Acendre Unveils Federal Government Human Capital Trends to Watch in 2017

Data and analytics Identified as key drivers throughout most identified trends

Arlington, VA, December 13, 2016 – Acendre, a worldwide leader in cloud-based talent management software, today announced the immediate availability of its 2017 “Federal Government Market Trends to Watch.” With a new administration set to unveil their goals and priorities, human capital leaders will face multiple opportunities and challenges in 2017. Acendre has studied the federal human capital landscape, spoken with numerous federal HR leaders and utilized insights and perspectives from its industry-leading People Analytics Center of Excellence to put together this report.

Federal agencies face a myriad of challenges even beyond those of private sector organizations — retiring baby boomers, the new dynamics of millennial workers and challenges with hiring, engagement, retention and leadership development. Furthermore, continuing budgetary challenges show no signs of abating,” said Mike Giuffrida, co-founder and CEO of Acendre. “Using our experience and expertise we have identified eight market trends that we are watching going into 2017 and that we believe federal agencies must be aware of if they are going to achieve mission success.”

The following highlights the trends identified in the report:

  1. Workforce planning to play a more important role as agencies place increasing priority on finding, hiring and retaining cybersecurity talent
  2. Increased pressure on agencies to justify budgets
  3. Federal agencies will be charged to push ahead with IT modernization plans
  4. Automated Performance Management takes off
  5. Pay for performance
  6. A rise in business opportunities for contractors
  7. Retirements remain steady
  8. Increased emphasis on Learning

To obtain a copy of the report visit

About Acendre

Acendre is a worldwide leader in secure cloud-based talent management software. The company’s solutions address the unique needs of organizations that require a high level of configurability to manage complex workflows and interoperability challenges. Acendre serves both public and private sectors, including Government, Education, Healthcare & Community Services, Utilities and Mining. With offices in three continents, the company’s solutions are deployed in over 200 organizations around the globe, including almost 100 federal agencies, helping these organizations recruit, engage, retain and develop their employees to improve workforce performance. A recipient of numerous awards and with almost 400,000 users, Acendre processes over two million resumes a year and over two million transactions every week.

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