Hiring processes in government can be hard, especially if the positions you’re looking to fill are new to the public sector. In this issue, we share resources that we’ve been using to hire and onboard multidisciplinary talent from different sectors and different parts of the world.
Canadian Digital Service Talent Handbook(Beta)
The goal of our Talent team is to make Human Resources (HR) stuff easy and intuitive for the rest of the team. It’s taken a lot of listening and learning from other HR friends to help them do this.
To pay it forward, the team started to write down some of those learnings in a “Talent Handbook” so we can easily share them with other people who are wanting to hire similar talent in a similar way.
In the latest version of this handbook (currently in Beta phase), you can access:
Job posting samples
Tools and tech that we use
Information about our Talent team and how they work
Making a great first impression: onboarding matters
It turns out that making a great first impression takes some research and a lot of testing. In this blog, our Talent team talks about how they’ve taken the tools and techniques we use to build tech, and applied them to help us create a positive onboarding experience for our staff.
Embedding private-sector talent in government tech
With Civic Leave, you don’t have to be a life-long public servant to make a real impact on the lives of Canadians. In this blog, we talk about how we’re borrowing an idea from Microsoft and Google to help us bring private-sector talent into government for a short tour of service.