In a recent Executive Spotlight interview, ExecutiveBiz spoke with Robert Lightfoot, executive vice president of Lockheed Martin Space and a two-time Wash100 Award winner, to talk about his strategic growth goals, the challenges of federal talent recruitment as well as the business side of innovation.
Here’s an excerpt from the interview with Lightfoot about recruiting and retaining the best talent in the federal landscape:
“Talent is a huge challenge across our entire industry – not only as the space industry continues to grow, but also because the need for a cleared workforce is paramount for national security. We have made recruiting and retention a top priority for some time, and the last two years have also challenged us to think of new ways to engage our employees.
First and foremost, we are a mission-first organization. I’ve always found that if we can get our people engaged in understanding the mission of what we’re doing for our nation and warfighters, they respond. And we have seen our teams are highly motivated by that cause.”
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