Employee Retention: 5 Tips

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Employee Retention: 5 Tips

Posted on January 7th, by Chris Hollins in education/training. No Comments

Employee retention is critical to every business – including “high turnover” industries like childcare, automotive, retail, and more. Research shows that replacing an employee can cost up to 20 percent of the position’s annual salary. The focus of employee retention can often be on improving management, creating a better benefits package, or another strategy to … Read More »


Government Leadership Needs More Women

Posted on January 7th, by Erin Latham in About the Public Sector. No Comments

Back in 1981, just 13 percent of chief administrative officers in government were women. Since then, that number hasn’t budged.

It’s staggering to see what little progress has occurred in advancing the roles of women in government. Even with what appears to be a big diversity push across the nation, the most qualified and tenured women … Read More »


Don’t Fear YouTube!

Posted on January 7th, by H.E. James in Trends. No Comments

YouTube can be a very frightening place.  Whether you’re a YouTuber user or you’re setting up a channel, if you don’t know what you’re doing, you can end up down some deep rabbit holes.  Started 10 years ago to share videos online, YouTube is now the realm of the likes of Jimmy Fallon and “YouTube … Read More »


Police Officers: Networking into a Second Career

Posted on December 12th, by John Eldridge in education/training. No Comments

Cops have the best networks. The bond between police officers is strong and builds a unique community of trust. Think about it. All those life and death situations that police come across, the stress, the many challenges and yes, the danger. It all works to bring them closer together than a lot of other employee … Read More »


Bringing Storytime to the Boardroom and the Classroom

Posted on December 12th, by Bennett Dwosh in education/training. No Comments

Think back to the last great presentation that you watched. How did the speaker begin? Did he or she start by jumping right into the details or did they launch into a narrative, setting the stage for what was to come?

As presenters, in our jobs, community involvement, or in the classroom, we have the opportunity … Read More »


Social Science Celebrated

Posted on December 12th, by Marc Plooster in education/training. No Comments

Why are the arts celebrated?  Why are STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) programs heavily supported?  Why are efforts to advance professions successful?  Why DON’T we equally celebrate, support, and have success advancing non-arts humanities and social sciences?

The idea to write about non-arts humanities and social sciences comes from the confluence of pondering art competitions, … Read More »


Information Governance: Communication & Training Plans

Posted on December 12th, by Robin Woolen in About the Public Sector. No Comments

It’s not SOP if nobody knows about it

We’ve been talking for months about how to build an Information Governance program for your organization. You’ve got a steering committee in place, the records identified, retention established, repository ready and you are ready to flip the switch on this thing and point it to the door. As … Read More »


Who Are “YOU” When You Do What You Do?

Posted on December 11th, by Chris Edmonds in education/training. 2 comments

Do people – employees, peers, bosses, customers, everyone – feel valued when they interact with you? Do they feel listened to – and heard? Do they feel you make every effort to address their needs – or explain what you can do for them?

In our “get it done,” fast-paced work environment, these are tough questions … Read More »


A Positive Article About Dying!

Posted on December 10th, by Liam Ryan in education/training. 3 comments

I appreciate my demise is a regular theme of my writing. But maybe it is important that I prompt contemplation of this huge, inevitable event that most of us spend our lives trying to ignore. And perhaps a more useful outcome of my reflections is that they were not what I expected them to be.

13 … Read More »


Unleashing the Potential of Women Entrepreneurs

Posted on December 10th, by Valerie Martinelli in About the Public Sector. No Comments

Recent studies have shown that women are half as likely than men to start a business. While this is a gender equality issue, it is also an economic one. We compose over 50 percent of the U.S. population, have earned 60 percent of undergraduate degrees, 60 percent of Master’s degrees, and almost 50 percent of … Read More »