Recruiting And Retaining Young Talent

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

Featured Speakers:

Heather Kerrigan

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
Public Service University
City of Albuquerque, NM   
Katrina Sommer
Sr. Community Development Analyst
Office of Community Devt
St. Louis County, MO
For questions or details, contact:

Jeremy Smith

Registration Coordinator
800-940-6039 ext. 1402
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