Government Recruitment and Retention: 3 Conclusions

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Government Recruitment and Retention: 3 Conclusions

Posted on October 11th, by TL Cox in About the Public Sector. No Comments

When presented with the opportunity to prepare a guest post for Careers in Government, I struggled to identify a topic that would be applicable for the wide audience touched by their web and social media presence.

Having spent quite a bit of time providing classification and compensation consulting, I could speak with some authority on best … Read More »


Local Government Recruiting: Don’t Forget About Us

Posted on October 11th, by Olivia Burrell-Jackson in Career Advice. 2 comments

Recently I had the pleasure of attending the International City/County Manager’s Association (ICMA) 100th anniversary celebration in North Carolina. There were many informational sessions and as an MPA student the knowledge I learned there was invaluable.

The last session I attended was called “The Future of the Workplace” and it was filled with city, county, and … Read More »


Education Infrastructure: Public-Private Partnerships

Posted on October 9th, by Valerie Martinelli in About the Public Sector. No Comments

Public-private partnerships have been utilized successfully as an alternative to finance repairs enabling new infrastructure, such as those for roads and bridges.

What has not been discussed is employing P3s for the improvement of our education infrastructure, such as school buildings, curriculum development, or school review.

This involves contracting the private sector to finance, design, and possibly … Read More »


Life: The End or Just the Beginning?

Posted on October 9th, by Liam Ryan in education/training. No Comments

Life.  Is it the end of just the beginning?  I went to a funeral yesterday. I have gone to a lot of funerals over the last 12 years of people who expected to be going to mine. It reminded me again of how we can all be so busy living, we forget about dying.

We want … Read More »


Challenges for Beach Managers

Posted on October 9th, by Tim Holloman in on the job. No Comments

Picking a career as a City/Town manager in itself is a challenge to balance the needs and wants of a community while doing it in a fiscally conservative manner, but throw in the location of the Town next to the Ocean and the task can expand exponentially.

My first experience with coastal infrastructure was beach re-nourishment … Read More »


What Is An International Development Master’s Program?

Posted on October 9th, by John Sinden in education/training. No Comments

International development masters programs are ideal for those interested in all aspects of eliminating global poverty, including improving health and education services, creating a sustainable food supply, developing economic institutions, and promoting safety, human rights, and rule of law. International development studies offer a solid foundation in several disciplines, such as political science, sociology, and … Read More »


Education Innovation: The CAPS Model

Posted on October 9th, by Corey Mohn in education/training. No Comments

I am a public-sector entrepreneur. I must help people with my work; it is my oxygen. My personal mission statement is: “To help people make connections that help them live their dreams.”  That is why I feel blessed to be the new Executive Director of the Blue Valley Center for Advanced Professional Studies (CAPS).

During my … Read More »


Are You Treating Your Employees Like Children?

Posted on October 8th, by Joanie Connell in on the job. 1 Comment

There has been a lot of advice on how to effectively work with Millennials.  It tends to center around giving the Millennials what they crave—praise, feedback, awards, structured mentoring and training, opportunities for development, and exciting, life-fulfilling work.  Experts on Millennials tend to get this information by surveying Millennials about what they want.  However, in … Read More »


Thank You Letter: The Essential Strategies

Posted on October 8th, by Erica Tew in Career Advice. No Comments

Emails, notes, and letters: whichever method you choose to thank the interviewer, the goal is the same. You want to thank the hiring manager for taking the time to interview you and show your interest towards the position.

What is a Thank You Letter? 

A post-interview thank you letter is used to show you appreciated the opportunity … Read More »


Team Building: 5 Stages

Posted on October 8th, by Jerry Schuber in on the job. No Comments

In order to fully understand the concepts of organizations and how they develop it is important to understand the steps it takes to actually build teams within the group.  According to Organizational Behavior (5th ed.), the development of a team is divided into 5 steps.  The steps are Forming, Storming, Norming, Performing, and Adjourning. In … Read More »