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Recruiting, retaining young workers a challenge for agencies

Agencies' scales tip strongly in the direction of older workers. The percentage of millennials in the federal workforce fell to 7 percent in 2013 — an eight-year low. This compares to about 23 percent in the private sector workforce.

Tags: Tim McManus , Virginia Hill , millennials , workforce , In Depth , Shefali Kapadia

Tuesday - 07/08/2014, 10:38am EDT
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Interior touts millennials as the key to diversity

The Department of the Interior is actively hiring young people in order to increase diversity within its ranks. At a recent event, Secretary Sally Jewell encouraged other agencies to adopt similar diversity initiatives.

Tags: diversity , millennials , workforce , DOI , Sally Jewell , PPS , Rhea Suh , Melissa Dawkins

Friday - 07/12/2013, 06:21pm EDT

Talkin' 'bout your generation

Teens who once thrilled to The Who's "My Generation" have entered the workforce, grown older and are, in many cases, high-ranking employees and managers. In other words, they are the old fogies they once railed against. "Federal Report" readers react to the office age-gap in this guest column.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , workforce , millennials , Generation Y , Jack Moore

Thursday - 06/27/2013, 02:00am EDT

Generation whine?

They're entitled, narcissistic, "free spirits," who chafe at the confines of ordinary desk work. They grew up in the era of Little League trophies for everyone, are tied to their smartphones and live out much of their lives on Facebook. At least that's what some of you think about millennials. We're talking Generation Y in today's guest column. Even if you're not part of the under-30 crowd, we bet you have an opinion.

Tags: federal report , Jack Moore , workforce , Mike Causey , millennials , Generation Y

Tuesday - 06/25/2013, 02:00am EDT

Four generations: one workplace, many challenges

The typical workplace is made up of four generations with different learning and communication styles, different work-life balance needs, and different preferences in how their contributions are recognized. Dr. Bonni Yordi tells us about a new study on what can lead to a more effective organization.

Tags: Federal Drive , management , IBM Business of Government , Engaging a Multi-Generational Workforce: Practical , Bonni Yordi , MRA–The Management Association , Boomers, , Chief Human Capital Officers , Gen X , Gen Y , generational diversity , human capital planning , millennials , Multi-Generational Workforce , NASA , workforce planning , Suzanne Kubota

Tuesday - 02/22/2011, 09:41am EST
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Roundtable opens Pathways to Public Service

How your agency can turn the interest of millenials into action and encourage them to come aboard was the topic of a recent roundtable. We get details from John Della Volpe, polling director at the Harvard Institute of Politics.

Tags: Federal Drive , pay and benefits , recruitment , millennials , John Della Volpe , Harvard

Monday - 01/31/2011, 10:31am EST
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Millennials are worried about economy

While the correct name for twenty-somethings -- "Millennials" or "Generation Y" -- can be disputed, one thing is certain: they are worried about their future.

Tags: millennials , Generation Y , economy

Friday - 05/14/2010, 01:49am EDT