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Solving the HR Interoperability Puzzle – From Data to People

Solving the HR Interoperability Puzzle – From Data to People
Author: Joe Abusamra / Release Date: 28-Sep-2016
The worlds of HR and IT have never been more closely linked – and never been more important to each other.

In corporate or public organizations, enterprise IT departments are faced with increasingly complex environments that encompass numerous applications, databases and users – from internal and external sources, including many that are directly linked to or overseen by HR departments.... [+] Read More

Tackling Legacies Head-On: Tech Modernization Bill Could Bring Long-Awaited Federal Systems Overhaul

Tackling Legacies Head-On: Tech Modernization Bill Could Bring Long-Awaited Federal Systems Overhaul
Author: Joe Abusamra / Release Date: 23-Sep-2016
For the U.S. government, the time is overdue for an IT upgrade.

Fortunately, elected leaders recognize this, as momentum is building for what’s called the Modernizing Government Technology Act of 2016. The act would establish a capital fund that agencies would borrow from, to support “technology related activities, to improve information technology, to enhance cybersecurity across the Federal Government,” according to language in a working version of the bill.... [+] Read More

[Webinar] Mission Critical: Proactive Workforce Planning for the Next Generation of Agency Needs

[Webinar] Mission Critical: Proactive Workforce Planning for the Next Generation of Agency Needs
Author: Joe Abusamra / Release Date: 20-Sep-2016
We're excited to be hosting another webinar with HCMG (Human Capital Management for Government), this one focusing on the hot topic of workforce planning in the federal government and with a great speaker list!

The webinar -- Mission Critical: Proactive Workforce Planning for the Next Generation of Agency Needs -- will be held on October 18th, and you can register here.... [+] Read More

Federal HR Technology – The Legacy Party is Over

Federal HR Technology – The Legacy Party is Over
Author: Joe Abusamra / Release Date: 08-Sep-2016
The slow pace of change within the federal government has been spoken, written and joked about countless times over many years.

As GovLoop points out, “one of the main stumbling blocks for agency leaders has been the pace of government change. Millennials are quick to adopt new technologies and programs. But the government is not.” And the Washington Post reports that federal managers often feel “government is too slow to adopt state-of-the art systems.”... [+] Read More

Without Workforce Planning and Analytics, You’re “Planning to Fail”

Without Workforce Planning and Analytics, You’re “Planning to Fail”
Author: Joe Abusamra / Release Date: 08-Aug-2016
There’s a popular business adage – often attributed to Winston Churchill – that goes like this: “he who fails to plan is planning to fail.” In fact, 95 percent of organizations that conduct long-range planning (looking ahead five to 15 years down the road) are likely to outperform those which don’t, according to research from Gartner. In addition, one-half of underperforming organizations do not engage in long-term planning.... [+] Read More

Strategic Federal Human Capital Management – Performance Management

Strategic Federal Human Capital Management – Performance Management
Author: Joe Abusamra / Release Date: 26-Jul-2016
U.S. Chief Human Capital Officers (CHCOs) face unique challenges in helping their agencies transform while achieving strategic objectives and milestones. In many cases, the state of their talent acquisition holds them back: Nearly two in five federal executives say an inadequately skilled workforce presents significant obstacles to mission fulfillment, and 42 percent say they are unable to recruit the best talent, according to a July 2015 study by Vanderbilt University, Princeton University and the Volcker Alliance.... [+] Read More

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