About the Public Sector
Recently, I was working with a client whose job announcement included four Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs) in the qualification requirements. As I began to discuss with him the best approach, he quickly informed me that “we don’t have to write KSAs anymore.” I told him that this is only partially true. As of 2010, … Read More »
I was in Amsterdam last week and I took the obligatory stroll through its world famous red light district. I was surprised at what my reaction was. I thought it was all a bit sad.
Girls with fake smiles giving false portrayals of their real selves. Men who were
blivious to what the genuine delights of that … Read More »
Information Governance is easier when you think of it in terms of The Four “Ws” which are
What are your information assets?
Where are they located?
When can you dispose of them?
Who manages them and has access to them?
In last month’s article we talked about the second “W” – Where. So now that you know where your information … Read More »
More than a third of the country’s population is healthcare illiterate. What does this mean? It means that these members of the population struggle to obtain and process healthcare knowledge and data. Thus, they make less-informed healthcare decisions, ultimately jeopardizing their lives.
There are a number of factors that contribute to health literacy, or a lack … Read More »
It happened again…my dog hunted and “captured” a rabbit in our backyard! I have a Basenji, which is a breed from Africa who has hunting instincts, especially rodents. Those hunting instincts are strong and she just can’t help herself.
Just as animals have those natural instincts, so do we humans. Our brains are wired for social interaction.
Dr. David Rock is … Read More »
By Dr. Oliver Hedgepeth, Program Director, Government Contracts and Acquisition at American Public University
Remember the yellow, No. 2, FaberCastell pencil? It was the American standard for decades of K-12 schools and colleges and could also be found inside the gray, government-issued desks, along with the black ballpoint pens that said “US Government.”
I have with 20 FaberCastell … Read More »
There’s life after police work. A lot of my friends went on to second careers when their police careers ended. Some stayed in the investigations field and became private investigators or security specialists. Others wanted to try something completely different and found careers in business. Several became realtors. A couple wrote books. One went into … Read More »
Ask any social media manager for a government agency what works, and you will likely get this question in return: “Works for what purpose?” There are many reasons government agencies might turn toward social media to communicate with citizens: emergency communications, event updates, meeting announcements, etc. The problem many agencies have is a valid one … Read More »
When Nelson Mandela said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world,” he could have been referring to the career path of a public sector worker. Public service jobs address complex issues and require higher learning. Read these tips to create a well-developed strategy to find the best college … Read More »
The ushering in of the information age from the industrial age was supposed to allow an individual to live anywhere and remain a productive member of society. This meant that someone could, if they found it desirable, live in the forests of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and through the use of telecommunications, work in … Read More »