Having an engaged workforce that is motivated to gain skills and knowledge is essential to an organization's success and well-being.

Human resources leaders are shifting from a transactional to a strategic approach to support local and state governments in adapting to changing workforce demographics and the increased competition for talent. State and local governments are modernizing their operations, revamping their hiring practices, and developing a brand that appeals to a more diverse pool of applicants. These leaders apply creativity to build a more robust pipeline for hard-to-fill positions and to offer a wide range of learning opportunities.

Workforce of the Future: Strategies to Manage Change Report

The Center for State and Local Government Excellence (SLGE) is committed to helping local and state governments become knowledgeable and competitive employers so they can attract and retain a talented and committed workforce. To learn more about the change management approaches that are most effective, SLGEundertook a literature review and interviewed leaders from seven local governments and one state government. In this report, the key findings are broken down into the following sections:

  • Trends and Innovations
  • Effective Recruitment and Engagement Strategies
  • Employee Engagement
  • Streamline HR Processes with Technology
  • Government's Brand Advantage
  • State and Local Employment and Benefits

This report also includes projections through 2026 for staffing and technology changes in state and local employment.

Download the report to gain a better understanding of how your organization can better respond to changing expectations of the workforce in order to maintain workforce engagement and remain competitive.