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    • SHRM Poll: The Ongoing Impact of theRecession—Federal Government June 4, 2012
    • The Ongoing Impact of the Recession:Federal Government Introduction Key Findings Organizations’ Financial Health Hiring Recruiting Challenges Demographics Methodology SHRM Poll: The Ongoing Impact of the Recession—Federal Government Agencies ©SHRM 2012 2
    • Introduction Overall results have been released in three different topic areas:  Recruiting and skill gaps (released November 7, 2011).  Overall financial health and hiring (released November 22, 2011).  Global competition and hiring strategies (released December 14, 2011). Industry-specific results are reported separately for each of the eight industries included in the sample. These findings cover the results for the federal government. The following industries were also included in the sample:  Construction, mining, oil and gas (released March 9, 2012).  Manufacturing (released April 4, 2012).  Finance (released June 4, 2012).  State and local government (released June 4, 2012).  Health.  Services—professional.  High-tech. SHRM Poll: The Ongoing Impact of the Recession—Federal Government Agencies ©SHRM 2012 3
    • Key Findings: Organizations’ Financial HealthFederal Government What percentage of staff have organizations laid off since the U.S. and global recession began in December 2007? One-half (50%) of respondents from the federal government indicated they had not laid off any staff in 2011. Thirty-nine percent had lost between 1% and 10% of their staff. These 2011 figures are similar to 2010, where 88% of federal government respondents reported losing less than 10% of employees. How does organizations’ financial health compare to 12 months ago? The federal government’s financial health has worsened compared with one year ago. In 2011, 68% of respondents from the federal government were in a significant or mild decline, compared with 29% in 2010. SHRM Poll: The Ongoing Impact of the Recession—Federal Government Agencies ©SHRM 2012 4
    • Key Findings: HiringFederal Government Are organizations hiring? About two-thirds (68%) of respondents from the federal government were hiring in 2011, down from 76% in 2010. Only the health industry is more likely to be hiring than the federal government. Are organizations creating new positions or replacing jobs lost? Over two-thirds (69%) of respondents in the federal government sector indicated they were hiring direct replacements of jobs lost in 2011, two times more than in 2010 (34%). Fewer respondents in the federal government indicated they were hiring for completely new positions in 2011 (21%) than in 2010 (57%), while a similar percentage in 2010 (9%) and 2011 (10%) were hiring for positions with new duties added to jobs lost since the recession began. SHRM Poll: The Ongoing Impact of the Recession—Federal Government Agencies ©SHRM 2012 5
    • Key Findings: Recruiting ChallengesFederal Government Is recruiting for specific jobs difficult in the current labor market? For federal government agencies that are currently hiring full-time staff, about one-third (35%) of respondents indicated that they are having difficulty recruiting for specific open jobs. What techniques are being used to fill key jobs that have been difficult to fill? The vast majority (96%) of federal government respondents had hired U.S. veterans in an attempt to fill key jobs that have been difficult to fill. The federal government is more likely to have hired U.S. veterans compared with all other seven industries surveyed. What types of jobs are the most difficult to fill? The top five most difficult positions to fill for the federal government are high-skilled technical (e.g., technicians and programmers) (81%), engineers (80%), managers and executives (65%), HR professionals (58%), and accounting and finance professionals (56%). SHRM Poll: The Ongoing Impact of the Recession—Federal Government Agencies ©SHRM 2012 6
    • The Ongoing Impact of the Recession:Federal Government Organizations’ Financial Health SHRM Poll: The Ongoing Impact of the Recession—Federal Government Agencies ©SHRM 2012 7
    • Thus far, what percentage of full-time jobs have been lost at yourorganization since the U.S. and global recession began in December2007? Federal Government Not applicable—did not lay off any 50% 2011 (n = 130) staff 2010 (n = 161) 23% 89% 1% to 5% of staff 16% 6% to 10% of staff 10% or less (2011 data) 89% *Less than 10% (2010 data) 88% 11% to 20% of staff (2011 data) 7% * 10% to 20% (2010 data) 9% 2% 21% to 50% of staff 3% 2% More than 50% of staff 0%Note: An asterisk (*) indicates 2010 data had different categories than 2011 data: “Less than 10% of staff” and “10% to 20% of staff.” SHRM Poll: The Ongoing Impact of the Recession—Federal Government Agencies ©SHRM 2012 8
    • Thus far, what percentage of full-time jobs have been lost at yourorganization since the U.S. and global recession began in December2007? Federal GovernmentComparisons by industryThe federal government and the finance industry are more likely to have had no layoffs compared with the construction, mining, oiland gas; manufacturing; state and local government; professional services; and high-tech industries. Construction, mining, oil and gas (20%) …are more likely to Manufacturing (21%) Federal government (50%) have had NO layoffs State and local government (30%) Finance (45%) than... Services—professional (30%) High-tech (29%)The construction, mining, oil and gas industry is more likely to have lost more than 50% of staff compared with the federalgovernment, finance, manufacturing, professional services, and high-tech industries. Federal government (2%) …is more likely to Finance (0%) Construction, mining, oil and gas (10%) have lost more than 50% of staff Manufacturing (2%) than... Services—professional (2%) High-tech (3%)Note: Only statistically significant differences are shown. SHRM Poll: The Ongoing Impact of the Recession—Federal Government Agencies ©SHRM 2012 9
    • In relation to the U.S. and global recession, would you say yourorganizations overall financial health is declining or recoveringcompared with 12 months ago?Federal Government 2% 2011 (n = 129) In a significant recovery 6% 2010 (n = 161) 5% In a mild recovery 19% 24% No change compared with 12 months ago 46% 39% In a mild decline 21% 29% In a significant decline 8%Note: Percentages may not total 100% due to rounding. SHRM Poll: The Ongoing Impact of the Recession—Federal Government Agencies ©SHRM 2012 10
    • In relation to the U.S. and global recession, would you say yourorganizations overall financial health is declining or recoveringcompared with 12 months ago?Federal GovernmentComparisons by industryThe manufacturing and high-tech industries are more likely to be in a significant recovery compared with the federal governmentand state and local governments. …are more likely to Manufacturing (19%) Federal government (2%) be in a significant recovery High-tech (14%) State and local government (1%) than...The federal government is more likely to be in a significant decline compared with the construction, mining, oil and gas; finance;health; manufacturing; state and local government; professional services; and high-tech industries . Construction, mining, oil and gas (7%) Finance (3%) …is more likely to Health (10%) Federal government (29%) be in a significant decline Manufacturing (4%) than... State and local government (13%) Services—professional (5%) High-tech (4%)Note: Only statistically significant differences are shown. SHRM Poll: The Ongoing Impact of the Recession—Federal Government Agencies ©SHRM 2012 11
    • The Ongoing Impact of the Recession:Federal Government Hiring SHRM Poll: The Ongoing Impact of the Recession—Federal Government Agencies ©SHRM 2012 12
    • Is your organization currently hiring full-time staff?Federal Government 68% Yes 76% 2011 (n = 130) 2010 (n = 161) 32% No 24% SHRM Poll: The Ongoing Impact of the Recession—Federal Government Agencies ©SHRM 2012 13
    • Is your organization currently hiring full-time staff?Federal GovernmentComparisons by industryThe health industry is more likely to be currently hiring full-time staff compared with the construction, mining, oil and gas; federalgovernment; and professional services industries. …is more likely to Construction, mining, oil and gas (66%) Health (89%) be currently hiring full-time staff Federal government (68%) than... Services—professional (71%) Note: Only statistically significant differences are shown. SHRM Poll: The Ongoing Impact of the Recession—Federal Government Agencies ©SHRM 2012 14
    • At what level(s) is your organization hiring?Federal Government Nonmanagement salaried employees 83% Other management (e.g., directors, managers) 61% Nonmanagement hourly employees 53% Executive/upper management (e.g., CEO, CFO) 39%Note: n = 87. Percentages do not total 100% due to multiple response options. Only respondents whose organizations were currently hiring full-time staffwere asked this question. SHRM Poll: The Ongoing Impact of the Recession—Federal Government Agencies ©SHRM 2012 15
    • At what level(s) is your organization hiring?Federal GovernmentComparisons by industryThe federal government is more likely to be hiring executive/upper management employees compared with theconstruction, mining, oil and gas; finance; manufacturing; professional services; and high-tech industries. Construction, mining, oil and gas (15%) …is more likely to Finance (19%) be hiring executive/upper Federal government (39%) Manufacturing (20%) management employees Services—professional (18%) than... High-tech (16%)The federal government is more likely to be hiring nonmanagement salaried employees compared with the health andmanufacturing industries. …is more likely to be hiring nonmanagement salaried Health (60%) Federal government (83%) employees Manufacturing (64%) than...Note: Only statistically significant differences are shown. SHRM Poll: The Ongoing Impact of the Recession—Federal Government Agencies ©SHRM 2012 16
    • At what level(s) is your organization hiring? (Continued)Federal GovernmentComparisons by industryThe construction, mining, oil and gas; finance; health; manufacturing; and state and local government industries are more likely tobe hiring nonmanagement hourly employees compared with the federal government and high-tech industries. Construction, mining, oil and gas (72%) …are more likely to Finance (77%) be hiring nonmanagement hourly Federal government (53%) Health (89%) employees High-tech (51%) Manufacturing (84%) than... State and local government (80%) Note: Only statistically significant differences are shown. SHRM Poll: The Ongoing Impact of the Recession—Federal Government Agencies ©SHRM 2012 17
    • Which of the following best describes, in general, the nature of full-timepositions your organization is currently hiring?Federal Government 21% Completely new positions 57% 10% New duties added to jobs lost (e.g., due to 2011 (n = 84) layoffs, attrition) since the recession began 2010 (n = 161) 9% 69% Direct replacements of jobs lost (e.g., due to layoffs, attrition) since the recession began 34%Note: Only respondents whose organizations were currently hiring full-time staff were asked this question. SHRM Poll: The Ongoing Impact of the Recession—Federal Government Agencies ©SHRM 2012 18
    • Which of the following best describes, in general, the nature of full-timepositions your organization is currently hiring?Federal GovernmentComparisons by industryThe federal government is more likely to be hiring direct replacements of jobs lost since the recession began compared with theconstruction, mining, oil and gas; professional services; and high-tech industries. …is more likely to Construction, mining, oil and gas (49%) be hiring direct replacements of jobs Federal government (69%) Services—professional (47%) lost since the recession began High-tech (39%) than...The high-tech industry is more likely to be hiring for completely new positions compared with the federalgovernment, finance, health, and state and local government industries. …is more likely to Federal government (21%) be hiring for completely new Finance (29%) High-tech (46%) positions Health (21%) than... State and local government (12%)Note: Only statistically significant differences are shown. SHRM Poll: The Ongoing Impact of the Recession—Federal Government Agencies ©SHRM 2012 19
    • The Ongoing Impact of the Recession:Federal Government Recruiting Challenges SHRM Poll: The Ongoing Impact of the Recession—Federal Government Agencies ©SHRM 2012 20
    • In general, in the current labor market, is your organization having a difficult time recruiting for specific jobs that are open in your organization? Federal Government Yes, 35% No, 65%Note: n = 80. Respondents who answered “Don’t know” were excluded from this analysis. Only respondents whose organizations were currently hiring full-time staff were asked this question. SHRM Poll: The Ongoing Impact of the Recession—Federal Government Agencies ©SHRM 2012 21
    • In general, in the current labor market, is your organization having adifficult time recruiting for specific jobs that are open in yourorganization?Federal GovernmentComparisons by industryThe manufacturing, professional services and high-tech industries are more likely to be having difficulty recruiting for specific jobscompared with the federal government, and state and local governments. …are more likely to Manufacturing (68%) be having difficulty recruiting for Federal government (35%) Services—professional (57%) specific jobs that are open in their State and local government (34%) High-tech (71%) organization than... Note: Only statistically significant differences are shown. SHRM Poll: The Ongoing Impact of the Recession—Federal Government Agencies ©SHRM 2012 22
    • Do you believe that your organization is facing global competition (i.e., competition from other countries) for jobs that your organization is having difficulty filling? Federal Government Yes, 28% No, 72%Note: n = 25. Respondents who answered “Don’t know” were excluded from this analysis. Only respondents whose organizations were having a difficult timerecruiting for certain types of jobs were asked this question. SHRM Poll: The Ongoing Impact of the Recession—Federal Government Agencies ©SHRM 2012 23
    • Has your organization hired any workers from outside the U.S. in anattempt to fill key jobs that have been difficult to fill?Federal Government Yes 20% No 80% No, but we have plans to do 0% so in the next 12 months No, but we are considering it 0%Note: n = 25. Respondents who answered “Don’t know” were excluded from this analysis. Only respondents whose organizations were having a difficult timerecruiting for certain types of jobs were asked this question. SHRM Poll: The Ongoing Impact of the Recession—Federal Government Agencies ©SHRM 2012 24
    • Has your organization hired any U.S. veterans in an attempt to fill keyjobs that have been difficult to fill?Federal Government Yes 96% No 4% No, but we have plans to do so in the 0% next 12 months No, but we are considering it 0%Note: n = 25. Respondents who answered “Don’t know” were excluded from this analysis. Only respondents whose organizations were having a difficult timerecruiting for certain types of jobs were asked this question. SHRM Poll: The Ongoing Impact of the Recession—Federal Government Agencies ©SHRM 2012 25
    • Has your organization hired any U.S. veterans in an attempt to fill keyjobs that have been difficult to fill?Federal GovernmentComparisons by industryRespondents from the federal government are more likely to have hired U.S. veterans in an attempt to recruit for hard-to-fill jobscompared with those from the construction, mining, oil and gas; finance; health; manufacturing; state and local government;professional services; and high-tech industries. Construction, mining, oil and gas (50%) Finance (13%) …is more likely to Health (42%) Federal government (96%) have hired U.S. veterans Manufacturing (44%) than... State and local government (37%) Services—professional (38%) High tech (34%) Note: Only statistically significant differences are shown. SHRM Poll: The Ongoing Impact of the Recession—Federal Government Agencies ©SHRM 2012 26
    • In general, what basic skills/knowledge gaps do job applicants have inyour industry?Federal Government Government/economics 39% Mathematics (computation) 39% Science 35% Foreign languages 26% Writing in English (grammar, spelling, etc.) 22% English language (spoken) 17% Reading comprehension (in English) 13% History/geography 4% Humanities/arts 4% Technical (computer, engineering, mechanical, etc.) 0% Other 4%Note: n = 23. Percentages do not total 100% due to multiple response options. Only respondents whose organizations were having a difficult time recruitingfor certain types of jobs were asked this question. SHRM Poll: The Ongoing Impact of the Recession—Federal Government Agencies ©SHRM 2012 27
    • In general, what applied skill gaps do job applicants have in yourindustry?Federal Government Critical thinking/problem solving 64% Professionalism/work ethic 36% Diversity 32% Creativity/innovation 28% Ethics/social responsibility 28% Teamwork/collaboration 28% Written communications 28% Oral communications 24% Information technology application 20% Leadership 20% Lifelong learning/self-direction 16% Other 0%Note: n = 25. Percentages do not total 100% due to multiple response options. Only respondents whose organizations were having a difficult time recruitingfor certain types of jobs were asked this question. SHRM Poll: The Ongoing Impact of the Recession—Federal Government Agencies ©SHRM 2012 28
    • Specific Job Categories Organizations Have Difficulty Recruiting Federal GovernmentHigh-skilled technical (e.g., technicians, programmers) (n=21) 81% Managers and executives (n=20) 65% Accounting and finance professionals (n=23) 56% Administrative support staff (n=22) 28% Note: Chart represents “Somewhat difficult” and “Very difficult” responses. “Not applicable” responses were excluded from this analysis. Only respondents whose organizations were having a difficult time recruiting for certain types of jobs were asked this question. No statistics are provided where the n is less than 20; therefore, the job categories of “engineers” (n = 15), “HR professionals” (n = 19), “customer service representatives” (n = 15), “hourly laborers” (n = 12), “production operators” (n = 5), “drivers” (n = 7), “skilled trades” (n = 13), “sales representatives” (n = 4), “high-skilled medical” (n = 7) and “scientists” (n = 10) were excluded from this analysis. SHRM Poll: The Ongoing Impact of the Recession—Federal Government Agencies ©SHRM 2012 29
    • The Ongoing Impact of the Recession:Federal Government Demographics SHRM Poll: The Ongoing Impact of the Recession—Federal Government Agencies ©SHRM 2012 30
    • Demographics: Organization Staff SizeFederal Government 1 to 99 employees 7% 100 to 499 employees 16% 500 to 2,499 employees 26% 2,500 to 24,999 employees 28% 25,000 or more employees 23% n = 118 SHRM Poll: The Ongoing Impact of the Recession—Federal Government Agencies ©SHRM 2012 31
    • Demographics: OtherFederal GovernmentDoes your organization have U.S.- Is your organization a single-unit organizationbased operations (business units) only or a multi-unit organization?or does it operate multinationally? Single-unit organization: An organization in which the location and the 23% U.S.-based operations only 77% organization are one and the same Multi-unit organization: An organization Multinational operations 23% 77% that has more than one locationn = 121 n = 124 For multi-unit organizations, are HR policies andWhat is the HR department/function practices determined by the multi-unityou responded for throughout this headquarters, by each work location or both?survey? Multi-unit headquarters determines HR 46% policies and practices Corporate (companywide) 51% Each work location determines HR policies Business unit/division 28% 3% and practices Facility/location 22% A combination of both the work location and the multi-unit headquarters determine 51% n = 97 HR policies and practices n = 97 Note: Percentages may not total 100% due to rounding. SHRM Poll: The Ongoing Impact of the Recession—Federal Government Agencies ©SHRM 2012 32
    • SHRM Poll: The Ongoing Impact of the Recession: Federal Government Methodology  Response rate = 8%  Sample composed of 130 randomly selected HR professionals from the federal government in SHRM’s membership  With small sample sizes, the response of one participant can affect the overall results considerably; this should be noted when making interpretations of the data, particularly when interpreting small percentage differences.  Survey fielded August 18-September 2, 2011 For more poll findings, visit www.shrm.org/surveys Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/SHRM_ResearchProject leader:Tanya A. Mulvey, survey research analyst, SHRM ResearchProject contributors:Mark Schmit, Ph.D., SPHR, vice president, SHRM ResearchEvren Esen, manager, SHRM Survey Research CenterCopy editor:Katya Scanlan, SHRM Knowledge Integration SHRM Poll: The Ongoing Impact of the Recession—Federal Government Agencies ©SHRM 2012 33