Today’s government leaders realize they should be driving the organization to be more efficient—and they expect HR applications to be an engine of change. That’s just one example of what people mean by “digital transformation.” It’s not just about streamlining processes, it’s about unlocking insights to keep pace with a changing world—and a changing workforce.
Strengthening and Empowering the Federal Workforce
Leaders need to create targeted recruiting plans, ideally driven by data pulled from HR systems that detail specific looming role vacancies and skills gaps. That’s for starters. They also need to overhaul the job application portal.
When a recent college graduate applies for a job in the federal government, they apply through USAJobs. But feedback on applications is so slow. The government’s inability to react quickly drives strong candidates to accept other roles that are offered in a more timely manner. Millennials and Generation Z applicants expect to move through the hiring process seamlessly.
The federal government needs a modern recruiting framework with data visibility governmentwide and within individual job series so agencies can stop losing top candidates. Moreover, HR leaders need capabilities to integrate recruiting and employee experience to attain a holistic view of their key human capital assets.
Federal job seekers and current employees want—and frankly, deserve—visibility into how to build a rewarding career in public service. Agency leaders are doing a better job of promoting the mission-driven work that younger generations want, but those messages must be bolstered by agency capabilities that make it easy for those inspired job seekers to apply and accept roles in public service.
Workday Solutions Drive Mission Outcomes for Federal Agencies
Workday Government Cloud offers solutions spanning the entire employee lifecycle from job postings and applications to onboarding, benefits management, career path navigation, and training and development.