Maintaining Employee Motivation Within the Public Sector

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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 »


Leaders: Do They Sabotage the Accountability of Their People?

Posted on September 9th, by John Stoker in on the job. No Comments

There has been a lot written and spoken lately about accountability. However, there is a question that is not often addressed: “Do leaders actually sabotage the accountability of their people?” Effective leadership requires both talk and walk. Some leaders don’t realize how their behavior undermines their talk. The role or a specific behavior of a … Read More »


U.S. and U.K.: Why Local Government Isn’t Working

Posted on August 17th, by Oscar Pearson in About the Public Sector. No Comments

Giving ‘power to the people’ has a popular ring to it. But what power, and to which people?

That question demands a clear but detailed answer in order to achieve effective and efficient local government: as a Councillor in Devon, England, I’ve been fortunate enough to experience, first-hand, the operations of our local elected representatives for … Read More »


From Active Military Duty To Active Employee

Posted on August 17th, by Gonzalo Duran in eligibility/hiring issues. No Comments

The experience embedded into you by the military – order and discipline, once key to a successful mission, can now also hurt you. Yes sir, no sir, and parade rest are commands hard to be abandoned by a seasoned member of the Armed Forces. That mindset unfortunately puts one at a disadvantage because it might … Read More »


4 Essentials For Any Interview

Posted on August 16th, by Warren White in networking/interviewing. No Comments

Scenario #1: The person you were originally scheduled to meet with is stuck in traffic, and now you’re meeting with one of the managers on her team—and he doesn’t have a copy of your resume.

Scenario #2: The hiring manager unexpectedly asks 3 members of his team to sit in.

Scenario #3: Your first interview goes so … Read More »


Managing Your Federal Job Search Campaign

Posted on August 16th, by Karol Taylor in About the Public Sector. 14 comments

Can you think of ways you might conduct a campaign – any kind of campaign?  Three styles immediately come to mind: political, advertising, and fundraising.  Your federal job search can be understood this way:  In a political campaign, someone is selected based on written and verbal advertising that promotes his skills.  If selected, he gets … Read More »


MPA: The Challenges of Obtaining Your Degree

Posted on August 16th, by Alena Dunham in education/training. No Comments

Many citizens in this country are advocates for change in their society and communities. Are you that person and that wants to grow your professional career by obtaining a degree in Public Administration? Whether you are an entry-level student with internship experience or a professional who seeks advancement in their careers, there are MPA programs … Read More »


How You Present “YOU”

Posted on August 14th, by Bob Atlas in networking/interviewing. No Comments

I am constantly asked this question; “Chief, How do I present myself?” Well, this is a loaded question. In response I ask, where, when and for what purpose? What follows is… “for the oral interview of course!” The reason this is a loaded question is because there are many times in the firefighter hiring process … Read More »


From Hate To Love: Your 3 Steps To Freedom

Posted on August 14th, by Alex Khrapov in Career Advice. No Comments

I hated those moments. Every time one of my team members passed me a ball my heart started to pound, my legs got weak and movements became awkward. Every single time I had the same feeling: a mixture of fear and confusion. In those moments the  only question occupying my mind was: “How to get … Read More »


The Day My Wife Met My Girlfriend

Posted on August 14th, by Jerry Schuber in networking/interviewing. No Comments

Oh boy I bet this one caught your eye!

Sorry to bait and switch you but this is about the job, or what I refer to as the mistress.  I say this because, as with many of you, the job seems to get the better parts of me sometimes.  It calls in the middle of the … Read More »