Adult Education: 8 Tips for Mature Students

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Adult Education: 8 Tips for Mature Students

Posted on September 11th, by David Shindler in education/training. No Comments

How do you juggle studying as a mature student in adult education while holding down a day job? Continuing professional development (CPD) helps to maintain and build your employability throughout your career. However, it can be a bit of a shock if you’ve been out of higher education for a while. Here are 8 top … Read More »


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 »


Onboarding the New Employee

Posted on September 11th, by G.M. Cox in on the job. No Comments

Based on my experience, some of today’s employees need a more hands-on approach to work ethic expectations. The best time to do that is when he or she starts with your entity. However, like many of you, I struggle with not only the “what,” but also the “how” of that process. So, I will endeavor … Read More »


Public Service: A New Season

Posted on September 11th, by Stan Skipworth in About the Public Sector. No Comments

There is a special time of the year when the early mornings and late afternoons become oddly familiar to us.  A cool breeze that accompanies a rising sun or the subtle tones of the early evening as the stars begin to appear:  It is indeed a sight and setting that in an instant can cause … Read More »


The Gift of Life

Posted on September 11th, by Liam Ryan in Trends. No 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 »


Master of Legal Studies: Career Options

Posted on September 11th, by John Sinden in education/training. No Comments

For many students and professionals interested in working in the government, a Master of Legal Studies (MLS) degree is a useful credential to have in order to advance in their education and career — and it only takes 12 months to earn the degree. A one-year MLS program mirrors the first year of law school, … Read More »


Create ONE Team

Posted on September 11th, by Chris Edmonds in on the job. No Comments

What makes employees productive and engaged at work? A safe, inspiring work environment that consistently treats them with trust, respect, and dignity.

The problem is that leaders typically put more time and energy into their team or department’s products and services than they do into its culture, yet culture drives everything that happens in organizations, good … Read More »


Digital Resume: 5 Steps to Create Your Future

Posted on September 10th, by Juliana Weiss-Roessler in networking/interviewing. No Comments

LinkedIn used to be the way to post your resume online, but now it has become passé. Almost everyone has a profile there, so you’re just another face in the crowd. If you really want to stand out, you need to create your digital resume from scratch, which means purchasing a domain name and developing … Read More »


Maintaining Employee Motivation Within the Public Sector

Posted on September 10th, by Valerie Martinelli in About the Public Sector. No Comments

It is not a secret that employee engagement has a significant impact on organizational outcomes. It also is not a surprise that what motivates public sector employees is different from those within the private sector. Employee engagement can vary between individuals and the two sectors. Intrinsic and extrinsic rewards play an important role in the … Read More »