Margot Conrad

  • Strategies for hiring a more diverse workforce

    Federal hiring doesn’t have to be onerous and slow. In fact, federal managers have more than 100 hiring authorities to help them get the right talent fast. If staying competitive in hiring and making a more diverse workforce are among your goals, you need to get more familiar with hiring authorities.

  • Margot Conrad: Tips for updating HR, improving workforce management

    The Partnership for Public Service has published new guidance for updating HR and improving workforce management. Margot Conrad, director of education and outreach at the Partnership, discussed the recommendations on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

  • OPM, OMB attempt to make Hiring Excellence stick with new guidance

    The Obama administration released new guidance designed to officially codify the feedback its heard from agencies during the Hiring Excellence campaign and put them on path to use those lessons to improve federal hiring.

  • Margot Conrad: How will new president get things done?

    Now that it’s over, President-elect Donald Trump has to really think about how to get things done. One way is to use highly successful mechanisms left behind by the Obama administration. They’re like a set of wrenches and screwdrivers waiting to be used. Margot Conrad, director of education and outreach at the Partnership for Public Service, joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin with more.

  • Margot Conrad: SES needs a little love and attention

    Seven thousand Senior Executive Service members will act as the interface between the incoming Trump appointees and everyone else in the government. But, Margot Conrad, director of education and outreach at the Partnership for Public Service, tells Federal Drive with Tom Temin the SES itself needs a little love and attention.

  • Margot Conrad: How new hiring authorities can improve national security recruitment

    Margo Conrad, director of education and outreach at the Partnership for Public Service, explains how new hiring authorities can help get national security people into government,

  • Margot Conrad: Transition an opportunity for positive change

    Presidential transitions can be perilous, but they can also be opportunities to better engage the workforce and get things done. Margot Conrad, director of education and outreach at the Partnership for Public Service, which last week came out with its annual rankings of the Best Places to Work in the Federal Government, offers her take on the transition on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

  • Margot Conrad: Time for managers to re-engage with workforce

    Ultimately, a good workplace is about relationships among people. With the stress of transition about to hit, along with a possible hiring freeze, now is a good time for career leadership to re-engage with the workforce. Margot Conrad, director of education and outreach at the Partnership for Public Service, joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin with some tips for effective ways to do that.

  • Agencies can take advantage of downtime during hiring freeze

    The hiring freeze gives federal agencies room to be more strategic about their workforce and hiring practices. Margot Conrad, director of education and outreach at the Partnership for Public Service, joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss maintaining and building relationships with colleges and universities for future hiring purposes.

  • Margot Conrad: Hiring difficulties, low morale put VA on high-risk list

    For the Veterans Affairs Department, low morale and difficulty attracting talent are two of the challenges keeping it on the Government Accountability Office’s high-risk list. Margot Conrad, director of education and outreach at the Partnership for Public Service, offers her take on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.