Identifying an Organization’s Critical Talent — Key to Talent Management Success

Organizations seem to be understanding that identifying their critical talent is important to achieving business goals. However, there is often still a lack of organizational focus on implementing processes for true talent identification. Part of the problem rests in the fact that many companies are not sure about how to go about identifying critical talent… Read more »

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Federal Agency Hiring – Steps to Better Candidate Assessment

Even before President Obama’s 2010 initiative to remove the obstacles in the federal government’s antiquated hiring process, agencies’ HR departments looked for ways to improve the assessment process to enhance both the applicant experience and the agencies’ chance of identifying top talent. With the OPM’s Hiring Reform in place, the intent is to create a… Read more »

Federal talent management -- looking beyond recruitment

Federal Talent Management – Seeing Beyond Recruitment

As Federal agencies grapple with multiple challenges, from finding top talent in the face of rising competition from the private sector, to the retirement tsunami and budget challenges, an emphasis is typically, and not unexpectedly, placed on talent acquisition. The challenges in this process are not trivial, and without coming to grips with improving this… Read more »

What to look for in a talent analytics solution

Part 2: What to look for in a talent analytics solution

Not all talent analytics solutions are created equal, and when making this sort of investment, there are two crucial features to look for in the best software options. 1.        Drill down capabilities Talent analytics isn’t merely a system to streamline your internal processes – it can in fact be a valuable competitive advantage. Countless businesses… Read more »


Part 1: Talent Analytics: What do you need to know?

Businesses are constantly evolving, with new systems, processes and technologies radically changing the way companies are run and how people work. In this complex and shifting environment, people management is becoming a top priority for organizations in all sectors. Companies need to have talent analytics systems in place to ensure they are gaining a real insight… Read more »


Gartner — NGA.NET a Leader in Public Sector Recruiting

Leading industry research analyst Gartner recently completed its assessment of the market for talent management suites, which as Gartner describes, “help enterprises manage the key processes of plan to source, acquire to onboard, perform to reward and assess to develop.” Gartner goes on to explain that “talent management suites are an integrated set of applications,… Read more »

Federal government talent acquisition -- streamlining the process

Federal Government Talent Acquisition — Streamlining the Process

Like many (some would say most or all) aspects of the United States Federal government, human capital management can prove to be more complex and more difficult to change for an agency than that of the private sector. Budget constraints, ingrained and inflexible procedures, limited staffing, complicated application processes, government regulations and hiring requirements, and… Read more »