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Attracting and retaining talent - Implement programs, policies, procedures

This section addresses strategies and tactics for implementing programs, policies and procedures related to streamlined recruitment and candidate assessment processes, traditional and non-traditional recruitment and retention incentives, recruitment and exit interview processes and techniques to provide feedback on why individuals come to, stay with and leave your organization.

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A to Z of Keeping Staff, TheThis article theorizes that good relationships are the key to keeping staff, and provides an 'a to z' for how to maintain good employee relationships.
Analysis and Benchmarking of State DOT Human Resource Activities (in process)This benchmarking study identifies gaps and best practices of state Department of Transportation human resources (HR) activities. It includes an online survey and in depth interviews on this topic. The study also reports on states' experiences with outsourcing HR functions and the relationship of HR system functionality to meeting strategic human resources and workforce goals.
Analysis and Benchmarking of State DOT Recruitment and Hiring PracticesThis study presents the analysis and synthesis of successful practices in recruiting and hiring among public and private sector transportation and other related industry organizations. The goal of the study is to supply state Department of Transportation human resource professionals with working tools to enhance the effectiveness of current efforts to attract and hire the best qualified entry and mid-career level employees.
Beyond Generation X: A Practical Guide for ManagersBeyond Generation X: A Practical Guide for Managers is a guide to understanding, successfully managing, and motivating Generation X'ers.
Building a World-Class Workforce: Two case studiesDiversity is a critical element of a world-class workforce, but its recruitment and retention is a challenge. This report offers two case studies of how companies are innovating recruitment and retention strategies to ensure a skilled, motivated, and diverse workforce.
Competency-Based Human Resource ManagementCompetencies are characteristics individuals have and use to achieve desired performance. This book includes competency-based approaches to recruitment and selection, training, and performance management.
Corporate Culture as the Driver of Transit Leadership Practices,This study identifies innovative approaches in agencies using corporate culture as the analytical framework driving agency practices, techniques, and strategies for recruiting and retaining transit leadership. A combination of a literature review, survey of transit agencies, and case study development was used to create the framework.
Developing Transportation Agency Leaders: A Synthesis of Highway PracticeThe report focuses on leadership development approaches in state Departments of Transportation (DOTs). It reports on retirement, retention and succession planning efforts in DOTs to develop and maintain effective leaders.
Fifteen Tips for Creative RecruitmentThese tips offer low cost/no cost creative recruitment techniques that small businesses have found successful and easy to implement.
Guide to Hiring and Retaining Great Civil EngineersThe American Society of Civil Engineers Committee on the Employment of Civil Engineers published this guide on finding and keeping the best civil engineers.
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