Posts Categorized: Management Tips

How to Deal with Age Discrimination in the Workplace

According to AARP, 64% of workers have witnessed or experienced age discrimination. For instance, learning opportunities may be offered to younger workers rather than older ones. Or, older workers may be given a significant share of tedious assignments rather than challenging ones. Even though a substantial amount of research proves that common stereotypes about older… Read More »

How to Reach Passive Candidates for Municipal Jobs

Because passive candidates are happily employed, they aren’t applying for jobs at your municipality. Sometimes passive candidates are willing to look into opportunities that interest them, so you need to learn how to reach out to them for municipal jobs. Here are some tips:     Determine Current Staffing Needs  Conduct a staffing assessment to find out what knowledge and skills are needed to fill gaps in your workforce. Develop… Read More »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Cutting Costs Part II

Companies continue to search for new ways to become more nimble and thrive in a tough economy.  In Part 1 of this series we shared three ways companies are using staffing to contain costs, reduce risks and increase flexibility. Today, I’d like to share a few ideas to help you save time and grow your… Read More »

Cut costs. Find new sources of revenue. Improve productivity.

Even though some positive economic signs begin to emerge, these three goals will still ring true for nearly every business throughout the country. Through using a planned approach to staffing, companies are saving an average of roughly 10% (and in some cases up to 30%) of labor costs with temporary staffing and reducing financial risk. … Read More »