11AM PT, 2PM ET
In many parts of the country, unemployment is very low, which is making it increasingly difficult for public sector IT organizations, or the public sector in general, to find and hire qualified candidates to meet the current needs within the organization. In addition, once agencies hire and train talent, it’s often difficult to retain qualified individuals which is leading to rising workforce transition costs for government agencies. One state executive recently informed us that nearly 50% of the workforce will transition in the next 5 years and much of the change will be near the top of the organization – meaning no job or title is immune from disruption.
Some leaders are planning for this by doing all they can to use expert systems and tools to backfill routine tasks, while others are utilizing new recruiting strategies aimed at filling the gaps. In some jurisdictions, major overhauls of the work environment that were designed to better attract and retain a new workforce are showing early signs of easing the burden, but it’s a constant struggle that requires new strategies and tools to mitigate.
Join Government Technology magazine’s Chief Innovation Officer and a panel of local government leaders who will share their stories, progress and lessons learned in their efforts to stem the tide of workforce erosion that has become a common theme among government IT organizations nationwide. You’ll learn about the workforce of tomorrow and dive into how new partnerships with employers and higher education systems, space design and the use of alternative workspace as well as how expert systems are being piloted to augment certain tasks so the remaining workforce can keep key job functions properly staffed in the 24/7 government world we now live in.