Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Obama Looks to Attract Top Technical Talent

Shouldn't a leader already know how to attract and retain top talent?
To learn how cutting-edge firms hire, facilitate communication between, and retain employees, Director Berry recently met with Facebook, Google and design firm Ideo on a recent trip to California, also touring each facility to see how they’re laid out in the hope of replicating some of that magic in a federal setting. He plans to attend such meetings with other companies in the future.

The impetus here, according to Berry, is that Obama wants to bring back the same youthful energy to governmental staffing that helped the United States to put a man on the moon.

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