The NACo guide provides an overview, along with benefits and questions to consider in the technology recruitment and retention process.
The National Association of Counties (NACo) County Technology Advisory Council, with input from the Tech Xchange and the NACo Workforce Advisory Board, has developed a guide on workforce retention and recruitment for technology workers.
Workforce recruitment and retention is certainly top of mind for county governments and the State of Maryland as human resources departments work to fill a large number of vacancies. NACo’s guide looks specifically at strategies for the technology workforce and includes questions for county leadership to consider and a look ahead at more resources to come.
Take a look at an excerpt from the NACo Technology Guide for County Leaders: Workforce:
The challenges range from competitive pay to benefits including flexible schedules and remote work, as well as training and career advancement opportunities. The pandemic has taught us that there is a greater desire by employees to have (and they are demanding) work/life balance. This desire is further enhanced by the employee demand for remote work. Counties are balancing implementing this innovative approach with the needs of the county and the perception of resident needs being sufficiently and expeditiously met.