Recruitment and retention are a struggle for organizations in both the private and public sectors. One advantage private organizations have is that they can change recruitment strategies quickly. They can also more easily adjust the compensation packages they offer. Government agencies can rarely turn on a dime like that. They’re left trying to offer top talent lower compensation than the competition.
And, yet, governmental organizations find ways to make competitive offers to candidates, often by getting creative with their benefits offerings. HR managers can learn from how government organizations and agencies manage their struggle with recruitment and retention. They can learn from how those organizations resolve their issues.