Do Governments Need Economic Development?

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Do Governments Need Economic Development?

Posted on January 9th, by Gabe Gabrielsen in About the Public Sector. No Comments

There are some who argue government has no business getting involved with economic development.  They believe economic development is not a government function. Conversely, there are others who maintain economic development is the primary function of any American Government; they assert ‘The business of American government is business’.  I’m not sure which side is correct; … Read More »

5 Reasons Why the Public Sector Needs Marketing

Posted on January 9th, by Danita Dyess in About the Public Sector. No Comments

Marketing  + public sector = success does not seem like a common equation. Marketing  is the actions (sales, public relations, pricing, packaging and distribution) taken to place your product or service with a customer. It is synonymous with the private sector and companies with six-figure budgets and award-winning marketing departments.  But there is a direct … Read More »

Women’s Leadership: Challenging Our Social Norms

Posted on January 8th, by Valerie Martinelli in About the Public Sector. No Comments

Women are equally qualified for leadership positions as their male counterparts, however, less of us continue to fill political and corporate leadership positions. Most Americans find women indistinguishable from men on key leadership traits such as the capacity for innovation and intelligence. Some believe that women make stronger leaders than men because we are more … 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 »

Twitter Basics for Local Government: The Why and How

Posted on December 9th, by H.E. James in education/training. No Comments

Everybody tweets.  Chances are your employees tweet from their mobile phones while they’re on the clock.  Yes, even government employees.  Some are probably very good at Twitter, using it to manage their own personal brands and share their own voices.

In an age where government entities are accused by the public of being insincere when publicizing … Read More »

Retirement in Government: The Silver Tsunami

Posted on December 3rd, by Linda Higgins in About the Public Sector. 2 comments

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 »

Gender Wage Gap: What No One Reveals

Posted on November 14th, by Valerie Martinelli in on the job. No Comments

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 »

Achieving True Diversity in Contracting

Posted on November 9th, by American Public University System in About the Public Sector. No Comments

By Dr. Oliver Hedgepeth, Program Director, Government Contracts and Acquisition at American Public University

What should be the focus of diversity in government contracting?  It can be linked to different types of federal, state, or private contracting practices or to hiring minorities in awarding a contract.

Should diversity result from a set of procedures and rules to follow? … Read More »

KSAs: The Walking Dead of Federal Hiring

Posted on October 10th, by Camille Roberts in education/training. No Comments

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 »

Closing the Gender Wage Gap Benefits the Economy

Posted on October 9th, by Valerie Martinelli in on the job. No Comments

The gender pay gap has been a persistent national issue. The latest data illustrates that while the United States has made great progress, there is still more work to be done. According to the 2014 Global Gender Gap Report by the World Economic Forum, there is no nation in the world where a woman earns … Read More »