Insights into Recruitment and Retention in a Highly Competitive Market:
Results from a Government Recruitment Study
Published: February 2018
For the government market, recruiting and retaining top talent is more than an ambitious goal: it’s essential to our nation’s security and economic prosperity. The public sector is facing skills gaps in critical areas — everything from cyber security to public health — and there is fierce competition for this specialized talent across both government and industry. Meeting the mission in today’s rapidly changing environment will require new workforce strategies.
To gain a better understanding of the current talent challenges facing government agencies and contractors, we teamed with government research firm Market Connections on a study examining how hiring managers see the current state of recruiting and retention in the market.
We uncovered that roughly half of HR professionals and hiring managers find a shortage of qualified candidates a top challenge. Meanwhile only one quarter are satisfied with their organization’s retention practices and only one-third are satisfied with hiring management technology.
What other barriers and challenges in recruiting and retaining talent were identified? What resources, tools and messaging are organizations using to attract and keep them?
This study sheds light on the ongoing challenges with government and government contractor hiring and retention and will help your organization develop and improve the right strategies and best practices to recruit and retain the best candidates.
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- Download the government recruitment and retention study results infographic.
- Listen to the Insights into Recruitment and Retention in a Highly Competitive Market: Results from a Government Recruitment Study webinar recording.
- Read our Key Strategies to Help the Government Market Recruit and Retain Talent white paper.