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Your local government administration is the cornerstone of your community’s success. You need the right people in your leadership, who are committed to the betterment of your community, and who share a commitment to setting and achieving goals that will move your community forward. Hiring the right people starts with recruiting the right people.
Is it possible that you are missing out on potential job candidates, because your job ad is setup in the wrong way? When you learn more about job ad writing, you will see a few major mistakes that are common among the postings. Remember that the goal of the ad is to help applicants see why they want to work for your community, and this is your chance to share the right information about the opportunity.
Many industries—such as data analytics, cyber security, pharmaceutical, and so on—have much more demand for labor than the available supply. While trying to win the war for talent isn’t unique to local governments, many are ramping up their hiring to accommodate recent nationwide economic growth, but they’re struggling to find and retain the right people. Generally, the problems are rooted in these five common and costly scenarios:
Human resource (HR) departments in local governments around the country are under enormous pressure to refresh, redesign, or re-invent everything from their fundamental approaches to talent acquisition to their workflow processes. To address the paradigm shifts that they face, HR teams in local governments are looking at technology-led solutions to help them manage this transformative change. Since migrating and implementing any new software solution can be a significant time and infrastructure investment, we've created a list of the five things to look for in HR software for governments to help you evaluate and ultimately choose the right one.
Local government human resource teams across the country are faced with the same challenge: how to attract quality talent in today’s digital-first society. In order to remain relevant in the job market and in particular, attract millennial job seekers, public sector human resource managers are enhancing their talent search strategies to ensure they are reaching qualified talent using the most appropriate channels. To optimize your talent acquisition model and recruit the most qualified pool of applicants possible, make sure your strategy leverages the power of social media, and is optimized for mobile.
Americans today are turning to social media when researching everything from travel, to dining options, to retail shopping. Is it any surprise that Americans are turning to social media when searching for a new job as well? According to CareerArc.com, 79 percent of job seekers today are using social media in their job search, a number that increases to 86 percent for younger job seekers who are in the first 10 years of their careers.
It can be extremely frustrating to have an open position that you are trying to fill, only to find that you are having a hard time connecting with the right applicants. Sometimes filling positions can be difficult because of a lack of qualified applicants… how are you supposed to hire the right person if none of the applicants are qualified for the job? Other times it’s the result of too many applications, leaving you overwhelmed as you try to sort through hundreds of resumes to find the best fit.
At one time the only option was to muscle through stacks of applications in order to find a good candidate. Nowadays, there’s a better option…an intuitive human resource information software programs which can do the heavy lifting for you.
Finding the right talent starts with defining the right candidate. The job descriptions that you post for open positions in your municipal administration will impact the quality of the applicants you receive. The more qualified the applicants, the better opportunity you will have to add the right member to your team who is able to make an immediate impact. When writing effective job descriptions, keep the following five best practices in mind:
Municipalities are people-centric entities that are managed by the types of individuals who are motivated to serve those around them and improve their local communities. Human resource managers in the public sector are faced with one unique challenge: how to find ideal candidates for civic service positions through the impersonal job recruitment process.
Finding the one is never easy. No one understands this difficult truth quite like municipal human resource managers. To obtain a varied pool of applicants with the greatest potential of being an ideal new hire, local governments must diversify the resources used to post job listings and announcements. With a strategy to maximize your number of qualified applicants and a digital solution to screen, monitor and manage your candidate pool, your government will be well positioned to build a talented and committed workforce.
Hiring the right candidate for the right job is important for building the best local government team. However, finding the right person for the job can be a hassle, especially if more than half of the applicants are unqualified for the position. The recruiting methods you use are the basis of creating a good team, so you need to assess how you are recruiting new employees if you want to build a better team.
Take a look at five common recruiting mistakes and how to avoid them.