Signs You’re Ready to Change Jobs

Since you spend at least 40 hours a week at your municipal job, you owe it to yourself to evaluate how happy you are with your career. If you’ve been in the same position for years, it’s probably time to move forward. Odds are you don’t feel engaged in or challenged by your job and… Read More »

Take More Initiative at Work – Here’s How

Taking initiative at work moves you forward in your career. Being an enterprising professional makes you a key player who gets things done. Finding ways to improve efficiency and effectiveness increases your contributions to the team and sets you up for promotions. Show your boss you’re ready for more responsibilities by implementing these examples.    Act as a Team Member … Read More »

When Robots Get Physical With Humans

WHEN ROBOTS GET PHYSICAL WITH HUMANS View in PDF The year is 2035, and robots are common assistants and workers for human owners in the movie “I, Robot.” It is the story of a Chicago Police Detective, Del Spooner, and his investigation into the murder of Dr. Alfred Lanning, who works at U.S. Robotics, in… Read More »

How Can I Spark Creativity in the Workplace? 

Creativity is one key to building a work culture your team members engage in. Challenging the way things have been traditionally carried out by introducing new ideas and methods encourages teammates to strengthen their talents. Encouraging staff to tap into their creative process helps them unlock their potential and find new opportunities for growth. Learn how to spark creativity in your workplace… Read More »

5 Qualities Every Municipal Finance Director Needs

Working as a municipal CFO requires a variety of qualities. Although the responsibilities and expectations can vary among local governments, there are universal skills and experience you need to be successful. If you aspire to be a municipal CFO, make sure you have these five qualities.   Data Presentation As a municipal CFO, you report on and clearly communicate… Read More »

Be Healthy This Year at Work – 7 Exercises to Do at Your Desk

Working 40 hours or more per week and taking care of personal responsibilities leaves little time for exercising. However, lack of physical activity affects your time management skills, mental performance and ability to meet deadlines. For these reasons, it’s important you make time to work out every day. Stay healthy by performing these seven exercises at work.… Read More »

BULLIES AT CITY HALL?

BULLY OR TEAM LEADER: LEARNING THE DIFFERENCE AND STANDING UP PDF Version We’ve heard the story a thousand times, right? You can’t give in to a bully. When the bully takes your lunch money one day, he’ll be back the next day for more. But what happens when the bully is your boss? Or a… Read More »

10 Questions to Ask in Your Upcoming Interview

A job interview is not just a chance for a hiring manager to grill you with questions. It also is an opportunity for you to find out whether a role is a good fit. During your next interview, be sure to ask these 10 questions.   1.      Have I Answered All of Your Questions? Before asking your own questions, determine whether… Read More »

Why Should You Partner With a Municipal Staffing Firm When Hiring? 

Finding the right talent is a huge challenge for many municipalities. Reviewing applications, interviewing candidates and negotiating salaries all take away time from other responsibilities. For this reason, more municipalities are partnering with staffing agencies to provide workers for open roles. Find out how partnering with a municipal staffing firm can solve your hiring challenges.     Time Savings  Since the job market is strong and favors candidates, you may spend more time and have… Read More »

Top 9 Reasons Why You Should Consider Working for a Municipality

Have you ever thought about working for your local government? Employment with a municipality can be personally rewarding and impactful on community residents. You also gain excellent benefits and job security. Here are nine reasons why you should consider working for a municipality.   1.      Work-Life Balance One of the perks of being a municipal… Read More »