The Center for State and Local Government Excellence recently released their 2019 Workforce Trends survey which found that the top workforce challenges facing U.S. state and local governments are (1) recruitment and retention of qualified personnel with the needed skills for public service and (2) providing competitive compensation. The survey results emphasize the importance of state and local governments adopting innovative practices in order to attract and retain needed staff. Other workforce issues important to state and local governments include employee morale, employee engagement, retaining staff needed for core services, and leadership development.
It's surprising that soft skills get so little respect in today's workplace. Look at any job description posted for just about any job. What you'll find is a long list of very specific technical skills that are required, as well as specific job experience the hiring manager wants. Rarely, if ever, will you find anything directly addressing any soft skills that the job candidate needs to possess.
The key to hiring and retaining the best talent is trust. If we want people to apply for jobs, they need to trust the company. Candidates will accept the company’s offer, if they trust the recruiter and hiring manager. And ultimately, new employees will stay only as long as they feel they can trust the work environment.
WFI board member and Executive Director of the International Public Management Association for Human Resources (IPMA-HR) shares research on the state of recruitment and retention challenges for public sector employers.
Sharlyn Lauby, the HR Bartender, says choice is the new competition in the war for talent.
Today's post is courtesy of Joyce Maroney, Executive Director of the Workforce Institute @Kronos. Last week I had the pleasure of interviewing Derek Baltuskonis, Director of Talent Acquisition at Intuit. You probably know that Intuit is a giant in the information technology space, well known for its flagship products QuickBooks, TurboTax and Mint. Along with being … Continue reading Employee Experience at Intuit
The following post comes to us courtesy of board member Neil Reichenberg. Neil is the Executive Director of the International Public Management Association for Human Resources (IPMA-HR) , a nonprofit membership organization representing public sector human resource managers and professionals. Reflecting an increasingly tight labor market in the United States, recruitment and retention of qualified … Continue reading Recruiting and Retention Tops the List of Public Sector Workforce Challenges
In August, Kronites packed 890 backpacks for Citizen Schools - a non-profit organization that partners with middle schools across the United States to expand the learning opportunities for children in low-income communities. Over the next few weeks, these backpacks will be delivered to students at Browne and Wright middle schools in Chelsea, Massachusetts. Several Kronos customers and partners donated items for the bags, … Continue reading Workplace Perk: Corporate Social Responsibility
We had a very engaging tweet chat today regarding what workplace topics and issues will be the most prevalent in 2016. Based off of The Workforce Institute predictions for 2016, we had quite a few thought leaders weigh in on what they think will be most critical in the coming year - especially when it comes … Continue reading Workplace Trends for 2016 – Tweet Chat Highlights
Today’s guest blog is courtesy of Kelly Dynan, a Kronos intern from Marist College who worked with the Corporate Communications team this summer. Since 2013, Kronos has hosted its own an internal Intern Kronolympics event at the conclusion of the summer internship program. This year, we took the event to new heights by inviting five … Continue reading Battle of the Interns: The Competitive Fire Burns in the Next Generation Workforce
In a new article from our board member, Steven Hunt, he talks about the challenges of keeping your selection standards high when the labor market is tight. He discusses the downside of lowering the bar to increase your applicant pools - increased turnover, decreased morale, lower productivity - and suggests a number of strategies to … Continue reading Doing the Talent Acquistion Limbo