With over 30 years under my belt as an independent consultant, I’ve learned much about how to make life work and work come alive. It has been a fun ride with lots of growth, contribution, fun and success. In that sense, I wish everyone could be a consultant. Thank goodness, all are not! But, I … Read More »
With the government putting pressure on local councils to make savings and work more efficiently, it is becoming increasingly common for directorates within local government authorities to go through a review process. The intention of this is usually to look at creating new, innovative ways to get the job done while simultaneously saving money and … Read More »
Stay Ahead of the Silver Tsunami
Here at Hennepin County – Minnesota’s most populous county – we’re preparing for the silver tsunami. Almost 43% of our 8,000 employees are preparing to retire in the next five years. When Baby Boomers leave, we will lose not only valued employees but also the skills they have honed over … Read More »
Let’s talk careers this month. Although CIG focuses in public sector employment, career advice is somewhat agnostic. Advice regarding interviewing, resume writing, and career search methods are mostly applicable regardless of sector or profession.
In my eBook titled, Start Your Career in (IT) Information Technology, I cover all of these topics in appropriate depth providing examples, … Read More »
In 1993, there were 111 accredited Master of Social Work (MSW) programs and 54 Doctor of Social Work (DSW) programs in the U.S. Today, most colleges and universities offer bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees in social work. Our nation has faced tough issues that social workers are prepared to address.
Issues in Social Work
Our world is … Read More »
Throughout our lives, whether as employees or students, we’ve been trained to focus heavily on the minutia—dates, names, and other tidbits of knowledge. Instead of understanding the “why”, we worry about all of the “what”. The “what” included the name of the theater that Lincoln was shot at and the exact decimals of Pi. And … Read More »
Recent news has shown an improvement in the unemployment rate, but are all generations created equal among the numbers? Not quite. Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce found that 40% of millennials are unemployed, the worst being for graduates age 21-25, while 44% of recent graduates are passing the time in dead-end, low-paying … Read More »
Most of the time I write an article with my tongue firmly planted in my cheek. I include such taglines as above for the sake of grabbing an audience who otherwise would ignore any article by most authors based solely on their belief that the reader is far too busy or their time is far … Read More »
Four weeks ago, I was approached with an opportunity some only dream of, and many, myself included, never thought was a possibility. I met with a Chief Information Officer (CIO) of a small to medium size city, and in essence, I was asked what I can and want to do. There are many ways one … Read More »
There was a recent study conducted by Payscale that illustrates the harsh truth behind the gender wage gap. Women earn 25.6% less than men when all men are compared to all women. This is only a dismal 74 cents on the dollar. Ladies, we are worth a lot more than this. While this study emphasizes … Read More »