2019 Breakout

The FBI’s journey to modern recruiting

Presenters: Peter Sursi, Federal Bureau of Investigation

  • Evolve
  • Data-Driven Recruiting

The FBI faced a crisis in Special Agent recruiting: too few applicants to fill seats at Quantico and an agent population growing less diverse posed an unacceptable operational risk for the Bureau’s future. The FBI built an aggressive, data-driven approach to recruiting and hiring, established its first-ever national recruiting plan, and has since tripled agent applications and achieved a 47% diverse/34% female candidate pool. Learn how the FBI turned its future around.

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