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Federal Workforce of the Future

Sweeping global forces are reshaping the workplace, the workforce, and work itself. Government leaders are focused on understanding and creating a shared culture, designing a work environment that engages people, and constructing a new talent model. And, agency executives are embracing digital technologies to reinvent the workplace, focusing on diversity and inclusion as an organizational strategy, and realizing that, without a strong learning culture, they will not succeed. Agencies are recognizing they need their HR organizations to operate like modern companies and establish a customer centric, engaging employee experience in order to attract and retain the workforce of the future.

How can federal agencies win the war for talent in the digital era?

In today’s resource-constrained environment, public and private organizations alike rely on their human resources (HR) departments to attract and retain qualified, mission-critical talent. A traditional view of HR would dictate that a combination of aggressive recruitment tactics and competitive compensation packages should win the day—and the candidate. A more evolved view, however, tells a different story—one that could provide government agencies with a competitive edge in the “war for talent.”​

Read more about how federal agencies can win the war for talent in the digital era.

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Human Capital Trends 2016: A government perspective

Global changes such as the widening generational gap, rapid technological advancement, and increased employee career expectations are changing the nature of work. Deloitte’s 2016 Global Human Capital Trends report outlines key shifts in traditional talent models and provides actionable organizational strategies.

Read more about the Human Capital Trends 2016: A government perspective report.

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Human Capital Trends 2016

Understanding Millennials in government: Debunking myths about our youngest public servants

Are Millennials as reluctant to work for the government as conventional wisdom suggests? A deeper dive into survey data indicates a more complex story–and steps that public agencies should consider to attract and retain younger workers.

Read more about the Understanding Millenials in government report.

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2015 The Best Places to Work in the Federal Government

Deloitte is proud to sponsor the 2015 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government ® (Best Places) ranking, a program designed to help a broad audience of job seekers, researchers, federal employees, and government leaders. Best Places is a product of the Partnership for Public Service (the Partnership), a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that seeks to revitalize our federal government by inspiring a new generation to serve and transform the way government works.

To learn more about your agency’s ranking, download the brochure or go to Best Places to Work for more information.

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2015 Best Places to Work®

Silencing the static

In a constrained fiscal environment where Federal employees have recently faced pay freezes and furloughs, it is important for agency leaders to find ways to silence the static and engage the workforce, increase morale, help employees understand how they connect to the organizational mission, and amplify the impact of existing organizational initiatives and investments.

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The new government leader: Mobilizing agile public leadership in disruptive times

Traditional command-and-control leadership styles may no longer be adequate for the challenges that government faces today. Effective government leaders see the need for new skills to meet increased expectations for citizen interaction and to cope with an increasingly complex operating environment.

Read more about The New government leader report.

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Federal workforce planning strategies that enable mission success: Failing to plan is planning to fail

Workforce planning is about turning information into action - applying precise insights into the required composition of the workforce to build and maintain the capabilities needed to fulfill this mission. This requires a flexible, adaptive, and data-driven workforce planning function that serves as the anchor event for talent management to put the right people in the right place at the right time in order to accomplish mission-critical goals more efficiently.

Download the Federal workforce planning strategies PDF.

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In the news

Keeping your agency on track in times of change
Source: GovLoop | October 26, 2016

Risk, a condition of life and work
Source: Federal News Radio | October 21, 2016

5 ways to entice millennials to the public sector
Source: GovTech | February 24, 2016    

Learn how to recruit millennials
Source: Govloop | February 02, 2016

What makes them the best places to work
Source: GovExec | January 05, 2016

Women in government: A slow but steady progression up
Source: Federal Times | December 30, 2015

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Multigenerational. Diverse. Collaborative. All describe today’s Federal workforce. But how can we help you make it more sustainable and transform its capabilities? Our Federal human capital services and Greenhouse innovation labs focus on bringing talent analytics, technology, and immersive learning to help teams explore, collaborate, and deliver–together.

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