Office Games

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Office Games

Posted on September 11th, by Robert Denhardt in on the job, Trends. No Comments

When people talk about their managers and co-workers playing games at the office, they usually aren’t talking about Angry Birds, Fruit Ninja, Cut the Rope, Monopoly, or Scrabble. They are instead talking about people engaging in excessively political behavior, managing by deception and misdirection, and stretching the limits of the truth on a daily basis.  … Read More »


Interviewing Tips for the Introvert

Posted on September 11th, by Gavin Redelman in networking/interviewing, Trends. No Comments

If you’re an introvert, going out on job interviews and charming employers might not be your strong point.  In fact you may dread interviews and stress about it for days, or even weeks before.

Some of the common complaints given by employers related to introverts are: (1) It can be like pulling teeth trying to get … Read More »


The Gift of Life

Posted on September 11th, by Liam Ryan in Trends. 2 comments

A variety of routes exist that will take you from anonymity to being noteworthy. Most will travel by way of exceptional achievements in business or politics or sport or entertainment. In my case, the route was a little different. It selected me, rather than I choose it.

12 years ago I was very much minding my … Read More »


Does an MPA degree help in a career pursuit?

Posted on July 11th, by Alena Dunham in Trends. 1 Comment

What if you are in a particular job that you love and you would like get promoted or advance in your organization? Obtaining a master’s degree in Public Administration or Public Policy is definitely an achievement that could assist you developing a career with lasting benefits and excellent pay. In many areas of the country, … Read More »


Public Speaking: A Simple Strategy for Improving Your Skills

Posted on July 11th, by Rafael Baptista in Trends. No Comments

Over the last decade I have performed public debates and speeches in four countries and three continents in a variety of venues ranging from two-person rooms to theaters with hundreds of spectators to the maximum security wing of the Oregon State Penitentiary. In all those speeches and debates, I learned one critical lesson: public speaking … Read More »


Is an HR Career Right For You?

Posted on July 9th, by Scott Boulton in Trends. No Comments

I have had this HR career conversation with many a person looking to get into the field of Human Resources.  Often it is with either a student who has commenced their studies in HR or has just graduated from an HR program.  Sometimes this discussion takes place with individuals looking to make a career switch … Read More »


Crisis in Blue Within the Policing Profession

Posted on July 9th, by G.M. Cox in Trends. No Comments

Over the next 20 years, and more importantly the next five years, we will see a huge rush of Baby Boomers and older Generation Xers exiting the workplace and entering into their retirement years. This organizational memory and labor exodus is especially true of the policing profession since many states have 20 year retirement systems … Read More »


Spin Sucks: Public Sector Communication Strategies in the Digital Age

Posted on July 9th, by Mardee Handler in Trends. No Comments

Public relations for state and local governments has many parallels to its private sector counterpart. By definition, PR is a strategic communication process that “builds mutually beneficial relationships between organizations and their publics.” (Public Relations Society of America, 2012)

Perhaps the most significant common thread over the past decade is that the digital world has changed … Read More »


Lessons From the Possum

Posted on June 10th, by Jerry Schuber in Trends. No Comments

I once had a possum on my sorting line.  Weird way to start an article I know but bear with me.  The possum had come in the back of a garbage truck with a load to my transfer station.  Who knows how he got there, one can only guess it was in the container when … Read More »


Improve your LinkedIn Profile

Posted on June 9th, by Erica Tew in Trends. No Comments

Everyone has probably been told many times now that job seekers should be on LinkedIn.  It’s a great networking tool and can help build your digital presence, impressing an employer when they Google you.  It can also help you get found by recruiters and introduce you to many people who will give you advice or … Read More »