Making Big Decisions: The Importance of a Broad Range of Information Sources

You cannot make wise decisions by getting input only from those who are most likely to agree with you or similarly see the world. This approach causes insular thinking, and you’ll miss key input for your decision.

5 Tips for a Quality Letter of Recommendation

Many people wonder if there is a secret to the ‘right’ letter. They struggle with knowing who to ask and what to ask for. Below, find five tips to secure quality letters of recommendation.

Why Do People Become Defensive? Six Factors That Influence Defensiveness

Understanding the basis for your defensiveness will allow you to gain control of your feelings and make a choice about how you want to respond.

What to Know About Explaining a Gap in Employment

If you focus on the positives of what you learned rather than shying away from the gap, it shows employers that you are honest and ready to dive back into your career.

Employee Onboarding: Invest in Your Organization’s Success

When professionals feel connected to their employers — and committed to their careers — their interactions with other people are more consistently positive and constructive.

Is 2021 the Year for Pay Equity?

Many public employers continue to rely on pay programs adopted decades ago, a time when women and minorities were rarely involved or considered in the decisions.

How to Spot the Sunk Cost Fallacy

How to Spot the Sunk Cost Fallacy

When it comes to your career, sunk costs are everywhere. To help you spot and avoid them, Coupon Chief created an infographic with helpful advice to keep you out of the sunk cost trap. Whether you’re hunting for the next great job opportunity or figuring out how to change careers, it’s important to recognize sunk costs and avoid the fallacy.

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How to Make Big Decisions More Effectively

How to Make Big Decisions More Effectively

When it’s time to make a big decision, do you ask for advice? Many of us do, and our default behavior is to go to our most trusted friends or colleagues. These are the people you already talk to often, and who know you well. There is a reason you are inclined to talk with them. It is easier and less energy-intensive for your brain and theirs because they are familiar.

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The City of Champions: The Power of Local Government Branding

The City of Champions: The Power of Local Government Branding

When Inglewood dubbed itself “The City of Champions” the proclamation produced enormous civic pride and instilled a great deal of inspiration throughout the community. Few mottos have the power to touch the hearts and souls of those tied to a City as much as one that speaks directly to the human spirit. A human spirit that combines character with grit and determination to succeed at a championship level, regardless of the endeavor.

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Effective Strategies to Reduce Costs and Utilization in US Healthcare

Effective Strategies to Reduce Costs and Utilization in US Healthcare

Our healthcare costs keep increasing much faster than inflation, year after year. According to figures released in December 2019 by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), the annual growth rate of healthcare spending was 4.6% in 2018, vs. 3.9% in 2017, 4.8% for 2016 and 5.8% for 2015. We spent $3.6 trillion in this area, or 17.8% of GDP.

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Information Governance Insights: Spring Cleaning Time!

Information Governance Insights: Spring Cleaning Time!

Groundhog Day has come and gone. Whatever the prognostication Spring is definitely on the way! This signals the ancient tradition of Spring Cleaning! It’s time to open the house up and get rid of the refuse that has gathered over the winter months. The same goes for all organizations. Information Governance Professionals should take a hint from human nature and have their own Spring Cleaning Day to review the existing files and, following the Records Retention Schedule.

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