Reinventing The Relationship Between Government and People

Reinventing The Relationship Between Government and People

As local governments have down-sized staffing and dramatically reduced services to survive the Great Recession and other economic challenges in recent years, we’ve often been told that we’ll just have to do more with less. Yet, at the very same time that government...

Bagging Your Online Baggage

Bagging Your Online Baggage

I still remember the day that my sister-in-law taught me how to use the Internet. I learned about Google and Yahoo and how easy it was to find people, places and things. As recruiters, we used to have to dial hundreds of phone numbers to find candidates to fill jobs,...

The Power of Social Media and the Public Sector

The Power of Social Media and the Public Sector

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...

Tech Relevance in Government

Tech Relevance in Government

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,...

Public Sector and Social Media

Public Sector and Social Media

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...

When Workplace Rumors Go Viral

When Workplace Rumors Go Viral

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...

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

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

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...

Alive and Kicking: Job Boards are Not Dead

Alive and Kicking: Job Boards are Not Dead

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...

6 Tips for Virtual Career Fairs

6 Tips for Virtual Career Fairs

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...

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