The IT Workforce Continuum

Adam Stone

When it comes to workforce management, IT professionals in the public sector are getting squeezed on all sides. IT recruiting is famously difficult, tech skills are in high demand, and government’s traditional allure — good benefits, a nice retirement package — don’t always stand up when private industry dangles a fat paycheck and access to cutting-edge technology. But many top IT leaders are developing creative recruitment strategies. They’re winning the loyalty of mid-career professionals and successfully tapping the institutional wisdom of those in the later stages of their careers. Here’s how some of the most successful champions are making IT workforce management happen.

We hit the streets of Sacramento, Calif., earlier this year to ask young tech talents poised to take over the workforce whether they would go to work in the public sector — and then we took what they said straight to state CIOs who gathered in late April for the NASCIO Midyear Conference.

Here are stories and videos that take a look at what each side had to say.


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