Recruiting and Hiring Excellent People         The Certified Public Managers Program

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Recruiting and Hiring Excellent People The Certified Public Managers Program was an excellent learning opportunity. As a new Public Manager within Maricopa County Department of Transportation, the program confirmed some business theories that I believe in and attempt to model. Every class brought incredible insight into managing people in a public organization. My daily logs seem to reflect the importance of my work group in giving me feedback, guidance and support to our team. The dialogue and conversation with other managers in this course confirmed the importance of having strongly skilled, motivated, and quality people in my organization. This kept me analyzing as to how do we find and retain these outstanding individuals. I reflected with reference to the quality people I work with, respect and emulate at work. While Maricopa County has outstanding training programs, we started with quality people who became excellent employees. People make the difference in any organization and the key is recruiting talented and motivated employees.

In spite of the budget crisis throughout our state and my recent promotion to supervisor I find myself in a unique situation of needing to fill four vacancies within our work group. I feel with effective recruiting, interviewing, compensation and retention of these new, as well as current quality employees I can make a considerable impact within my our work group.

With today's workforce becoming increasingly diverse and organizations doing more to maximize the benefits of the differences in employees, managers are evolving from the "old school" sideline player ?to leading the charge?. Organizations are relying on managers to get the people who get the job done, and of course, make the company efficient. People have always been the key to organizations, but their strategic importance is growing in today's knowledge-based world. An organization's success increasingly depends on the...