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.

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Reader comments

Wed, May 18, 2011 HSA Houston

Great! If we would have mandated agencies 24 mths ago put in the budget we would go forward with telework, we wouldnt be talking furlough. Gov always two steps behind the private sector

Wed, May 18, 2011 SSA

Great! Now if we could only have a budget that would permit us to hire folks without having to furlough others.

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