By Sally and Anthony
The White House issued an Executive Order (EO) on Modernizing and Reforming the Assessment and Hiring of Federal Job Candidates that will change the way federal agencies hire moving forward. These changes don’t have to be intimidating! Our experts at Monster Government Solutions examined this EO and compiled the key takeaways and how it will impact agencies in the months ahead.
This Executive Order highlights the desire to modernize and change how federal agencies hire their candidates.
The ultimate goal of these changes is to have greater applicant differentiation. Applicants will still need experience directly related to the position and must provide examples on their resumes to address that experience. For jobs that require a specialty degree, like in the science or health fields, they will still require pertinent degrees. However, reviewers should not be relying solely on a college degree to confirm if an applicant has the specific skill sets required to optimally perform in a position. That’s where a smarter assessment strategy and better applicant assessment tools can really help.