“The great resignation.” It’s one of the most confounding challenges surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. There are numerous theories as to why this is occurring, but the “why” isn’t nearly as important right now as the “how”–how to address it, that is. Compounded by the constant challenge of dealing with workers out sick with COVID, government staffing problems have never been more prevalent. Actually, governments have been coping with this as a steadily increasing issue since 2016. Citizens still need and demand services, and governments need to function, regardless of challenges being faced.
A recent article by Deloitte,
However, the article continues by saying, “As baby boomers retire, and millennials, technology, and globalization reshape the workplace, state employers can win hearts and minds—with a bit of creativity and some thoughtful planning.” This applies to governments at all levels. It recommends that governments “take concrete steps now to establish the right government staffing mix for the years ahead.” One way to do this: “Modernize everything about talent engagement and retention,” to include your infrastructure.
Acquire the right technology to assist in staffing efforts
When discussing infrastructure, technology is an integral part of the solution to the government staffing issues we're currently facing. The problem is that most traditional HR software, despite its level of sophistication, is just not prepared to deal with managing a workforce at the degree governments need to get the most out of every valuable resource they have. How do ensure you get the right people doing the right jobs at the right time across an entire government? Especially when all the information required to make these decisions–like training, certifications, experience, availability, security levels, and the like–is in silos.
Discover more about the government staffing technology that puts people to work
Hosted by Microsoft and HSO
You will learn how you can empower your government to elevate its workforce based on a variety of attributes, from geographic location and skills to availability and utilization limits. In this event, we discuss how municipalities are currently using and potential use of the People Accelerator, followed by a demo of
About the Presenters
Jack Kelly | Director, Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Power Platform for State and Local Government | Microsoft
Jack Kelly leads the Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Applications and Power Platform team focused on large enterprise, local government organizations accounts across the United States.
Betsy Appleby | VP & Global Industry Director, Public Sector | HSO
Betsy leads HSO’s public sector practice, driving go-to-market strategy and ensuring the delivery of innovative, value-producing solutions based on Microsoft technology. She works closely with marketing, delivery, and sales to ensure her team is addressing the challenges faced by today’s federal, state, and local governments and agencies.
Andrew Welch | VP and Director, Cloud Application Platform | HSO
Technology leader, speaker, Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional) for Business Applications, and published author, Andrew’s focus in his role at HSO is on cloud technology in large global organizations and on adoption, management, governance, and scaled application development of Microsoft Power Platform.