The Energy Department plans to establish a talent management office to oversee DOE’s workforce development and recruitment efforts, Federal News Radio reported Thursday.
David Thornton writes that DOE discovered gaps in workforce planning during a study that sought to determine how much money was spent on recruitment and training programs at the department.
Jeffery Anoka, DOE director of corporate recruitment and outreach, said during a webinar that the four primary functions of the new office include talent acquisition, onboarding, workforce development and organizational effectiveness.
“We have to be proactive in engaging the talent pipelines,” Anoka added, according to the station.
“We’re not only competing against the wonderful federal government, we’re competing against private industry.”