Posts Categorized: Management Tips

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 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 »

Here’s How to Promote Innovation in Your Workplace

Innovation is one key to cultivating a thriving municipality. Continually finding new ways to increase efficiency and effectiveness while overcoming hurdles keeps operations running smoothly. Local residents maintain peace of mind knowing that government services will remain in effect and continue to make their lives easier. Here are six ways to promote innovation in your… Read More »

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 »