thereand Let Others Innovate<br />
  56. 56. #7 - Make it Personal:Using Social to Recruit<br />
  57. 57. #8 - Get of the Box Ideas<br />Seed Innovation like an Investor-$150-250k grants to 5 using USAJOBS Data – SBIR grantsUSAJOBS Apps Contest?<br />
  58. 58. #9 – Get Targeted<br />
  59. 59. #10 –Collaborate with Candidates<br />
  60. 60. Are you interested in a GS-13 IT Specialist position Mr. Zuckerberg?<br />#11 – Plain Language<br />
  61. 61. #12 – Get Staff to Share<br />
  62. 62. #13 – Make it Fun<br />
  63. 63. Join Groups<br />GovLoop.com/Groups<br />Create a Groups<br />
  64. 64. Post on <br /> Join GovLoop (if you haven’t already!)<br />2. Click the “GovGigs” tab<br />3. Click “Add” (upper right corner) <br />4. Post Your Job Opening<br />
  65. 65. Get smart – read blogs, start discussion<br />GovLoop.com/Forum<br />GovLoop.com/Blogs<br />
  66. 66. Questions<br />Steve Ressler<br />President and CEO<br />Founder@GovLoop.com<br />202 445 0084<br />@GovLoop<br />Andrew Krzmarzick<br />Community Manager<br />Andrew@GovLoop.com<br />@KrazyKriz<br />

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