Government agencies and military organizations are under intense pressure to build, train and sustain their workforces. To support this critical initiative, federal agencies must continually and meticulously assess their workforce by asking if they have the right people with the right skills in the right jobs at the right time.
Successful agencies are achieving greater efficiency, improved visibility and increased productivity by directly aligning human resource initiatives with the strategic goals of the organization.
At the HCMG conference last week, I heard about some fantastic programs within the federal government aimed at acquiring and retaining top talent.
Savvy federal agencies are:
- Recognizing in-house talent and making the financial commitment to development programs, like ‘grow your own engineers.”
- Building interest at a young age by developing relationships with the future workforce. Programs include sponsoring science and technology camps for middle school students. Or, inviting the interested students to take part in internships or summer work programs and giving them real assignments to expand learning and retain interest.
- Partnering with other agencies to collaborate on training and apprenticeship programs. (Which is a fantastic option for smaller organizations that cannot finance something like that on their own!)
Success is reliant on the right technology in place to support these initiatives. Meridian Knowledge Solutions brings a deep public sector knowledge to solving problems of critical importance to the public sector. Meridian’s learning management solution allows organizations to more closely align their workforce with business strategy by enabling them to identify key trends, analyze gaps and risks in the existing workforce, and develop scenarios so they can ultimately implement the right workforce strategy.
Contact us today to see how Meridian can help you!