At the 2013 HR Technology Conference held recently in Las Vegas, mobile recruiting was a hot topic. While it has been in discussion for some time now, things are really starting to get serious. Companies realize that our on-the-go society demands an easier way to search and apply for jobs.
These companies are making sure their … Read More »
“Work is where we are, not what we do.” This is the core belief of the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), which maintains that workers who have more flexibility are more productive. The benefits of teleworking in the Federal Government have become so apparent that the Telework Enhancement Act of 2010 requires government agencies to … Read More »
As times change and as our work cultures progress, the methods we use to seek out career opportunities and to efficiently manage our work place must adapt with them. Social media has become a phenomenon over the last decade, with Nielsen estimating in July 2012 that U.S. mobile and PC users spent 121 billion minutes … Read More »
Making your mark with social media in the public sector can be overwhelming with the number of options available combined with tight schedules, commitments, and commutes. There are however, quick and easy top to-do’s that will button up your social media presence without breaking your time management bank.
With minimal effort you can maximize your results … Read More »
There are many ways to serve the public. From the dedication of our public safety folks in Fire and Police, to the unsung heroes of the sewers who make all of our lives a little bit easier.
One thing all of them have in common is the Digital Tether or at least that is what I … Read More »
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 agencies are shrinking, technology has exploded, with new applications, tools and services … Read More »
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, but now, all we have … Read More »
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 out. This makes any HR department’s job that much harder. What … Read More »
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, and Excel, and all the other new … Read More »
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 add two-way communication to the research you have already conducted regarding the company. You … Read More »