Positioning Cook County as an Employer of Choice
2023 NACo Achievement Award Winner
Cook County, Ill., IL
Best In Category
About the Program
Category: Personnel Management, Employment and Training (Best in Category)
The nationâs unpredictable business climate and volatile job market have placed increased pressure on government agencies to attract, develop, and retain the workforce needed to perform and provide services to its residents. To differentiate themselves while facing historically low unemployment rates and increasing employee expectations and needs, government agencies must define and realize their Employee Value Propositionâtheir âwhyâ employees pursue, work for, and stay at their organization. Beginning in June 2021, Cook Countyâs Bureau of Human Resources (BHR) has navigated a competitive talent marketplace, bolstered recruitment operations, capabilities, and positioned the County as an Employer of Choice through innovative strategic sourcing, recruitment branding and marketing efforts, and best practice approaches to recruitment operations and employee retention.