The Power of Social Media and the Public Sector

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The Power of Social Media and the Public Sector

Posted on May 31st, by Maren Hogan in Innovations, Social Media. No Comments

Government HR departments are used to snagging the top talent, the brainiacs that can do their job and appreciate job stability. But today’s hiring climate has changed. The baby boomers are leaving the workforce, and there simply aren’t enough new recruits to tag them out. This makes any HR department’s job that much harder. What … Read More »


Tech Relevance in Government

Posted on May 31st, by Lori Sassoon in Innovations, Social Media. No Comments

In the early 90’s, the PC was making its way into city halls, replacing our IBM Selectrics and impossible-to-understand DOS systems with this big color screen and the mighty mouse.  Like most Gen X’ers I was pretty excited to jump in and figure out how to use Word, and Excel, and all the other new … Read More »


Public Sector and Social Media

Posted on February 2nd, by Corey Hurwitz in Innovations, Social Media. No Comments

Informational interviews are your way of gaining a more in-depth look at a potential employer by gathering first-hand knowledge from past or current employees; a casual, coffee-shop conversation can yield a lot of insights. Social media gives you the opportunity to add two-way communication to the research you have already conducted regarding the company. You … Read More »


When Workplace Rumors Go Viral

Posted on February 1st, by Corey Hurwitz in Innovations, Social Media. No Comments

Historically, gossip and rumors in the workplace have been vigorously discouraged principally because of their harmful effects on employees and the distractions they cause.  The conduit for such idle and mischievous banter was confined largely to hallway whispers and water cooler conversation. People were frequently maligned and hurt and if gossip and rumors were rampant … Read More »


The Public Sector “Likes” Facebook – and other Social Media

Posted on February 1st, by Mardee Handler in Innovations, Social Media. No Comments

The digital revolution continues to evolve, and the public sector is coming along for the ride – and, in some cases, paving the way.  Over the past several years, social media has taken on a power that even Mark Zuckerberg may not have been able to imagine.
From cities to airports, public utilities, school districts, and … Read More »


Alive and Kicking: Job Boards are Not Dead

Posted on February 1st, by Rayanne Thorn in Innovations, Social Media. No Comments

Self-proclaimed guru Dan Schwabel spouted vicious rumors regarding the demise of job boards.  I hate to report that Mr. Schwabel was wrong…, but he was wrong.   Job Boards are actively used today and each year, hundreds of entrepreneurs and techies launch their vision and version of a job sourcing site.  Valuable jobseeker advice was shared in Mr. Schwabel’s … Read More »


6 Tips for Virtual Career Fairs

Posted on February 1st, by Amy DeWolf in Innovations, Social Media. No Comments

Finding a job is never easy. Add on the quirks of the government application process and it can become downright overwhelming.  Luckily, it’s getting a bit easier as technology transforms the traditional job search. With more accurate search engines, social media, and virtual career fairs, job seekers can search, prepare and apply for jobs without … Read More »