Thursday, August 16, 2012 11:00 AM PT / 2:00 PM ET Duration: 1 hour
The public sector is a great place to work even though it can’t always compete with the pay and benefits offered in the private sector. But how are state and local governments getting this message across to those who could be the next generation of great government employees? And once this talent is on board, how are they being kept motivated and interested in public service?
Join GOVERNING's editorial staff on Thursday, August 16 at 2 p.m. ET for a live, interactive online forum as we discuss how cities, counties and states across the country are working to recruit and retain the best and brightest for government employment.
This online forum will cover:
Creative methods for training future supervisors and offering skill building opportunities
The necessity of giving young employees meaningful challenges and finding mentors who can guide them in the early years of their career
How to use the WorkKeys Assessment to find and hire the right people for a variety of positions, from entry-level to executive-level
Integrating young talent into the community they serve to peak interest in public service
Tod Newcombe Editor GOVERNING
Heather Kerrigan Correspondent GOVERNING
Ryan Evans Finance Manager Office of the Governor Budget & Program Planning State of Montana
Jana Peterson Director of Administrative Services Boulder County, CO
Mike Smith Director Public Service University City of Albuquerque, NM
Katrina Sommer Sr. Community Development Analyst Office of Community Devt St. Louis County, MO