Recruiting Staff from the Public Sector

By: Larry Merrill

Many associations include public policy advocacy in their mission, which makes hiring government employees an essential strategy to develop a staff knowledgeable in key policy subjects as well as regulatory and legislative processes. Here are some guidelines when hiring from the public sector.

For associations engaged in public policy advocacy, government entities will always be a prime pipeline of knowledgeable, experienced lobbyists and analysts. Recruitment and selection of the right candidates requires considerable care....