As the economy continues to grow, so does the number of Americans working in the Public Sector. In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there was a total of 22.5 million Americans working in the Public Sector at the beginning of 2019.
This is a number that has not been seen for almost 10 years, and it is projected to grow even further. Current estimates for Public Sector hiring needs are anticipated to be as high as 23 million by the year 2026. That is thousands of Public Sector job openings that will require qualified candidates.
This increase of 500,000 additional employees is not going to happen easily. Achieving this kind of growth within the Public Sector is something that will require efficient hiring strategies and retention tactics at the local, state, and federal government levels. The best way for these hiring goals to be achieved is to utilize Public Sector executive recruiting services.
Public Sector hiring needs for the next few years are broken down across hundreds of categories, and one of the largest categories is executives. It is estimated that over 263,000 people who work in the Public Sector are currently employed in some kind of leadership role. These are CEOs, CFOs, CTOs, Directors, and Presidents.
The Public Sector is a dynamic environment that is constantly undergoing various changes. With 52 percent of all public workers being over the age of 45, many of them are soon getting ready to retire Combine this anticipated departure of tenured Public Sector employees with strong growth increases, and we are left with a massive gap in Public Sector leadership talent.
This rising need for qualified and professional employees to take over these managerial roles is something that cannot be ignored. That is why the need to engage in efficient hiring practices and the need to address attrition issues is critically important to implement as soon as possible.
Unlike the private sector, public sector jobs carry much more weight and responsibilities, especially when dealing with executive-level positions. Therefore, who is hired for the role is incredibly important and can have a serious impact on not only the specific government organization in which they work, but in some instances, the entire country as a whole. This is especially true when dealing with departments in charge of vital economic or structural development, which is where Community and Economic Development Executive Recruiting services really come in handy.
In order to ensure that the interviewing and vetting process is done to the best of their ability and the optimal candidate is chosen every time, government organizations would be wise to be teaming up with experienced executive recruiting agencies that are well versed in public sector recruiting. This will help to ensure that the absolute best applicants are chosen to fill key roles at the municipal, state, and federal levels.
How ISC Can Help
International Search Consultants (ISC) is a Texas-based executive search firm that has been a leader in executive recruiting since 1999. Over that time, we have seen individuals who are not well suited for an executive position bring down entire divisions of a business. At a private level, this is quite damaging, but at a public level, having the wrong person in a role can be absolutely catastrophic.
At ISC, we dedicate members of our Public Sector Recruiting team to finding the best executive-level employees for executive level Public Sector positions,
Our team is able to do this through our proven hiring tactics that begin with the assessment of your organization’s particular needs and requirements.
Our experienced Public Sector Executive Search Professionals will customize an executive recruiting campaign tailored to your specific requirements. We heavily invest in amazing technology that allows us to strategically identify very specific profiles, in addition to utilizing our comprehensive Public Sector specific database. We then create a recruiting plan to identify, contact, and ultimately deliver those high caliber individuals that best meet your current hiring needs to your interview table.
This consists of identifying professionals who have a proven track record of performing well in similar roles, evaluating and vetting all potential candidates to ensure that they are ideally suited for your particular needs.
We evaluate all viable candidates to determine who is most likely to add significant value to your organization without requiring significant ramp up time.
ISCs team of Public Sector Recruiters also will strive to make a match with regards to your company culture. With over 20 years of experience, we have found that it is equally important to match skills sets as well as work environments and personalities, in order to make the best long term match possible.
We invite you to call on International Search Consultants for all your Public Sector Recruiting needs.