Here’s How to Motivate Employees with Constructive Criticism

As a manager, being able to provide precise feedback is important. Giving rewards and consequences motivates employees to perform and achieve the results you desire. To maximize effectiveness, your feedback should be tailored to the employee, thought out and delivered close to the event. Learn how to motivate your employees with these guidelines on giving… Read More »

Be Sure to Include These Skills on Your Resume

The skills section of your resume shows the hiring manager you have the qualifications needed to be successful in a position. In many cases, your skills section determines whether you move to the next step in the recruiting process. As a result, it’s important that you know which skills to include in your resume to… Read More »

Learn How to Be More Productive by Not Doing These 8 Things

The key to success isn’t working hard; it’s working smart. In many cases, working less produces better results. Knowing you have a limited amount of time to finish your work makes you focus on completing what you need to. Learn how to be more productive by not doing these eight things.   Working Overtime Focus… Read More »

Set Career Goals for 2020

As the end of the year approaches and a new decade begins, you’re probably thinking about career changes you want to make in 2020. Although change is good, it also can be overwhelming. To help with your planning, start by reevaluating your priorities to determine what you want your career to look like in the… Read More »

Does Your Team Seem Stressed During the Holiday Season? Hire a Temp

If you’re a supervisor for a municipality, the holiday season is a stressful time of year. Employees may leave for vacation, call in sick more often, or plan an extended leave of absence. A reduced workforce means extra responsibilities fall to the rest of the team. Increased workflows cause greater stress on employees left to… Read More »

What Is the 457 Plan from CalPERS?

The California Public Employees’ Retirement System Supplemental Income 457 Plan (CalPERS 457 Plan) provides a deferred compensation plan to a public agency and school employers and their employees. The plan is a low-cost, convenient way for employees to save for retirement through payroll deductions. CalPERS acts as the trustee for the deferred compensation assets. The… Read More »

December Is the Best Time of Year to Get a New Job

Along with preparing for the holidays this December, you should be preparing for your next job search. While most people are focused on celebrating with family and friends, you can be celebrating landing your new role.   Here are four reasons why December is the best time of year to look for your next municipal… Read More »

What Kind of Health Benefits Are Offered Under CalPERS?

People Signing Insurance Forms

As an employee, securing employer-sponsored health benefits is important. With rising costs of healthcare and increasing life expectancy, having your employer cover health benefit costs ensures access to the medical care you need to maintain your quality of life. As a municipal employee, you gain access to California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) health benefits… Read More »

Should Your Municipality Go Paperless?

should you go paperless?

According to management consultants McKinsey & Company, government analysts believe that governments could save more than $1 trillion annually by going paperless wherever possible. Because software solutions allow municipalities to receive, store, secure and manage data, the public can gain improved access to pertinent information while saving taxpayer money.   Find out why it’s in… Read More »

4 Things You Should Do Before Your First Day

Woman at her first day of work

First impressions are important. How you present yourself when starting your new municipal job impacts how the rest of your time there unfolds. For this reason, you want to take steps to make sure your first day goes as well as possible. Here are four things you can do to prepare. Plan Your Commute Determine… Read More »