“According to Universum, the key for employers is to tout the workplace qualities most desired by Millennials. Among the key qualities were respect for employees, job security, a creative and dynamic work environment, professional training and development, a friendly work environment, supportive leaders, leadership opportunities, ethical standards, high future earnings and a clear path for advancement.”
The above statement is quoted from a March 26 Nextgov article entitled IT GRADS RANK 14 AGENCIES AS TOP EMPLOYERS – http://m.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/wired-workplace/2014/03/it-grads-rank-14-agencies-top-employers/81256/?oref=govexec_today_nl&oref=ng-iphone-interstitial-continue. IT Graduates include select federal agencies on their list of top employers.
This is not news to me since I spent over 30 years as a civil servant who enjoyed a wonderful and productive career serving in various federal agencies. I am pleased to see that some young graduates aka Millennials agree with me.
Those of you who had a successful federal career or who still work for the federal government should speak well of federal service. It starts with you. Yes, I know the federal government has its problems. What entity doesn’t? We all should stop grumbling about the bad stuff and start focusing our conversations on the good.
Follow the suggestion of the first statement above. Talk about the opportunities. Focus on the positives. This is the way we all can ensure the continuation of a high quality federal workforce ready to address the future needs of the people of our nation.