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Webinar: 6 Ways to Engage the Next Generation of Government Talent
With shrinking budgets and an aging workforce, federal and defense organizations face several unique challenges in building their next generation of leaders. Baby Boomers are reaching retirement age, taking skills and knowledge as they leave, and morale is decreasing, fueled by work and pay freezes during the government shutdown last year. Today's government HR professionals not only need to consider how to recruit young, top talent, but also how to retain current and future leaders.
The Top 5 Employee Engagement Challenges That Government Agencies Face
Human capital managers at government agencies face many challenges thanks to strict budgets, set compliance policies and an organizational hesitancy to change the status quo. These challenges often prevent them from being able to offer innovative projects to younger employees, use compensation as a performance motivator or tout growth opportunities, which are frequently defined by tenure rather than performance. As a result, 71 percent of local and state government workers are not engaged in their jobs, according to a Gallup poll.