ARMY WORKS TO ATTRACT, RETAIN TOP CYBER TALENT
The U.S. Army Cyber Command’s talent acquisition expert is raising awareness about the role of culture and meaningful work as the organization tries to attract and retain in-demand talent.
“Simple notions like believing one has a purpose, is contributing to it in a meaningful way, and is acknowledged when they do contribute, are key to the culture that we must create to retain and recruit top technical talent,” Nicole Camarillo, executive director of Cyber Command’s talent acquisition and management strategy, said in written testimony to the National Commission on Military, National and Public Service.
Some of the Army’s personnel can be overlooked when talent management changes are made, but talking to them about what they’re looking for in their careers is often what’s missing, Camarillo said.
The greatest needs she found among junior military members and civilians include senior mentorship, training to advance their skills, and access to resources that allow them to get their jobs done.