Research suggests that state and local governments are modernizing operations and revamping hiring practices to appeal to a more diverse applicant pool.

As younger generations move into the workforce, they are considering both public and private careers. However, attracting employees from this generation can be challenging for the public sector, which often can't pay as well as the private sector. To become competitive, state and local governments are putting tools and practices in place to appeal to young people who are interested in serving their communities.

Workforce of the Future: Strategies to Manage Change Webinar

Replay Workforce of the Future: Strategies to Manage Change to hear interviews with leaders from seven local governments and one state government and how they are thinking outside the box to keep staffing levels where they need them-and to appeal to a new generation of staff. Their approaches to appealing to younger generations include:

  • Employee engagement
    Providing automated solutions that include self-service options can empower employees and keep them engaged.
  • Streamlining processes with technology
    Streamlining processes with an automated workforce management solution can reduce labor costs, minimize compliance risk, and improve productivity.
  • Putting recruitment and retention strategies in place
    Adopting modern policies like telecommuting, additional paid leave, and flex work schedules can provide more work/life balance for employees.