Improve Your Team’s Productivity in These 10 Ways

An unfortunate trend is on the rise. According to a 2016 report by the U.S. Bureau of Labor, employees are less productive now than ever before. Because of the concerning decline, supervisors in municipalities need to take steps to improve their team’s productivity.   Here’s some advice on how to do that.   1.   Hire Right  Bring aboard the… Read More »

Use Your Soft Skills to Advance Your Career

Soft skills are intangible and hard to quantify. Although hard skills can be taught, soft skills have to be developed. Because soft skills facilitate human connections that help you build relationships while gaining visibility and more opportunities for advancement, municipality supervisors care more about soft skills than hard skills. To further advance your career, you want to develop the following soft skills.… Read More »

Do You Have What It Takes to Be an HR Director? 

If you like people, you may be interested in becoming an HR director for your local government municipality. Along with handling issues employees face in the workplace, an HR director is responsible for a variety of responsibilities that keep a municipality going.  Here are 10 skills every HR director needs to be successful:   1.      Communication    You must have excellent written… Read More »

What Are the Most Common Job Search Mistakes for Municipal Workers? 

When you’re searching for a municipal job, there’s little room for error. Doing or saying the wrong thing before, during or after your interview may take you out of the running. You need to correctly handle your job search to increase your odds of being offered a role. Here are five mistakes job seekers make when looking for a municipality… Read More »

Don’t Get Fooled Into Hiring the Wrong Person – 5 Red Flags to Watch for When Interviewing

Finding the right candidate for a municipal role is challenging. You can’t fully understand their work style, attitude and personality from documents, phone calls and meetings. Although candidates may be on their best behavior during an interview, you still need to be watching for signals that may uncover a bad hire. When you’re interviewing a candidate for a position, be… Read More »

11 Work Habits That Will Make You Happier at Work

Because you spend more time at your municipal job each week than you do at home, it’s important to be happy there. Happy workers are more engaged, productive and satisfied with their roles. Fortunately, happiness at work is within your control.   Here are 11 work habits that are sure to make you happier in your workplace.  … Read More »

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 »