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 »
In today’s organizational environment, human resources (or personnel as it was once referred to) is being asked to do much more than simply recruit talented employees, oversee benefits, and maintain personnel records. They are now responsible for 1) legal compliance as it relates to maintaining those employee records, 2) managing employee leave in accordance with … Read More »
There are a number of threats that face local government today. The public sector is dealing with spiraling pension costs, annual increases in healthcare expenses for active employees and retirees, and other employee-related expenditures that continue to rise. At the same time, revenues are down or at best flat. Then, to add insult to injury, … Read More »
Virtually every private sector area is focused on the proverbial ROI or Return on Investment. If an entity is going to commit to implementing a technology-centric solution, it has to be financially beneficial in the long run. Typically, the standard is 12 to 18 months. Municipal government, on the other hand, is different. In addition, … 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 »
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 »
Government outsourcing, or privatization, is a central strategy to the notion of reengineering government which has been widely discussed and written about since the 1970s. However, while recession-choked cities and counties are now looking closer at outsourcing, historically the model has been slow to gain traction.
Governments have long outsourced select non-core services to achieve savings, … Read More »
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 cities to airports, public utilities, school districts, and … Read More »
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 and version of a job sourcing site. Valuable jobseeker advice was shared in Mr. Schwabel’s … Read More »