Telework: An untapped recruiting tool

As workers increasingly look to the federal government as a favorable employment option, agencies are more competitive for the top talent and use incentives such as telework to snag recruits, reports Government Executive.

Telework is “an area where competitiveness matters. This is where we’re all headed, and people who get there first are going to be more attractive employers,” Justin Johnson, deputy chief of staff at the Office of Personnel Management, said at a recent telework town hall meeting, the article said.

Telework is a powerful recruiting tool in the private sector because firms who mention telework options in employment ads are able to choose from a larger and more skilled pool of candidates, the article said.

About the Author

Connect with the FCW staff on Twitter @FCWnow.

Featured

  • People
    Federal CIO Suzette Kent

    Federal CIO Kent to exit in July

    During her tenure, Suzette Kent pushed on policies including Trusted Internet Connection, identity management and the creation of the Chief Data Officers Council

  • Defense
    Essye Miller, Director at Defense Information Management, speaks during the Breaking the Gender Barrier panel at the Air Space, Cyber Conference in National Harbor, Md., Sept. 19, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Chad Trujillo)

    Essye Miller: The exit interview

    Essye Miller, DOD's outgoing principal deputy CIO, talks about COVID, the state of the tech workforce and the hard conversations DOD has to have to prepare personnel for the future.

Stay Connected

FCW INSIDER

Sign up for our newsletter.

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.