WHAT GOOD IS MONEY WITHOUT DISNEYLAND?

WHAT GOOD IS MONEY WITHOUT DISNEYLAND?  Read PDF Version People young and old have for decades enjoyed the magic of Walt Disney, a visionary leader who saw the future need to provide a place where people from all over the world could “get away from it all” to enjoy a day of family fun, happiness,… Read More »

4 Tips on How to Be Successful When Your Team Is Fast-Paced

Working on a fast-paced team can be difficult at times. You might find yourself moving among tasks or juggling many duties all at once. You have to be agile and change priorities whenever the municipality’s needs call for it. Because things happen quickly and continuously, you must do all you can to stay prepared and… Read More »

Encourage a More Mentally Healthy Workplace with These Tips

According to the Center for Prevention and Health, mental illness and substance abuse cost employers between $79 and $105 billion annually. Absenteeism, reduced productivity and increased health care costs are a few reasons why. The way staff think, feel and behave impacts productivity, communication, the ability to maintain safety in the workplace and other issues.… Read More »

Should You Work for a Municipality?

Working for a municipality is personally rewarding. Having an impact on your community encourages you to go to work each day. Being compensated to improve the lives of others helps you feel fulfilled. Here are additional benefits of working for a municipality.   Work-Life Balance Because you most likely want a strong work-life balance, working… Read More »

Advice on Staying Motivated

Motivation is what keeps you going in today’s competitive work environment. If you can’t stay motivated long enough to finish a project or keep up with daily tasks, your performance won’t be where you want it to be. For this reason, you need to find ways to stay motivated and complete your work. Here’s some… Read More »

You’re Going to Wear That?!

What you wear when working for a municipality affects how coworkers and your manager perceive you. Dressing in an appropriate manner shows you’re professional, respect the municipality, and are serious about your job. To communicate the right image, follow these guidelines to determine what you should and shouldn’t wear when you work in a municipality.… Read More »

Here Are 4 Ways to Reduce Hiring Costs

Lowering the hiring costs can be challenging. Advertising, interviewing and training expenses quickly add up. However, because a bad hire can cost as much as 30% of the employee’s first-year earnings, you need to spend the money needed to find the most qualified candidate. To lower your expenses while hiring top candidates, here are four… Read More »

Top 4 Skills Municipalities Seek in New College Graduates

If you’re a recent college graduate interested in working for a municipality, there are specific skills you should focus on in your resume. According to the National Association of Colleges and Employer’s (NACE) Job Outlook 2019 survey, strong communication, problem-solving, collaboration and analytical skills are among the top skills employers look for. If you want… Read More »

You Need These 5 Skills to Be a Successful City Clerk

As a City Clerk, you serve the Mayor, City Council, City Manager, and all administrative departments. Your role demands versatility, alertness, accuracy, and extreme patience as you fulfill general office duties, keep records, provide customer service, complete meeting preparation, and election duties. Due to the complexity of these responsibilities, a variety of skills are needed… Read More »

Here’s a Checklist You Need to Follow to Get Your Next Contract Position

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According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 3.8% of employed people in May 2017 held contingent jobs. These workers are defined as people who do not expect their jobs to last or who report that their jobs are temporary, as in the case of contract workers. As a contract worker, you move among projects… Read More »