Training

Recruiting and Hiring While Teleworking

Grace McKinney Grace McKinney, Hiring manager focused on diversity and impact for distributed teams
John O'Duinn John O'Duinn, Author, Distributed Teams - The Art and Practice of Working Together While Physically Apart

About this training Permalink

Recruiting and hiring while your team is teleworking can be challenging — but it’s also an opportunity to gain the benefits that distributed teams can bring to your agency. This training empowers agency staff to securely and effectively interview and onboard new team members in virtual environments.

Who it's for Permalink

  • Human Resource personnel and other agency leaders responsible for recruiting and hiring

  • Hiring managers and other team members involved in evaluating candidates

What you learn Permalink

  • Perform secure virtual interviews, including panel interviews

  • Manage interview pipelines remotely

  • How to prevent bias and discrimination in online evaluations

  • Onboard and orient new hires into distributed teams

  • Virtual tools to help you perform hiring tasks

Format Permalink

  • Four 90-minute virtual sessions, over a 2-week period

  • Breakout exercises to practice concepts and techniques

  • Hands-on interactive training including role playing

Follow-up Permalink

Cost Permalink

$20,000 for up to 20 participants

Grace McKinney

Grace McKinney

Grace is committed to work that has a large impact on people’s lives. She discovered the power of civic technology while working for the U.S. Digital Service. Now she helps CivicActions recruit talented people who are also passionate about transforming government services. Grace draws on experience and sound strategy for managing an efficient, equitable hiring process. Core competencies, data, and empathy for candidates guides her work. Grace has a Bachelor’s in English Literature, with a Minor in Women’s and Gender Studies from Georgetown University, where she was involved in feminist organizing on campus. She enjoys reading and yoga, but her newest, geekiest pleasure since entering civic tech is Dungeons & Dragons.

John O'Duinn

John O'Duinn

John O’Duinn is the author of "Distributed Teams - The Art and Practice of Working Together While Physically Apart." He is a senior technologist, entrepreneur, and frequent international speaker on the benefits and strategies for remote work. John served in the U.S. Digital Service in the Obama White House and has provided workshops and mentorship to distributed teams around the world. He co-created the State of Vermont policy encouraging remote work to promote economic growth, and is now supporting the development of other economic development policies for multiple jurisdictions worldwide.

Services

Training

Get customizable training for small or large groups at your agency on remote / telework best practices.

Coaching

Get personalized coaching and implementation help for building effective distributed government teams.

Consulting

Get one-on-one consulting for orientation on telework policies and best practices, along with recommendations for your agency.